Telephone: 056 - 4442288

Email: info@moneenroens.ie

News

 

 

Dates To Remember

 

Wednesday 7th February - Talk with Allen O'Donoghue from Helpme2parent in the School at 6.45pm.

Wednesday 12th February - Used Clothes Collection.

Tuesday 13th March - School is closed  to facilitate In service for New Language Curriculum.

Thursday 16th March - Sacrament of Reconciliation

Friday 16th March - Taispeantas Sa Halla in Moneenroe Hall between the breaks

Sunday 6th May - First Holy Communion at 11am Church of the Scared Heart Moneenroe

Thursday 7th June - Junior Infant Introduction evening at 1.30pm

Mobile Library Dates:

February 9th                     March 2nd & 23rd                   April 13th

May 4th & 25th                 June 15th                               September 7th & 28th

October 19th                     November 9th & 30th             December 21st

Green Schools Meetings:

            Red Group: Wednesday January 24th & Wednesday March 14th

            Blue Group: February 21st and Wednesday April 25th

Red and Blue Group meet on Wednesday 23rd May

 

 

Used Clothes Collection

Used clothes collection Wednesday 21st February. Bags can be left in the school on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning before 9.30am

 

Newsletter for January 2018

Click HERE to view are latest Newsletter. Main points below.

 

Enrolment for September 2018

Enrolments now taking place for September 2016.  Completed forms should be returned to the school before 16th March if possible. Forms available on the website HERE or from the school office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

St Brigid Crosses

The parents committee will be making St Brigid Crosses this year again. They will be available at mass this weekend 27/28 January and in the school. Cost €2 each. All proceeds goes to the school funds. As always your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Subject Weeks:

Seachtain Na Gaeilge and Science week will take place in our school in Term 2.  Irish week will take place between Monday 12th and Friday 16th March.  “Taispéantas Sa Halla” by pupils will take place on Friday 16th March between the breaks.

 

Science:

Junior Science Experiments in the school on May 4th.  All classes will get a 45 minute session.

 

Drumming / Music:

All class groups in Moneenroe N.S will avail of African Drum Music lessons in the first half of Term 2.   We hope to showcase what pupils have learned in the hall on February 13th.

 

School Development:

Our school is in the process of acquiring planning permission for a Special Needs Bathroom that we hope to build at the rear of the school joining Ms. Rafter’s current 1st class classroom.  We have also applied to the Department of Education for additional accommodation space to cater for our growing numbers.  To maintain our fifth classroom teacher, we will need an enrolment of 114 pupils going forward.

 

Hurling and Camogie:

Pupils from 3rd to 6th class will receive 5 coaching lessons in February and March.  Thanks to Brian Young and Cora Delaney who helped with GAA promotion in our school in Term 1.  Again this year our school will undertake U11 and U13 Cumman na mBunscoil Competitions.  Training and matches for inter-school competitions take place after school hours.  Mr. Lonergan and Mr. McKeogh will look after the U13 hurling/Camogie and Ms. Phelan and Mr. Murphy will take the U11 team.  U13 hurling is for boys and girls from 3rd to 6th class. U11 hurling training is for interested boys and girls from 1st and 2nd class.  U13 schools hurling training will start back on Monday 29th January from 3 to 4 p. in the Railyard.  We are awaiting fixtures list from Nowlan Park.  Once fixtures are announced, a copy will be sent home with pupils involved.  As in previous years, pupils from Clogh N.S are welcome to join in after schools hurling training and matches. A big thank you to school staff who offered up their time after school to facilitate football training and matches in Term 1.  Thanks also to the Parents and pupils who contributed to putting together a video clip so that our school could enter a Croke Park Visit Competition. 

 

For Parents - Allen O'Donoghue talk:

We ave arranged an evening for Parents to come to Moneenroe Hall for a talk with Allen O'Donoghue from Helpme2Parent. This comes highly recommended and it is hoped that all parents will avail of it.

 

Green Schools:

The campaign for our 5th Green Flag on Biodiversity is will underway. Green schools meetings to date have been very productive with tremendous biodiversity displays in the school and regular information notices at school assembly. The 'Spot the Bird' log chart generated great interest. Thanks to Ms Rafter and SNA Pauline for offering up their time after school to Facilitate Green Schools Meetings.

