March Newsletter

The “Beast” has left and we return to a bit of normality here for the time being. Please make sure your child still has a coat, hat, gloves and scarf when coming to school.

New Deputy: Ms. Monaghan has taken over the reins of Deputy Principal in the school. We wish her well and know that she will enjoy the job.

Half day: On Wednesday the 7th of March the school closed at 12pm. This was to facilitate the second mandatory half day closure for child protection training of our staff. Every school in the country has been asked to make professional development available to raise awareness   of the new “Children First” guidelines. I hope everyone has checked out the new website and now our Twitter page. This will become a one stop shop for all information on policies, news, photographs of the children and the school. If anyone has any community information, like GAA training they would like for us to share on the website, please email

There had been a case of Glandular fever within the school.

Glandular fever is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults. Common symptoms of glandular fever include:

  • a high temperature (fever) of 38ºC (100.4ºF) or above
  • sore throat
  • swollen nodes (glands) in the neck
  • fatigue (extreme tiredness)

Glandular fever is not usually a serious threat to a person’s health, but it is an illness that can last for several weeks, and it can be unpleasant.

Please contact the school if your child is a confirmed case.

Lip Sync: There are still a few remaining places for any David Bowie or Kylie Minogue wannabes. Please contact any member of the Parents’ Association if you are interested.

Table Quiz: This will be held in “An Grianán” hotel on Thursday the 15th of March at 9pm. Teams of four. Great prizes and all in aid of the school.

Engineers/Science Week: This week there has been a special emphasis on engineering and science. Children  have been  sharing  amazing  facts  they have learned in class with the whole  and senior classes  have paired up with junior classes to demonstrate and execute experiments.experiments

Healthy eating week: Well done to the children who took park in the activities in the morning and learned so much. Thank you also to  the parents who listened to the advice from their children about healthy lunches, the teachers who put away the biscuits for the week and especially Mr. Kelly who coordinated the week. The survey is still available to complete on the website. The results will be used to update our Healthy Eating policy.

First Confession: This takes place on Wednesday the 21st of March @6pm.


Meeting with teachers: Communication between parents and teachers is to be encouraged. St. Aengus’ N.S.  welcomes parents’ interest in their children at school. We would ask parents who wish to speak to a teacher to do so by ringing into the office and asking Bernie to set up a meeting. If it is an urgent matter, please inform the Principal or Deputy Principal. The full policy on Parent/Teacher Communication and the Complaints Policy is now up on the new website.


Jersey sponsorship: Arbuckle Auto repairs have kindly sponsored a new set of jerseys for  the school. We are in need of another set. So, if anyone has money to spare and wishes to see their company/ family name on a set of jerseys please let us know. The gaelic football, camogie, hurling, athletics and basketball teams will wear them with pride for years to come.


Parents’ Association: Our Parents’ Association have been busy organising a  quiz for Thursday the 15th March. This will be held in An Grianán Hotel at 9 p.m. and you are all cordially invited. The committee  wants to build on the success of last year and are hoping that all classes in the school are represented by a team. The cost of €5 per team member will go towards school funds. There will also be a raffle on the night with great prizes. You can contact any member of the Parents’ Association to enter.


Donations: I wish to extend my sincere thanks to you  all for your generosity  each month in donating to the school. . A donations envelope will be going home with your child shortly and all contributions are deeply appreciated.


Seachtain na Gaeilge: Next week we are celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge. We will be organising activities during the week to encourage our children to use all the Irish that they know. You can help by using cúpla focail at home. Our Lá Glas will be on Friday 16th. If you child has something green to wear, he/she can wear it to school on that day. School is closed on Monday 19th.



My door is always open,



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