Congratulations and well done to our Credit Union Quiz team (Alex Clarke, Peter Griffin, Diarmuid Jones and Aaron Tighe) who took part in the Chapter Final yesterday in the Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross. Our team came in 4th place after a very tight battle. They were only 2 points behind 3rd place and 6 points behind the overall winners. We are so proud of you all!
First Holy Communion will take place in St. Peter and Paul's church, Drumconrath on Sunday 8th May 2016 at 11.15am.
Confirmation will take place on Wednesday 18th May 2016 in Lobinstown church at 11am.
First Confession will take place for our 2nd class pupils on Monday 7th March in St. Peter and Paul's church, Drumconrath at 7.30pm.
As part of our Active School initiative our school is staging a course in cycling safety training for 5th and 6th class run by the Cycling Safety and Skills School.The training will prove invaluable to everyone. For those who already cycle to school,the benefits are obvious, but training is just as important for children who cycle only
at home and during the holidays. In fact, everyone who will ever get on a bike needs to learn how to use it safely and needs to learn the skills to recognise danger on the road and how to react to it. Also, by teaching children to cycle safely, and by encouraging them to cycle in the course of their daily lives, we are putting in place the habit of exercise – at a time when obesity amongst children is on the rise, and lack of exercise in our youngsters is
a growing cause for concern. The course will consist of 6 lessons with the pupils (bikes and helmets will be supplied) covering safe equipment, rules of the road, starting and stopping, road positioning, shoulder checking, turning left and right, overtaking and traffic manoeuvres. The emphasis of the course is on safety through control of the bike and awareness of surroundings. At the end of the course, each child will be given a certificate of participation. The lessons will start on Monday 7th March and continue for 6 Mondays finishing on Monday 25th April 2016.
The Chapter Final of the Credit Union quiz will take place on Sunday 28th February 2016 in the Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan at 3pm. We wish our team
- Alex Clarke, Diarmuid Jones, Peter Griffin and Aaron Tighe the very best of luck!!!
We are taking part in a number of sporting events over the next couple of weeks. On Tuesday 1st March the boys 7 a side will take place in Drumconrath. The girls 7 a side will take place on Thursday 3rd March in Nobber. On Tuesday 8th March we will take part in the soccer tournament in Navan. Wishing all our teams the very best of luck :)
School will be closed on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February for mid-term break.
Congratulations and well done to all our pupils who took part in the Peace Proms concert in the RDS last Sat 6th February. Months of rehearsing paid off and it was a wonderful experience for all involved. It was fantastic to sing alongside the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and we are already looking forward to next year! We hope you all enjoyed it!
Congratulations to everybody involved with Dee Rangers Ladies football team who recently held their awards night.Pictured below our pupil Emma Carry who won an award and was presented with a certificate on the night. Also below a wonderful photograph of Mrs Rowe and a number of our young past pupils who also play for the club. We wish the club and all of our past pupils continued success.
We congratulate our two teams who took part in the Credit Union Quiz last night in Ardee Bohemian Centre. Our Senior team came in 1st place and our Junior team came 2nd. It was wonderful to see their team work in action. Well done. We are so proud of all of you :) Well done also to Mrs. Rowe and Ms. Kirk for preparing them for this event.
Joanne Carroll (Principal)