Meetings are

Red Group: Wednesday January 24th & Wednesday March 14th

Blue Group: February 21st and Wednesday April 25th

Red and Blue Group meet on Wednesday 23rd May

 

Christmas Raffle Results:

Dunne’s Stores Voucher – Duncan Collins

Coady Fuel Voucher – Ellen Heatherington

Indie Dolls Hair Voucher – Conor Brannigan

Firewood- Seamie Brennan

Fuel Voucher - Saoirse Brennan

Dick Dooley Voucher – Ann Campion

Large Christmas Cake – Annie Coonan

Large Christmas Hamper – Niall Phelan, Christopher Nolan

Drinks Hamper – Amy Brennan

Christmas Cake – Liam Lawlor, Ciara Coogan

Hamper – Áine Brennan

Hamper – Carey Dunne

Bottle Whiskey – Monica Lynch, Ebsie Coonan

Wine – Jacob Fitzgerald

Hair Styler – Michael Doheny

Candle Set - Shane Brennan

Sweets – Eddie Walsh, Sonja Barker

Nail Polish Set – Grace Nolan

Sweets – Eileen Loughlin

Well done to the children who sold the lines.  The winners of the Children’s hampers were Jack Walsh, Infants, Eimear O’Neill 1st class, Ciara Coogan 2nd Class, Erin Bradish 4th class, Katie Brennan 6th class.

 

 

Wellie Race:

We have again taken some Wellie Race cards this year. If you or any of your friends are participation in the race. Please let us know and we will give you a card. This is a valuable fund raiser for our school.

 

Christmas Raffle:

This year we will have a Christmas Raffle. We have some great prizes including a Dunnes Stores Voucher, Coady Fuel Voucher, Hampers etc. We will have a full list later. If anyone would like to donate something small, it can be left into the school. Thanks to those who have already donated. Cards will be given to pupils the week of December 11th

 

Christmas Arrangements

We are now taking orders for Christmas Arrangements

Grave Arrangement €10,

Table  Arrangement €10

Contact:  Nellie 087 9638080 | Roisin 086 8353647 | Martina 087 7735292

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who is supporting the Silver Circle its much appreciated

 

Week Four

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Ellie Roche  •   Winning Line 5: Ellie, Darragh & Nicky Roche

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Shauna O'Neill   •   Winning Line 4: Paddy O'Neill

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Eabha Kehoe  •   Winning Line 2: Eabha Kehoe

 

Week Three

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Karl O'Brien   •   Winning Line 3: Ellen Tracey

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Kai Walsh  •   Winning Line 3: Linda Walsh

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Eimear O'Neill  •   Winning Line 3: Louise Rainsford

 

Week Two

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Patrick Mooney   •   Winning Line 5: John Mooney

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Moneenore NS   •   Winning Line 3: Paul Hurley

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Liam Lawlor  •   Winning Line 3: Jason Culleton

 

Week One

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Patrick Mooney   •   Winning Line 3: Patrick Mooney

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Jacob Fitzgerald   •   Winning Line 2: Michael Fitzgerald Snr

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Michael Nolan  •   Winning Line 5: Michael Nolan

Seller Prize €20: Sean Nolan

 

Nut Allergy

There is a pupil in 2nd Class and Junior Infants with a Nut Allergy. We would ask that parents do not give their children any items containing nuts.

 

Complimentary Coffee Morning

Moneenroe NS Parents Committee are hosting a complimentary Coffee Morning to welcome all new & current parents, on Thursday 31 August from 9.20 in the Club House All Are Welcome

 

School Office Open

The School will be open on Wednesday 30th of August between 10am and 12 midday for any book list questions, crests or ties, etc

 

Swimming

Swimming for 1st to 6th class will start back on Thursday 14th September for 9 weeks. Our last day of swimming will be on Thursday 16th November. Buses for swimming will leave at 11.30am and return at 1.30pm

 

Rugby Coaching with Noel Devlin

Noel will visit our school on Monday Mornings from Monday  11th September to December

Junior Infants to 2nd Class will receive opportunity form 11th September to Halloween Break.

