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December Newsletter

NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2016

Congratulations to Ms O’ Carroll who is the new Deputy Principal in Harold Boys’ N.S. We wish her well in her new role in the school.

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

Christmas Carol Concert – we are delighted to announce that all pupils will be singing carols in Dalkey Church on 7th December at 1.30 p.m. The boys have been practicing for weeks and sound fantastic! Grandparents, brothers and sisters, family and friends are all welcome to attend.

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 20th 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. McDermott Rang 4
Ms. Healy 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 As we are focusing on Biodiversity as our theme for this year, Fourth Class, with help from our Green Schools committee, are soon going to be making a “bug hotel” to investigate the types of insect life there is around our school and to promote biodiversity on our school grounds. It should be a very interesting project!
Also look out for our recycled Christmas decoration display which will soon be on view in Roberts of Dalkey.

Sports News
GAA After school training has commenced on Wednesdays in Cuala, Hyde Road with Barry Burke. Well done to all the Fifth and Sixth Class boys who attend.
Swimming Fifth Class are currently swimming every Thursday in Castlepark swimming pool.
Basketball Harold Boys’ N.S. Basketball team played Scoil San Treasa on Friday 18th November. The first quarter saw Harold Boys’ N.S. race ahead but at the end of the third quarter the sides were level. Harold Boys’ N.S. showed great determination in the last quarter and won comfortably in the end 24-16. The boys have qualified for the Dublin Mini Basketball Finals in the National Basketball Arena on December 9th. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh!

Parking Parents are reminded of the following:
NO PARKING AT ANY TIME in the SET DOWN AREA
Neighbors 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 11/11/16 Caoimhín de Róiste
18/11/16 Séarlas Ó Néill
25/11/16 Maitiu Ó Broin
Rang 3 11/11/16 Éamann ó Raifeartaigh
18/11/16 Séarlas ó Ciónga
25/11/16 Dónall ó Maoileáin
Rang 4 11/11/16 Cillian Ó Néill Ó Díomáin
25/11/16 Conchúr Westbrook
Rang 5 11/11/16 Anraí Bréartún
18/11/16 Seamus Hoíreabard
25/11/16 Searlas ó Fionnalaigh
Rang 6 11/11/16 Maitiú Ó Míacháin
18/11/16 Fionn Ó Gréacháin
25/11/16 Tadhg Mac Sandair

Dates for your Diary
7th December Carol Service 1.30 p.m. Dalkey Church
20th December
Christmas Concert for Parents – Please note times:-
Rang 2 Ms. Molloy 9.15 a.m.
Rang 3 Ms. McDermott 10 a.m.
Rang 4 Ms. Healy 11 a.m.
Rang 5 Ms. O’Carroll 12 noon
Rang 6 Ms. Mossop 1.15 p.m.

22nd December Christmas Holidays – 12 noon
9th January School reopens – 8.50 a.m.

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