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Newsletter October 2017

NEWSLETTER – October 2017

Cake Sale: Harold Boys’ N.S. Annual Cake Sale will take place in the school Hall on Saturday the 21st October from 10am -1pm. A Scary Cake Competition will be held in the school the day before. This is a major fundraiser for the school, so donations of raffle prizes will be gratefully accepted closer to the date. More information will be sent home in the boys’ schoolbags in early October

DES Inspection On September 15th Edel Corcoran (our new Inspector from the Dept. of Education & Skills) spent the day in Harold Boys’ N.S. for an “Incidental Inspection”. She was very impressed with the standard of English & Maths in the school. However, what really stood out, she said, was the Gaeilge being spoken in the school. She thought the boys were extremely “competent & confident” at Gaeilge. Maith Sibh a bhuachaillí!

The Parents’ Association AGM was held on 18th September. The following parents are on the committee: 2nd class Kathy o Keefe, Patricia Duignan 3rd class Sharon Goff, Jennifer Meehan 4th class Tara Peterman, Louise Pantony 5th class Tracey Mc Grane, Elena Mihalec 6th class Susannagh Grogan, Matt o Hanlon Chair : Sheena Lambert Co chair : Orlagh Webb Treasurer : Kevin Quinn

Lunches Please do not give your son pesto for lunch. Kindly remind boys not to share their lunch with other pupils.
Goal Jersey Day is being organised this year by Ciaran Fitzgerald
& Jude Webb. Please support GOAL by wearing a jersey on 13th October.

Green School Our Green Schools Committee for 2017-18 has been decided! Sitting on the committee this year will be Adam Byrne and Matthew Gibbons (2nd class) Adam McCormick and Andrew Meehan (3rd class) Andre Fontes and Darragh Walsh (4th class) Milan Vadell-Bourke and Mauro Fouz Serrano (5th class) Gabriel Murphy, Ciarán Fitzgerald and Rory O’Mahony (6th class) David Prior (Parents Rep)
Marvin Bautista, Ms Buckley, Ms O’Neill, Mr Smith (Staff reps).
One of the first tasks we have undertaken this year is participating in the Dalkey Creates Wheelbarrow Gardens project. Our colourful wheelbarrows can currently be seen in our school garden but will be moved to Dalkey Church Garden on Friday 20th October as part of the Dalkey Creates Festival.
We have also launched a new blog at http://hbnsgreenschools.weebly.com/ to keep everyone updated on our Green Schools news. Be sure to check it out to see plenty of pictures of our Green Schools committee in action and to see what Green Schools activities are happening in our school as part of our efforts to get the Biodiversity Green Flag this year.

Online Payment We are most grateful to parents who have chosen to pay online & would encourage all parents to do so. Please email Ms Weafer if you would like to organise this.

Family Mass The choir/Drama group are looking for boys to participate in the 10am Sunday family Mass. Practice time is Thursday 6.15-7.30. If interested, please contact Audrey 0868292781

Sports News Fifth and Sixth class are currently representing our school in the Autumn Senior Football League in Thomastown. Fourth class have begun their swimming lessons in Castlepark swimming pool.

Uniform Items – Recycled Earlier this year we began a new initiative to recycle school uniform items. Students and parents donated outgrown or unused school clothes, which were in good condition. We then had a sale at the end of term and were thrilled to see a good response and interest so we will continue for the coming academic year. The project is run by parents and all proceeds will go towards school funds.
To Donate: Drop your good quality uniform items into the school. We would appreciate pieces of clothing that are still in good condition. The items will then be sorted, sized, priced, and resold from our school rail. Items range from €1 to €6.
To Purchase: We intend to open our ‘shop’ several times over the year. Last year we wheeled our offering outside but we can see what weather permits. Next dates for Uniform Sale 26th and 27th October. If you need an immediate item due to loss or damage contact Sharon (086 8588830) or Niamh (085 7664989) for help.

Gaeilgeoir Na Seachtaine

Rang 2 Maitiu Mac Giobúin
Dáire Kral
Eoghan Ó Ceallaigh

Rang 3 Oisín Ó hÍfearnáin
Caoimhín de Róiste
Séamus Ó Caiside

Rang 4 Dáire Breatnach
Séamas Ó Seasnáin
Andre Fontes

Rang 5 Dónall de Faoite
Conchúr ó Bruadair
Diarmuid de Paor

Rang 6 Ciarán Mac Gearailt
Deaglán Mac Seoin

Dates for your Diary
13th October GOAL Jersey Day
21st 22nd October Dalkey Creates Workshops
21st October Cake Sale – Harold Boys’ N.S. School Hall 10 am – 1 pm
27th October 2.30 p.m. to 6th November 8.50 a.m. Mid-term
13th November
14th November Parent/Teacher meetings – School closes 2.15 p.m.
Parent/Teacher meetings – school closes 2.30 p.m.

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