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23 Nov

5 Trailer Loads of Timber to be Won!! €2 per line or 3 for €5 Tickets available in the school  

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9 Nov

Board of Management To offset the costs of the work done in the car park over the Summer we will be holding a raffle in the run up to Christmas. The prizes for the raffle will be trailer loads of timber. The cost of the tickets will be €2 per line or 3 for €5. Tickets will be on sale from the school office and on a number of weekends before Christmas. The draw will be made at the Christmas Show. School Self Evaluation • First Steps in Writing: The genre in the First Steps in Writing programme after Halloween is Writing to Socialise. Examples of the children’s writing will be on display... 

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18 Oct

Well done to everyone who came out to support our Family Walk yesterday. A super turnout from parents and their friends & relatives. With the weather staying on our side we thoroughly enjoyed our little trek (approx 3k – well done to all the small kiddies that tackled it) and our refreshments and treats afterward. Due to its great success we will definitely run another in the New Year.  

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17 Oct

Our first social event is our Family Walk and it will go ahead this Sunday October 16th at 3pm. We will meet at the school carpark at 2 45pm to hand out hi vis vests (if you already have one can you bring it along) and the walk will begin at 3pm. The route is up to the woods and back to the school hall – a short walk to begin with. Refreshments will be served in the school hall after the walk so pop in for a deserved cuppa. Look forward to seeing you there and of course bring your friends/ relatives too, all are welcome. PARENTS ASSOCIATION  

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7 Oct

On Friday 30th September thirty two pupils from the school travelled to Tullamore to take part in the Offaly Cross Country Championship. It was a very successful day for the school winning nine individual medals and three team medals. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day. Individual Medals: 3rd Class: Dara 10th 4th Class: Ben 8th, Emma 10th 5th Class: Ciara 1st, Rugi 2nd, Keisha 8th 6th Class: Alahhah 4th, Kelsey 5th and Orla 8th Team Medals: Third Class girls – Bronze Fifth Class girls – Gold Sixth Class girls – Gold Teams: 3rd Class: Millie, Emma, Rachael, Ally, Dara,... 

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7 Oct

Junior Infants We welcome 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. As usual the playground equipment is a big hit with the children. Board of Management • The Board welcomes back Ms Louise Hickey and Ms Mary Wyer for the year. We wish Ms Crowley well in her new position with the SESS and welcome Ms Clodagh Lalor who is replacing Ms Crowley for the year. • Over the Summer we engaged a tree surgeon to make safe a number of trees in the car park. The... 

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15 Sep

Junior Infants have begun Aistear this year. Aistear (2009) is the curriculum framework for all children in Ireland from birth to six years. It describes the types of learning that are important for children at this stage in their lives. Aistear is a guide for planning exciting, engaging and fun learning experiences and activities for children in daycare and sessional services, in infant classes in primary schools and in childminding settings. It also offers lots of practical ideas to parents for how they can help their children learn through everyday activities and routines. For more information... 

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8 Mar

On Sunday last Scoil Chrónáin Naofa, Dromakeenan’s school choir travelled to The Hub in Kilkenny to take part in the Cross Border Peace Proms 2016. The choir, made up of boys and girls from 4th to 6th Class, were part of the 900 strong Cross Border Peace Choir that entertained and thrilled the 2,000 strong audience for over two hours. The concert which was led by the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland under the renowned conductor Greg Beardsell brought music to life with a unique blend of symphonic, traditional, folk and modern pop music. The soloists Patricia Treacy (violinist), Megan Ruby... 

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7 Mar

School Self Evaluation • Gaeilge Three sets of questionnaires have been distributed recently. • Thank you to all the parents who returned the questionnaires – your views are most welcome. • The pupils also filled in their questionnaires last week. • The teachers have just completed theirs too. All the information is being collated at the moment. • Literacy Lift off is continuing in Senior Infants. • First Steps in Writing continues in all classes from 1st to 6th. The children’s work is being displayed on the notice board in the hall. Choir Perform at Peace Proms Concert The pupils... 

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1 Feb

Junior Infants are having great fun playing phonic and word games. They are enjoying sounding words to read and write them! Well done to all the boys and girls! #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */  

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