School News 10-03-2016

Dear Parents,


Just getting to the end of a relatively short but extremely busy term!


Well done, first of all, to our Senior Orchestra for coming second in the prestigious Wesley College Interschools Music Feis. The children, their conductor, their teachers and their parents all did the school proud with their excellent performance and great suppport. 


Best of luck this evening to 6th Class who are taking part for the first time ever in the Terenure College Spring Drama Competition for Primary Schools with a play, “The Wolf Who Cried Boy”. The children wrote the play themselves and created all their own props, as well as learning their lines and adding sound effects. Brilliant work, and best of luck in the competition guys!


Our hurlers won both matches this week and it’s clear that this sport has taken off in a big way in our school. Thanks to Karen for all her organising and her encouragement of the children.


Big congratulations to Katy Donnelly for coming third in the national Chessossity final for chess puzzle-solving in Galway last Tuesday, and to Katy and her partner Andrew Whyte for winning the Chessossity Swap-Chess Championship.


Our two chess teams will be in action again on Saturday in the finals of the Leinster Schools Championships. Team A (Katy Donnelly, Andrew Whyte, Shane Reid and Samuel Roantree) have a realistic chance of a top-three placing in Division 1 and Team B (Hugh Nevin, Eithne Ogbata, Joseph Pepper and Ivo Fallon) are through to the quarter-finals of Diviision 2. The finals are being held in our school and start at 10:30 am.


Next week, we have our Proclamation Day (as has every national school in the country) on Tuesday. From 11:00 on we will have a play about the Rising, song-singing and a flag-raising ceremony. All parents welcome but we will have all the children in the hall so seating will be limited!!


As previously forewarned, we’re asking if the children can possibly dress up for Proclamation Day somewhat as they would have dressed for 100 years ago. Nothing elaborate – shirts, trousers, caps, boots, waistcoats, jackets, pinafores, aprons, bonnets are just some ideas. Also if you have any photos, books or artefacts from around that time (Junior Infants and Senior Infants have already brought in some really interesting things), we will display them on that day and then return them to you. 


If those photos, artefacts etc could possibly be sent in tomorrow or Monday it will give us a chance to mount them properly so everyone can see them. Thanks so much in advance.


Be, don’t forget we have a half-day on Wednesday. Some 6th Class children are making their Confirmation that day and 5th and 6th Classes will be singing at the service. However they should be back to the school by 12:00, when our Easter Holidays will start.


Kind Regards,




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

Tel: 01 4542679


Donore Avenue, Dublin 8

Phone: 01 4542679