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Crazy Hair Day

It was great to see the effort that all of the children went to on Tuesday to create a crazy hairstyle for our Haiti fundraising day.  There were many weird and wonderful colours with the different styles making the children look very, very different from the norm. The cray hairstyles weren't restricted to the children as the staff did their bit to join in the fun.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and there were lots of energetic dancers on the floor for the disco that afternoon.

Whilst this was a fun occasion for everyone there was also a serious side as we tried to do their best to raise funds for the people of Haiti.  The final amount raised was £813.70.

Thanks are extended  to all of the staff who supported the day and especially to all of the parents who went to a lot of trouble to colour and style their child's hair.

Well done everyone!

Catholic Schools Week

Next week, 31st-6th February 2010, is Catholic Schools Week in schools throughout Ireland.  In our school, the staff and teachers will provide a special focus on our faith and celebrate all that is good about Catholic Schools.  Our celebrations begin with a mass which will be held in the gym of the school on Monday, 1st February, at 1.15pm.  Parents and members of the local community are very welcome to come along.

The programme for the week is as follows:

Monday, 1st February

Assembly to introduce Catholic Schools Week to the Children at 9.00am

Mass is school at 1.15pm (The St Brigidís crosses made by P5, 6 and 7 classes will be blessed.)

Tuesday                                            

P4 will focus on the Presentation of Our Lord as this is the feast day.

Wednesday                                          

P2 and P3 will focus on Grandparents as this is Grandparents Day.

Thursday                                             

 P1 will focus on the importance of Priests.  Fr Loughran will visit the class.

Friday                                                  

 P2 Assembly on St Brigid and the virtue of Self-Worth. (Parents of P2 children are welcome to attend)

Close of Catholic Schools Week

Over the week we ask that you take some time to talk to your child about what they have learned in school, pray together with your child (perhaps you could include the Prayer for Parents) and encourage them to write their own prayer which they might like to bring in to school.

Choir Competition in Assumption Grammar School

Excitement is building amongst the members of the choir as the competition, annually held in Assumption Grammar School, fast approaches.  Preparations are going well thanks to the hard work of Miss Delaney who has worked wonders with the children.
We wish our choir every susccess in the competition which takes place on 5th February.
Keep up the good work boys and girls!

Monthly Awards

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received awards and certificates at our January assembly.

               Mother Theresa Cup  Winner                             Headteacher's Shield Winner

mother theresa cup winner

headteachers shield winner

Pupils of the Month 

Anthony Gains - for putting great effort into his work

Anna Pleasants - for great effort in all of her work

Emma Rudd - for great effort

Emma Noble - for superb work in class and a terrific performance in the Christmas Nativity Play

Shannon Daly - Terrific effort in her work

Peter John Meegan - for showing great enthusiasm and working hard.

Monthly Behaviour Awards

Congratulations also go to P3 and Mrs O'Connor's P7 class for winning the Behaviour awards.

Attendance

The Top Attendance award for the month of December went to P2/3 with the Most Improved Attendance going to P6.

Reading Partnership

Well done to the boys and girls who successfully completed the Reading Partnership Programme.

ADMISSION TO ST PATRICK'S PRIMARY SCHOOL AND MAGHERADROLL NURSERY UNIT

Applications are now welcome from parents of children due to start Primary 1 in St Patrick's Primary School or enrol in Magheradroll Nursery in September 2010.

Please call in to the school secretary for your application form and other documantation which will tell you about the school or nursery and provide you with information which you will find helpful when completing the form.

Applications should be returned to the school by Wednesday, 20th January 2010.