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Eglish National School

“Work together, do our best, repect each other


“Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege,
than the raising of the next generation.”
-C. Everet Koop, M.D.

NEWSLETTER Easter 2015

Dear Parents / Guardian

Here is an update on what’s been happening in Eglish NS since Christmas.

Bishop Kevin Doran’s Visit to our school: On February 12th, we were delighted to welcome our Patron and new Bishop, Bishop Kevin Doran to our school. He spoke to our staff and students and prayed with us.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: We won 3rd place in the Education Category of the Ballinasloe St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Well Done and thanks to all who turned up to help and support us.

Healthy Schools Promotion Committee: A Healthy School’s Promotion Committee comprising of students, parents and staff has been formed in our school and is led by Ms. Devine. They are currently putting an Action Plan in place. Implementation will begin in the Next Term.

Sacraments: 4 of our students will receive their Confirmation on Tuesday, April 14th and 3 students will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 2nd. Preparations are ongoing.

Write a Book and Scríobh Leabhar’: Well Done to all of our students who took part in ‘Write a Book’ and ‘Scríobh Leabhar’ projects. We had many award winners whose names will be listed in the Summer Newsletter following the Awards Ceremony.

Sporting Achievements: Well Done to Pat Corcoran, 1st Class who won a gold medal in a recent IFK – International Federation of Kick Boxing tournament. Ms. Hussey conitinues to train our hurling, camogie and football players at school. Many of our students are currently enjoying and benefiting from weekly handball sessions in Caltra Community Centre. Many thanks to Peter Mulryan for his expertise and volunteer coaching.

Erasmus Plus: Much work has begun on our Erasmus Plus project, “Invaders, how they shaped the Europe of Today”. We are presently preparing for our first Mobility trip to one of our partner schools in May where some of our students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with children from our other partner countries: Finland, Spain, Italy, UK, Poland, Romania. Many thanks to Mrs. Mulry for the huge amount of work she is doing in coordinating this project.

Parents’ Association: Many thanks to our wonderful Parents’ Association who have raised €614 in Fundraising events so far this year. Your ongoing support is very much appreciated.

Celebrations: Congratulation to Miss Rourke who got married recently! We wish her and her husband, Niall, the very best in their future together.

Please be reminded, your child’s happiness and all-round educational development is our priority here in Eglish School. If you have any concerns in relation to this, please do not hesitate to let us know. To ensure that these concerns can be dealt with efficiently and in a dignified manner, please follow the steps as outlined in the Complaints Procedure Policy, a copy of which was sent home in September.

Many thanks for your support and ongoing cooperation

Wishing you a very Happy Easter

Le gach dea-ghuí’

Siobhán Fitzgerald, M.Ed. (Principal)