Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh – January 2022

New Year Message from the Principal
As 2021 comes to a close – it has been yet another challenging year for most of us. I hope that the Christmas holiday was a time of rest and recuperation for you and your families.

We are thinking especially of those of you in our school community who may have loved ones who are unwell, or who have lost loved ones this year – may they rest in peace. My thanks to our wonderful Staff, who have worked so hard this year in extraordinary times to keep our children safe and well, in addition to providing them with an excellent education. Our Board of Management and Parents Association deserve our special thanks for their support of our School Community. The priority for us as a school has been very much the wellbeing of each Pupil and the welfare of their family. We focus on the positive and on what it is within our control to manage in these uncertain times.
At the time of going to print, we were approaching the Christmas holidays, it was a time to reflect on all the successes of the term. The pupils have been amazingly strong and determined in their ability to adapt to a new sense of normalcy. We hope and pray for health and happiness for each family in our community as we close the doors of the school for a well-deserved break.

On behalf of myself and my staff, I hope everyone in our school community had a happy and safe Christmas. Christmas blessings to you all and may the New Year be a better one for all of us.

School Christmas Holiday:
School re-opens on Thursday, 6th January 2022.

Enrolment for September 2022– places still available for 3rd and 4th classes:
Offers have been made for 3rd class places in September, to all parents who made applications before the deadline. We still have a number of places available in 3rd and 4th class for September 2022. Please contact the School Secretary at or see our school website for application forms, Admission Policy, and the Application for Admission Form. Parents of 2nd class children in Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa MUST apply for a place in 3rd class for September. If you have not received an email offering you a place, then we do not have your application, and you should contact the School Secretary immediately.

School Book Fair
Our children really enjoyed the opportunity to purchase a wide range of books at the Book Fair this year. A big thank you to our wonderful Parents Association who organised the Fair. A total of €2,300 in book sales was achieved through this initiative. We really appreciate the support of parents in making this a successful fundraiser for school resources.

Fantastic Seasonal Artwork is hanging up on every window, door and corridor in the school. Below is just a selection of the wonderful artistic talent on display. Artwork is incredibly therapeutic – particularly in these uncertain times – and a wonderful learning aid.
The wonderful smells of baking and hot chocolate have been wafting down the corridors and making us all hungry as Mr Hayes and Ms Kierans classes have been making festive treats during the last week of term– yummy! §

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