Junior & Senior Infants 9.30 to 10.15am

1st & 2nd Class 10.15 to 11am (both Ms Gallagher & Ms Rafters class together)

 

3rd to 6th Class will receive opportunity after Halloween to December

3rd & 4th Class 9.30 to 10.15am

5th & 6th Class 10.15 to 11am

Class teachers will accompany & assist Noel where possible

 

Used Clothes Collection

Used clothes collection Thursday 21st September. Bags can be left in the school on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning before 9.30am

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who is supporting the Silver Circle its much appreciated

 

Week Five

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Eilish Reiday   •   Winning Line 4: Eilish Reiday

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Adam Lynch  •   Winning Line 2: Adam & Emma Lynch

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Eabha Kehoe  •   Winning Line 1: Eabha Kehoe

 

Week Four

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Karl O'Brien   •   Winning Line 2: Anthony O'Brien

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Shauna O'Neill   •   Winning Line 4: Paddy O'Neill

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Ellie Roche  •   Winning Line 1: Ellie Roche

 

Week Three

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Aofie Royce Brennan   •   Winning Line 3: Ann Louise Quigley

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Luke Hamiltion   •   Winning Line 3: Hamiltion Family

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Sean Brennan  •   Winning Line 2: John Brennan

 

Week Two

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Francis Ward   •   Winning Line 2: Sally Ward

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Kai Walsh   •   Winning Line 4: Kai Walsh

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Kathleen Connolly  •   Winning Line 2: Jimmy Hurley

 

Week One

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Karl O'Brien   •   Winning Line 3: James Tracey

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Conor Close   •   Winning Line 2: Patricia O'Keeffe

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Liam Brennan  •   Winning Line 3: Tom Reilly

Seller Prize €20: Katelyn Whelan

 

School Tours

Junior School Tour - Junior Infants to 2nd Class - Lullymore, Kildare on Friday 23rd of June

Senior School tour - 3rd to 6th Class - Dunmore East Adventure Centre on Thursday 29th of June

 

Junior Infants MMR/ 4 in 1 Vac

Wednesday 14th of June Junior Infant MMR/4 in 1 Vaccination at approx 9.45am

 

New Junior Infants Introduction

Thursday 8th June 1.30 to 2.30 pm. Present Junior & Senior Infants will finish school at 12.30pm on Thursday 8th June

 

Used Clothes Collection

Used clothes collection this Friday 28th April. Bags can be left in the school on Thursday evening or Friday morning before 9.30am

 

Newsletter

To view the latest newsletter click here

 

Medal Presentation

Thursday 2nd February, we were delighted to welcome Brian Cody to our school to present the medal to the boys and girls of the Clogh/Moneenroe National School's Country Cup team 2016.  We thank Brian for given his time and his great words of wisdom. We would also like to thanks Tom Brennan and Joe Coogan who presented the same team with their runner up medals from the School League.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corn na Tuaithe Final

Clogh/Moneenroe 2-4       Kilmanagh 0-1

Clogh/Moneenroe captured the 2016 Country Cup with a well-deserved victory over a strong Kilmanagh side, which was played under lights in Danesfort on Tuesday evening. The final was due to have been last week but was postponed due to bad weather however the conditions weren’t much better on Tuesday as both teams were met with wind and rain as they did their warmup.

Both teams started well and played some good football considering the conditions, scores though were very hard to come by and it wasn’t until the 14th minute that the first flag was raised which was a Clogh/Moneenroe goal from the boot of Dara Brennan. The goal really settled his side down and they started getting on top all over the field. Clogh/Moneenroe scored a further goal and point through Jonah Kelly to go in at the break 2-1 to 0-0 to the good. Clogh/Moneenroe were well worth their half time lead and had they had a little bit more luck on their side could have been further ahead.

