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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

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