We close for the Easter Holidays on Friday 12th April at 11.50am for Junior and Senior Infants and at 12.30pm for all other classes. Buses have been informed.
School reopens on Monday 29th April at 9.20 a.m. We wish all our pupils and their families a Happy Easter.
Closures in term 3
Monday 6th May – May Bank Holiday
Friday 24th May – closed for voting in local and european elections
Friday 31st May & Monday 3rd June – closed for June Bank Holiday
Friday 28th June – school closes for the Summer Holidays
New School Year – September 2019
School will reopen for all pupils on Monday 2nd September 2019 for the new school year.
Golden Time with Ms Clarke
Pictured below is Cormac Grier who proudly finished his map of the world jigsaw during golden time with Ms Clarke.
3rd Class Easter Chicks
Ms Molloy’s class were learning how to make pom-poms in Art. They had to bring in some old cereal boxes and Ms Molloy bought some yellow wool. Pictured below are their wonderful little Easter chicks.
Ms McBride’s Easter cake
Pictured below are Ms McBride with her group (Arya, Marc, Charlotte and Patricia) baking their Easter apple cake.
3rd Class run their First Marathon
Since September 2018, 3rd Class have been running one kilometre a day. When they started off in September, some found it really hard to even walk around the track once. Each week, they got better and they eventually ran their first marathon in April 2019 reaching 42 kilometres. Well done to Ms Molloy’s class on their massive achievement.
Welcome to the Twins
During 3rd Class R.S.E. lessons, they were provided with the opportunity to learn about the care that needs to be taken when looking after a baby. Caoimhe Dillon’s mum brought in the ‘Dillion Twins’ to meet everybody and help answer some of the students questions.
Maeve, Caoimhe’s mom, answered so many questions about babies. What weight and size they were when they were born? Who was born first? How did Maeve feel when she heard she was going to have twin babies? What do the babies eat? How long do they sleep for?
It was a lovely day and it gave the class a chance to say goodbye and good luck to Caoimhe as she leaves us at Easter to go to her new school. Thank you to Caoimhe, her mum and the Dillon Twins.
Ms Molloy’s 3rd Class visit Inch Wildfowl Reserve
3rd class headed off with Ms Molloy and Mrs Clarke to go bird watching at Inch Wildfowl Reserve. They had been reading and learning about birds for a month and they were hoping for a fine day and to see lots of birds. Children had an identifying sheet with a picture key of all the different birds they hoped to find. They worked in pairs with notebooks and binoculars around the fields of Inch. They saw a lot of Whooper swans on the side of the track, heard lots of bird calls and also saw some Sandwich Terns who had just arrived from Africa. Everyone had a great day!
Scoil Naomh Fiachra is the Incredible Edibles School of the week!
Mr Gallagher’s 5th class have been very busy in the garden. They have planted six large raised beds and used plastic as a poly tunnel to cover them. They spent the first few weeks preparing and weeding. Then they decided on what vegetables to set. They also decided that they would set some vegetables from seed this year. They are looking forward to a feast at the end of the school year when they will make a banquet from the food they have grown. Examples of vegetables set are potatoes, carrots, turnips, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, onions, strawberries, peas and leeks. A massive well done to all involved!
Check out this link: https://www.incredibleedibles
Would you like to try Badminton? A free Easter Boot Camp will be run in the Aura Leisure Centre during the Easter Holidays. 20 free places are available to students in our school from 5th and 6th classes. Application forms are available from Mr Kilcoyne.
Mumps causes fever and swelling of the salivary glands, particularly just in front of and below the ear. It may affect other organs such as the testes. Mumps can be spread by droplets from the nose and throat and by saliva. Prevention is by encouraging parents to ensure their children are vaccinated.
Pupils should be appropriately immunised with two doses of the MMR vaccine. All staff working in schools should ensure they are protected against mumps, either by vaccination or a history of mumps infection.
Frequent hand washing especially after contact with secretions from the nose or throat is important.
The case (staff or pupil) should be excluded for 5 days after the onset of swelling.
Resources: Useful information on mumps can be found at http://www.hpsc.ie/hpsc/A-Z/VaccinePreventable/ Mumps/
School Closure – Wednesday 3rd April 2019
We have been informed by Donegal County Council that the water supply to the school will be cut off on Wednesday 3rd April. As a result, in the interests of health and safety, the school will be closed on Wednesday 3rd April. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
In Memory of past pupil Calum Nugent