The students of Senior Infants in Scoil Naomh Eltin have been selected by RedFM to feature on the station over the Christmas period. The children will be asked questions about their understanding of Christmas. The interviews with the children will be pre-recorded in school and will feature on RedFM News, Irish shows Ríra and Samhlaigh and the Neil Prendiville Show.
Attached please find a permission slip which has to be returned to school by Wednesday 29th of November if you wish your child to partake.
Ms. O’Connor and Ms. O’Connell
Scoil Naomh Eltin Green Schools Committee where honoured to attend the KInsale Tidy Towns Awards Night on Monday the 20th of November in Actons Hotel to receive our Highly Commended prize for the presentation of our school. Thank you Azra, Billy, Rowan, Ava May, Skye, Emma, Ali and Lee for all your hard work this year. The classroom checks, litter surveys, school competition and tree planting were all appreciated. Also, thanks to Kinsale Tidy Towns for a lovely evening and letting us stay up past our bedtime!
Annual School Bazaar: I begin by expressing sincere thanks to our Parent Association under the leadership of Trina Jones for the hard work that is being undertaken in preparation for our annual fundraising bazaar which will take place on:
November 26th in Acton’s Hotel from 2.30 to 5.
(Sincere thanks to Acton’s Hotel)
Can I please remind that this is a whole school affair and your participation and support is critical to its success. Please sell as many tickets as possible and return stubs and monies to school. Funds raised go directly back into your child’s education and has enabled the school to support your child’s education in the broadest sense. Don’t forget the bric a brac for the big day. Please send this to school as soon as possible. Please also ensure that all is in good condition.
First Holy Communion - Do this in memory Monthly Preparation Masses/Monthly Confirmation Preparation Masses
I wish to remind you of the importance of your child’s attendance at these masses in preparation for both sacraments
Please do not hand out birthday invitations on the schooyard. This is causing distress to some of our students. Also due to increasing allergies and dietary requirements I ask that parents do not send cakes, sweets or other to school to mark birthdays.
Please do not double-park on school grounds at drop off or collection time. This causes traffic congestion and puts students at risk.
I wish to bring the following to your attention:
Tracksuit days for the remainder of this term starting Monday November 20th will be Monday and Thursday.
In school activities which have now finished:
Athletics for students from junior infants to 2nd has now finished for this school year. 3rd to 6th class athletic lessons will take place in the spring/summer term. I take this opportunity to thank our athletics coach Claire McSweeney.
GAA coaching has finished for all students for this term but will reconvene next term. I take this opportunity to thank Anthony Shannon our GAA coach.
Dancing Derek has finished for this school year also. Our thanks to Derek.
Tin whistle lessons have finished for this term. It is delightful to hear the progress made by all students from 3rd to 6th. These lessons will resume next term. I take this opportunity to thank Christine Murdoch (parent and music teacher).
Thank you to our Parent Association for subsidizing these activities and for making them possible.
In school activities which have now commenced:
Irish dancing lessons have just commenced with Miah. Students from junior infants to 3rd class are partaking on each Thursday.
“Countdown to Christmas” – Scoil Naomh Eltin – Wednesday December 13th (12 noon and 7pm)
On alternate years the students at Scoil Naomh Eltin will do either a major production (Jonah) or a simpler production. This is necessary as bigger productions eat into curricular time. Therefore this year the students will perform in a whole-school Christmas concert. They will present the story of the nativity, told through song and verse. There will be two showings – one at 12 noon and one at 7pm. This will ensure that every parent/guardian will manage to attend and, most importantly, to get a seat.
Please be reminded that school will be closed on Wednesday November 22nd for Primary Language In-service.
School will close at 2.30pm on Thursday November 30th to facilitate parent teacher meetings which will run from 3pm until 5.45pm. I hope that you have found our new system for organizing Parent/teacher meetings beneficial. My thanks to Mrs Sheehan for coordinating this for the first time.
School will close for Christmas Holidays and will reopen on Monday January 8th.
le gach dea ghuí
Susan O’ Hanrahan
PS. Have you heard your child speaking 8 languages???
15th November 2017
Parent/Teacher meetings have been arranged for the week commencing 27th November for students from 1st to 6th class. We look forward to meeting you all on an individual basis to discuss your child’s progress.
You will appreciate that it will be difficult to satisfy everybody with regard to times. To avoid confusion and unnecessary inconvenience to you, we have set up an online booking system so you can immediately see the times and dates available and book your preferred slot. If you have more than one child in a class please book an appointment per child.
Each class has a separate link that you will see below. Please book an appointment with your child’s name.
When you click on this link please, follow the instructions below.
Any parent not signed up by that day will be assigned a remaining available time.
Thank you for your cooperation with this new system.
Susan O’ Hanrahan
Today in Scoil Naomh Eltin, as part of Maths Week, parents, children and teachers took part in a variety of Maths games. Maths stations were set up and all children from Senior Infants, First Class and Second Class engaged in these. Activities included 2-D and 3-D Shapes, Matching, Counting, Snakes and Ladders, Skittles Estimation Game, Connect-4, Dice Games and Play Dough Numbers. It was a great success and both students and parents enjoyed it - we hope to make this an annual Maths activity in Scoil Naomh Eltin.