Archive for Information for parents

Cross Country

Best of Luck to Kate Morley and David Lally taking part in the Connacht Schools Cross Country Championships tomorrow in Loughrea, Co. Galway.

Junior Infants Settling In!

e-Zine October 2018

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Please click on the link below to view our latest e-Zine, jam packed with important information, events and dates for your diaries.

Please note correction:  Mini 7s is Tuesday 9th October, NOT Thursday as stated in e-zine already issued:

e-Zine October 2018

Cross Country

Well done to all the children who participated in the South Mayo Cross Country Championships 2018 which were held in Ballinrobe recently, at which Kate Morley, David Lally and Padraic McLoughlin qualified for the County finals which were held in Ballina today.

Big congratulations to Kate and David who have now got through to the Connaught Cross Country Championship Finals.

Many thanks to Ms Sarsfield for all her help with training the children.




Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal 2017 update

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.

Where your shoeboxes went

Thank you Ireland

Messages and Stories

Rainbows Ireland

Please click on link below to view poster and information regarding Rainbows Ireland Child Bereavement Programme:

Rainbows Ireland

Parents Information Evening

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

e-Zine September 2018


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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:

e-Zine September 2018

Papal Visit

Dear Parent,

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:

  1. 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.
  1. 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.

  1. 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.


School Calendar 2018-2019

To view a printable copy, please click on the link:

School Calendar 2018-2019

Holiday Date
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