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12 02, 2018

1st and 3rd Class Parents

By | 2018-02-12T13:49:24+00:00 February 12th, 2018|School News|0 Comments

As you may already be aware, this year’s 2nd class pupils will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday 12th of May.  As per previous years, tea and cakes will be served to the families of the First Holy Communion pupils after mass at the school.  Traditionally, this social gathering is hosted by the parents of the 1st class pupils from each of the local schools, with the help of 3rd class parents.

Parents are requested to provide baking and sandwiches, to be delivered to school the morning of First Holy Communion.  As well as helping out on the day of the Communion, to lay out all the food and to serve coffee and tea, help is also required on the Friday evening (11th of May) to set up the tables, etc.

From past experience we find that this event runs most efficiently if there is a dedicated representative from 1st and/or 3rd class who can co-ordinate everything with the 1st and 3rd class parents.  The person best suited for this role would be somebody who has been involved in a Communion in the past.  If you are interested in helping to co-ordinate this year’s event please contact a Cairdeas committee member or reach out through the class group text facility.

As always, Cairdeas committee members will be available to provide help and advice on how best to ensure that the event is as successful as in previous years. 

Please add this important date to your diaries.


20 01, 2018

VEX Robotics Twitter

By | 2018-02-03T11:20:22+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Class of 2018, Class of 2019, School News, VEX Robotics|0 Comments

A selection of tweets on the recent Dell VEX Robotics Competition at CIT.  Our award is announced approximately 8 minutes 20 seconds into the video on the first tweet.

5 12, 2017

Cairdeas Meeting Notes

By | 2017-12-05T13:16:31+00:00 December 5th, 2017|School News|0 Comments

Wednesday 29th November 2017 @ 8pm

It was great to see so many parents at our meeting.

  • Halloween Walk:  It was successful, safe and enjoyable.  Thank you for all the baking and help on the day.
  • Shoebox Appeal: 102 boxes were donated.  We are very proud of our school’s support.
  • Burke Interiors Fundraiser:  Many thanks to Sandra Burke and her family for a most enjoyable evening!
  • Book Fair:  Great support from our pupils and parents – a very successful event!
  • Calendars:  This will be available soon for every family that wishes to purchase one.
  • Christmas Jumper Day:  This is to be held on the last day of term.  A donation for the Hope Foundation will be requested from each family.
  • School Christmas Party:  Santa will visit as usual on the last day of term and the children will receive party bags.
  • Christmas Variety Show:  20th of December at the school.  The show will be split into two sessions.  Click HERE for more details.
  • Staff Christmas Presents:  Cairdeas will make a donation to the staff night out in lieu of parents giving presents to staff.
  • National Parents Council:  Cairdeas will contact the Council to arrange a facilitated information meeting for parents to be held in the school after Christmas.
  • Polytunnel:  The possibility of making/purchasing work benches for the polytunnel will be investigated.
  • Other:  Concerns were raised re the sweet treats given to pupils as rewards.  Ms O’Shea will request that staff lessen the number of sweet treats given to pupils as rewards.

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2 12, 2017

Manners Month

By | 2018-02-06T22:22:31+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Photos|0 Comments

We marked Manners Month in November with a slogan competition to promote great manners.  Here are some of our winners.  Congratulations to Senior Infants who received the homework off token for having fantastic manners last week!  Congratulations also to recipients of the book fair vouchers!