A huge "Thank you!" to all who supported out Christmas Fair! It was hugely successful and on so many levels.
The Cake Sale and Coffee Morning tables were beautifully decorated by our talented staff, while the walls of our hall were colourfully embellished with our boys`artwork. Our staff and parents supplied an abundance of cakes and confectionery for the Cake Sale.
A team from the Parents`Association manned the coffee dock and this aspect of the morning was particularly enriching as so many people gathered to sit and chat to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy our school.
Meanwhile, over at our Hamper Stall, Ms Brennan and her team of helpers had assembled a fabulous array of hampers for the afternoon`s raffle. We are extremely grateful to everyone who supplied goodies for these hampers and to businesses in our community who donated prizes, hampers and vouchers.
Our Students`Council learned the fine art of selling with their supplies of biscuits and squash. The profits from their stall go straight to their fund for improvements they have voted for in our school. The Erasmus Club also profited from the sale of their Newgrange inspired pottery and from sharing their knowledge about our UNESCO sites with interested visitors to their stall.
In total the day`s profit was just shy of €3,500. This money will fund classroom resources, our Aistear programme, library stock and musical instruments.
But, really, best of all is having our whole school community coming together to work on this annual event. We are especially grateful to parents Eimear Donnelly, Ruth Sherry, Alexia Davis, Gillian Malone, Gemma Carton, Emma-Joy Phelan and Fiona McDonald for giving up their morning to work with us. Thanks also, to all our staff who baked and bought so many goodies for the day and also devoted their time and talent to this event.