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December Newsletter 2017

Funding for the school is needed now more than ever: We are very grateful to those of you who have sent in the Voluntary Contribution and urge everyone to do so in the near future. Payments may now be paid online. Please contact Ms Weafer at info@haroldboysdalkey.ie

Board of Management Michael Hogan has resigned from the board. The name of his replacement will be sent to you as soon as it becomes available. The Critical Incident Policy was ratified at the recent Board meeting.

WELCOME To Ms O’Loughlin. She is a substitute teacher in Rang 4 for the remainder of the year. We wish her every success in Harold Boys’ N.S.

Christmas Carol Concert – The Rolling Pebbles (AKA the Junior Rolling Stones!) is the new music sensation in Harold Boys’ N.S. Mr Antoin Bracken is the band’s manager. The group has been rehearsing for the last few months & look forward to their performance. This will take place in Dalkey Church on December 5th at 1pm when they accompany the School Choir in a Christmas Carol Concert. All Welcome to this wonderful celebration of the real meaning of Christmas.

Christmas Concert Invitation to Parents – please join the pupils in Harold Boys’ N.S. in a celebration of Christmas. This will take place in the school hall on 18th December. Please note that parents/guardians are permitted to take photographs or videos for private, personal use only & that they must not be uploaded to any website to be viewed by others (e.g. Facebook)

Rang 2
Ms. Molly Rang 3
Ms. Crowley Rang 4
Ms. O’Loughlin Rang 5
Ms. O’Carroll Rang 6
Ms. Mossop
9.15 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 12 noon 1.15 p.m.

Christmas Art Competition The entries are on display in the hall. Please feel free to come in and admire the boys’ fantastic work! Prizes will be presented on 22nd December. Thanks to the Parents’ Association for funding the prizes. A list of winners will be printed in the January Newsletter.

Green Schools The standard of our Recycled Christmas Decorations this year was superb and the judges had an extremely tough job choosing a winner to send to Dun Laoghaire County Hall for the Christmas ceremony. Congratulations to Jude Webb (6th class) whose Ribbon Christmas Tree was chosen. The rest of the entries will be on display in December in the shop window of Roberts of Dalkey so we would like to give a big thanks to them for giving us help with our Green Schools efforts!
Third class went on a mini beast hunt as part of their Biodiversity classwork. They caught some insects for identification in the school garden and around our bug hotel! Have a look at the pictures on Ms Crowley’s third class blog at https://haroldbns.blogspot.ie/ Also be sure to check out our Green Schools blog at http://hbnsgreenschools.weebly.com/ for regular updates and pictures of our Green School in action!

Sports News GAA Congratulations to Fifth Class who won the Christopher Cannon cup in Thomastown Senior Autumn League on Thursday 9th November against Scoil Mhuire. They also played against Dalkey School Project in the semi-final. Cathal Power and Ross Byrne were the captains. Well done also to the Sixth Class team who made it to the final against St. Anne’s with Declan Jones & Jude Webb as captains

Parking Parents are reminded of the following:
Neighbours who live on St Patrick’s Road have asked us to remind parents not to park in their driveway at 2.30 pm. Please remind childminders, grandparents or anyone else picking up your son of the above.

Gaeilgeoir Na Seachtaine –
Rang 2 Seán Ó Caomhánaigh
Gavyn Ó hEoghain
Nioclás Ó Maoldomhnaigh
Rí Mac Taidhg
Rang 3 Dónal Ó Nuanáin
Peadar Ó Coinn
Concobhar Ó Flannagán
Cian Chuilleanáin
Rang 4 Dylan Ó hEoghain
Colm Heylin
Rang 5 Aodh Mac Aogáin
Cillian ó Neill ó Díomáin
Cathal de Paor
Alex Mihalec
Rang 6 Gabriel Ó Murchú
Rónan Mac an Phríora
Ruairí Ó Mathúna

Dates for your Diary
5th December Carol Service 1.00 p.m. Dalkey Church
18th December
Christmas Concert for Parents – Please note times:-
Rang 2 Ms. Molloy 9.15 a.m.
Rang 3 Ms. Crowley 10 a.m.
Rang 4 Ms. O’Loughlin 11 a.m.
Rang 5 Ms. O’Carroll 12 noon
Rang 6 Ms. Mossop 1.15 p.m.

22nd December Christmas Holidays – 12 noon
8th January School reopens – 8.50 a.m.

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