Sports Day – Wednesday, May 25th

Dear Parents,


Our School Sports Day, weather permitting, will take place next Wednesday, May 25th, in Kevin’s Hurling Club, Dolphin’s Barn.

If it is raining that morning, bring the children to school as normal and you will be advised of an alternative date.


Assuming Sports Day goes ahead:


If at all possible, please bring your children directly to the Sports Grounds. Two teachers will be there from 9:00 on, and the races will start at 9:30. So bring them any time between 9:00 and 9:25. If you cannot do this, bring your child to school as usual, and they can walk up with the other teachers and staff. It’s just a bit of a hike especially for younger children, so if you could bring them, or arrange for someone else to do so, that would be great.


The children will not need schoolbags that day, but they will need:


  • A good lunch – one small treat allowed. No giant bags of sweets!
  • Sunscreen – they will be out in the sun all morning.
  • Raingear – weather could be changeable.
  • A potato and spoon – dessert spoon or tablespoon, not a teaspoon!
  • For all children from 1st Class up, something to tie legs for the three-legged race.


Parents and friends are most welcome to come along and watch but please…No dogs! Also be mindful if taking photographs that other parents may not wish their children to be photographed, and especially not if it will be shared on any forum. These are the times we live in!

Infants can go home with parents straight after their last race, which will be the house-teams relay race. It’s hard to know, but we hope that will be at around 12:00.


There will then be two more races for the older children (the three-legged and the long-distance).


Children can then go home with their parents (probably around 1 pm). Children who are not collected once the Sports Day is over will be brought back to school and can be collected at the normal time. If older children bring in a note to say they may make their own way home after Sports Day, they will be allowed to do so, otherwise they will have to come back to school, where they will be supervised until the normal going-home time.


Hope you all have a lovely day next Wednesday.



Kind Regards,


April Cronin.


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

Tel: 01 4542679


Donore Avenue, Dublin 8

Phone: 01 4542679