Archive for Information for parents

New Drumcondra Reading Test

We administered the New Drumcondra Reading Test to children from 1st – 6th class over the past few weeks. You will find an information letter below from the Educational Research Centre (ERC) with regard to interpreting the results of the new test in comparison to the older Drumcondra Test.

New Drumcondra Primary Tests: Information note for Parents and Guardians

e-Zine June 2019 Update



e-Zine June 2019 Update

Please click on the above link to view our latest e-zine; full of important information and events, some of which happening this week including:

Music: last music lesson Wednesday 12th June for 3rd to 6th pupils

Irish Dancing: no dancing Wednesday 12th June

Sports Week: Wednesday – Water Day, all children to bring change of clothes and shoes and a towel please. Thursday – Games Day. Friday – Athletics


Athletics Fest

Unfortunately our school will now be unable to take part in the Athletics Fest on Friday 14th June.  Apologies for any disappointment.  Any monies already paid for the bus will be refunded in due course.

Kenny Folliard Memorial Cup

This match will now take place on Tuesday 18th June at 11am in Aghamore.

Football Final


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Our boys football team will play in the Cumman na mBunscol football county final against Gaelscoil na Cruiache in McHale Park on Monday 10th June at 2.15pm.  Transport will be provided for the team to travel from school to the match; the bus will leave McHale Park at approximately 3.40pm, to allow for trophy and medal presentations following the match, and will arrive back at school approximately 4.15pm. The cost of the bus, which is being subsidised by the school, is €5 per child please.

For parents who wish to attend the match, please note the following from the County Board:

“Sideline Rules
Parents, spectators and all observing from the side line to show encouragement to the children that are playing; to show respect to referees and officials.

Refrain from using abusive and inappropriate language
We understand that this is never intended, but accidental slips are regularly heard in the heat of the moment.  Remember, this is a completition for children, involving children.

Admission Charge
Please be aware there is an admission charge of €5 per family/€3 per adult.  Match programmes will be available on the day.”

 Best of luck to all involved.

Kenny Folliard Memorial Cup

Due to the forecasted inclement weather, the organisers of the Kenny Folliard Memorial Cup have cancelled the match due to take place tomorrow (31st May) until a later date.

A great win in the Quarter Finals

Well done to the boy’s football team winning their quarter final match today against Belcarra NS 5-13 to 3-8. Happy faces! A very big thank you to Ms Gorman, Ms Horkan, Noel McHugh and Eamon Byrne for their help with training the team; to Síle Burke for providing the fruit after the match; to Noreen Ruane-Dalton for this fab photo and to Thomas Dalton for buying the ice-creams!  Well done to everyone and good luck for the semi-final next week.

Quarter Final win against Belcarra





Have your say: Play and Recreation needs of Children and Young People in Mayo

Please see the following we have been asked to pass onto parents.  We would encourage you to complete the questionnaire in order that your voice be heard.

Dear Parent / Guardian

Mayo County Council are conducting research into the play and recreation needs of children and young people (0 – 18 Years) in Mayo to develop a county wide Play and Recreation Strategy. As part of this work we are consulting with as many children, young people and adults as possible across the county. Mayo County Council invites you as parents to join us in developing our Play and Recreation Strategy.

Parents can contribute by taking part in an online survey that will inform and shape the strategy which will have a key focus on supporting children and young people ‘playing outside’. Mayo County Council is keen to get as many views as possible so we can reflect your opinions within the strategy. This will inform and influence an action plan aimed at improving and increasing outdoor play and recreation opportunities across the county. The link to the questionnaire hosted by Mayo County Council is the questionnaire closes on 31st June 2019

Warm regards

Dr Carol Barron
PhD. MSc. Grad Dip, BA (Hons), Dip Pharm, RGN, RNT, RSCN
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing and Human Science
Faculty of Science and Health
Dublin City University

e-Zine May Update / June 2019

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e-Zine May UPDATE June 2019

Please click on the above link to view our latest e-zine, full of important information and upcoming events, some of which are happening this week, including:

Thursday 16th May: Boys football quarter final

Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May: Bring in your clobber between 9.00am and 9.15am or 2pm to 3pm



Cash for Clobber


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Reminder that our Cash for Clobber collection is happening this week. If you have any old but usable clothes, pairs of shoes (in a separate bag please), hats, bags, household linen, towels, etc, just put any of these items in any refuse sack and bring them along to the school hall any day between 9.00am and 9.15am or 2pm and 3pm on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Monday 20th May ONLY. Ask your family and friends if they have any items to contribute. The money raised will go towards the purchase of new Chrome books.