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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018

Bhí Tráth na gCeist, rince agus comórtáis éalaine ar siúl ar scoil i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bhí an-spóirt againn!

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Fifth class had a fantastic visit to Kilmainham GAOL on Friday 13th April. We travelled on the DART and Luas and had a wonderful tour of the GAOL. Many thanks to the parents who accompanied us and to the  Parents’ Association who funded the trip, it was much appreciated!


Rang V Dance 2018

Fifth class had three sessions with Robert Connor of Dance Theatre Ireland both at school and in the studio. They thoroughly enjoyed this experience! Many thanks to the Parents’ Association who funded this.

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Newsletter – April 2018

Congratulations to Ms. Emma Molloy who was recently promoted to the Leadership & Management team of the school as Assistant Principal II. Her duties include: Coordination of the after school GAA with Rang 5 & 6, School P.R., Literacy (assisting in the introduction of the New Primary Language Curriculum) and Staff & Student Wellbeing. We wish her the best of luck in her new position.

Voluntary Contributions: are still being sent in. Many thanks to all who have paid so far. With rising costs, funds are needed now more than ever.

Congratulations to Rang 6: who made their Confirmation on Thursday the 8th of March. Many thanks to the choir who sang brilliantly (as usual!).

Bingo: The Bingo night will take place on Friday the 20th of April in Cuala. The Parents’ Association would like to thank everyone who is supporting the event.

Bag Packing: Took place on Sunday 11th of March. The Parents’ Association would like to thank all the pupils in Rang 5 & 6 who helped out. They made an amazing total of €1,203! Maith Sibh!

Seanfhocail/ Nathanna Cainte Competition Winners:
Rang 2 1st Séamas Ó hEideáin, 2nd Aodh Ó Broin, 3rd Seán Ó Cearúlláin
Rang 3 1st Daniél Ó Nuanáin, 2nd Dáithí Ó Duibheannaigh, 3rd Adam Mac Cormaic
Rang 4 1st André Fontes, 2nd Turloch Mc Aodhagain-Mason, 3rd Caoimhín Ó Maolmhuaidh
Rang 5 1st Remy Muirgheas, 2nd Dónal Ó Dughall, 3rd Ros Ó Broin
Rang 6 1st Seán Ó Cuinneagáin, 2nd Luca Ciobanu, 3rd Ciarán Ó Mír

Tráth na gCeist – Buaiteoirí:
Foireann 3 (Rang 2 & 3): Roibeaird Mac Cionaoith, Peadar Ó Gáibhín, Seán Cearúlláin.
Foireann 2 (Rang 4, 5, 6): Ciarán Mc Gearailt, Gaibhín Pantony, Seán Ó Ceallaigh, Dónall Mac Gearailt, Gabriel Ó Murchú.

Easter Poetry Competition:
Rang 2 1st Dillon O’Keeffe, 2nd Daragh Kral, 3rd John Kavanagh
Rang 3 1st Robbie McKenna, 2nd Matthew Byrne, 3rd Conor Flanagan
Rang 4 1st Tommy Little, 2nd Dylan Owens, 3rd Dónal Byrne
Rang 5 1st Noah O’Regan, 2nd Diarmuid Power, 3rd Odrhan Buckley
Rang 6 1st Ronan Prior, 2nd Stephen O’Neill, 3rd Rory O’Mahony

Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine:
Rang 2 Tadhg Ó Ceallaigh, Diolun Ó Caoimh, Beau Mac Cába
Rang 3 Concobhar Ó Flannagáin, Seosamh María Alvarez De Medizabal, Roibeard Mac Cionaith
Rang 4 Seán Ó Ceallaigh, Caoimhín Ó Maolmhuaidh, Pádraig Mac Uidhir
Rang 5 Dónall de Faoite, Alex Mihalec, Luca Rizzi
Rang 6 Brian Mac Seoin, Ciarán Mc Gearailt, Searlas Ó Fionnghaile

Sports News: The Ronan Maguire Perpetual Soccer Tournament took place on Monday the 12th March – a great day was had by all. Congratulations to Team 3, which was captained by Charlie Finlay, who won the tournament and to Christopher O’Toole who was the man of the match. The Leinster Tennis Spring League is going well. The boys had a win against The Harold Glasthule on Tuesday 13th March. A team of boys from Rang a 6 played a 4v4 tournament in the NBA (National Basketball Arena) on Wednesday 21st March. The boys played four other schools; St. Patrick’s BNS, Our Lady of Good Counsel BNS, Rush NS and Ballyroan BNS. Well done boys!

