Express your interest in Patronage of new secondary school in Swords

Dear Parents / Guardians,

The Department of Education and Skills is seeking to appoint a patron for a new 2nd level school for Swords. Parental demand is a key consideration for the department in selecting a patron.

At present two management organisations have expressed a desire to be appointed as patron of the new school – namely the Education and Training Board (patrons of Community Schools such as Fingal and St Finian’s Community College) and Educate Together (patrons of primary and secondary Educate Together schools).

You can submit an expression of interest form online. Please be aware that this is not an enrolment form and registering an expression of interest in NOT a guarantee of a place in the school for your child.

If you would like the Education and Training Board to be the patron or management body of the new school please click here to fill out the expression of interest form.

If you would like the Educate Together organisation to be the patron or management body of the new school please click here to fill out the expression of interest form.

Please use your parent power to determine the future of education in the Swords area.

Summer Stars Reading Programme

The Summer Stars reading programme is running in public libraries throughout the country this summer. Summer Stars is a free programme, open to all children.

Each child who registers for the programme at their local library joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer. Children will receive their own Summer Stars Reading Card to record their progress and the Summer Stars Reward Stamp will be added to their card at the library for each book read. Fun rewards will be provided along the way. At the end of the programme, all children who have participated will be invited to attend an awards event.

The Summer Stars webpages at www.librariesireland.ie include lots of great activities, games, Talking Ebooks, stories, reading tips, book suggestions by age group and humorous interviews with children’s authors and other celebrities.

Exciting events for children will also be held in public libraries during the summer. Check out your local library service or local library website for further information on local activities and events.

Transition from Primary to Post Primary Talk

Further to a recent parent survey on talks you would like held, a Transition from Primary to Post Primary talk has been arranged for Wednesday May 18th at 7.30pm in the school hall. This talk is primarily aimed at parents whose children are in 5th and 6th classes but everyone is welcome.

This talk will deal with:

  • choosing a school for your child
  • preparing your child for post primary school
  • subject choice
  • home school communication
  • people you meet in post primary school
  • parent/teacher meetings

Hope to see many of you there!

Free Violin Lessons for Parents!

Our music teacher, Liz O’ Neill, provides free violin lessons for all parents and grandparents, every Wednesday from 8.50 -­9.30am in the music room. Most  parents are first timers with the violin, so absolute beginners are most welcome. Keep an eye out for Liz and her violins on the morning of the 11th of May, when we plan on having a “Give Violin A Go” morning as you drop the girls off to school!!! 

Proclamation Day

We were blessed with fine weather on our Proclamation day where we raised the Irish Tricolour which was presented to the school earlier in the year by members of the defense forces. The Proclamation was performed by girls from 5th Class. Ms McMonagle’s tin whistle class played Amhrán na bhFiann followed by the school community singing it. Our principal, Ms Burke-Logue and the Chairman of the Board of Management, Mr. David Begg said a few words.

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1916 Play- Triumph of All Sorts

As part of our 1916 Centenary celebrations our girls from 5th Class performed the play Triumph of All Sorts which tells the story of the 1916 Rising from before the rising up to the executions of the leaders. Under the direction of our Drama teacher, Mr Gerry Herbert, the girls did an outstanding job. The children performed the play twice, once for the pupils and teachers from 3rd to 6th and once for their parents and families. Well done to all involved and sincere thanks to Mr Gerry Herbert for his dedication to this project.

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Ceolchoirm Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí damhsa, ceoil agus craic againn sa halla i rith an cheolchoirm!

There was a lot of talent on display in the school hall during our annual ceolchoirm to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. The classes sang, danced, recited poems and played instruments! Well done to all involved. Bhí sibh go hiontach!

Céilí sa Chlós

Bhí go leor rudaí ar súil againn i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge 2016! Bhí an-spórt againn sa chlós nuair a bhí an céilí ar siúl.

All the classes gathered in the middle yard to take part in our annual céilí. The dances were well performed by everyone! Maith sibh cailíní!

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