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Christmas Newsletter 2011

Nollag Shona daoibh go leir, agus athbhliain faoi shean agus faoi mhaise daoibh

Harvest Mass

The Harvest Mass this year was celebrated by Fr. Paul in late September in St. Michael’s Church. The school choir accompanied by Mrs. O’Neill and Ms. Lee on guitar sang beautifully, and well done to all who came on the night. The children said the readings, the prayers of the Faithful and brought up the gifts. The Church was decorated magnificently and everyone commented on the display on the altar. A nice way to start a new school year.

Halloween Dance-a-thon

This event occurs on the day of the Halloween break when every class gets their turn ‘to dance till they drop’ in the Hall. The place is decorated with all sorts of Halloween ghouls and almost everybody, teachers and pupils alike come dressed in a Halloween costume. The school looks very scary for a day! This is a great fundraiser for the school and this year the children made about €2300 approximately. This money helped towards the final payments on the rain shelter and bought some supplementary readers for the children. Many thanks to all who supported us.

Coming Up: Hurling training will commence again with Kevin Carney on Thursdays after school, and ICT classes restart this term.

Christmas Concert

This year the Christmas concert took place in St. Michael’s Church. It was a celebration of The Nativity in mime and song. Every class took on the role of a particular group – angels, shepherds, kings, animals, Inn keepers, Kings’ attendants, the crowd, and town criers. Tin whistles were played, the singing was beautiful, and all in all a great night was had by everyone. Many thanks to those parents who donated prizes for the Christmas Raffle.

Prize Winners

This term saw many of our pupils winning prizes for various competitions held locally. Nikoletta Kogan and Hannah ________ won a prize in The Cootehill Credit Union Art Competition; Jack Rutledge represented the school well at the Swimming Gala and won a bronze medal; Lee O Leary and Courtney Duffy won prizes in the Library competition.; and Nicole Langan and Cian Smith won our own school’s Christmas Card Competition. Well done everyone. Finally Thank You and well done to everyone who did Christmas boxes and to Ms. Sherlock for organising them.

Thanks to Mrs. O Neill and Ms. Lee for organising the choir to sing for our elderly citizens at the Day Centre, and for S.V.P in the town

Another busy term comes to an end, and this past three months have seen our Harvest Mass being celebrated once again in the Church, the annual Halloween Dance-a-thon, the preparations and performances for the Christmas Concerts. A little bit more about all these below plus some photos on the reverse of this page. Thanks once again to the Parents’ Association and all the parents who have supported us in any way over the past term. We hope you enjoy ‘reading all about it’!!


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