Dear Parents and Guardians/A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,

Fáilte arais arís!

Welcome to our new staff members, Aisling, Pádraig, Kathy and Oisín.  We are delighted to have you on board, feels like they have always been here.

We are delighted with our safe return to school life and how everything is going.  It was made possible due to huge preparation and work with thanks to Áine, Mick and Nicky.

It really is fantastic to see all the children again, and their interest in just getting on with learning and having fun with their friends.  Their resilience is a testament to you, and the fabulous job you have done at managing everything over the last six months.  Thank you!

Thank you to the parents who have been helping at the gate which is needed and hugely appreciated. We are also grateful that less parents are coming into the school premises to collect their children and that those who are, are maintaining distance.

As we are using the car gate for pedestrians at collection time, it is much safer if the general parent body do not use the set-down area at the time being.  This means only school taxis or parents with school permits can park there.

Following staff meetings we have decided to hold off on giving homework next week, other than below.  The following week we will begin with active homework/wellbeing.  We encourage children to read or for you to read to your child/children every evening regardless of this.

Lost Property

We now have an opportunity to minimise the amount of property that goes astray as we cannot have the same facility for lost property.  As you (parents) haven’t had enough on your plate lately, “homework” along with your child/children for next week is to label all jackets, hoodies, etc.

Important Reminder

  • Senior Infants and 1st class children please return Sound books.
  • Please return all readers the children were given in March.

This is a considerable amount of valuable school resources that are needed.

Our value for the month is Unity, very apt.

Some fabulous news! We have been successful in an application made by staff, Maeve and Áine, to participate in the Creative Schools programme and this will be mean additional funding for the school.


Róisín Conlon,

Príomh Oide

2020 Autumn Term

Extra-Curricular Activity Alternatives

In the absence of ECAs offered on the school grounds, many of our trusted and beloved ECA providers have put together alternate offerings for your children.  We hope that these opportunities will be of interest to you and your children, as it is an excellent opportunity for your children to continue their fun and enriching activities while supporting our committed providers during this time.

Please note:  the ECA committee is making this information available to parents but has no responsibility for the procedures or policies of the classes on offer.  Parents will need to register with the provider directly and will need to speak with the provider directly about Covid-related and Zoom protocols, if there are any questions.

Spaces in classes are limited, however many providers are hoping to offer additional sessions if there is interest.  Therefore, please do be in touch with the provider if your child is interested in participating, even if the day/time do not suit you.  A class may be added that will!


Coach Keith is delighted to be able to host outdoor soccer sessions, continuing the fun games and skills training he is known for!

Start Date: Week commencing 21 September (10 week term)

Day/Time: Wednesdays (Boys):

1.45-2.45: Junior & Senior Infants

3pm-4pm:1st/2nd/3rd Class

4.15-5.15: 4th/5th/6th Class

Thursdays (Girls)

1.45-2.45: Junior & Senior Infants

3pm-4pm: 1st/2nd/3rd Class

4.15-5.15: 4th/5th/6th Class

**Additional days may be added, depending on numbers, so all expressions of interest are welcome.

Venue/Platform: Sessions held outdoors at Tolka Rovers Sports Club on their grass pitch.

Fees: €50/10 weeks.

To book: please text: School/Child’s name/Boys or Girls group/class to Keith 0851796567

Special Notes: Covid 19 protocols will be observed and this will mean that numbers per group are limited.  Parents are welcome to stay and watch, if desired (social distancing will be required).


Irish Hip Hop Master Champions Fit Kids/Fit Teens are back this year for live Zoom classes every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30pm from Sep 15th. FKFT dance classes have been described as a ‘movement’ for children. They not only learn the latest dance styles to current chart songs but gain confidence, balance and fitness while having fun. Donna and her crew FKFT placed second on TV3s Irelands Got Talent in 2018 and are in high demand for workshops around the country.

Donna and the infamous Raw Edge Crew have represented Ireland in The World Hip Hop Championships, made the semi-final of Sky Ones “Got To Dance” and are regularly seen on TV or performing at charity or corporate events (recently at the Google Ireland party for over 2000 people and the Katie Taylor fight).

The Fit Kids/Fit Teens classes have a real ‘party’ feel to them where the aim is to motivate everyone to dance, stay fit and healthy in a fun way!

Start Date: Week commencing 15 September

Day/Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Venue/Platform: Private Zoom meetings

To book/for more information: register contact Donna at [email protected] or on 0879640434 by Sep 10th.


The dynamic Play Act Drama will be offering 12 week terms of Live (zoom based) Drama classes. Our weekly classes offer students the FREEDOM AND SKILLS to create, discover and develop skills which will last them for THEIR WHOLE life and foster a love for the arts.

Start Date: Week commencing 15 September (12 week term)

Day/Time: 3:30pm (JI/SI); 4:30pm (1st-3rd class); 5:30pm (4th-6th class)

**Additional days may be added, depending on numbers, so all expressions of interest are welcome.

Venue/Platform:  Small group, private Zo/om meetings

To book/for more information:  or ring Adrienne on 085 2754057

Special Notes: Siblings participating in the same session will each need their own device to participate.  A sibling discount is available.



Anyone4Science are pleased to continue to present our science classes online.

Start Date: Week commencing 7 September (7-week term)

Day/Time: Classes available every weekday at 4pm or 5pm

Venue/Platform:  Small group, private Zoom meetings

Fees: €60/term

To book:

About: The topic of our first term is Microbiology and the children will investigate the smallest living things through a series of fun hands-on activities and experiments. Students will receive a pack with materials before the classes start.

Special Notes: We also offer Science Club in person at 4 Dublin venues (Castleknock, Donnycarney, Firhouse and Kilternan).  All in Person clubs will apply up-to-date Covid 19 precautions. Fees for in person groups are €87 and these may be booked online at the address above.