School News

November 2019 School News

Christmas Fayre – Mary’s Meals
Fundraising to mark the retirement of Mrs Doreen Kennedy
Mrs Kennedy completed nearly 40 years of service in Scoil Naomh Fiachra and retired at the end of September. The pupils of the school held a No Uniform Day on Mrs Kennedy’s last day. Each pupil was asked to bring €1 or €2 to support two very worthwhile Christian charities. Our Parents’ Association and Board of Management held a raffle at the function to mark Mrs Kennedy’s retirement. In total the whole school community raised €1070.
€535 was presented to Mary’s Meals. You can check their great work here:
€535 was also  presented to NET Ministries. You can read about this charity here:
Mrs Kennedy presented the cheques to the two charities on the 20th of November. Representatives from Mary’s Meals spoke to our 6th class pupils about the great work being done by the charity to help children in the third world. Father Kenny and members of the NET team spoke about their work sharing Jesus’ gospel message with young people. Pupils listened attentively and were made aware of the struggles facing less fortunate children in different parts of the world. Our 6th class pupils are very aware of the work of NET as currently a team of NET volunteers are working on an ongoing basis with our 6th classes.
A big thank you to the parents, pupils and staff for supporting Mrs Kennedy’s favourite charities.
Letterkenny Tidy Towns

We were delighted to receive two awards from Letterkenny Tidy Towns committee at their annual awards ceremony in the Mount Errigal Hotel on the 11th of November. Guest of honour, Joe McHugh TD, Minister for Education and Skills presented the awards. Four of our sixth class pupils and their parents attended on our behalf. They are pictured below in our school courtyard. One of our awards was for a Plot for Pollinators. In our courtyard we have developed a butterfly garden which we hope will bloom next spring and summer and attract many colourful butterflies. We also received an award for Caring for the Environment.

We are very proud of our achievements in this area and our pupils take great pride in keeping the school environment litter free and looking well. Our outdoor classroom and our recently developed vegetable garden are great additions to our school community. In 2020 we aim to become plastic free and will be encouraging all pupils and staff to ditch single use plastic in favour of refillable containers. A big thank you to the 4 pupils and their families who represented us at the awards ceremony.



Halloween Dress Up Day

Thank you to everyone who supported our dress up day on the 25th of October. Pupils arrived looking fabulous in their Halloween costumes. They raised €540. This money will be used to purchase another iPad for use by our school pupils for educational purposes.

Science Week

5th Class have been busy preparing for science week ! In our groups, we had to research and plan a science experiment , and we set them up and performed them for 2nd class. Experiments included:

Make a Lava Lamp
Self-inflating Balloon
Milk Art
Erupting volcano
Make a Fire Extinguisher
Orange Fizz
Will it float or sink?
Water fireworks
Make a model lung
Storm in a glass
Coke and Menthos
Family Quiz Night
National Parents Council Consultation Event

Please see the notice below regarding a consultation event in the Mantaga hotel on the 16th of November 2019. This event may be of interest to parents of pupils currently in primary schools and pupils in fifth and sixth class.

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