Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh go léir. As we say goodbye to 2018 and look forward to 2019, let us take a look back at all the exciting activities that lead us to our Christmas holidays.
It began with our annual Carol Service in St. Mary’s Parish Church. The children sang and read beautifully, which helped remind us all what the true meaning of Christmas really is. Thanks to Ms. Kiely and Ms. Carroll-Lawler for providing the music, thanks to all the class teachers for preparing the children for the performance and a special word of thanks to Ms. Quinn, who co-ordinated the whole event.
Festive Coffee Morning
Children from third and fourth class sang for a festive coffee morning in the local library, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance.
We held a ‘Festive Tables Challenge’ which was very competitive. Congratulations to all the competitors and indeed, the winners.
The whole school enjoyed our annual trip to the cinema, where we watched the very popular ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’. There was great excitement as the children headed off with their friends to watch the movie and enjoy some treats. Thanks to Ms. Veale and Eugene at SGC for organising it all.
We also held our annual Christmas Raffle which provides essential funds to ensure the continuation of the highest standard resources in our school. Thanks to all who purchased tickets to support our school. Congratulations to all our prize winners. A special word of thanks must be expressed to all the local businesses and friends of the school who donated prizes-Glanmore Foods, Supervalu, Anne Quinn, Hallahans Pharmacy, The Country Store, Quinlans Butchers, Amber Garage, Grehans Centra, Niamh Harty, Monicas, Subway, Lorraine Shanahan, Genoas and Caseys Florist. Another special mention must be given to our hard-working Parents’ Association who always work tirelessly, behind the scenes, to ensure all events run smoothly.
We also had a ‘Wear Red to Work/School Day’ in aid of St. Vincent de Paul and in conjunction with WLRFM. Pupils from Sixth Class made a presentation to Phylis Davis, President of Dungarvan Lions Club, on behalf of all the school. A gentle reminder to us all the Christmas is as much about giving as it is receiving.
Visit From Santa
All the preparations throughout the month of December culminated in a visit from the man himself, Santa, on the day of the holidays. He arrived with the assistance of the local fire brigade, as the reindeers were resting for the long journey ahead of them.
As we return to school on the 7th of January we wish all our pupils, staff, parents and wider school community, A Happy and Healthy New Year!