Child Protection Presentation

The Parents' Association has organised a presentation by Mr. Pat Mc Kenna, Online Child Protection Consultant, entitled "Protecting Children and Teenagers in the Digital Age."  It will take place on Tuesday 6th May at 8 p.m. in Glasson Golf Hotel.  Please make a note in your diary.  Further details will be provided after the Easter break.

The school closed last Friday for the Easter break.  There was great excitement and plenty of Easter art and eggs to be seen.  Children in Ms. Molloy's class (Junior & Senior Infants) had an Easter Egg Hunt - click HERE to see how they got on.  Ms. Gaynor's first class children made some Easter nests - click HERE to find out more.  The school will re-open on Monday 28th April.  Happy Easter!
€4100 raised for Trócaire
Once again, there was a fantastic response to the annual Trócaire appeal.  For the past number of weeks, the children and teachers have been organising different fundraising activities e.g. Easter egg raffle; 5km run around the school field; sponsored 2 hour silence; 'mad' hair and pyjamas day.  €4100 was raised in total, which is truly remarkable.  Well done and many thanks to those who organised, participated and supported!
Sixth Class Cycle

Children in Ms. Dervin's sixth class went on their first class cycle last Friday.  The weather was ideal for the 6km spin which took in Carrickfinn, Lissahillen and Ballinakill.  The cycle will be a weekly outing after Easter, weather permitting.

Féile Ceoil na Scoileanna

Children from the school will be taking part next week in the annual Féile Ceoil na Scoileanna in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone.  Please note the following arrangements.  Monday 7th April: Ms. Mc Ardle’s class and the school band (Ms. Lenehan).  The children will not be performing until after 8 p.m.  However, we have been informed that Stiofán from Coláiste Lurgan will be opening the Féile and performing at 7.30 p.m.  Children who wish to see him may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.  Otherwise, children should assemble outside the front door at 8 p.m.  Wednesday 9th April: Ms. Dillon’s class.  Children should assemble outside the front door of the Theatre at 7.15 p.m.  Children wear their school uniform.  If you require further details, please contact the class teacher or the school Féile Ceoil co-ordinator, Ms. Lenehan.  The band has been busy practising.  Click HERE to listen to one of its tunes.

Community Games Success

Pupils from Tubberclare NS pictured following a win over Gainstown in the u13 boys' basketball county final.  The boys' team beat Coosan in the first round followed by a thrilling semi-final win over Milltownpass.  The final took place in Rochfortbridge on Monday evening where the Tubberclare team were convincing winners over Gainstown.  Next round will be versus the Offaly champions in mid-May. Leinster here we come!  Back Row: Edward Clarke, Stephen O’Connor, Dylan Fagan, Tommy Coogan, Sean Claffey, Paul Garvey, - John Coogan (Team Manager).  Front:  Eoghan McCabe, Alfie Coogan, Tom Kelleher, Damian Casey

Girls' Football

Last Friday, the girls' football team played Loughegar in the semi-final of the schools' championship.  Despite a great effort, the girls were defeated by a stronger team.  The girls had a great year.  They won their group and also played very well in challenge matches.  Thank you to Ms. Dermody who coached and prepared the team during the year.  The girls will be playing in the mini-sevens next Monday.  Click HERE to see lovely photos and action shots from last Friday's match.

Being a good friend

During kindess week children in Ms. Gaynor's class talked a lot about being a good friend. They made some posters about what they learned, invented some recipes for friendship, wrote kind notes to their friends and performed some random acts of kindness at home and at school. In the background you will hear one of the songs they learned.  Click HERE to see their work.  Well done!

Kindness Week Raffle
The Parents' Association kindly donated two Easter eggs per class to raffle among the children in acknowledgement of their participation in, and work on kindness week.  The raffle took place earlier today and the happy winners are pictured below with their eggs!
Mothers' Day - Sunday 30th March
Sunday 30th March is Mothers' Day.  Junior Infants in Ms. O'Connor's class have marked the day with a clip entitled "I love Mammy because ...."  Click HERE and then click on the play button to listen to the lovely reasons they have for loving their Mammy.


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