As we begin a new term and a new year we would like to thank Rose McHale for her service and dedication to our school over the past 18 years. Every best wish for the future Rose.
Our infant class have surpassed themselves again this year with their participation in the Run up to Christmas Schools Challenge in conjunction with Mayo Sports Partnership. Last year we partook as part of the “Keep Well” campaign and it was a huge success so we decided to join the challenge again this year. The children really enjoy these walks. It is important to keep active even during the winter to help our physical and mental health and wellbeing. So well done boys and girls! I would like to say a big thank to Deirdre Donnelly for helping us run this event. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and all your families a wonderful and safe Christmas!
A huge thank you to all the parents and children for your fantastic support again this year for our Shoebox Appeal. We collected 70 boxes for Team Hope. This is such a worthy cause, this years appeal theme is #MakeAChildSmile and by giving these boxes you have certainly done this and your gifts will probably be the only gifts he/she receives this Christmas so many thanks again.
There was a lovely article in the Irish Examiner last week where as a child in war torn Croatia, Josipa Akinradewo now a front line worker in Co. Clare tells how she remembers the joy of receiving a shoebox in 1993 when she was 8 years old and how she still carries around a pair of pink scissors in her handbag that were part of a stationary set she received in that box! She said ”the gift made me feels so special. It was my shoebox, a personal gift- someone was thinking of me”. This was the only present she received that Christmas. Well done everyone 👏