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Friday January 29th saw the 5th classes take part in a St Brigid’s Cross Making Workshop in the County Library. As well as learning how to make the traditional crosses, the children were entertained by the stories of St Brigid and her many miracles. At the end of the thoroughly enjoyable workshop the children were allowed to take home a piece of St Brigid’s cloak. Both classes had a great time and learned a huge amount. Thanks so much to the ladies who helped us!
On Friday December 18th, St Patrick’s Cathedral was the venue for our Christmas Carol Service. The tale of the Nativity was told through story and songs. The school choir and instrumentalists, under the joint stewardship of Ms Coggans and Ms Quigley, were magnificent and the readers told the story of the Nativity in a reverent and respectful manner. All students, and parents alike, joined in the singing of the traditional carols, along with our school chaplain, Fr. Brian Slater. Thanks to everyone who attended, participated or helped out in any way. We hope you all have a pleasant and peaceful Christmas and we’ll see everyone back safe and sound on Wednesday January 6th.
Nollaig faoi mhaise daoibh go léir.
The choir have been very busy in the run up to Christmas. On Friday the 27th of November we were asked to sing at the opening of Dundalk Santa Run. The children sang beautifully and were rewarded with hot chocolate and mince pies for their efforts. We will be carol singing in the Marshes next Wednesday after school and also at our school’s Christmas Carol Service. In February we will be off to Belfast for the Peace Proms. A big thank you to the children for giving up their time after school every Tuesday, the hard work is paying off!!
Recently we had a visit from Brian Gartland (player), Liam Burns (Under 17 Manager and School Development Officer) and Anthony Bravender (Dundalk Media Officer) with the FAI Cup and the SSE Airtricity League Trophy. Congratulations to the team and management on such a wonderful achievement and thanks for visiting our school!
Best of luck to Dundalk FC in the FAI Cup Final on Sunday in the Aviva Stadium. The team have achieved so much this year and hope to achieve greatness by winning the double. Stephen Kenny was in our school 18 months ago and since then he has managed Dundalk FC to two league titles, the EA Sports Cup, the President’s Cup and the Leinster Senior Cup. The FAI Cup would complete the set! Best of luck from all at CBS Primary!
Friday 25th September
In association with Dundalk Youth Centre and the Youth Arts festival, some members of 6th class met after school in St. Helena’s park for a guerrilla gardening/art workshop. They were shown photos of gardening art and then using foraged natural materials (such as shells, stones, petals, leaves and thistles) they decorated the base of trees in various symmetrical patterns. After this, they planted some bulbs and then created seed bombs from a mixture of wildflower seeds, compost and clay. These seed bombs were launched and thrown along the ground where wildflowers will hopefully grow in spring time!
We marked the launch of our Health Promoting Schools 2015/16 by taking a walk around our local area. The whole school enjoyed taking in the sun’s rays and it gave us the perfect opportunity to take in the beauty of nature close to our school. This is just one of a number of exciting initiatives planned for this year!
We’re back in the swing of things at the CBS following a busy summer! Welcome back to all our students and parents, especially those who are joining us for the first time.
All parents should have received their Newsletter and School Calendar, if not please call in to the school to collect a copy. We would remind parents that the school will remained closed to pupils until 8.50am each morning for the duration of the building works we thank you for your co-operation so far. The year ahead may be quite disruptive with regards to issues concerning the renovations and we ask for your patience with such.
There were a few changes over the holidays, one of which saw one of our teachers get married- congratulations Ms Mc Nulty! – and two of our colleagues depart. We wish Ms O’Grady well on her new adventure and hope to see her soon, while we also extend our best wishes to Mr Kelly who has left after 5 years at the school. We welcome into the school community Ms Quigley, Ms Shaw Mr Jones and Mr Casey. There were big changes outside the classroom too as we saw building works commence on our new extension and the chairperson of our Board of Management, Fr Garrett, left us to become Parish Priest in Loughall Co Armagh. We look forward to working with our new chairperson Fr Desmond Brannigan.
We hope the next school year will be as fun filled and enjoyable as usual for our pupils. Thank you for your continued support and we are very much looking forward to the progress our building project.