Monday, 12th January: Optionalswimming lessons for Imelda and Chloe’s classes (for 5 Mondays.)Wednesday, 14thJanuary: Hurling/Football coaching with John Owley and Michael Kinsella (for 6 Wednesdays, weatherpermitting.)Tuesday, 20th January:In-servicemeeting for teachers.Classes finish at 12.30.Infants can be collected at 12.15.Friday, 30th January:Schools Quiz, Amber Springs Hotel, 7.15pm.The school will enter two teams in the event (under 11s & under 13s.)Wednesday, 11th February: In-service meeting for teachers.Classes finish at 12.30.Infants can be collected at 12.15. Monday, 16th February: Optionalswimming lessons for Fergus and Jacinta’s classes (for 5 Mondays.)Thursday, 19th and Friday, 20thFebruary:School Closed for mid-term break. (Classes finish at the usual times on Wed., 18th February: 1.30 & 2.30pm.)Tuesday, 24th February: Trip to theNational Concert Hall for Grace and Jacinta’s classes.Early/mid March: Seachtain na Gaeilge.Wednesday, 11th March: StaffMeeting.Classes finish at 12.30.Infants can be collected at 12.15.Tuesday, 17th March: Public Holiday, school closed.Thursday, 2nd April: ‘Singfest’ concert in Wexford Opera House (date and details to be confirmed.)Friday, 3rd April:End of Term.School closes at 12.30pm.School reopens at 8.50am Monday, 20th April.
PTAAfter-School Activities: Optional Yoga (1.30-2.30pm, for Junior & Senior Infants) and Guitar lessons (2.30-3.30pm, for 1st-6th classes.)Thursday, 22nd January for 8Thursdays.Cost: Yoga €56; Guitar €56.Enrolment (incl. payment) takes place this Wednesday, 14th January: 8.30-9.00am.Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.Please note that, for PTAAfter-School Activities, each child’s parent or guardian must take a turn at supervision.PTA Fundraisers:Many thanks to everyone forsupporting the recent PTA fundraisers, (sponsored walk, cake sale and school calendar.)Please note that money for playground markings has been set aside for themoment – as the builders are due to return to the school in the near future, and could damage the paintwork.Automatic External Defibrillator (AED): Gorey’s ‘Heart Safe’ group recentlyinstalled an AED at the school.The Board of Managementcontributed €500 towards the cost of this life-savingequipment.On Wednesday evening a first group ofteachers and special needs assistants will begin training in its use.Building (Phase 2)A decision by Wexford CountyCouncil on the planning application for the second/final phase of building works at Gorey Educate Together is due by January 21st.The tendering process also comes to a close in the next week.All going well, finalised plans for the new buildings will be put on display in the school by early February.School Calendar: with photos from all the classrooms.€3 each.Available from the office.School Council: Following-on frompositive experiences of the Green Schools committees and of whole-schoolresponsibilities (school broadcasters, milk organisers, playground minders,gardeners, art curators, lunchtimereceptionists, etc.) some of the children are nowconsidering becoming ‘school councillors.’The school council will be asked to gather opinions and makedecisions on a number of practical school matters.Parental involvement needed: please ask your child to pass on your name to the principal.(Morning meetings will take place once per month.)Young Scientists:Keep an eye on our noticeboards and the local newspapers for photos of our 5th and 6th classes at the RDS, along with their project work.Community notice:See noticeboard for details of forthcoming draughts competitions (Community Games.)