We are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of one of our pupil's parents. A familiar face in and around our school, on the football field and around his neighbourhood, Ruairí Poole is much mourned by the school community. Such sadness brings more questions than answers. But we are heartened by the support and love we are witnessing in the community at this time as people support one another in their grief.
Our deepest sympathies to Gráinne, Conor and Laura. May Ruairí rest in peace.
We've put the spotlight firmly on healthy eating this month and, in line with our healthy eating policy, we are encouraging our boys to eat nutritious, health-giving snacks and lunches. Ms. Campbell is spearheading this campaign and, with the help of Ms. McBride's Fourth Class, created the above display in our school to show just how much sugar lurks in some popular snack foods.
One Winder, for instance, has one and half teaspoons of sugar, while a Petit Filous has 2.1 teaspoons of sugar. It may bbe time to take a closer look at food labels to see what lurks beneath. Meanwhile, take a closer look at our board here now, and when you're next in our school.
Do any of these jackets and coats look familiar? Yes, they are in the Lost Property area in our school and we are seeking to reunite them with their owners. We've given every boy in the school a chance to reclaim his lost property and with some success. However, as you can see, there are quite a number of items left unclaimed and this is where you can help. You are welcome to come visit this area from 2pm-4pm Mondays or via appointment with our office. In the meantime, please label all tops, jumpers, ties and coats. It will save you a lot of money, time and heartache in the long run!
Do any of these jackets and coats look familiar? Yes, reuniting boys with their lost property can be a nightmare in a big boys school. We've already given every boy an opportunity to check for his belongings in the Lost Property area but perhaps you can help too? The Lost Property area is open to parents on Monday evenings from 2pm-4pm or by appointment via the school office at other times. We'd love to find more owners for these coats! Meanwhile, as per our policy, please, please, please label any item of clothing which is in danger of being lost in school. Simply writing your son's name with pen on his jumper, tracksuit top and jacket can save you a lot of heartache!
Our hurlers were eager to get some action at last Tuesday's Mini-7s league in Drumree. And they weren't disappointed. Some closely contested matches tested their hurling skills but, under the keen eye of their coaches, Mr Arthur and Mr Ryan, the boys came out tops. They beat Ratoath, Dunboyne and Dunshaughlin to win their place in the next round at the end of the month. Win or lose, it is terrific to see so many boys out there on the pitch demonstrating all the skills of our national sport. Well done to all involved!
With the Cumann na mBunscoil looming, Mr Arthur and Mr. Duffy are taking their charges for Gaelic training at 8 am Thursday mornings in our school. We also have Gaelic training for our Third Classes on Tuesday evenings. This session is given by Colmcille's full time coach, Niall Kane and ends at 4pm.
The boys in Ms. McBride's Fourth Class and Ms. Carragher's Fifth Class got together
our courtyard for a special prayer service. As it's the month of November, they took the time out to remember those who have died. Their art work reflects this as they hold coloured leaves showing the names of loved ones who have passed away.