Welcome to our first e-newsletter, we will use this method in future in relation to all school activities and news.
SMALL CHANGE FRIDAY:
This Friday 26th January is small change Friday. We would be grateful for any small change you may have lying around at home. This will go towards our new Aistear Room where children learn through play.
THE HISTORY SQUAD NEEDS YOU:
The History Squad from Scoil na Mainistreach is made up of 6th Class pupils. They have enjoyed great success in recent years in the All Island Decade of Centenaries Essay Competition. They are trying to find out more about people from Celbridge who fought or worked as nurses during World War I. If you are from a family who have lived in Celbridge for many generations perhaps you have relatives who were in the British Army at that time. Over 200 Celbridge people enlisted for all sorts of reasons and we would like to tell their story. If you have any details, photos, documents or letters that you would be willing to share with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENROLMENT FOR 2018/2019:
For parents who wish to enrol their son for the school year starting September 2018, the open days are Wednesday February 7th & Thursday February 8th between 10 am and 1 pm here in the school. You will need to provide an original birth certificate, a current utility bill ( dated within the last three months), your son's PPS number and a baptismal cert (if your child has been baptised). We are waiting on final word from The Department of Education & Skills regarding co-educational, we will be in touch as soon as we get word.
The lotto is now €10,000. If you would like 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. Please ensure you complete the envelope with name, address and contact number. If you are not in, you can't win!
JEP - JUNIOR ENTREPENEUR PROGRAMME:
Our 6th Class pupils take part in the Junior Entrepeneur Programme each year. The JEP is a national programme which encourages young students to think about the business world by selling a product or providing a service within the school and the wider community. Each child in the class comes up with an idea first, these ideas are then voted down to four to six main ideas and these groups then present their ideas in a Dragon's Den scenario to local business people in order to identify the single idea that each class will get behind.
The following are the three winning groups:
Their slogan is Just Use Your HAMAgination!
The boys produce a range of product such as Framed Hama Designs, Customised Hama Keychains, Hama Cards for all occasions.
Products will be launched soon beginning with our range of Valentines day products.
Mothers Day Products will go on sale after Valentines Day and will be advertised on the school website and on Twitter.
We hope the Boys, the Parents and Teachers of Scoil Na Mainistreach will like our products. In the mean time if anyone has any enquiries regarding customised products please don't hesitate to contact us on our class email address which is email@example.com and we'll let our HAMAginations do the rest!
The yoyos will make great gift ideas or an inexpensive way to spend your pocket money. These will be on sale in the coming weeks. We will keep you updated on our progress.
We wish to thank all of our dragons who participated in the intense 'Dragon's Den' in order to choose these final three products. The dragons were Ciaran Kelly form Bikeworks, David O'Rourke from CJ Fallon, Eamonn Kilgallon from Haven Hire, Audrey Hughes from Lantz Stationery, William Hanley from Supervalu, Matt Black from Halo Café, Ciara Mooney from Freedom Travel, former Deputy Principal Cathi Fleming, current Deputy Principal Teresa Murray and Principal Matthew Heffernan.