December 2011

Carol Sevice

Army Band
We were delighted to welcome the Band of the 4th Western Brigade, under Capt Fergal Carroll, to the School Hall on Friday last, for a recital and demonstration of Instruments. This event is always enjoyed by pupils, staff and parents alike, and this year was no exception. Christmas favourites, Army marches, cartoon theme songs and music from the Harry Potter films featured. The audience was also introduced to the families of the orchestra, and a number of instruments were demonstrated.
Afterwards, the Band members were given refreshments by the Parent Association.
Pictured below are some of the audience enjoying the recital.

Parent Association Christmas Draw Results

The following are the winners in the recent PA Xmas Raffle.

1st – Christmas Hamper; Casey Liew
2nd – Grocery Voucher; Raphael Counihan
3rd – Turkey Voucher; Kathleen Elliffe
4th – Turkey Voucher; Nadine Hamm
5th – Turkey Voucher; Mary McKnight
6th – Wine Hamper; Breda O’Brien
7th – Brandy & Biscuits; Yvonne Higgins
8th – Whiskey & Sweets; Emma Casey
9th – Cake & Pudding; Suzanne O’Shaughnessy
10th – Mini Hamper; Denise Dillon
11th – Hair Voucher; Ella Delaney

Seller’s Prizes – Siobhan Kelly, Sarah Gillivan, Ciara Byrne, Claire Hamm, Sharon Higgins-Hamm

Well done to all our Prize winners and many thanks to everyone who supported the Draw in any way.

Christmas Carol Services

It is that time of the year again and all classes are busy preparing for their forthcoming Christmas Carol Performances. Many of the traditional Christmas songs that we are all love, along with some beautiful newer melodies can be heard from every classroom as they perfect their repertoire. Costumes are laid out, ready in the Hall, for the shows next week. Great credit must go to the teachers who put together the scripts and accompaniments for these performances, year after year.
This year, the Carol services will take place in Tuar Ard as follows;
Ms. Monahan and Ms Ganley’s Junior and Senior Infants – Tuesday December 6th at 11am.
Ms Eagney, Ms Dunne and Ms Rabbette’s Senior Infants/1st Class and 2nd class – Tuesday December 6th at 1.15pm
Ms Mahony, Mrs Keena and Mrs Casey’s 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Classes – Wednesday December 7th at 7.30 pm.

Due to the seating capacity of Tuar Ard (173), tickets for the shows must be purchased in advance at 2.50 euro each – details have been sent out regarding this during the week.

Credit Union Poster Competition
Congratulations and well done to Martina Klimek, Aoife Lynch and Zoe Mc Cormack who were among the Prize winners in the recent Credit Union Poster Competition and received their prizes in Clara Credit Union on November 17th. All three girls are in 2nd Class and their teacher is Ms. Rabbette. They are pictured at the Presentation Night. Their winning entries are also pictured.

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