Summer Holidays

Wishing all of the boys a great summer holidays, and all the best for Secondary School!

Reeling In The Decades

Over the last two days (and nights) we have performed our Reeling in the Decades Show together with all 5th and 6th classes four times for our families and all of the other classes in the school. It was a fantastic achievement, and we raised over €1,100 for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, a charity that supports the families of children affected by cancer.

School Closed – Storm Ophelia

Statement from the Department of Education and Skills

In response to the imminent Storm Ophelia, the Department of Education and Skills is now publicly informing all schools, colleges and other education institutions that they are to remain closed tomorrow, Monday 16 October.

This decision has been made following discussions with members of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning and in light of the advice from Met Éireann on this unprecedented storm.

All schools and colleges will be closed tomorrow.

Updates on Met Éireann’s website – click below

New Reading Folders

This week we will start to use our new Reading Folders. We will have a set amount to read aloud each night, and parents are asked to sign that it has been done. We have invested in some new sets of readers that are really interesting, and the boys will also be encouraged to choose their own books from the class library or from home.

The goal is to instill a love of reading in each of the boys, and this will happen when they find books that peak their interest. Parents can really help with this.

Click below for some

Tips for Encouraging Children to Read

European Project

This month we are going to be learning all about the countries of the European Union and the other countries in Europe too.  We got presents from the EU too; a book with information about all 28 member states, and a large map of Europe to bring home with us. Lots of information on the link below.

We have a project to do too, and the guidelines are below.

European Country Project Guidelines – Oct 2017

Confirmation Dates for 2017-2018

The Confirmation programme is fully parish-based, and the parishes of Queen of Peace and Holy Redeemer will be providing you with all of the information that you and your child need to complete this programme during the year.

Below are the dates of all of the Confirmation preparation masses. The parish coordinator will drop explanation letters into the school prior to each mass, outlining what the parish would like the boys and their family to prepare at home.

Confirmation Preparation Masses 2017-2018

The Confirmation Day itself hasn’t been decided yet.