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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.




Dear Parents,

I hope you all enjoyed your Mid-term Break. Here is an update on what’s been happening in Eglish NS since September.

Mini -7s.

Our girls from 3rd, 4th and 5th Classes had their first Mini-7s outing in October. They represented Eglish School very well by showing up and doing their best. Well done to all.

Unfortunately, the Boys’ scheduled Mini-7s outings for October were postponed due to weather conditions. They will be rescheduled. The €5 that the boys brought in towards the cost of the bus will be put towards the bus for their next Mini-7s outing.

Active Flag update

The students have been busy making up and designing mottos for our Active Flag endeavours. They have also been preparing speeches and presentations in efforts to be chosen for the Active Flag Committee. We are all keeping very active, playing hurling, football, athletics, obstacle courses, dancing etc….during breaks and PE times. Let’s keep it up! Information will follow re a proposed Active Evening in Eglish NS.

Well Done also on the Healthy Lunches that are being brought to school.

Maths Week

Maths Week took place from October 15th to 19th. Much wonderful and meaningful Maths work was done throughout the school (thanks to all the staff involved) including daily problem solving, daily calculations using notice boards and black boards, talking about Maths and Maths Trails. This was a huge success. The benefits of talking to your child on an ongoing basis about the daily relevance and importance of Maths in their lives will reap huge benefits in the short and long run. (If you’re not sure where to start, just think, shopping, time, measuring, time-tables, distances, money…etc….)

Art Competition

All children in the school have entered an Art Competition organized by Ballinasloe Library based on Grimms Fairy Tales. We are very proud of their wonderful work.

Dress-Up for Barnardos

€106 was raised from our ‘Dress-Up for Barnardos’ Halloween party and much fun was had by all. Thank you to the Parents’ Association and all parents for your support.

Teaching Principal

As a Teaching Principal, I would like to make you aware that as per Department of Education guidelines, I have 14 days during the year to carry out Administration Duties. A substitute teacher is employed to teach my class for these days. Also, there will be occasions during the year when I will be involved in Professional Development for the benefit of the school. These days also will be covered for substitution. In the interest of continuity and with the students’ needs in mind, every effort will be made to get the same substitute teacher or a substitute teacher that is known to the students. However, this may not always be possible due to circumstances outside of our control but I will do my best.

During my absences, it is important that you are aware that any contact and concerns can be addressed to Ms. Rourke, the Vice Principal and as we are a Leadership Team, they will be dealt with by myself and Ms. Rourke.

Students being collected early from school.

If you must collect your child early from school, it is necessary to inform the Class Teacher of the reason. Each class teacher will have a form that you can sign upon collection of your child.


We have been using text messages to keep you updated with regard to what’s happening in the school. If you haven’t been receiving messages from the school, please contact the office to update your mobile contact details.

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

Le gach dea-ghuí’

Siobhán Fitzgerald, M.Ed. (Principal)