AIB Art Competition: Congratulations to Conor Flanagan, Ross Byrne and Daniel Doyle on winning the AIB Art Competition.

23rd April Scríobh Leabhar/ Write A Book Ceremony, Killiney Castle
7th May School Closure, Public Holiday
12th May 11am 1st Communion Rang 2
4th June School Closure, Public Holiday

We had our annual Ronan Maguire soccer tournament on Monday 12th March. Well done to the boys of fourth, fifth and sixth class who took part. Many, many thanks to the members of Ronan’s family who presented the Perpetual trophy to  Charlie Finlay, the captain of the winning Team 3. Well played!




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March newsletter 2018

NEWSLETTER – March 2018

Voluntary Contributions: Many thanks to all who have contributed so far this year. It is much appreciated. There has been a phenomenal increase in parents paying online. This has made the administration so much easier for Ms Weafer (& no more lost envelopes at the bottom of school bags!)
Thanks to all.

Bag Packing – In Super Valu with the boys in Rang 5 & 6 on March 10th & 11th. Please support.

Charity Swim – On Thursday the 22nd of February Rang 6 did a charity swim in Castle Park to raise funds and awareness for the Irish Cancer Society. 18 boys took part. They left at 12:40 and started walking to Castle Park accompanied by parents, Orlagh Webb and Susannagh Grogan and staff Bríd Mossop and Patricia O’Neill. They got dressed and then went out to the pool. They got sorted into groups of four or five. They had a timer set. They had four people to count the laps and make sure they were completing their lengths. Most people took breaks every once in a while to get their breath back. In the end they managed to swim 651, over 16km lengths with a class average of 36 lengths per boy. So far they have raised €500, but the money is still coming in. We look forward to seeing what the total is! We were all very proud of Harold Boys’ efforts, especially as it is for such a good cause

Seachtain na Gaeilge – Tá Seactain Na Gaeilge ar suíl idir 1-17 Márta.
Bíonn a lán gníomhaíochaí ar suíl; Tráth na gCeist.
Comórtas Éalaine, Seanfhocial, Caint Gaeilge agus Rince Gaelach. Maith sibh!

Sports News –
Fifth class are beginning their dance sessions on March 7th with Robert Connor of Dance Theatre Ireland in Dun Laoghaire. Mant thanks to the Parents’ Association who funded this.

The Leinster Tennis Primary Spring League starts on March 9th for our fifth and sixth team. Good luck boys!

Green Schools News – Our Green Schools committee will be participating in the launch of the National Spring Clean in Dalkey on Wednesday 21st March, 10am with a number of other local schools and coordinated by the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Dalkey Tidy Towns have also agreed to participate and we would like to thank them for their involvement. This march will start at Cuala GAA and finish at Harold Boys’ N.S.

The launch will focus on three themes 1) Litter (especially the effects on our seas), 2) Dog waste (a significant problem in Dalkey) and 3) National Spring Clean. We hope this march will help highlight these issues in the community and help us minimise pollution in Dalkey and the surrounding areas.

Remember to check out our Green Schools blog at http://hbnsgreenschools.weebly.com/ where you will find more news and pictures about the Green Schools activities within the school.

Thanks to everyone for co-operating with the Set down Area. However, there have been complaints from our neighbours on St. Patrick’s Road and these have been passed on to the Gardaí. Please remember:-
• Not to park across driveways
• Not to park on double yellow lines. (This restricts visibility for drivers trying to exit their driveways)
Kindly ensure that you pass this message onto minders, au pairs or anyone else collecting your son at 2.30 pm

School Policies – The following policies were ratified at the latest Board of Management meeting: Child Safeguarding Statement, I.C.T and Healthy Eating.

Technology – We believe coding is an essential skill. Learning to code teaches you how to solve problems and work together in creative ways. And it helps you build apps that bring your ideas to life. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world.

Mountown Community Centre
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Tuesdays, 3 April 2018 – 1 May 2018
6-8pm- https://www.thecodehub.ie

Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine
Rang 2 Eiméad Ó Broin
Anraí Ó Broin
Alsandar Kral
Rang 3 Caoimhín De Roiste
Tomás Séamus Ó Caisde
Rowan Mac Eochaidh
Rang 4 Beiniamín Ó Ceallaigh
Gavin Pantony
Antoni Siejko
Rang 5 Alex Mihalec
Loraán Ó Flaithimhín
Aodh Mac Aogáin
Rang 6 Stiofán Ó Néill
Ronán Breathnach
Seán Ó Cuinneagáin


March 8th 11am Confirmation
March 10th/11th Bag Packing Super Valu
March 19th Public Holiday, School Closed
March 23rd 12 noon – 9th April 8.50 am Easter Holidays
April 23rd Write A Book/Scríobh Leabhar Awards Ceremony – Killiney Castle

Many thanks to Peter Byrne and David Kelly who gave Engineering talks to our pupils this week. Very inspiring and much appreciated!

