Newsletter January 2020


Happy new year!! Welcome back everyone to a new year and a new term at Scoil Cholmcille. Please ensure that if your child is absent that you inform Caroline in the office.  Our system requires that we input a reason for your child’s absence.


A reminder that the school will be closed on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of February for midterm. School will re-open on Monday 24th February.


Billy Doherty will be in school to take photographs of children this Monday 13th of January. Please ensure that your child is in full uniform.


The school will be holding an open evening on Tuesday 18th February from 6pm-7pm for any parents wishing to enrol their child in the school for September 2020.  This will be an information night for the parents and an opportunity for parents and children to get to know the school and teachers a little better.  Enrolment forms are available from Caroline in the office.


The board of management are currently reviewing our RSE (Relationships Sexual Education), SPHE (Social, Personal and Health Education) policies as well as our Child Safeguarding Statement. It is best practice to involve parents in the review process too. Any parent wishing to access these policies can do so by contacting Caroline in the office.


Catholic schools week 2020 runs from 26th January to the 2nd February. The theme this year is: Living in Harmony with Gods creation. There will be a variety of activities happening in the school. One of these activities is a celebration of all generations. We would like to invite our Grandparents and parents into the school on Wednesday 29th of January to help children make St Brigid’s crosses and have some light refreshments. This is an opportunity for the school to show our appreciation of the great work and the role that the grandparents play in their grandchildren’s education. Details of exact times will follow. Donations of rushes are welcome


Thanks to everyone who donated monies at Christmas time. Over €350 euro was raised for Saint Vincent De Paul. This donation was met with great appreciation and went along way to helping those in need in the local area.


John Gibbons and Tony Mc Geady continue to work with the children in the school for GAA.  If your child is doing GAA please ensure that they come with suitable footwear on Tuesdays.

Any parent who would be willing to assist with the construction of a fence to the rear of the school please let Caroline or any member of staff know. A massive thankyou to those parents who have come forward to offer their help already. The construction of the fence will help to improve the safety of the children within the school grounds.


Swimming lessons for classes 2nd-6th will commence on March 2nd. More details will follow in the February newsletter.

Is mise le meas


Karol Lynch


School Principal

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