Irish Paralympian Greta Streimikyte visits 3rd Class

Irish Paralympian Greta Streimikyte visits 3rd Class

Dear Parents and Guardians / A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,

Healthy Eating Policy

We recommend water over juice for healthy lunch boxes as the children can drink the water throughout the day when they are thirsty.

National Tree Day

Today is National Tree Day and 5th and 6th classes enjoyed a tour of the Botanic Gardens.



Well done the girls who showed great team spirit in their match yesterday! Unfortunately, St Columba’s were the stronger team on the day. The boys are through to the quarter finals of the competition and play Griffith Barracks on Monday at 2.30pm in Albert College.


Greta Streimikyte – Irish Paralympian visited 3rd and 5th classes. (See photo attached). Greta is visually impaired and competed in the 1500m in Rio. It was an incredible experience for the children to find out about what it takes for an elite athlete to reach the pinnacle of their career. Thank you to Eoin for organising the visit.



The following children were awarded Random Act of Kindness Awards this week: Max and Samuel Junior Infants, Eoin Senior Infants, Pearl 3rd, Barra 4th and Lilith 6th.



The following children were awarded Random Act of Respect Awards this week: Benjamin Junior Infants, Ethan Senior Infants, Sophie 3rd, Reese 4th and Thomas 6th.


Frása na Seachtaine:  “Cuir ort do chóta, tá sé fuar” – Put on your coat, it’s cold.


Le meas,




Róisín Conlon,










  • The Fair is fast approaching and organising is well under way. We have all our usual stalls and some new ones! New for this year is Family Yoga, Kids Yoga and a Reflexology station in the Senior Infant Logcabin. More info and bookings to follow next week.
  • From Monday onwards you can send in all donations for stalls: Bric-a-brac (Drop to room outside Karen’s office)

Toys, not broken or bits missing! (storeroom beside ALC)

Books (store at back of 2nd class)

Raffle Prizes(Karen’s office)

Ladies clothing/handbags/accessoriesfor the boutique (Karen’s office)


  • Can you spare one hour to help on a stall, or help set up or clean up? This is a unique opportunity to be involved in your child’s school in our biggest fundraiser. Please email Lisa ([email protected]), thanks for all the volunteers so far.
  • We also need all your delicious baked items on the morning of the Fair for the Food Room. There really will be quite a spread so families can have lunch at the Fair. Contact Anne Marie Collins ([email protected])
  • The Raffle tickets will be issued shortly, with over 20 amazing prizes, including vouchers and hampers galore, everyone has a really great chance of taking home a prize. You can buy raffle tickets online this year! Every donation of €10 to the school’s PayPal account buys a book of six raffle tickets. There’s no need to fill in any details – these will be emailed to the school automatically from your PayPal account. You can make your €10 donations here: couldn’t be easier! Please share the link with family and friends and anyone who can’t make it to the Autumn Fair. For more information on the raffle and regular updates on the Autumn Fair, please like our Facebook page: you can’t make the Autumn Fair this year, please consider supporting us by donating to the school’s PayPal account.
  • Please keep an eye on this newsletter, posters at school and facebook page for updates.
  • Autumn Fair is a fun day for the whole school community. Please tell all your friends and families to support us by coming along on the day, it’s our last Fair in Church Avenue!

    Louise Greene & Lisa Davy

    ([email protected]/[email protected])

    2nd Class Parents