Upcoming Events March 2014

Dear Parents,

Please see below for our latest update with dates for your diaries.

Table Tennis Competition

The school is entering a team in the Irish Table Tennis Association Connacht Primary Schools Team Competition.  This takes place on Thursday 6th March from 10am to 3.30pm in the Breaffy Sports Arena, Breaffy House Hotel.

First Confessions

First Confessions for the children in 2nd class will be on Thursday 6th March at 7.30pm in the Confessional Chapel.

IT Club for 5th Class

IT Club for 5th class pupils who have pre-registered is held every Thursday 3-4pm, unless otherwise advised.

Boys Mini 7s County Quarter Final

The boy’s team drew in their quarter final match this week.  The replay will be held in Bekan on Friday 7th March at 10.15am.  The minibus leaves at 9.45am and the cost will be €4.00 per child please.

 SOW – National Scoot on Wednesday Day – Wednesday 12th March

S.O.W (Scoot On Wednesday) is the newest facet of the successful Green-Schools Travel programme, which aims to encourage children and their families to travel to school via sustainable and active modes of transport, for example by scooter.

Comenius Project “Celebrating Europe”

We will be entertaining visiting staff and children from our partner schools in Europe on Friday 14th March.  On arrival in the school we will engage in various activities, including visit to classrooms, taking part in games and traditions, e.g. hurling, Gaelic football and a tree planting ceremony.  We will also be holding a short ‘Taste of Knock’ in the school hall on Friday 14th March at 10.40am, parents are welcome to attend. The groups are visiting from schools in Norway, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Greece, Latvia and Slovakia.

St Patrick’s Day

The school is closed for the St Patrick’s Day public holiday on Monday 17th March.

Parents’ Association Meeting

There will be a Parents’ Association Information Meeting held in the school hall on Tuesday 18th March at 8pm.  All parents are invited to attend.


We would like to extend sincere thanks to the Knock Parents’ Association for presenting the school with a cheque for €1500, as proceeds from the very successful Christmas Fair.  This money will be spent on new printed blinds for Ms Horkans’ classroom.

We would also like to sincerely thank Seán Sweeney for the fundraising he has undertaken on behalf of the school football teams, for which we are extremely grateful.  As a result of his hard work we are now in a position to purchase full football kit for both the girls and boys teams.

Cash for Clobber

We collected a massive 970kgs from this initiative.  A great big thank you goes to everyone who took the time to generously donate items for this. We should receive a cheque from the company in the coming days and we will post the amount received on the website in due course.  Once again, many thanks to all.