June 2017 Parent Note

Dear Parents / Guardians,

As we approach the end of the 2016/ 17 school year a word of gratitude to all who have contributed to school life in many ways. We marked the end of the school year with a special Mass on June 22nd for all pupils and a most enjoyable Graduation Ceremony on that evening for our departing Rang 6.

The last few days saw the completion of our Sports Day on Tuesday for our infant classes and on Wednesday the senior classes had a fun-packed and energetic day in the Killannin  Community Centre and Pitch.

On Thursday our Parent’s Association  presented a special Thank You Gift to Ms. Kay Synott to recognise her long standing and continuing involvement with our School Garden in St. Annin’s N.S.

Today we welcomed past pupil and current Galway Senior Football manager Kevin Walsh to the school to present our winning Cumann na mBunsol, Niall Kinnevey & Gillian Lydon Cup, and Connemara Cup medals to our Gaelic Football teams who enjoyed great success on the pitches and recorded an impressive ‘treble’ in recent weeks.

Kevin imparted some gems of wisdom to the captive and attentive audience and we wish his Galway Senior Football charges all the best in the Connacht Final v. Roscommon on July 9th.

We also recognised the Cross Country Running and Soccer talent of Hannah Clarke (Rang 5) and Tiernan Howe (Rang 5) for his achievement in the Easons Spelling Bee school competition.

The Gillian Lydon Award which marks the best overall contribution to school life from within Rang 6 was awarded to Kento O’Connor, a popular and deserving winner who has been a leading light in St. Annin’s N.S. in terms of his contribution to school life in the classroom, at all sports and above all his cheerful and pleasant disposition and impeccable manners. Maith Thú Kento.

Please see photos of these events on the Facebook page.

The school reports, calendar and booklists have been posted to all families in the past week. The school book lists are also available online.

The following are the Mainstream Classroom Teacher and Special Education Teacher allocations for the new school year.

Junior Infants: Ms. Rushe and Ms. Ryan (two classes).

Senior Infants: Ms.Faherty.

Rang 1: Ms. Madden.

Rang 2: Ms. Conway / Ms. Cotter.

Rang 3: Ms. Costelloe.

Rang 4: Mr. O’Driscoll.

Rang 5: Ms. Greene.

Rang 6: Iníon de Staic.

Special Education Teachers: Ms. Conneely (Deputy Principal), Ms. Wrafter/Ms. Moran, Ms. Phillips and Iníon Ní Dhufaí.

The composition of the new  Junior Infant Classes is displayed in the school office.

Ahead of the school Summer closure today Friday at 12 noon, kindly note the following arrangements for the Summer period.

The School Office will remain open until Friday July 7th at 2.30pm and will reopen on Monday August 28th 2017.

Email and telephone messages will be checked periodically during the holiday period.

Extra Junior Infant or other enrolment enquiries will be dealt with at the earliest opportunity. As you know we will have two Junior Infant Classes again this year and we are happy to accept further enrolments from families in the area over the Summer period.

The School Fundraising Committee are hosting a major School Fundraiser event on Sunday September 10th 2017 in the Community Centre. Please save the date! More details to follow.

Please keep an eye on the School Website and Facebook page for further details on the above and other matters.

I wish you all a pleasant, restful  and safe Summer vacation and I look forward to seeing you on August 31st D.V.

Le dea mhéin,

Marc Ó Síocháin.