The stories of holidays have been told and the freckles remind us of the summer sunshine. We’re back in full swing in St. Aengus NS and we hope this year to be our best year yet. We have had a very busy summer getting ready for the children. We have new bike shelters, brand new outdoor area, a new sensory room, new asd class, and a brand new heating system to keep us warm over the winter. We send the warmest of welcomes to our new junior infants and their parents. We also welcome any new children and their parents to the school.
Caitlin: Our brave girl is still looking for your help. The family has set up a go fund me page. The details are below.
The school will also be doing a series of fundraisers over the month of October to help the Strain family.
On Friday the 30th of September there will be a funny hair day/PJ day. There will be prizes for the best dressed/ most funny hair.
On Friday the 14th of October we will have a cake sale for the children.
On Friday the 28th of October we will have a coffee morning for the parents. At the coffee morning, there will be performances by all the children. We hope everyone can come to this coffee morning. The treats will be provided by the staff. There will also be a sale of work. The children can donate their toys and other children can buy those toys. The children will get a chance the day before to see the toys and can go with their parents for the sale of work. The sale of work will take place after the concert. We hope to start the concert at 11.15 and it will take around 1 hour.
There will also be change buckets in each class for the month of October and the class with the biggest amount get a week’s homework pass. So put your hand down those couches because every bit helps.
All donations made will be on voluntary basis so please give what you can afford.
We are all looking forward to the return of Caitlin and you never know she might even make an appearance herself.
Bike shelter: We have a brand new bike shelter that provides a safe place for the children to park their bikes after cycling to school. The green school’s committee will be officially opening it soon. Sixth class have weekly cycling lessons and next week they plan on going on a ”Tour de Bridgend.”
School Committees: Over the next few weeks there will be a new green school committee, new student council, new coiste Gaeilge, new active committee in the school. These are committees run by the children to give them a say in the school. Please encourage your child to take part.
New outdoor area: Thanks to our brilliant Parents Association we have developed an all weather outdoor area. We have climbing frames, swings and trampolines for all the children. This resource will have benefits to the whole school for years to come.
Parents association table Quiz: This will take place on Thursday night, the 6th of October in An Grianan. Please support if you can.
Book/photocopying money: €45 is now due for book rental. We would ask that this be paid at the end of the month. If you have any financial pressures please contact the office.
County Photos: Individual, family, and class photographs will take place on Tuesday the 4th of October. Children should wear their full school uniform on this day.
Fr. Baker: We would like to welcome Fr. Baker to the parish. He has taken over the duties of Fr. Diggan. We hear that Fr. Diggan is making steady progress and we look forward to the day when he is back here in the school.
Confirmation: This will take place on Saturday the 29th of April in Burt chapel.
Communion: This will take place on Saturday the 20th of May at 11am in Burt Chapel.
Ms. McLaughlin’s class: We have been very fortunate to have opened up a new asd class this September. We now have a state-of-the-art sensory room with facilities that are the envy of any school in the country. The school would be more than happy to show any parent our new facility. Ms. McLaughlin’s class is open to all the children with sensory needs in the school.
CLiL: The school have been successful in becoming a pilot school for the CLiL programme. The programme promotes the Irish language in a different subject. We will use the programme give a new grá for the Irish language.
The door is back open and it’s swinging off the hinges this September. All are welcome to come to the school but please ring the office to avoid disappointment.