Clogh/Moneenroe started the second half in the same fashion as they finished the first and although scores were hard to come by, they were on top throughout. Some great goal keeping from Charlie Cleere in the Kilmanagh goals kept Clogh/Moneenroe at bay but two points from Jonah Kelly and a long-range effort from Shane Buggy kept the scoreboard ticking over in Clogh/Moneenroe’s favour. Kilmanagh to their credit kept fighting to the end and finally got on the scoresheet when Eoin Egan pointed. Kilmanagh did have two goal chances late on but Luke Flanagan was on hand on both occasions to clear the danger. There were scenes of great joy at the end as joint captains Harry Roche and Luke Flanagan became the first two players to lifted the Country Cup for Clogh/Moneenroe. It was a great team performance from Clogh/Moneenroe who overcame the disappointment of the League final and never let their heads down. This team along with managers Mr. Lonergan and Mr. Butler put in a huge effort all through the year and finished the season with fifteen wins and just the one loss from their sixteen outings. The history makers were Luke Flanagan, Jack O’Neill, John Brennan, Shay Dunne, Malachy Flaherty, Shane Buggy, Francie Ward, Harry Roche, Adam Buggy, Daniel Farrell, Jake Denigan, Dominic Bolster, Chris Phelan, Dara Brennan, Jonah Kelly, Muireann Ryan, Darragh Dunne, Katelyn Farnan, Harry Lawlor, Conor Farnan, Liam Walsh, Eli Bolster, Rebecca Mealy, James O’Neill, Katelyn Kelly, Katie Brennan and Caoimhe Mooney

 

 

Country Cup Final Winners - Congratulations

CHAMPIONS - Great win in the Country Cup Final tonight for Clogh/Moneenroe N.S. in very bad conditions. Final score 2-4 to 0-1. Well done to all involved. Full report to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who is supporting the Silver Circle it was a huge success - its much appreciated

 

Week Five

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Harry Roche   •   Winning Line 2: Margaret Delaney

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Katelyn Whelan   •   Winning Line 5: Karen & Aidan Whelan

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Nellie Mooney  •   Winning Line 2: Fr Tobin

Extra Prize for Paying Every Week: €50 Valerie Flaherty

 

Country Cup Final

Country Cup Football Final vs Kilmangh NS takes place in Danesfort on Wednesday 14th December at 7.30pm under lights. Players to be at the venue at 7pm. All Support Welcome

Training as normal on Monday (3-4pm)

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who is supporting the Silver Circle its much appreciated

 

Week Four

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Abbie McGarry   •   Winning Line 2: Abbie McGarry

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Harry Roche   •   Winning Line 3: Orla Roche

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: James O'Neill  •   Winning Line 2: Jack O'Neill

 

Schools Football: League Final

Clogh/Moneenroe 0-5                Bennettsbridge 1-4

Clogh/Moneenroe fell at the final hurdle in their bid to win the 2016 League when they were narrowly beaten by a physical Bennettsbridge team. Clogh/Moneenroe started well and were 0-4 to 0-0 up after just 8 minutes with 3 point from Jonah Kelly and one from Adam Buggy had things looking good.

Bennettsbridge finally got on the scoresheet on 13 minutes from a free. They were level on 22 minutes when they scored the only goal of the game. Jonah Kelly restored the lead on 23 min with another fine point. Remarkably this was to be the last score of the game for Clogh/Moneenroe. Bennettsbridge level matters before half time to leave the scores 0-5 to 1-2 at the break.

Scores were hard to come by in the 2nd period with both defences on top. It wasn’t to be however for Clogh/Moneenroe and two late pointed frees from Bennettsbridge in the 23rd and 24th minute of the 2nd half were the difference. Clogh/Moneenroe had plenty of chances in the second half to secure victory but it wasn’t to be. Every one of the players should hold their heads high as they are a credit not only to their families but the Clogh/Moneenroe community in general. Well done also to Mr. Lonergan and Mr. Butler. Team Luke Flanagan, Jack O’Neill, John Brennan, Shay Dunne, Malachy Flaherty, Shane Buggy, Francie Ward, Harry Roche, Adam Buggy, Jake Denigan, Dominic Bolster, Chris Phelan, Dara Brennan, Jonah Kelly, Miran Ryan, Darragh Dunne, Katelyn Farnan, Harry Lawlor, Conor Farnan, Liam Walsh, Eli Bolster, Rebecca Mealy, James O’Neill, Katelyn Kelly, Katie Brennan and Caoimhe Mooney.

