Féile Ealaíne

Féile Ealaíne 2024 (Art Week) will occur from June 17th to June 21st. There will be activities for all different classes. For example, the 6th Class will participate in drama, painting, STEAM, Zumba, drumming, and Scratch programming. Féile Ealaíne aims to promote learning, sports, and music.

Eason Spelling Bee

Well done to our All Ireland finalist Benas. Benas won the county final in Tuam on the 9th of April. He then went on to win the Connaught / Ulster competition on the 21st May in Sligo. He will be competing for the title of “King Bee” and the chance to win a school library to the value of €7,500 in the All Ireland Final in the Helix in Dublin on the 6th June. We are so proud of his achievement. Well done Benas!

Some of the words Benas might encounter are: Flammiferous, Equipollent, Malapropism, Phenomenon

First Holy Communion Party

Congratulations to all of the Second Class children who made their First Holy Communion this year. 

The Parents Association, along with the 3rd class parents, were honoured to be involved in the party in the Halla Mór afterwards for the children and their families. This party gives the opportunity for families to connect with the school community, and the children to spend time with their friends before their family celebrations commence.  

The Parents’ Association would like to thank all of the 3rd class parents who volunteered to bake food, decorate the hall and serve tea and coffee to the communion party guests. This party could not happen without the support you kindly offered. 

A special thank you goes to Centra, in particular Eleanor Kyne, who kindly donated the contents of the party bags for the communion and choir children. The generosity of this donation was greatly appreciated. 

Scoil Mhuire is lucky to have two very talented teachers who own the Balloon Boutique. Sandra & Nora Ni Dhonnacha’s beautiful balloon centrepieces were the highlight of the decor in the Halla Mor. They also donated the lovely balloon display at the entrance. I have included their details below for anyone who has an upcoming event. 

And of course, none of this would have been possible without the hard  work of the Communion Party Committee: Audrey Trigg, Arlene Cooke, Sinead Valla & Elaine Newell. 

Thank you

Balloon Boutique 

Instagram: @balloonboutiquegalway

Email: balloonboutiquegalway1@gmail.com

Confirmation Photo 6th Class April 2024

If you wish to order the Confirmation Group Photograph please put €13 into an envelope.

Then drop it into the school office marked for the attention of Shayna Devaney – by Tuesday 28th May

Also please add to the envelope the child’s name and teacher.

This will be presented as a mounted 10×8″ print

6th Class Jumpers

The 6th Class jumpers have been given out and are looking lovely. Here is one of our pupils modelling them.

6th Class School Tour 2024

Mr Flathery’s and Ms Ellilffe’s 6th Class recently went on a school tour to Lilliput Adventure Centre in County Westmeath. They went bog diving, Rock climbing and Orienteering. Here are some photos from their lovely day out.

Keeping Childhood Smartphone Free

The parents association are currently working to devise a smartphone agreement whereby parents choose to sign a form stating that they would not allow their children to own a smartphone while in primary school. A survey has been sent out to all parents to gauge interest in this measure,if you haven’t done so, please complete the survey by clicking on this link.

The parents association are following guidelines as detailed in the Department of Education document “Keeping Childhood Smartphone Free”, click on the link to read this document. Keeping Childhood Smartphone Free

Webwise.ie is a great source of information and support for parents to ensure children make the most of their time online. Click here to access the website.