Newsletter Sept. 2015 (2)

Scoil Mhuire Lourdes

Tullow, Co.Carlow


School Phone: 059-9151875        

School Fax:     059-9152292

E-mail address:

14 September 2015


Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are now starting our 3rd week back at school and the children are well settled in.  There are a couple of items I would like to bring to your attention.


Older children should now be encouraged to walk from the gate into the school yard without parent/guardian.  This will encourage your daughter to be confident and independent.  Parents/guardians who come into the yard please wait near St. Brigid’s.  Once the bell rings all parents will be expected to leave and children proceed to their line.  Please proceed via the ramp – not back down the steps.  As you can see this area is getting very congested with parents waiting, some pupils coming up the steps and classes trying to proceed into the building.  Doing what I ask will ensure a much smoother flow, so that pupils can proceed to class with interruption.


Collecting your child at 2p.m. and 3p.m.

There are quite a number of people who come to the school well ahead of 2p.m. and 3p.m. and bring toddlers/young children also.  Some of these young children wander round unsupervised.  I ask you to please keep your child with you at all times.  Running through the shrubbery/flowers is totally unacceptable as is climbing on the gate or railings.


Please do not come inside the building to collect your child even when the bell rings as this creates a health and safety issue.


St. Brigid’s

Doors in St. Brigid’s will be locked each day at 9.40a.m.  After that, any parent with any business for Junior/Senior Infants must first come to the main school and speak with Fiona.


Birthday Party Invitations

As a result of a few incidents where children got very upset in class because they didn’t receive a birthday invitation when others in the class did, we have decided not to allow the handing out of Birthday Invitations in the school.  From now on please ensure that invitations are not given while on the school premises.



The children are delighted to see Keelin back with us today.


Music Generation:

Music Generation starts for all classes this week.



Please note – P.E. uniform is for P.E. days only or as directed by class teacher.  The school uniform is to be worn on all other days.

The following are the days classes have P.E.

  1. Infants (Ms.Dillon) – Tuesday
  2. Infants (Ms. Turtle) – Thursday

1st Class (Mrs. Garahy) –               Thursday

2nd class (Ms. O’Toole) –               Friday

3rd class (Ms. Fitzgerald) – Friday

4th class (Mrs. Murphy) –               Thursday

5th class (Ms. Cullen) –                  Friday

6th class (Ms. Finnerty) –               Tuesday


Far East

The school is a promoter of ‘The Far East’ – the Columban Missionary Magazine.  If any of you or a neighbour would like to receive copies of the magazine please send in €10 to Fiona by Friday next, September 18th to cover the cost of the next 6 bi-monthly issues.



RAINBOWS is a free 12 week support programme, offered by Forward Steps Resource Centre in conjunction with Tullow School Completion Programme.

Commencing Tuesday 25th September 2015

Time: 3.30-4.00p.m.

The RAINBOWS programme is a self-support programme for children who have experienced a painful loss in their lives (e.g. Bereavement, Separation/Divorce).

For more information or to register please contact Jen Dawson on



Sacrament Dates

First Confession Thursday 10th March 2016.

Confirmation Saturday 23rd April 2016

First Communion Saturday 7th May 2016


1916 Celebrations

As part of the 1916 celebrations, the Government is presenting a hand made Tricolour (Irish Flag) to each primary school.  The presentation to Scoil Mhuire Lourdes will take place next Friday morning.  A member of the Defence Forces will speak to the children about the flag and there will be an opportunity for the pupils to ask questions.  The Tricolour and a copy of the proclamation will then be officially handed over to the school.

If any of the pupils’ ancestors were involved in 1916 please let us know so that they can be mentioned and remembered.


Would you like to become more involved in the school?

We would appreciate volunteers to come to help out with some activities in the classroom – assisting the teacher with reading, craft activities etc.  If you have some time to spare and are willing to help please give Fiona a ring.  When we have a group we will go through what’s involved.


Signed:- Anne Kennelly


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