April 2018

School Community Newsletter 09/4/2018

Hurling & Camogie

If your child has a hurley and helmet, please send it to school with them each Monday this term.

School Yard

The Board of Management would like to sincerely thank the Parents’ Association for fundraising towards and organising the resurfacing of the front yard of the school. Thank you to John Flavin and Pat Harnett for overseeing the project over the Easter Holidays. Playground games will be painted on the new surface in due course. Thank you to the wider community for contributing to the various school fundraising events organised by our Parents’ Association. We wish to thank the Parents’ Association for their continued support of the school’s development. Ní Neart go cur le Chéile.

Anti-Bullying Week

Monagea NS will hold an Anti-Bullying week, beginning next Monday the 16th of April. The slogan for the week is “All Different-All Equal”. Various activities will take place throughout the week including anti-bullying lessons at all class levels, kindness and friendship awards, Anti-Bullying pledge/promise, class friendship activities, poster competitions and finally Blue Friday, where the children can wear blue. By wearing blue, we are saying that we are standing up against bullying. World Autism Day took place over the Easter holidays. The children can bring in €1 on Blue Friday and funds collected will be donated to Autism Ireland.


Second and third classes will go swimming on the Tuesday the 10th and Wednesday the 18th of April. This is to make up for days missed before Easter


Photographer, William Whyte is returning again this year, on Monday the 16th of April. He will take class/sibling photographs, which will be available to purchase.

Road Safety Authority

There will be a speaker from the RSA visiting the school in 11/4/2018 to speak to the children about road safety. The speaker will address safety concerns for children using the pedestrian crossing outside the school, as well as a number of other road safety matters.

School Opening Times

School opening times will remain as they are for next year. The agreed threshold for changing the school times was a 60% majority of parents in favour. The result of the parental vote was 58% in favour and 42% against the proposal. A parent representative and the Chairperson of the BOM, Pat Harnett counted the ballots.

Morning Drop Off

Please do not drop your child to the school yard before 9am as they are not supervised and it is not safe to do so.


A set of 30 hurling/camogie helmets have been obtained for the school. Thank you to Cavanagh’s of Charleville for their generosity in sponsoring part of the cost of the helmets. Also thanks to John Flavin and George Fitzgibbon for sourcing them and organising the project.

Wishing all members of the school community a happy and safe final term,

Le Meas,

Ciara Fitzgerald



School Principal