Update Events May 2014

One Direction Raffle

We are raffling tickets to the One Direction Concert in Croke Park on Sunday 25th May.  Tickets are on sale now at €2 each or 3 for €5.  The draw will take place on Friday 9th May.

 Communion Retreat & Holy Communion

First Holy Communion for 2nd class pupils is on Saturday 10th May at 11am in the Old Church.  They will attend their Communion Retreat on Thursday 8th May.  The Parents’ Association have asked 3rd class parents to donate food for the Communion party.  All food donations can be brought to the Rest & Care Centre from 9.30am on Saturday.

Heritage in Schools

Ecologist Jackie Hunt will be visiting the school on Wednesday 14th and Monday 19th May to explore local habitats with the children.  This links in with curriculum subjects in geography and science.  On these days please ensure the children bring outdoor footwear and a jacket to school.

Road Safety Workshops

Children from all classes will attend road safety workshops, run by the Road Safety Authority, on Friday 16th May.  A visiting RSA officer will cover all aspects of road safety from the safe cross code to key road safety messages including walking and cycling to school.

Hurling Blitz

There will be a hurling blitz in Claremorris from 11am on Friday 16th May.

 Comenius Project

Ms Boyle, Ms Langan and Mrs Kelly will visit Germany in the coming weeks as part of our Celebrating Europe Comenius project.

Spirit of Knock 5k Run & Walk

Inaugural 5k road race around Knock Shrine and Knock Village will be held on Saturday 24th May starting at 11am from Knock Community Centre. Registration is from 9.30am.  Entry fee is €10.  All proceeds to Knock NS Parents Association.  All children must be accompanied by an adult and no dogs allowed.

Kenny Folliard Memorial Cup

Our football team will once again participate in this cup match on Friday 30th May in Aghamore.  Further details will be advised once arrangements have been finalised.


As the weather has now improved, the children should now be wearing their full school uniform.  Tracksuits can be worn on PE days.

 Green Schools

We have been awarded our Green Flag for Bio Diversity.  Congratulations to Mrs Coyne and the Green Schools Committee.

 Summer Works Scheme 2014

We have successfully applied for SWS to upgrade mechanical services within the school building.  We have also received funding to carry out necessary repair works to the school roof.  It is intended that these works will take place over the summer.

School Closure Dates

The school will be closed on the following dates:

May Bank Holiday: Monday 5th May

Local & European Elections: Friday 23rd May

June Bank Holiday: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd June

Summer Holidays: last day of term is Thursday 26th June

 Summer Camps

We will post details of any summer camps we receive to the school website and any flyers etc will be located in the vicinity of the school office.  Should you be interested, please watch out for these.