1 May

Scoil Chrónáin Naofa, Dromakeenan


April Newsletter 2013

Religious Ceremonies

  • Pictured above are the pupils of Sixth Class who received the sacrament of Confirmation from Fr Tom Corbett PP on Saturday 13th April.
  • Congratulations to our Second Class pupils who made their First Holy Communion on Sunday last.  Well done to all the pupils, teachers and choir (picture of Communion group will be in May’s newsletter).


Green Schools

  • It was with great delight that we received news that we are to be awarded our Fourth Green Flag.  Our Green Schools co-ordinator Mrs Maher along with parent representative Mrs Aileen Hoyne, will be joined by committee members Isabelle Coonan and Joe Larkin (who were lucky enough to have their names pulled out of the hat) at the award ceremony.  This will take place in Athlone on Thursday 23rd May.  We will hold a celebration in the school before the end of the year – more details will follow.
  • Senan Gardiner is coming to the school tomorrow to carry out a survey on travel.  He will also be conducting a workshop on food miles with the senior classes at a later date.
  • Our notice board is being updated and classes are busy taking part in an in school poster competition.  The winning class will get a prize and all posters will be displayed on the new board.


What’s the Story?

The school were invited to take part in “What’s the Story?” a radio programme featuring stories and poems written by children and broadcast on RTE Radio Junior.  Fifth Class pupils Brian Bergin and Aidan Booth were lucky enough to be chosen to present the programme as well as read some of the stories and poems.  The boys had a great day on Saturday 23rd March when they went to RTE to record the programme – they even got to go on the set of Fair City and met Derek Mooney, Brian Kerr and saw X Factor’s Mary Byrne.  Both boys received a €50 book token.  Stories and poems written by our pupils will feature in the programmes which will begin on 31st May.


Board of Management

  • The Board of Management would like to congratulate the Sixth and Second Class pupils who received the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion recently.
  • We would also like to extend our thanks to the class teachers Ms Hogan and Ms Hickey who ensured the pupils were well prepared on both days.  Thanks also to Ms Crowley, Ms Morrissey, Mr Garrod, Ms Kinsella and Mrs O Meara for their musical talents which they shared with us at both ceremonies and the children who formed the choir.  Well done to all!
  • The Board has decided to subsidise school tours again this year – the cost will be reduced by €10 for each child.


FAI 5-a-side Girls Soccer – Tipperary Champions!

Jade Campion, Orla Corbett, Laura Fanneran, Emer Harnett, Sophie Kelly, Emma Kirwan from 6th Class, along with Niamh Cooke and Emma Murphy from 5th Class became Tipperary Champions in the FAI 5-a-side soccer competition this week.   On Friday last in Two Mile Borris, the girls played four games – and were undefeated in their matches.  They returned on Monday playing another four games before ending up in the final against Ballyneale.  This game went to extra time and a penalty shootout which our girls won on a score line of 2-1.  They now go forward to the Munsters in Corbally, Limerick on Wednesday 8th May – Good luck girls!


School Tours

  • Following on from the success of last years tour Sixth Class will travel to Bundoran again this year to the Donegal Adventure Centre on 10th and 11th May.
  • Fifth Class will visit the Museum of Natural History, National Art Gallery and the Jeanie Johnson in Dublin on Wednesday 5th June.
  • Fourth Class will travel to Craggaunowen followed by bowling in Limerick on Friday 7th June.
  • Third Class will travel to the home of Munster Rugby – Thomond Park followed by a visit to Bunratty Folk Park on Tuesday 11th June.
  • Second Class are going to travel to Pallas Farm near The Ragg and return to Roscrea Swimming Pool – this tour takes place on Friday 14th June.
  • First Class will create some pottery and have lots of fun in Jumpin Jacks in Tullamore on Wednesday 5th June.
  • Senior Infants will travel to Glendeer Petfarm on Tuesday 11th June.
  • Junior Infants are visiting Roscrea Fire Station before travelling to Jumping Gyms in Nenagh.

Thank you to the Board of Management for subsidising our tours once again this year.  Parents are reminded that children do not have to wear school uniforms and that they do not bring spending money.


Sport in School

  • Hurling:  The school has played one round in the North Tipperary Championship defeating Portroe, we will play Borrisoleigh in the next round.

In the Offaly Championship we defeated St Rynaghs, Killoughey Schools and Crinkle however after defeats to Shinrone/Clonlisk and Birr yesterday we bowed out of the championship.

  • Camogie:  Our girls have been training hard over the last number of weeks and have played two matches in the championship.  While they were beaten in both games they gave a stirring performance in the second half against Ballyboy and just lost out by a few points in the end.  With their continued improvement and dedication it is hoped that the girls will have a victory this Thursday against Clareen.


Dates for your Diary:

  • School closed Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th May
  • Open Day for new Junior Infants:  Friday 7th June
  • 6th Class Graduation:  Friday 21st June @ 7 pm
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