Please click on the links below to view information about the 2017 shoe box appeal. It shows where the shoe boxes went and has some stories and thank you messages from the children who received them. Some of these were posted on the Information Board in Reception just after Christmas. We will be sending out leaflets shortly to families who wish to participate in this year’s appeal. Many, many thanks to all of you who continue to support this worthwhile appeal.
Please click on link below to view poster and information regarding Rainbows Ireland Child Bereavement Programme:
The remaining Parent Information meetings will be held as follows:
Wednesday 19th September:
6pm Mrs Langan (Senior Infants)
Thursday 20th September:
6.30pm Ms Sandra Coyne (1st and 2nda)
7.30pm Ms Joanne Coyne (5tha and 6th)
It is important that parents attend these meetings please.
Please note that the following Parents Information Evening will now take place on Thursday 13th September at the following times at the school:
Ms Sarsfield’s Room 6:30pm
Ms Gorman’s Room 7:30pm
Please click on the link below to view the first e-Zine of the new year, as always full of important information, events and dates for your diaries:
I hope that you are well and enjoying the summer break. I wish to provide you with some important information regarding the school’s involvement with the upcoming Papal visit on Sunday 26th August.
At present, it is envisaged that children will line up along the route that the Pope will take within the Shrine grounds. The proposed format is outlined below:
- Parents will bring their children through security and continue to their assigned seats. It is envisaged that parents and children will be standing/seated in an area for Knock Parish. Within this area there will be a designated section for Knock NS – this will be in front of the Confessional Chapel and directly along the Pope’s route. I have been advised that this area will be cordoned off and will be solely for the use of the children and staff of Knock NS.
- Children will remain with their parents until approximately 8.20am. Parents will be asked to bring their child/children to an assigned point between 8.20 – 8.50am and school staff will take the children into their care at this time. It is important to adhere to this time period as I understand that there will be little or no movement after 9am. The children will remain with school staff until after the Pope passes by or immediately after his departure.
Parents will be contacted closer to the time with details of a specific location, within the Shrine grounds, to hand their children over to staff, and with final arrangements regarding return of children to parents.
- All children taking part will be asked to wear their school uniform. Infant children can wear their school tracksuit. Hi-Vis vests have been purchased with the school name and mobile phone number on them. The school will be open next Wednesday, 22nd August from 11am – 1pm, for parents to collect a Hi-Vis vest for their child/children. The vest can be worn over their uniform on the day while awaiting the Pope’s arrival. Children will remove the vests before the Pope travels around the Shrine grounds.
Although this is a Parish event, and the school will be taking part, your child’s participation is optional. You will receive a further e mail closer to the date with additional information.
The school mobile number will be in use on the day, the number is 086 – 7769805.
To view a printable copy, please click on the link:
|Return to school||Wednesday 29th August at 9.20am|
|October mid term||Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd NovemberSchool will re-open Monday 5th November at 9.20am|
|Christmas||Monday 24th December – Friday 4th JanuarySchool will close Friday 21st December at 12pm and re-open Monday 7th January at 9.20am|
|February mid term||Monday18th – Friday 22nd FebruarySchool will re open Monday 25thFebruary at 9.20am|
|St Patrick’s Day||Closed Monday 18th March|
|Easter||Monday 15th – Friday 26th AprilSchool will close on Friday 12th April at 3.00pm and re-open on Monday 29th April at 9.20am|
|May Bank Holiday||Closed Monday 6th May|
|June Bank Holiday||Closed Monday 3rd June|
|Summer holidays||Close for summer holidays on Friday 28th June at 12pm|
Hurlers from Fifth and Sixth Class. Winners of The Plate at the Vincent Judge Memorial Tournament in Tooreen.
Junior and Senior Infants constructed their own imaginative homes. Some children also created homes for animals.
The girls Gaelic football team have qualified for the county semi final. The match will take place on Wednesday 23rd May in McHale Park, Castlebar at 12:15pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.
Also well done to the boys Gaelic team who reached the county quarter finals but unfortunately lost out to a very strong Balla team today.