Latest News and Events
Lat Day of Term 2018/19! We will finish up this Friday the 28th of June at 12 noon. Well done everyone on such a fantastic year. Dont forget to read every day over the Summer holidays and keep practicing all the skills that you have learned. Wishng you all a fantastic summer!!!
Please see this link from Pearse St. Library for some of their Summer events https://mailchi.mp/dublincity/summer-events-pearse-st-library?e=4bd8668f03
Please also contact your local library to see what events they are running over the Summer months.
Published authors in Catherine McAuley!
Congratulations to Emily Rose Hitchcock Agnew and Adam Young who had their merit stories from the 'Write A Book' project published in an anthology of stories from 6th class pupils. Superb achievement!!
Sports Day 2019!
We had our sports day on Thursday 20th of June. Juniors held theirs in Merrion Square, and seniors went to Herbert Park. A fantastic day was had by all!! Well done to all students for their participation and great attitude.
FAI soccer coaching session
Visit from our favourite farmer! Eoin, who is a past pupil of Catherine McAuley NS brought his mobile farm to our yard! A super day was had by all.
Trips in Term 3 Classes have been on some great trips this term. They have included:
The Botanic Gardens
Fighting Words workshop: where students work with writers and illustrators to create their own text!
Author visits to Dubray books: including Anna McPartlin
Presentation to Self Help Africa We were delighted to present the cheque for €420 to Deborah from Self Help Africa. Well done everyone!
School Closure Tuesday 4th June A reminder for parents that there will be a closure to facilitate an open day for new students starting in September 2019. School will re-open on Wednesday 5th June.
Coin Trail 2019! Well done to all students for taking part in our annual fund raising coin trail for Self Help Africa. It was a great success, and congratilations to Room 4 for their amazingly long trail !
School closure for polling on Friday 24th May! Parents please note that the school will be closed for polling.
Santry 2019 Congratulation to all of the students who represented our school so well at both the track and field events at Morton Stadium. Students trained really hard for these events, and we are really proud of all of our athletes!
Follow up to ILSA conference If you are a teacher who attended the conference and would like more information about further CPD opportunities please click here
May 2019 We couldn't believe our luck to find free ice cream in Merrion Square!
April 2019 Our yard reward trips (positive reinforcement/whole school reward as part of our Code of Behaviour) took place just before the Easter holidays were fantastic! Seniors visited the Explorium sport and science museum. Juniors went in two groups: to a playground/sports centre, and to the fire station in Dublin airport! Thanks to Karen, Elaine and Debbie.
Annual Hat Parade Room 1 hosted a fantastic hat parade this afternoon. All students took part and displayed their beautifully crafted hats...and got to share in the pot of gold!!
Ceilí 2019! We had a super ceilí this afternoon - well done all!
Congratulations to our 6th class students who made their confirmation in St. Andrew's on Westland Row yesterday! We hope you had a fantastic day of celebration with your families.
It was great to welcome students back today after the mid term break!
Just a reminder that fortnightly swimming lessons will resume this week.
The first group to resume this Wednesday the 27th of February will be seniors. Juniors will start back next Wednesday the 6th of March.
Please ensure that your child comes to school with a towel, swimming togs and a hat on their designated day.
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to welcoming all students back for the first day of term on Monday 7th of January.
Reminder: There will be a school closure for curriculum development on Monday 14th of January.
As we are beginning a new school term, we wish to do so on a positive note - and look forward to a successful and fun term ahead. In the coming week we will be once again reinforcing our class, school and bus rules. This is a good time to speak to your child about rules on the bus, especially those ensuring safety: seat belts must be worn at all times, and mobile phones/tablets/tech with a camera/recording function are not permitted on school transport.
Also a reminder that there is a school calendar printed on the inside of the back cover of your child's school journal.
Dates for your diary
Friday 14th December 2018: Student fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul.
Wednesday 19th December: Christmas performance 11am sharp in the hall. After the performance if you would like to take your child home you can sign them out from their classroom.
Friday 21st December: Last day of term, school finishes at 12 noon.
Monday 7th January 2019: First day of the new term.
Reminder 20/11/2018 Internet safety talk, all welcome 630 pm
Some of our fantastic Halloween costumes!
Dates for your diary:
17th October: Open Night 7pm in the school hall
School closed for election Friday October 26th.
School closed for mid term October 28-november 2nd inclusive.
20th November: Internet Safety/Cyberbullying talk for parents, 6.30pm in school
Fantastic morning with Ciaran, Rory and Mike from Fitter Faster Stronger gym on Leeson St., who visited school today.
Ciaran shared his experience of being dyslexic, and the strategies that have worked for him (like us...he loves Roald Dahl!)
He spoke to the students about the four pillars of a healthy lifestyle:
- Healthy food
- Getting plenty of sleep
- Positive minset and self talk
- Daily exercise
They led a session in the hall which was great fun, and this ended with the wall sit challenge!!
Welcome back 2018 -2019
School starts back on Thursday August 30 th at 845 am.
All books and copies are supplied through school Book rental scheme so all you child needs is a pencil case , a healthy lunch and a drink.
You bus driver will be in touch before Thursday . Any enquiries about buses should be addressed to school transport on 01 8302222
Children will be assigned to classes on Thursday, subject to change in the first month.
Look forward to seeing you all on Thursday !