December Newsletter

December Newsletter

IRISH FLAG AND PROCLAMATION: On Friday 4th December the school received the Irish Flag and the Proclamation in a ceremony where Lieutenant Peter Dunne, Private Jonathan Clarke and Sergeant Adrian Phibs presented both to Abbie Doyle and Carly Mc Donald the eldest and youngest girls in the school. The weather held up and it was lovely to have been able to have the ceremony in the school as it is the last year of this school.  A big thank you to Paddy Canavan who piped the Army officers in to the school.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Many thanks to Caroline Kelly and The Parents Association committee for a wonderful job organising the Christmas Fair.  It was a lovely afternoon of fun for all.  Thanks to all the children and Parents for their support. Thanks also to the hall committee for the use of the hall. Thanks also to all others who sent donations. Guess the name of the Doll “ Precious”- winner Sarah Haughton, Guess How many Sweets in the Jar winners Carly Waters and Guess the Weight of the Cake was Peggy Vickers.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE RESULTS: First place went to Tom Dickenson who won the €100 voucher, 2nd place Abbie O’Loughlin who won the €75 voucher, 3rd place went to Bobby Mc Daid who won the €50 voucher, 4th Ann Gregory Afternoon tea in Tinakilly, 5th Eva Dowling Ham voucher for the Village store, lots of other winners:   and 21st prize went to Alex Mc Nabb.  Thanks to all who kindly donated prizes.  If we have inadvertently forgotten to thank anyone our sincere apologies .

CHRISTMAS PLAY/ CAROL SINGING: On Wednesday last we had a lovely night of  carol singing, reading and violin playing in the church.

Congratulations to all the girls involved they did a wonderful job.  On Thursday we had a lovely day of performance starting with Jnr and Snr infants with their play “The day the Aliens came to Rathnew, 1st and 2nd classes with the performance of “Christmas with the Aliens”,3rd and 4th class with their performance of “Nativity Rock”, and closing the day 5th and 6th class performed “Jack and the Beanstalk”

The Principal and staff wish you all a very Happy Christmas and good wishes for 2016!


Christmas: 23rd December to 5th January inclusive

Mid Term break: 18th February to 19th February

St Patrick’s/ Easter: 17th March to 1st April inclusive

May Bank Holiday: 29th April, 2nd of May and 3rd May

June Bank Holiday: 3rd, 6th and 7th June

Summer Holidays: School closes on 30th June at