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21 Dec

Christmas Show Following weeks of practice our Christmas Show “A Christmas Toy Story” was performed on Friday last at    12 30 pm and 7 00 pm.  Both shows were well attended with a full house for the evening performance.  We were particularly thrilled to see so many of our incoming infants accept our invitation to attend.   Our stage was beautifully decorated thanks once again to the very talented Mrs O Meara.  There were many catchy and lively songs such as “Santa’s Here” and “When Toys Come Alive” followed by “Jingle Bells Rock”, while the acting was of a very high... 

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17 Dec

Board of Management GDPR In order to comply with new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) the following GDPR Policies were ratified at our recent meeting: Data Protection Policy CCTV Policy Privacy Notice to Parents/Guardians Fair Processing of Personal Data School Website Privacy Statement Data Retention Periods for Schools Request for a Copy of Personal Data All of the above are available to view on the school website www.dromakeenanns.ie while each family will be sent a copy of the “Privacy Notice to Parents/Guardians”.   School Christmas Show With the school Christmas show... 

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5 Nov

School Self Evaluation First Steps in Writing: • The genre in the First Steps in Writing programme for this term is Procedural Writing. Examples of the children’s writing are on display in the halla. Maths: • Maths for Fun will begin in Fourth Class after the Halloween break. Any parents/grandparents who would like to help would be most welcome. The sessions will be for the four Wednesdays in November at 11 15 for approximately an hour. Please contact the office if you are available to help. Gaeilge • Irish club will resume after the Halloween break for the pupils from 1st to 6th Class.... 

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3 Oct

Junior Infants We extend a warm welcome to the new Junior Infants who have joined us this year. The pupils are an energetic happy group and the remainder of the school were delighted to welcome the boys and girls to assembly. The children have adapted to school life seamlessly and are making friends and having lots of fun in Junior Infants. As usual the playground equipment is a big hit with the children. Board of Management • We wish to advise parents that the WSE Report from our recent inspection is available at the following link https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Inspection-Reports-Publications/Whole-School-Evaluation-Reports-List/17523D_WSEMLLP_6951_20180525.pdf. • We... 

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17 May

Congrats to Leah who takes part in the Primary Games in Limerick on Sunday 20th May. Good Luck!  

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4 May

Friday was a fantastic celebration for all in Scoil Chrónáin Naofa with the opening of our newest facility – a ball wall. The official opening was the final celebration of our action packed Schools Activity Week when the children sampled many different activities such as zumba, hip hop dancing, target practice, golf, tug o war, hurling and camogie. On Friday the pupils were delighted to welcome special guests past pupil and Offaly Captain David King along with Tipperary Hurler Patrick (Bonner) Maher. The event began with a ball wall session for the hurlers and camogie players in 3rd, 4th,... 

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4 May

Confirmation On Saturday 23rd March Sixth Class were confirmed by Bishop Fintan Monahan and Bishop Emeritus Willie Walsh. The children were well prepared for the ceremony and participated with great enthusiasm. They were blessed with good weather on the day. Well done to the choir also. • Good luck to Second Class who make their First Holy Communion on 12th May. Board of Management • Friday was a fantastic celebration for all in Scoil Chrónáin Naofa with the opening of our newest facility – a ball wall. The official opening was the final celebration of our action packed Schools Activity... 

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27 Apr

Active School’s Week kicked off on Monday with Zumba by Irinya. On Tuesday Lisa put us through our paces with lots of new dances. On Wednesday Emmett from Offaly Sports Partnership had us all up and running with Athletics and not even the rain could put a damper on our exercise! On Thursday Junior and Senior Infants made their way through an obstacle course while Third and Fifth were in full swing, golfing with Bobby. Crinkill Handball Club treated Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class to lessons at the ball wall. Cathy from Tug of War Ireland was on hand to show Second and Third Class the skills involved... 

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23 Mar

Confirmation • Tomorrow, Saturday 24th March is a very important day for the young students of 6th Class as they will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The pupils had a beautiful Ceremony of Light last night celebrated by Fr Pat Deeley. We wish the pupils and their families well tomorrow and hope they have a memorable and enjoyable day. Board of Management School Self Evaluation • Maths for Fun will conclude next week for children in Senior Infants. • Thanks to all the parents who completed the Irish questionnaire. The pupils and teachers have also completed their questionnaires .... 

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2 Mar

Scoil Chrónáin Naofa February Newsletter 2018 Board of Management 1. Child Protection Procedures for Primary Schools The Children First Act 2015 was enacted in November 2015. However, it has only been partially commenced at this time. As of 11th December all remaining sections of the Act are fully commenced. The following are the key measures in the Act: 1. A statutory requirement that schools keep pupils safe from harm. 2. Schools must produce a Child Safeguarding Statement to include a risk assessment by 11th March 2018. 3. Every registered teacher, as a mandated person, has a statutory... 

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