December 2012 Newsletter

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Scoil Mhuire Newsletter December 2012.

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

The school community extends its sympathy to Mrs Peggy Hill on the recent sudden death of her husband Godfrey. Mrs Hill has been a shared resource teacher with Scoil Mhuire and St. Joseph’s GNS since September and has become a much-valued member of staff. We are also aware of the losses felt in the Nolan and Banville families this Christmas with the passing of Carmel and Chris in recent months.

Carol Service

The costume boxes are down from storage and households are being rummaged for tea towels and communion dresses as 3rd class prepare to present the story of the Nativity at our Carol Service this week. We hope all families can join us for the service on Thurs (13th) at 7pm in St James Church, Horeswood. Junior  infants are asked to stay with their parents while all other classes  sit together  to make up the choir.

Newgrange Winter Solstice Art Competition winner

Jan Becker, a 6th class pupil , is one of 6 primary school pupils nationwide to win a place in the Newgrange Chamber on 21st December 2012.  There were  30,000 entries in the Winter Solstice Art Competition organised by the OPW .  He submitted a mixed media fabric and fibre piece of Newgrange symbols which he worked on as part of the 6th class Heritage in Schools project with artist Mary Wallace .  Jan is thrilled to be a winner and he will meet Minister of State Brian Hayes on the day and join him  for breakfast in the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre after the solstice viewing. Jan will be presented with his framed entry to mark the occasion. His teacher Ms Brady,  his classmates in 6th class and all in Scoil Mhuire hope the sun is shining brightly on the 21st ! Read Jan’s own story of his win on our website www.scoilmhuirecampile.com

Confirmation Enrolment Mass

The Confirmation Enrolment Mass will take place on Sunday January 13th in St. James Church , Horeswood for all 5th and 6th class pupils making their confirmation in the parish in 2013.

Board of Management news

The Board of Management approved updates to a number of school policies in preparation for new enrolment  packs for the school year 2013/14 at its December meeting. The Code of Behaviour, Enrolment ,  Supervision  and Child Protection policies have been updated to reflect changes in legislation and practice. The updated policies will go out to all new entrants and are available to all families  upon request to the office. Notices of enrolment for 13/14 will be posted around the parish and in local papers advising of enrolment during January and February 2013.

The Board also congratulated Jan Becker on his wonderful win.

Historical Calendar

The current Junior Infants feature on the “December” page in the Horeswood Historical Calendar for 2013. No doubt they will enjoy picking themselves out in 20 years time! The calendars are available in local shops or from Mr. Cadogan for €10.

Equestrian Pursuits

Many thanks to Monica Cairns for organising a school entry for the  Primary Inter school’s showjumping competition at Warrington Equestrian Centre, Kilkenny last month. Maria Cairns, Shauna Furlong and Emer Furlong along with Jessie Foley from Duncannon represented Scoil Mhuire and acquitted themselves well with Emer  placing 6th overall. Chloe Furlong joined Gowran N.S. to make up a team and managed to win the novice competition. Well done to all.

Assembly news

We have general assembly the first Monday of every month. It is used to highlight upcoming events or as a reminder of behaviour or green school issues. We also use assembly to congratulate pupils on achievements both in and out of school e.g. competition wins, dancing, soccer  etc. Children are encouraged to bring in their medals and trophies won in the previous month to assembly for all to see. We no longer send children around from class to class with awards.

Christmas Lights in Campile

One lucky pupil from Scoil Mhuire will get to turn on the Christmas lights in Campile on Sunday 16th December. Pupils were asked to make an outdoor  Christmas decoration – entries are being judged and we are looking forward to hearing who the winner will be!

Health Survey

Scoil Mhuire has been invited to participate in a national survey by the UCD school of Public Health and Population Science – the WHO Childhood Growth Study. Nuitritionists from UCD will visit selected classes (1st, 3rd and 5th ) this Friday (14th) .Parental permission slips need to be returned to the class teacher by Friday.

Parent/ Teacher meetings

Advance notice that our parent/teacher meetings will take place over two Tuesday afternoons, January 29th and February 5th . A rota will be devised and circulated in early January by Deputy principal, Mr Cadogan.

School holiday closures

We will close for  Christmas holidays on Friday 21st December  at 12.30pm. Infants can be collected at 12 to alleviate traffic congestion at the gate. School will re-open on Monday January 7th.The Board of Management and staff of Scoil Mhuire extend season’s greetings to all families and wish you a .

Nollaig faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh go léir!

