The Christmas Lights in Celbridge Village will be switched this Saturday 3rd December. There will be a party on in the grounds of St. Patrick's Church from 3.30pm and the lights will be switched on at 4.30pm. All welcome.
Ardclough Community Council is holding a concert: Ireland - Our Land, In song, verse & story. The concert is being performed by Ardclough Choir & guests and all proceeds will be for Ardclough Tidy Towns.
DATE: Thursday 1st December
VENUE: St. Anne's Church, Ardclough
Tickets: €5 Adult, €2 Child
To purchase tickets: Phone 085-7107931
Tickets available at the door also.
RE: Applications for First Year St. Vincent's Castleknock College 2018
The closing date for First Year 2018 applications for St. Vincent's Castleknock College is 31st December 2016. Postal Application Forms may be downloaded form the College website (www.castleknockcollege.ie) or are available from the Admissions Office at the college.
Application Forms for the Scholarship Scheme 2017 are available on the College website or from the college Admissions Office. The closing date for the Scholarship Application Forms for 2017 is 21st December 2016.
There was finally a winner of the lotto! Rose King decided to take the €10,000 off our hands. The numbers drawn were 7, 12, 19 and 22. A huge congratulations to Rose.
The next jackpot is starting off at €6000. If you wish to take part, choose 4 numbers between 1 and 28. The cost is €2 per line. Please do not put your child’s name on the envelope, as you need to be over 18 to play. We would ask parents to please support the Lotto.
Friday of music week saw Ireland's premier harmony group visit Scoil na mainistreach."4 in a bar" recently won the all Ireland barbershop competitions in Cork. This highly skilled Group of musicians shared their talent with us, they brought us the magic of Acapella singing and let us in on some of its secrets.
Wednesday and Thursday of music week saw percussion being well catered for with the arrival of David Days of Jabba Jabba Jembe. All classes from 2nd to 6th and most of the staff got their sleeves rolled up and availed of this dynamic percussion experience. The video below captures some of the highlights and once again the many happy faces of Music Week 2016
Scoil Na Mainistreach's music week was privileged to host "The Marmalade Sessions". This ensemble consists of diversely capable group of musicians performing a wide variety of of musical genres. Two of the musicians Luke McTiernan and Theodore Warfield are past pupils. Big thank you to band member Alison Campbell (mother of James in 5th class and Sean in Junior Infants) for introducing us to this superb group of musicians.
The National Parents Council (NPC) Kildare Branch is hosting an information session for Parents on Internet Safety. The overall objective of this session is to provide parents with information and skills so that they will be able to engage in their children's online lives. The admission is free and all parents of primary school are welcome.
DATE: 22nd November 2016
VENUE: The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
TIME: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
As part of Music Week in Scoil Na Mainistreach the school was privileged to be exposed to the exotic rhythms and sounds of Jazz. This experience was brought to us by Jay Mullally and his band Supernova Jazz Trio.
The trio are ultra professional and we were delighted that Jay who is father of Josh in Jnr Infants volunteered his services for Music Week. Jay also edited the clips we recorded of the session and put them together for us on Youtube! Have a look below, sit back, relax and enjoy!
The Boys, Parents, Staff & Friends of Scoil na Mainistreach are cordially invited to St. Raphael's Special School Students' Art Exhibition Fundraiser Evening. The evening will include Student Exhibition & Sale, Crafts & Gifts, Raffle Prizes, Make & Do, Face Painting and more. Fun for all the family!
All proceeds will help St. Raphael's School to buy a new school bus. All support is welcome.
DATE: Thursday 24th November
VENUE: Celbridge Manor Hotel
Music Week kicked off today with a music concert by various groups of pupils coming together to showcase their many musical talents. Check out the Youtube clips below for some of the highlights of the show. More clips will be added during the course of the week.
Parent Teacher meetings will take place the week of 21st November for Junior Infants - 6th Class. Mr. Maguire's 2nd Class (Mrs. Sugrue) Parent Teacher meetings will take place later on in the school year. The teachers will be sending home appointment forms in the next few days. if the time given to you does not suit, please let the teacher know as soon as possible and an alternative time will be arranged.
Music Week kicks off next week but the launch of this exciting new initiative in Scoil Na Mainistreach was held today and it certainly kicked off on the Right Note! The Garda Band arrived this morning and entertained all the boys for over an hour with some very familiar and popular tunes. To get a flavour of the entertainment enjoyed by the boys we have it all below on our youtube channel. Enjoy!
This year the community games are celebrating their Jubilee anniversary. Many events will have a jubilee theme. Here are some dates for your diary of local Community games events.
Table Quiz; this is a new event
U14 (children born before 31st July 2003 are over age) Team event, all
boys,all girls or mixed. 6 per team, 4 +2subs, all members must participate.
Date: 27th November, in Scoil NaMainistreach, starting at 2pm
Art and Handwriting- 22nd January 2017. More details closer to the date.
Swimming will be held on a Sunday in February. This is earlier than usual.
Athletics will be held, on a Monday in May, normally starting about 5pm.
Cross Country: U13 over 11 event. There is no local competition for this,
you go straight to county. A team will be selected to represent kildare at
nationals. It will be held in March, normally in the curragh.
Rules of all competitions can be found on the national HSE Community Games
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As you are aware “Music Week” will be taking place from 14th – 18th November. The boys are keenly looking forward to the wide variety of musical acts that will be visiting the school over the week.
In order to offset some of the costs involved in running this week, the boys in 5th class are hosting a cake sale this Thursday 10th November from 10 – 2. The boys will be accepting donations of cakes, buns etc between Tuesday and Thursday of this week. Parents are welcome to attend.
We thank you in advance for your support with this and look forward to a very successful Music week.
Music week committee.
There will be an In-Service Day on Wednesday 18th January 2017. The school will be closed on that day.
It's that time of year again... Your son would have received an order form this week for the 2016 Folens Christmas Annual. If you wish to order the Christmas Annuals, please complete the order form and return to the office with the fee before Wednesday 16th November.
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