Nearly there for 2018 – 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s June again and we are almost finished another school year. This short term is packed with events, some of which are over and some which are still to come.

First Communion was a wonderful day – it always is. I think that’s mainly because of the way in which the boys and girls participate in every aspect of it, with reverence and joy. They were wonderful in every thing they did and they were greatly helped in this by you, their parents, and by Ms. Regina McLoughlin, but mostly by Ms Reynolds. I also have to thank Fr. Frankie for his thoughtful and child-centred ceremony. And, of course, thanks to the choir, led by Ms Kehoe with help from Mrs. Grier,  for supporting their friends on the Saturday and the Sunday. Well done to all.

Our footballers had a great run in Cumann na mBunscol, getting to two finals on a sunny Saturday in Páirc Seán. Well done to the boys and girls. It wasn’t our day this year but I have great hope of the future especially when I think of the way that Fifth Class contributed to our success. Thank you to Mr. Molloy, Mrs. Flood and Mrs. Ruth McLoughlin for their work with the boys and also to Mrs. Kelly and Ms. McTigue for training the girls.

Our Cairde Class is very busy at the moment. They visited Sensory Me in Roscommon on Tuesday, went horse-riding on Wednesday and are heading off swimming in a few days time. Laochra have been swimming over the past few days also and the senior members of the class were on the school tour with 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th today. Everyone seems to have had a great time. The mudslide was the highlight of the day by all accounts. Thanks to Mrs. Walsh for organising it all and to all the staff who travelled with the children. The other classes are heading off on their tours over the next two weeks and 6th class have many more outings still to come.

I think that by the end of this week all tests will be over. The reports are almost completed and will be sent out early next week. I hope that the children and teachers will get to relax and enjoy their last weeks together for this school year. We still have lots to look forward to including our Sport’s Day and Sponsored Walk. Hopefully the sun will by shining by then.

Next week we will welcome the new class of 2019 – 2020 for their Induction Day. I can’t wait to meet them!

Finally can I wish the very best of luck to all of our past pupils who are doing state exams? I hope that you all support each other as you take this step on your educational journey. It might be hard to see it now, but it will all work out for each and every one of you.