 

 

 

Scoil Mhuire Newsletter December 2012.

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

The school community extends its sympathy to Mrs Peggy Hill on the recent sudden death of her husband Godfrey. Mrs Hill has been a shared resource teacher with Scoil Mhuire and St. Joseph’s GNS since September and has become a much-valued member of staff. We are also aware of the losses felt in the Nolan and Banville families this Christmas with the passing of Carmel and Chris in recent months.

Carol Service

The costume boxes are down from storage and households are being rummaged for tea towels and communion dresses as 3rd class prepare to present the story of the Nativity at our Carol Service this week. We hope all families can join us for the service on Thurs (13th) at 7pm in St James Church, Horeswood. Junior  infants are asked to stay with their parents while all other classes  sit together  to make up the choir.

Newgrange Winter Solstice Art Competition winner

Jan Becker, a 6th class pupil , is one of 6 primary school pupils nationwide to win a place in the Newgrange Chamber on 21st December 2012.  There were  30,000 entries in the Winter Solstice Art Competition organised by the OPW .  He submitted a mixed media fabric and fibre piece of Newgrange symbols which he worked on as part of the 6th class Heritage in Schools project with artist Mary Wallace .  Jan is thrilled to be a winner and he will meet Minister of State Brian Hayes on the day and join him  for breakfast in the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre after the solstice viewing. Jan will be presented with his framed entry to mark the occasion. His teacher Ms Brady,  his classmates in 6th class and all in Scoil Mhuire hope the sun is shining brightly on the 21st ! Read Jan’s own story of his win on our website www.scoilmhuirecampile.com

Confirmation Enrolment Mass

The Confirmation Enrolment Mass will take place on Sunday January 13th in St. James Church , Horeswood for all 5th and 6th class pupils making their confirmation in the parish in 2013.

Board of Management news

The Board of Management approved updates to a number of school policies in preparation for new enrolment  packs for the school year 2013/14 at its December meeting. The Code of Behaviour, Enrolment ,  Supervision  and Child Protection policies have been updated to reflect changes in legislation and practice. The updated policies will go out to all new entrants and are available to all families  upon request to the office. Notices of enrolment for 13/14 will be posted around the parish and in local papers advising of enrolment during January and February 2013.

The Board also congratulated Jan Becker on his wonderful win.

Historical Calendar

The current Junior Infants feature on the “December” page in the Horeswood Historical Calendar for 2013. No doubt they will enjoy picking themselves out in 20 years time! The calendars are available in local shops or from Mr. Cadogan for €10.

Equestrian Pursuits

Many thanks to Monica Cairns for organising a school entry for the  Primary Inter school’s showjumping competition at Warrington Equestrian Centre, Kilkenny last month. Maria Cairns, Shauna Furlong and Emer Furlong along with Jessie Foley from Duncannon represented Scoil Mhuire and acquitted themselves well with Emer  placing 6th overall. Chloe Furlong joined Gowran N.S. to make up a team and managed to win the novice competition. Well done to all.

Assembly news

We have general assembly the first Monday of every month. It is used to highlight upcoming events or as a reminder of behaviour or green school issues. We also use assembly to congratulate pupils on achievements both in and out of school e.g. competition wins, dancing, soccer  etc. Children are encouraged to bring in their medals and trophies won in the previous month to assembly for all to see. We no longer send children around from class to class with awards.

Christmas Lights in Campile

One lucky pupil from Scoil Mhuire will get to turn on the Christmas lights in Campile on Sunday 16th December. Pupils were asked to make an outdoor  Christmas decoration – entries are being judged and we are looking forward to hearing who the winner will be!

Health Survey

Scoil Mhuire has been invited to participate in a national survey by the UCD school of Public Health and Population Science – the WHO Childhood Growth Study. Nuitritionists from UCD will visit selected classes (1st, 3rd and 5th ) this Friday (14th) .Parental permission slips need to be returned to the class teacher by Friday.

Parent/ Teacher meetings

Advance notice that our parent/teacher meetings will take place over two Tuesday afternoons, January 29th and February 5th . A rota will be devised and circulated in early January by Deputy principal, Mr Cadogan.

School holiday closures

We will close for  Christmas holidays on Friday 21st December  at 12.30pm. Infants can be collected at 12 to alleviate traffic congestion at the gate. School will re-open on Monday January 7th.The Board of Management and staff of Scoil Mhuire extend season’s greetings to all families and wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas .

Nollaig faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh go léir!