11th January, 2016
Swimming starts this Wednesday (13th) for First, Second and Third classes. There are six lessons in total. The first three lessons are on Wednesdays (13th, 20th, 27th of January) and the final three lessons are on Mondays (1st, 8th, 15th of February). We need a number of parents of younger children to help their children at the pool. Please let Helen know tomorrow if you are available to help. The cost of the lessons is €35.00.
All classes will have Gaelic football training on Tuesdays during school for the next four weeks. The children must wear their school tracksuit on these days. This will form part of the P.E. Curriculum.
Enrolment Week for children who will be attending our school for the 2016/17 school year is from February 8th to February 12th. Enrolment forms can be collected from the office. If you know of parents/guardians who are thinking of sending their children to Rathfeigh N.S. please let them know about Enrolment Week.
The school is closed on Friday January 29th. As a result the Pre-Communion Mass practice will now take place on Thursday January 28th at 11.00a.m. The Mass is at 6.00p.m. on Saturday January 30th.
M & M Theatrical Productions will be performing Cinderella in the school hall this Thursday at 1.15p.m. It will be finished at 2.30p.m. All children will be going home at 2.40p.m. The cost per pupil is €6.00.
Mr Madden will be teaching sixth class for the next three weeks (starting today). He is completing his final year Teaching Practice in our school and we wish him every success.
Ms. Casey will be teaching Junior Infants for three weeks (starting on Friday 15th) as part of her Teaching Practice experience. We wish her success in her time here.
The Parents’ Association have sold a large number of 2016 Calendars. There are a few remaining in the office at a cost of €10.00.
We have noticed a number of children bringing flasks to school with very hot drinks and soups. For health and safety reasons I would ask parents/guardians to ensure that these liquids are lukewarm and not boiling.
As part of our School Self-Evaluation in Oral Irish the children in 2nd to 6th classes completed a Pupil Questionnaire on oral Irish today. We hope to have a School Self-Evaluation Report on oral Irish completed by early February.
There will be Credit Union in the school this Friday.