December 2022 / January 2023 Newsletter

Principal’s Desk

December 2022 / January 2023

Welcome to the New Year’s edition of our school newsletter. We hope you enjoy looking back on our fun-filled and productive December / January images and memories. Signs of Spring are all around us and we are looking forward to longer, brighter days and another great term in St. Pat’s.

Thank you to all staff, pupils and parents who contributed to raising €3,500 of funds which will go towards creating a Sensory Room for our school. There was great enthusiasm and hard work involved in organising our Christmas shows, carol singing, our mega raffle and a cake sale. These events were thoroughly enjoyed by one and all. It was our first Christmas show since 2019 and it was great to see the hall full again. We will be holding more events in the future to raise funds for our Sensory Room and appreciate any contributions, big or small.

We raised €150 for St Vincent de Paul through our non-uniform day on 20th December.

We encourage a love for reading amongst all our pupils in St. Pat’s. This term our pupils from Junior Infants to 3rd class will be taking part in a 6 week Literacy Lift Off programme designed to improve children’s literacy skills and to enhance their enjoyment and confidence in reading and writing. Pupils in senior classes will be enjoying new novels and will be taking part in a literacy programme called TSI later in the term.

Kind Regards,

Ríona Donoghue