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Summer School Closure

School Closure

  • The school will close for the summer holidays tomorrow Friday June 29th at 12.00pm. Please note that this is a non-uniform day
  • School will open on Thursday 30th August  for the 2018/2019 academic year at 8.50am. Please note that Junior Infant pupils will start at 10.00am and finish at 12.00pm on this day.
  • We wish all of our families and our whole school community a very happy and safe summer break and we looking forward to welcoming you all back in the new academic year!

Book Fair

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We are very excited to announce that the bookfair is back on May 1st and 2nd! There is a wide selection of books available to suit all ages! .Parents can accompany their children to the bookfair both before and after school. Many thanks to those who helped to organise this event.


Best of luck to our 6th class girls who are making their confirmation tomorrow at 11am in our local church.

All parent/family members are welcome back to the school for a small celebration afterwards.

We thank our Parents’ Association for organising this.

Thank You

Thank you to the parents and community members who joined us for our School Concert on Monday and Tuesday nights.The Three Musketeers was a resounding success. Students were able to demonstrate their talents in a variety of ways – singing, dancing, comedy and drama. This is so important when we know each student has unique strengths and attributes.

We thank all involved for giving of their own time and talents in the preparation of the children. It really was a great team effort!

Important information re school concert

The anticipation is mounting here at St Colmcille’s GNS, ahead of our school concert on April 16th and 17th. Our students and teachers have worked exceptionally hard in preparing for this and we are all excited to take part in our first ever evening concert!

I am delighted to announce that your tickets have arrived. Please find enclosed your tickets and this information letter to ensure that you and your child will get the best out of this performance.

Here is a list of considerations for your attention:

Before the concert : Rehearsal Sunday, April 15th

 Sunday is a long rehearsal day for 4th and 5th classes. Please drop your child off at 12pm and pick up at 6. Please send in a substantial packed lunch with your child – performing is a hungry business! Your child is to come dressed in her show clothes unless outfits are provided by the school. Your child’s class teacher will make this very clear to your child.

2nd, 3rd and 6th classes are to be dropped off at 12 and picked up at 1.15pm.Your child is to wear her smart Colmcille’s uniform – pinafore, shirt, cardigan, black tights and black shoes. These are the clothes your child will perform in at the real event also.

Rehearsing demands full attention – therefore parents are not invited to stay.

A teacher will be with your child at all times

On the night:April 16th and 17th Concert Itinerary and pick up:

 Show starts at 7.30pm in St Colmcille’s Boys’ Schools

Children who are performing are asked to arrive at 6.15pm – your child has been assigned a class room in the boys school. A teacher will be present at all times.

Doors open to parents at 7pm. Everyone seated by 7.20pm please!

Running order of show

Monday 16th Tuesday 17th
Introductory act : 6th class violin recital of Ode to Joy Ms Lineen’s class Introductory act : 6th class violin recital of Ode to Joy Ms O’Brien’s class
Irish Dancing spectacle: 2nd class – Ms Mills Irish Dancing spectacle: 2nd class – Ms E O’Brien
Act one Three Musketeers:5th class are involved on both nights


Part 2  3rd class singing – Ms McMonagle’s class Part 2  3rd class singing – Ms O’Connell’s class
Act Two Three Musketeers:5th class are involved on both nights



Pick up:

All children are to be collected at the show’s conclusion ( approx.9.30pm) from the class that they have been assigned. Your child will be made familiar with this at the rehearsal and will be given the class number. Signs on the night will make you aware of this also.

You must inform your child’s class teacher before you collect your child.

Protocol during the show

 In addition, in order to heighten the experience for you as a listener and for the students as performers, I would like to remind you of the following points of concert etiquette:

  • Plan to arrive on time. It is important that everyone is in their seat at 7.20pm to ensure a prompt start. If you do happen to be running a little late, please wait and enter between performances.
  • When students are performing, we ask you to give them your undivided attention. Try not to talk during performances.
  • Remain seated so as to avoid any extra noise or distraction.
  • Please turn off your mobile phone.
  • Please pick up promptly ( approx.. 9.30pm)

Important information re photo/image recording

  • A professional videographer will record the show for which consent has been sought. Therefore video recording by parents is not permitted.
  • We understand that you may want to take photos of your own child for your own personal use but we request that these images are not distributed or put online.
  • Be courteous while taking pictures. Flash photography is strongly discouraged.

 Car Parking

We will have a full cohort of teachers  and assistants present on each night, therefore there will be no parking available in the school grounds. Please plan accordingly.

Thank you in advance for helping make the students’ experience the best possible. I know that you will be proud of their work. We certainly are!


Re: Three Musketeers Concert Event

Our school concert will be held on April 16th and 17th in St.Colmcille’s BNS. The concert will begin at 7.30pm on both nights.

Here is a breakdown of the classes involved on each night

Monday 16th Tuesday 17th
2nd Miss Mill’s class 2nd Ms O’Brien’s class
3 rd Ms McMonagle 3rd Ms O’Connell
4th  Ms McHugh 4 Ms Enright
                                             5th class are involved on both nights
6 th Ms Lineen 6 Ms R.O’Brien


Children are asked to attend a dress rehearsal on Sunday April 15th-details to follow!


There is a limit of three tickets per family.. Please note that all attendees will need a ticket – this event is unsuitable for very young children or babies The children involved in the performance will not need a ticket. You will have to present  your ticket to enter.


Please enclose payment of 5 euro per ticket and your return slip by Friday March 16th.


Ticket will be handed out via the classrooms.


If there are any remaining tickets as of Monday March 19th, we will prioritise 5th class and allocate the extra tickets for sale to their families.




To avoid disappointment return this slip before  Friday March 16th, along with payment.


Family name:______________________________________


Child’s/children’s  name/s  and class/es: _________________________________________________


Number of Tickets requested :  1   2   3    ( circle the number requested)


Please specify your preferred night


April 16th  no of tickets________

April 17th no of tickets ________

The above choice over either night _________


Payment :    Cash only   amount included  Please circle  5 euro  10 euro 15 euro