It is not all doom and gloom as Clogh/Moneenroe still have the country cup final to look forward to.

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who is supporting the Silver Circle its much appreciated

 

Week Two

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Eilish Reily   •   Winning Line 5: Eilish Reily

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Jake Dinnegan   •   Winning Line 2: Aine Brennan

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Ailson Bradish  •   Winning Line 5: Michelle Bradish

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who is supporting the Silver Circle its much appreciated

 

Week Three

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Abbie McGarry   •   Winning Line 5: Abbie McGarry

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Aoife Royce Brennan   •   Winning Line 5: Royce Brennan Kids

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Ellie Roche  •   Winning Line 4: Fiarcha Gibbons

 

Christmas Arrangements & Logs

We are now taking orders for Christmas Arrangements & Logs

Grave Arrangement €10,

Table  Arrangement €10

Christmas Logs €5

 

Contact:

Nellie 087 9638080 | Roisin 086 8353647 | Martina 087 7735292

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who is supporting the Silver Circle its much appreciated

 

Week One

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Murieann Ryan   •   Winning Line 1: Mags Ryan

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Caolinn Dowling   •   Winning Line 2: Emily Condell

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Shane O'Dowd  •   Winning Line 2: Mick O'Dowd

 

Sellers Prize:€20 - Harry Lawlor

 

 

Table Quiz

Moneenroe NS Parents Committee

are holding a table quiz

in Brennan Cloneys Friday 18 Nov at 8.30pm

€20 per table.

Your support is greatly appreciated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News 1st September

Dear Parents

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our pupils back after the summer holidays. A special welcome to our new Junior Infants and new pupils joining us in other classes.

There are some points outlined below that we would like to draw your attention to:

 

School Opening Times:

School starts at 9.20am. there is 15 minutes pre-school supervision in the mornings from 9.05 to 9.20 and in the evening from 3.00 to 3.15.

 

Parent /Teacher Appointments:

If a parent wishes to speak to the Principal or Teachers, please ring the office to make an appointment. Where possible, appointments should be between 8.45 and 9.15am or 3.00 and 3.30pm. This will ensure the smooth running of teaching time in class. Nellie is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week.

 

Nut Allergy:

There is a pupil in 1st class with a NUT ALLERGY. We would remind parents not to give their children any food items containing nuts. This includes chocolate spread or peanut butter on their sandwiches.

 

Health Lunches:

Our school operates a Healthy Lunch policy. We would ask that parents take this on board. A small treat is allowed on Fridays.

 

Absence from school:

When your child is absent from school, you must provide a note giving the reason for absence.

If your child has to leave school early, a consent note must be provided by you. Children must be signed out and back in on their return to school by parents/guardians in the book provided in the school hall.

 

Pupil Personal Accident Insurance:

It is recommended that all pupils participate in this scheme. The form which was sent home has full details. Completed forms and money should be returned to the school no later than Thursday 15th September. Please place completed form and money in a sealed envelope with your child's name.

 

Parking:

In the interest of Health & Safety parking is prohibited outside the school wall. Bus areas and disabled parking spaces are to be kept clear at all times.

 

Head Lice:

There was a letter sent home on the issue. Please read and take action where necessary.

Swimming:

Swimming lessons are from 1st to 6th classes. Lessons commence on Thursday 15th September and will run for 9 weeks until November 17th. The cost is €60. Deposit of €30  must be paid before the first lesson and the balance must be paid on or before October 6th

 

Mobile Library:

The Mobile Library comes to the school and children are given the opportunity of joining. This is a free service provided by Kilkenny County Library and is available to all the local community. Date for this year are:

  • September 1st & 22Nd
  • October 13th
  • November 3 & 24th
  • December 15th

 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our last year's 6th Class every success in secondary school.

We send congratulations and best wishes to all our past pupils who did their leaving cert this year. We wish them every success in their chosen path. We hear they all did extremely well.

 

We would take this opportunity to thank you for your co-operation and look forward to continued success.

