19-06-2017 Friday concert

Dear Parents,

As you all know, we are having our end-of-year concert on Friday of this week, June 23rd. It will take place at 6 pm in the Donore Avenue Community Centre.

Please have your children at the school at 5:45 pm. to get ready. Each class will be walked down by their teachers when it’s their time to perform. At the end of the concert they can be collected from the school.

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18-06-2017 PA: School Concert – Volunteers!

As you know the school concert is this coming Friday – 23rd June – in the Donore Community centre. Exact running times will be confirmed this week. The Parents Association will be providing refreshments in the school afterwards.

We need a good few volunteers to help with the following:

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15-06-2017 draft new enrolment policy

Dear Parents,

The Board of Management has spent a significant amount of time this year looking at our enrolment policy with a view to updating it and making sure it aligns with our vision for the school.

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08-06-2017 The New Principal

Dear Parents and Children,

I’m sure you’ll all be delighted with the news that Karen Jordan is to be appointed the new principal of St Catherine’s. I have every faith that Karen will do a wonderful job and bring the school to even greater heights.

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08-06-2017 Sports Day

Hello everyone,

The weather forecast for tomorrow looks ok. So we are going to attempt Sports Day tomorrow – again, provided you don’t get a cancellation text from me!

Kind Regards,


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The Grand Canal

One of my favourite topics to teach – The Grand Canal. During the month of May we walked along the canal, we watched a documentary on TV about the Royal Canal, we studied bridges, we learned about pollution, we built bridges and we played and learned all about the creatures that live along the canal. …

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Canal Walk

At the beginning of May we started studying and learning about the Grand Canal.  We went on a walk and saw a moorhen’s nest with chicks, swans, the lock at Portabello, lots of dirty rubbish, ducks, reeds and lilypads. We created our own outdoor classroom, where we had our lunch and then did some work! …

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Barge Trip – 7th June 2017

Today we went on a very exciting trip.  We sailed on a barge through Lock C4 at Mespil Road. The lock keepers opened the lock for us, we sailed down through the lock and then back up through it. Short but sweet and really exciting. Have a look at some of the captains on board!!!

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Donore Avenue, Dublin 8

Phone: 01 4542679

E-mail: secretary@stcatherinesns.net