April 2019

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First Confessions & First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the 2nd class pupils that recently made their First Confession. First Holy Communion takes place on Saturday May 4th at 11am in the Church of the Assumption, Collooney.


Big congratulations also to Ms Hickey & her husband Aidan on the recent birth of their son Izaiah. Both Mum and baby are doing well!

Parents Association News

The Parents Association will hold a Family Easter Bingo next Sunday 7th April at 3pm in the Parish Hall, Collooney. All welcome to what promises to be a fun filled afternoon. They will also visit both schools on Monday 8th to do an Easter Egg Hunt with the pupils.

Classroom Allocations 2019/2020

The following is a list of the classroom allocations for September 2019

Junior Infants
Senior Infants A
Senior Infants B
3rd Class
4th Class
5th Class
6th Class

Mrs Gallagher
Mrs Gillogley
Ms Brennan
Mrs Muldoon
Mr Higgins
Ms Mulvaney
Mr O’Meara

On current Junior School campus:

Crann Darach
1st Class
2nd Class

Mrs Lineen
Ms Golden
Teacher to be confirmed

Digital Free Day

Next Friday 12th we are having a Screen Free Day to remind each other of the amount of screen time we engage in on a daily basis. Teachers, pupils & parents are encouraged to reduce their screen time on the day. I’m sure we’ll all find this a challenge!!

Cycling Training

Our 4th class will complete their final cycling session with Ciaran of Crank & Cog. The participating pupils have enjoyed the 6 lessons & have learned a great deal about cycling safely on the road.

Crann Darach

Our Crann Darach class commence P.E lessons tomorrow & each Wednesday with a coach from Sligo Sports Partnership under the Sports Inclusion Programme.


Pupils from 3rd – 6th class will participate in a 4 week orienteering course run by Sligo Sports Partnership starting on Wednesday 8th May. More details to follow!

Gaelic Blitz

Gaelic blitz for 3rd & 4th class takes place on Thursday May 16th in Ballymote. These blitzes are a finale to the gaelic training that has taken place in school most of the year ran by external coaches from the GAA.

Jersey Day

To ensure our school retains this valuable coaching we will hold a “Jersey Day” next Friday 12th April at a cost of €2 per child. In addition to these external coaches we must mention the fantastic after school training being provided free of charge by a number of our teachers. The uptake on gaelic recently has been surprising!!

Book Rental/Invoicing

We will be implementing some changes to the book invoicing system for this September. We will be requesting that all books are paid for by mid June. Invoices will issue next week. As you can imagine, the ordering of books for all pupils is a huge expense outlay for the school & we must ensure that payment is received upfront going forward. Details of all book lists and associated costs (photocopying etc.) will be sent out as soon as they are complete.

Please note that we can now accept card payments over the phone if this is more convenient for you.

Important Dates to Note

School closes for Easter break next Friday 12th April at the normal school times. School resumes on Monday 29th April.

N.B There will be no school on Friday 24th May as our school will be the Polling Station for the upcoming elections.