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Science Open Evening 2018

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to making our Science Open Evening such a great success!












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Newsletter February 2018

NEWSLETTER – February 2018

Voluntary Contributions: Many thanks to all who have contributed so far this year. Payments are welcome at any time.

Child Protection: As instructed by the DES, Harold Boys’ N.S. will close for two half-days to allow staff to engage with New Child Protection procedures & to access training. For this reason, school will finish at 12.30 pm on Feb 6th.

Statement of Strategy for School Attendance: This policy was ratified by the Board of Management at the January meeting. Please note
• Parents have a legal duty to ensure their son is at school on every day that the school is open unless there is a genuine reason for him not to attend.
• A written explanation of absence must be sent to the class teacher.
• The school cannot give ‘permission’ for holiday absences during term time. Harold Boys’ N.S. strongly discourages parents from taking boys on holidays during term time.

Preparations for Sacraments: Congratulations to Rang 2 who received the Sacrament of Penance on 22nd January. Thanks to the boys from Rang 3-6 for singing in the school choir. This support is much appreciated. Rang 6 are preparing for their Confirmation which will take place on 8th March. The Ceremony of Light for Confirmation will take place on 21st February at 7.30 pm.

Harold Boys’ Quiz Team
Well done to our junior and senior quiz teams who took part in the Credit Union Quiz in St Laurence College, Loughlinstown on Monday 29th January. Both teams performed very well in a challenging competition but unfortunately did not make the next round. The teams were:
Junior Team: Garvan Lambert (captain), Turloch Egan Mason, Tommy Little and Darragh Walsh
Senior Team: Stephen O’ Neill (captain), Ciarán Myers, Ronan Prior and Milo Quinn

Green Schools: We had our Green Schools renewal visit from Dean Eaton this month who spoke to our committee about the seven steps and the work we have done on the Biodiversity flag over the last two years. Dean was impressed with how well our Green Schools committee had done on this flag and the improvements we have made to the school grounds.
Our Green Schools blog has more information and pictures of activities around the school which fit our Green School themes so check it out at http://hbnsgreenschools.weebly.com/. We also have a section for our Action Plan, which we encourage you to have a read of to see what further improvements, actions and activities the committee have planned for the school!

Science Open Evening: On 30st January, we put on a Science Exhibition as part of our project for the Award of Science & Maths Excellence. This is our 12th time entering the awards! All classes displayed examples of their Science, Engineering & Maths Activities & Experiments. Many thanks to the pupils from Rang 6 who kindly helped out on the night.

Office Hours: Please note that the office is open from 8.50-1.30 pm
For queries regarding after-school activities, please phone the following numbers directly:
Monday Drama – Paul Cullen 087 2213196
Tuesday Guitar – Dun Laoghaire School of Music 2844178/2844798
Thursday Chess 087 7694189

Sports News: Sixth class have begun their swimming lessons. They will take part in a Charity Swim on Thursday 22nd February. Many thanks to their sponsors. Best of luck boys!

Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine
Rang 2 Rían Ó hAodha
Séamas Ó hEideáin
Peadar Ó Gáibhín
Aodh Ó Broin
Rang 3 Ádam Mac Cormaic
Concobhar Ó Flannagáin
Cian Chuilleanáin
Oilibhear ó Duinn Mac Geargáin
Rang 4 Turloch Aodhafáin Mason
Garbhán Laimbeart
Niccolo MacConmara
Gavin Pantony
Rang 5 Hugo Caron
Eoin Ó Ceallaigh
Cillian Ó Néill Ó Díomáin
Ros ó Broin
Rang 6 Ciaran Ó Mír
Dylan Ó hAnluain

February 6th School finishes 12.30
February 9th 2.30 p.m. to February 19th 8.50 a.m. – Midterm Break
February 21st Ceremony of Light – Rang 6: 7.30 p.m.
March 8th Confirmation – Rang 6: 11 a.m.
March 19th Public Holiday. School Closed
March 23rd 12 noon to April 9th 8.50 a.m. – Easter Holidays

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