A busy year is almost at a close but not before we cram some more madness in. We have Arts and Active week, School Tours week and a visit from some special people – plus a lot more fun (and learning) to squeeze in before the end of the year.

Visit from the Minister: We just received notice yesterday that the Minister Joe McHugh (Minister for Education) will be formally opening the new school classroom, SET room and front office. This will happen next Monday, the 10th of June @10am. All are welcome to attend and we will gather at the top yard to welcome him. The children will perform a short poem and a few songs from the school choir. After this we will move to the hall for some tea and coffee. We hope that this will be an opportunity to thank the Minister for supporting the schools growth but also to put pressure on him and local politicians to complete the school to the highest possible standard. The boys and girls of St. Aengus’ N.S. deserve it.

Active flag: Today we received great news! All our hard work is done! Meeting after committee meetings! Running miles and miles every day. Today we received our “Active Flag”. Congratulations to the hard working committee, teachers and parents who made this possible. Today is just the start. Next year we will learn how to fly! On Monday the flag will be raised by some very important County players. I can’t tell you yet who it is as it may cause a stampede! Come on Monday @10am to find out.

Arts and Active Week: This starts next Monday the 10th of June. With local artists, coaches  and bouncy castles, this week promises to be the best yet. On Wednesday the 12th the children will be at the beach for the day and on Friday we will have our sports day. Parents and supporters are welcome to come to see the children’s races on Friday at 1:15. Please give €5 per child or €10 per family for the weeks activities. This will help to cover the costs.

Sponsored Walk: Next Tuesday the 11th of June @7pm we have our annual sponsored walk. Please return the cards as soon as possible and donate whatever you can. We have switched this to an evening to help accommodate families. Please show a good active example to your children.

RSA: The Road Safety Authority will be coming to the school for three days starting Monday, the 17th of June. We will have interactive lessons for the children on the importance of road safety. We hope to have a visit from a world famous rally driver on the same week to show off his car before the rally.

Speed Ramps: Councillor Paul Canning told us also of some new speed ramps outside the school that will hopefully put a stop to fast cars outside the school. A petition went into the council over a year ago with over 200 signatures from the parents of St. Aengus’ NS. The Board of Management must also be commended on their efforts to secure this new safety feature outside our school.

Class teachers: Next years class teachers are located on the website.

Mr. McLaughlin: We wish Mr. McLaughlin all the best in his teaching career. He has been an inspiration to the children, parents and teachers. We hope that our paths cross again soon so it’s only goodbye for now?

School calendar: This will be in your child’s bag on Thursday the 7th of June along with a copy of this newsletter. If you wish to receive a paper newsletter each month please contact Bernie in the office and we will make sure you get one.

My door is always open,



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