Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Nuacht Niocláis - latest news

Parent Contributions

Many of the services that Scoil Niocláis provides are as a result of parent contributions. Recently, those contributions to swimming, art, Irish Dancing and local contribution are “drying up”. The school has tried to lessen the financial burden on families in recent years by cutting some activities e.g. Speech and Drama classes and by reducing the number of fundraising events e.g. Golf Classic etc..

However, if we are to continue to offer the best learning environment and experiences for our pupils, all parents must make the effort to contribute. Otherwise, these events will have to be cancelled. So, if you haven’t made your contributions to date, we would be grateful if you could do so now. Thank you all for your continuing support for Scoil Niocláis.

Please refer to the recent note from the school to all families.

Important dates for remainder of Term 3
Scoil Niocláis will remain closed on Thursday and Friday 3rd & 4th June as part of the June Bank Holiday.

A staff meeting will be held on Friday 11th June. Infants will be going home at 12.15p.m. and all other pupils will be going home at 12.30p.m.

Intercultural day of celebration on Friday 18th June.

Pupils from 6th Class will take part in a prayer service in celebration of their 8 years in Scoil Niocláis on Tuesday 29th June. The ceremony will take place in the school and will begin at 11.15am.

Fr. Walsh’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations

Fr. John Walsh, our parish priest and chairperson of Scoil Niocláis Board of Management, is celebrating his Silver Jubilee to the priesthood in early June this year. The parish assembly is organising a celebratory night for Fr. John on Friday, May 28th. The celebrations will begin with mass at 7.30pm in the church followed by refreshments and a presentation to Fr. John in the parish centre directly after mass. All parishioners are warmly invited.
If you wish to give a voluntary donation, it can be put into the tall brown box between altar and sacristy in the church. Contributions are going towards refreshments and a presentation to Fr. John.

Whole School Evaluation
The report on the recent inspection undertaken in Scoil Niocláis has been cleared for publication and will be posted shortly on the website of the Department of Education and Skills(