Swimming: Lessons for the junior classes are now complete. Swimming for Junior Infants/Senior Infants/First Class will be offered again during April/May. Optional swimming for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th classes: Monday, 18th February, 2-3pm. Cost: €24 for four Mondays, includes one-way bus to Courtown. Please book and pay before the mid-term break. Hurling/Football coaching continues Wednesday mornings.Fire Safety: Second and third classes were captivated by Tony Kennedy’s recent talk. Tony works with the local fire service. He also distributed ‘Safety Team’ packs to the children. Quiz: Well done to the two teams who took part in the ‘Schools Quiz’ at the Amber Springs Hotel.A warm welcome to Leela, who joined Andrea’s class recently.
Drama and Bodhrán: next week both after-school classes will run on TUESDAY (as the school is closed on Thursday.)
Preparation for Gorey St. Patrick’s Day parade, Sunday 16th March: Last year the school had a super entry that was successful on several levels: it was a great piece of street theatre; the preparation got the whole school community, parents, relatives and friends involved; recycled materials were used; and, we won first prize in the group section.
This year the parade’s theme is ‘Festival Music’ and to kick-start the preparations for the school’s entry Music Workshops have been organised. Jennifer Byrne, a local musician, will work with the children over the next few weeks getting ‘back to basics’ with music. The music workshops are being funded in part by the PTA and donations. Extra funds will be needed for this school community project and we are currently looking at ways to meet this.