Agreed Report

A Board of Management meeting was held on Tuesday, 13th April. The following is the agreed report:

  1. The Oil Remediation Work is now complete. The oil leak caused considerable damage both inside and outside the school building. The support room and staff room have been refurbished and are back in operation. The contaminated soil has been removed from outside the building and the affected area has been made good.
  2. Over the lockdown period the Department of Education gave approval for the building work to go to tender. This stage is complete. The Department has now instructed our design team to proceed to the next stage. It is hoped that work will commence before/during the summer months.
  3. The Board commended the staff, parents and children for their efforts implementing and adhering to the additional Covid 19 safety measures.  
  4. There are a number of ongoing and upcoming initiatives
    • Green School – the school is currently in the process of renewing our Green Flag. We will undertake the Global Citizenship Litter and Waste Theme over the coming year.
    • Active School – we are applying for our first Active School Flag.
    • Junior Entrepreneur Project – children in 6th class will take part in the Junior Entrepreneur Project this year

Second class sowing seeds

We’ve been enjoying the lovely weather the past few days and felt inspired to sow some seeds. We sowed beetroot, spinach, radish and peas! We’re excited to watch them grow.

Knock Shrine

Today Friday, 19th March, is the Feast of St. Joseph. Pope Francis will announce, through video message, the new status of Knock Shrine as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine during the 7.30 p.m. Mass.  This is a very special, unique and historic moment for Knock and you are invited to be part of the occasion by clicking on the link below.

Archbishop Neary will be the celebrant of the Mass and it may be viewed online via the link below. We strongly encourage all families to take part in this historic occasion for our parish. 

Mass, Friday, 19th March at 7.30pm: www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live

Triduum to Celebrate ‘Year Of St Joseph’: https://www.knockshrine.ie/triduum-st-joseph/

Estimate with 2nd class

Can you help us estimate how many coloured match sticks are in this tub?

The answer is 345

  • To make it even harder can you estimate how many of each colour there are?
    Green 38
    Blue 40
    Purple 93
    Yellow 57
    Red 44
    Orange 73

Star Camp Summer Camps

We are delighted to inform you about our new virtual school tour!

So without further ado, here are our eagerly awaited online and in venue plans for 2021;


THE ULTIMATE “ST PATRICK’S DAY SHOW”

This FREE 2 hour St Patrick’s Day Show will be like NOTHING that you or your students have seen before!  Click STARCAMP CLUB  to Join!  

Along with creating this incredible show, we are running a “ST PATRICK’S DAY COMPETITION” so that you can offer every child in your school something incredibly positive and fun to engage in and focus on between now and St Patrick’s day. It will be open to every child in Ireland and not only can they win a prize for themselves, but the overall winner will WIN A YAMAHA DIGITAL PIANO FOR THEIR SCHOOL!

PRIZES ARE FOR:
*BEST SONG
*BEST ART CREATION
*BEST BAKE OFF
*BEST HOME PARADE
*BEST COSTUME

(All entries must have a “St Patrick’s day Theme” and must be uploaded to our new STARCAMP CLUB facebook page or Instagram page. Winners will be announced on 22nd. Competition is NOW open).

 The incredible show that we have created will be full of song, dance, games, draw with Don, Magic, baking, science, fun, laughter and SO much more. From beginning to end, this is going to be something very special. We will proudly celebrate all things Irish in a way that children will adore! (Ssshhhh – It will also include a very special message to the children of Ireland from a well known face!)

Please see STARCAMP CLUBfor more info!
We also have some other eagerly awaited online and camp events lined up that you don’t want to miss! 
“THE MAD HATTERS EASTER PARTY!”

Starcamp Easter Online

The NOT-TO-BE-MISSED crazy, fun, 3 day Easter Event, full of magic and mayhem!

The NOT-TO-BE-MISSED crazy, fun, 3 day Easter Event, full of magic and mayhem!

WOWZA – this is going to be FUN FUN FUN!!! The STARCAMP gang all go a little “MAD HATTER” for this wonderful online camp. With the usual STARCAMP offering of all things performance and fun, we will be hoping to see your creations and pics throughout the week with lots of prizes thrown in! Don’t forget – you will also receive a 24 page printable booklet which will give miles of entertainment over the Easter break along with all the recipes, science experiments and other cool stuff included in the camp! Again, this will be fun for the whole family, even your pets! There is a fee of €25 per family for this event.

Click STARCAMP CLUB to Join!

“THE SUMMER CLUB!”

This is the Ultimate “SUMMER CLUB” that every child will dream of being part of! 6 WEEKS (1 new show per week for 6 weeks). 6 THEMES. 6 celeb interviews. 6,000,000 reasons not to miss the fun, games, laughter and positive vibes! The 6 themes are BOOKS – COMEDY – MAGIC – JUNGLE – UNDER THE SEA – HOLLYWOOD! Over the Summer holidays, we will release one new show each week from July 1st and children can watch them at their leisure or at a time that suits you AND as often as they like! It promises to be so much fun and give hours and hours of entertainment! Again – we’ll have lots of competitions and giveaways along the way, and would love to see your children’s contributions (if they so wish, no pressure of course!). Pure enjoyment and fun is what it is all about! The price to join the SUMMER CLUB IS €45 per family. When booked with the “MAD HATTERS EASTER PARTY” or the actual Summer camps, you will receive a €10 discount.

All details of our upcoming STARCAMP CLUB are on our website www.starcamp.ie

STARCAMP SUMMER CAMPS!

FINALLY, we would like to let you know that we have NOW OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED our STARCAMP SUMMER CAMPS! We will run in over 200 towns nationwide this Summer. Unfortunately, there will limited numbers at these camps and therefore we would like to advise not to delay in securing a place, as we know that we will not be able to supply our demand this year. Parents can book here Starcamp Summer Camps

The Ultimate Virtual School Trip Experience 2021!

STARCAMP has created a perfect and much needed “ESCAPE DAY” classroom adventure for children of all ages. Children have never needed an inspiring, motivational, positive and uplifting experience as much as they do now! For the benefit of children’s well-being and confidence, and to assist you after an incredibly challenging year, we have spent months creating what we hope will ignite a spark in your children as you provide them with an experience that they’ll never forget, before they move onto their next school year – all while staying in the classroom! For more info check out  Virtual School Tour 2021
We sincerely hope that each and every one of you are doing ok, our genuine aim in creating this content is to give children an escape, hope and laughter!It is a labour of love by everyone involved and we want to encourage children to have fun and stay healthy, mentally and physically!

With your help in spreading the word, we hope that children will truly adore it and can get something from it that will stand to them for a lifetime!
Lots of love ,

All the STARCAMP Team!