16th October, 2012.
This week is ‘Maths Week Ireland’. It is a celebration of mathematics and aims to equate maths with pleasure. You can access some very good maths websites which have enjoyable and educational games (mathsweek.ie, mangahigh.com, mathsisfun.com). These games can be great fun and I would encourage all parents to get involved as well.
The boys’ gaelic football team are playing Oristown in the quarter final tomorrow at 3.15p.m. The game takes place in Kilberry. We will be leaving the school at 2.30p.m. We will need help with lifts. We wish the boys the best of luck and hope they qualify for the semi-finals.
Unfortunately the girls’ gaelic football team didn’t qualify for the knockout stages. I would like to thank them for their commitment and effort in the games they played. They were a pleasure to train.
Swimming starts after Halloween (Wednesday 7th November) in Navan swimming pool for 4th, 5th and 6th classes. The lessons take place every Wednesday for five weeks. The cost per pupil is €25.00. I would like to thank the Parents’ Association for their large contribution towards the cost of buses. Please send in money in an envelope as soon as possible.
The ‘Eureka’ supplements in the Irish Independent have been very educational and have been enjoyed by the children. Some people have yet to pay. The cost is €7.00 (first to sixth class).
Our annual Halloween Fancy Dress takes place in the school hall on Friday 26th October at 9.15a.m. We hope everyone gets into the spirit of Halloween and dresses up in a Halloween costume. It is one of the highlights of the year and is always enjoyed by all. Gaelic football coaching takes place afterwards for all classes so remind the children to bring their tracksuits and runners to school on that day.
If you think your child has exceptional ability please contact C.T.Y (Centre for Talented Youth) in D.C.U. ( Dublin City University) 01-7005634 to get information on courses which they run annually.
Starting tomorrow we will be lining up in the hall each morning before school.