18-10-2016 School News

Dear Parents,


We can’t believe it’s nearly mid-term already!


On Friday, October 28th, we will have an optional “Green” Dress-Up Day. The outfits should be made of recycled materials as much as possible. They do not have to be “Hallowe’en” themed, so children whose families do not celebrate Hallowe’en should feel able to take part if they wish. 


However, if your child’s costume is “Hallowe’eny”, please ensure that it is not likely to scarify younger children. Last year we had some over-realistic and over-enthusiastic blood and gore and some children did get genuinely frightened. Also costumes should not be based on over-age movies and / or games.


There will be prizes for the most creative costumes so get the imagination caps on! The Green Committee will give you more details soon.


Congratulations to Ely, Vivian, Jools, Adam J, Cameron, Willa, Roxane, Scarlett, Rosa, Stella, Alex, Lily, Lucy and Coco who will be representing the school at the community talent show on Friday evening, November 11th. The parents of those children should return their consent forms to me as soon as possible and I will see that Fr Cormac gets them. Each child is entitled to two complimentary tickets to bring guests to the show, otherwise queue up at the door on the night!


The Parents’ Association, which does such great work for the school, is having its AGM this Thursday evening in the school. Please do come along and see what you can do to help out. Some of you may be interested in serving on the committee (very welcome!), others may be happy to help out with a particular event or in a particular capacity. Or you may have a great idea to share…so do come on Thursday if you possibly can.


We finally seem to be winning the war against headlice. I’m sorry but it really is a matter of eternal vigilance and quickness to attack at the first sign of trouble. Please keep it up – I haven’t had any new reports in the last few days (touching wood furiously!).


Thanks again to those who have applied for garda vetting. There have been a lot of news stories recently about this topic so you’ll be aware we are not the only school in the country to be left waiting! We are getting a few parents’ certificates back each week but it is painfully slow. Anyone who hasn’t applied…now’s your chance.


Finally, a date for your diary – of interest to parents of 1st Class and upwards. We will be having our first orchestra concert on Friday, November 25th in the Church of St Catherine and St James at 6 pm. It was a lovely occasion last year and I’m sure it will be even better this year!


Kind Regards,


April Cronin.


St. Catherine’s National School, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8

Tel: 01 4542679




Donore Avenue, Dublin 8

Phone: 01 4542679

E-mail: secretary@stcatherinesns.net