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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 2018

Dear Parents / Guardian

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

MEP Visit to our school: On January 12 th , MEP Luke Ming Flanagan visited our school. We

all thoroughly enjoyed his visit. He answered our students’ questions about his life and

work and inspired our students to continue to do their best at school and to always speak


Show Racism the Red Card: On January 17 th , Gareth Mullan, the Director of ‘Show

Racism the Red Card’ Ireland and ‘Jeff the Ref’, the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ mascot,

visited our school and delivered a very interesting workshop to our 2 nd , 3 rd , 4 th , 5 th and 6 th

Class students on the topic of racism. Our Senior Room students are currently participating

in ‘Show Racism the Red Card’s’ creative competition with Múinteoir Caroline.

Scoil Dramaíocht: All of our students from 1 st – 6 th Class entered the Scoil DramaÍocht

competition again this year with a wonderful play written by our own, Múinteoir Carmel.

The play was called ‘An Cailín Nua’ and was a very clever opportunity for our students to

practise the Irish they already know while learning many more new phrases in a fun,

meaningful way. We travelled to Kilcolgan and Inverin with the play and reached the

Connaught Finals. This was a huge achievement. Congratulations to all involved and a

special thanks to Múinteoir Carmel for leading this initiative. Thank you also to the staff

team who contributed greatly throughout practises and performances.

Erasmus + project: We had another very successful, educational and cultural Erasmus trip

to Kissamos, Crete in Greece from March 4 th – 10th. 2 students, 1 parent and 2 teachers

travelled. The students who travelled prepared a presentation to share information about

the trip when they returned. Here is a link to a video about our trip…

4 students, 2 staff and 1 parent will be travelling to

Croatia for the next mobility trip of our current Erasmus + project, ‘Once Upon an Island’

from April 29 th – May 5 th . We are very grateful to Léargas for the fantastic opportunity

participating in this Erasmus + project has afforded all of our students, staff and parents. It

continues to broaden our minds and all of our horizons.

Sacraments: Confirmation will take place on April 12th. First Holy Communion will be

celebrated on May 19 th .

‘Write a Book and Scríobh Leabhar’: Well Done to all of our students who took part in

‘Write a Book’ project.

Catholic Schools’ Week: We celebrated Catholic Schools’ Week from Jan 29 – Feb 2 nd .

Changemaker News: Múinteoir Siobhán attended and represented the school at the

Global Leaders’ Changemaker Summit in Lyon, France from January 31 st – February 3 rd .

Sporting Achievements: Well Done to our Soccer Team who took part in the FAI blitz in

Shiven, Newbridg on the 22nd of March. They came so close to qualifying for the County

Finals, winning one game, drawing two. They failed to qualify by one goal. What an

outstanding performance for a small school. Thank you Múinteoir Tadhg for your great

work with the team. They represented themselves and their school very proudly.

Swimming: Swimming classes were offered to all students from 1 st Class this term. 6

students received lessons on 8 Fridays during the term. Swimming is an important part of

the PE Curriculum. If you decide not to send your child swimming with the school, it is your

responsibility to ensure that they get swimming lessons outside of school.

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)