Sept 2014 Newsletter


Scoil Mhuire Lourdes

Tullow, Co.Carlow


School Phone: 059-9151875        

School Fax:     059-9152292

E-mail address:

28 August 2014


Dear Parents/Guardians,


On behalf of the Staff and Board of Management I welcome you to another school year.  We extend a special “céad mile failte” to the 26 new junior infants and two new girls in 3rd & 4th.


School Calendar.

The following is a list of holidays/breaks for the coming year:

  1. Halloween Break: School will finish at usual time on Friday, October 24th and re-open on Monday, 3rd November. (Standardised Holidays)
  2. Christmas Holidays: School will finish at 12 noon on Friday 19th Dec. and will reopen on Monday 5th January 2015. (Standardised Holidays)
  3. February Midterm: School will be closed on Thursday19th & Friday 20th February (Standardised Holidays).
  4. March: School will be closed on  Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th March
  5. Easter Holidays: Provisionally, school will finish at 12 noon on Friday, March 27th and reopen on Monday 13th April.  However, the Department of Education and Skills has decided that if school has to be closed due to bad weather at any stage before Easter holidays, the length of the holidays might be reduced by remaining open up to Wednesday April 1st.
  6. May: School will be closed on Monday May 4th(Public Holiday)
  7. June: School will be closed from Monday 1st June to Friday 5th June  (Public Holiday & School Holiday)
  1. School will close at 12 noon for Summer holidays on Friday June 26th 2015.



Proposed dates for swimming for the coming year:


5th class:     Sept. 10th – Oct. 22nd incl

4th class:     Nov. 5th – Dec. 17th incl

2nd class:    Jan.7th – Feb 25th incl

3rd class:     March 4th –25th, April 15th – 29th incl


Because another adult is needed, each day a parent/adult from the “swimming” class must accompany the class teacher to Mount Wolseley.  Please get in touch with Fiona to put your name on the rota for whatever day suits you.



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. O’Toole) – Tuesday
  2. Infants & 1st Class (Ms. Finnerty) – Tuesday
  3. Infants & 1st Class (Ms. Murphy) – Thursday

2nd class (Mrs. Cullen) –                                         Friday

3rd class (Mrs. Murphy) –                                       Wednesday

4th class (Ms. Dillon) –                                           Tuesday

5th class (Ms. Turtle) –                                           Wednesday

6th class (Mrs. Garahy) –                                        Thursday


Our school website is now up and running.  We have lots of photos and general school information.  Sincere thanks to Mrs. Cullen who has put in so much work on the website.  To access please go to


I hope that the coming school year will be a happy and fruitful one for all.


Signed:- Anne Kennelly



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