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Newsletter June 2017

Newsletter – June 2017

Voluntary Contributions – We are hugely dependent on this contribution. Again, thanks to all who have paid recently. Contributions are welcome at any time.

Discover Primary Science & Maths – We are delighted to announce that Harold Boys’ National School has been awarded the Plaque of Science & Maths Excellence for the 11th year running. A huge congratulations to all of our pupils, and to our fantastic school Science team. Thank you to all who helped to make our project this year such a success.

Congratulations to Rang 2 who made their First Communion on 13th May. Well done to the choir for their fantastic singing. Special thanks to Ms. Hanmore for her work with the choir. Thanks also to the Parents’ Association for the splendid catering. A special word of gratitude to the parents of Rang 3 for helping out and especially to Sara Kelly for coordinating events. We enjoyed our Annual Choir Picnic on Killiney Hill on May 19th. Thanks again to the Parents’ Association for providing the goodies!

Green School
We have had a busy month of Green Schools activities! Firstly we had a tremendous achievement in finishing third overall in the Tidy Schools Awards for the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area and would like to thank the students, staff and everyone in our school community involved for their efforts in keeping our school so neat and tidy with special thanks to our caretaker, Marvin Bautista, for the fantastic work he does.
Our school featured in a segment on RTE News2Day for our Tidy Schools work and also our involvement in the Dalkey Gum Litter Parade. We marched with Castle Park School, Loreto Primary School and St Patrick’s National School to raise awareness about the problems that throwing chewing gum on the ground causes. Our boys produced some fantastic posters and slogans to highlight this issue and we finished the parade with a ‘Bin It’ throwing game at our school. Everybody enjoyed the day and it was great to collaborate with other schools in our area to highlight such an important issue. Thanks to Dean Eaton from DLR County Council for coordinating the parade and to Dalkey Tidy Towns and the local Gardaí for their help.
May 15th – 19th was Walk to School Week where students from our school made a huge effort to walk or park n’ stride to school. Our Green Schools committee surveyed classes during this week and will display the results on our Green Schools board. Well done to all who made a special effort that week.

Online Payments – We would encourage all parents to pay online. Simply email info@haroldboysdalkey.ie to activate payment. You can then use this to pay for your son’s journal, photocopying, Art etc. before he returns to school in August and when making payments throughout the year.

Soccerthon 2017 – This is the biggest (& last) fundraiser of the year. The Parents’ Association greatly appreciate your support. Please return all monies by Friday 23rd June.

Sports News – Santry Athletics: Well done to our Santry Athletics team who represented the school so well on Thursday 25th May. Congratulations to Sam Greaney & Daniel Doyle who made it through to their sprint finals.

The Séan Ó Gorman Plaque is ours once again! Congratulations to the 5th & 6th class team who won both of their matches against The Harold School, Glasthule. Well done also to the captains Cian Rainsford, Tim Saunders, Adam Greaney & Cormac Egan who did an excellent job.

Swimming: On May 28th the school swimming team took part in the Leinster Schools Swimming Gala. Andre Fontes, Colm Heylin, Ben Kelly, Gavin Pantony and Sebastian Snyman represented Harold Boys’ NS in up to four individual events each, and two relays between them in the under 9 and under 10 age categories. The boys won gold in the boys under 10 (4 x 50 Freestyle relay) (Ben, Colm, Sebastian & Gavin), and silver in the boys under 10 (4 x 50 Medley relay) (Ben, Andre, Colm & Gavin). In the individual events, Ben won silver in the under 9, 25m backstroke. Well done to all!

Gaelgeoir na Seachtaine

Rang 2 Riobeard Mac Cionnaith
Séarlas Ó Néill
Seán-Criostóir Mac Craith
Dónall Ó Nuanáin
Rang 3 Padraig Mac Uidhir
Kyle Ó Gabhlaín
Néill Ó Riain
Garbhán Laimbeart
Rang 4 Luca Rizzi
Alex Milalec
Tomás Ó hÓgáin
Rang 5 Ciarán Mac Gearailt
Jude Webb
Milo O Coinn
Gaibrial O Murchú
Rang 6 Will Laimbeart
Fionn Ó Gréacháin
Cian Rainsford
Liam Ó Maidín – Santos

Dates for Your Diary

June 2nd Sports Day – 9.30 a.m. Cuala
June 5th School closed. Bank Holiday
June 12th Meeting for New Parents 7.30 pm
June 14th Graduation Mass: 7.30 p.m. – Rang 6 Dalkey Church
June 27th Summer Holidays. School closes at 12 noon.

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