 

Philip Lonergan

 

 

News 11th May

First Holy Communion Choir: 3rd to 6th Classes

Pupils from 3rd-6th Classes will make up the First Holy Communion Choir. We are practicing in school at present. First Holy Communion takes place on Sunday 22nd May in Moneenroe Church at 11am. Communion choir children are asked to be in Church at 10.45am. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Teachers In-Service

There will be a half day on Friday 3rd June to facilitate teacher in-service for the introduction to the new language curriculum (English) for the next school year. School closes at 12.45 on June 3rd

 

Hurling Blitz:  3rd & 4th Class only

There is a Hurling/Football Blitz for 3rd & 4th classes in the new GAA Training Centre in Dunmore on Wednesday 25th May from 10.00am to 12 midday. Al players must have helmet, hurl, etc. All children are asked to bring their 11 O'clock snack and drink with them on the day. We will need transport for the day. If you are willing and available to bring some children, please ring Nellie in the office tomorrow or Tue, Wed, or Thurs next week or let Ms. Tobin know through note in the homework diary. On exiting venue, cars are to exit Dunmore by turning left, progressing to the roundabout, and head back to the school via that roundabout. Thanks

 

Junior School Tour: Thursday 9th June

This year's school tour for Junior Infants to 2tnd classes will be to The Chocolate Garden, & Rathwood Train ride and maze

The cost is €26 per pupil

We will be leaving the school at 9.00am and should be back at around 4 o'clock. We will confirm return time nearer the date.

Children should bring

  • School tracksuit & runners
  • A change of clothes
  • Rain gear/Sun screen depending on weather.
  • Packed lunches - enough for a full day and plenty to drink (No Fizzy drinks allowed)

Important note:

Please be aware that there is a child with a nut allergy. We would ask that children do not bring any food items containing nuts.

 

Senior School Tour: Monday 13th June

This year's school tour for 3rd to 6th classes will be to Astropark in Tallaght, Dublin

The cost is €30 per pupil

Some of the activities include bubble football, bounce football, target zone, obstacle course, speed radar and run races (like space hoppers, etc)

We will be leaving the school at 8.45am sharp and should be back at 4.30. We will confirm return time nearer the date.

Children should bring

  • School tracksuit & runners
  • A change of clothes
  • Rain gear/Sun screen depending on weather.
  • Packed lunches - enough for a full day and plenty to drink (No Fizzy drinks allowed)

 

Please return the permission form and payment details before Wednesday 25th May

 

Newsletter  April 2016  - click here for pdf version

 

Upcoming School Events in Moneenroe NS

School Self Evaluation

• Maths Attainment Questionnaires will be sent home shortly with selected classes

• Standardised Tests (Literacy & Numeracy) will take place during the last week of May (23rd to 27th)

• Outside School Hours Hurling Training for boys in 3rd to 5th classes will continue to take place on

Mondays and Wednesday from 3 to 4pm. (Please check notice’s on front door for match schedules)

School Garden

• The Garden Tunnel and grow barrels are now in place. (Awaiting topsoil and materials.) Some volunteers will help the

children and help them sow seeds etc.

Croke Park Hours

• Additional hours in term three will be completed by staff on defibrillator training, pre and post school supervision,

organising/planning for sports night and long term planning and report cards.

New Infant Introduction

• Will take place on Wednesday 22nd June from 1.30 to 2.45pm.  On the day our present Junior and Senior infants classes

 will go home at 12.30.  A letter to new parents to follow.

School Tours

• 3rd to 6th Classes will go to Tallaght Adventure Astropark on Monday 13th June.

Junior Infants to 2nd Class will go to the Chocolate Factory & Rathwood train & Maize on Thursday 9th June.

 

 

Recent Achievements

 

• Anna Geary visited the school recently. Muireann Ryan a pupil in 5th class wrote to Anna and told her about the school

and invited her to come. Anna is an All-Ireland Camogie winner, All Star and TV Celebrity. She visited our school to speak

about life, studies and sport. Anna also took part in some fun activities in the Railyard pitch.

• Well done to our under 13 boys hurlers who enjoyed a big win against Gaelscoil B on 16th March.

• Well done to our two teams who won through to the finals of the St. Abban’z Quiz.  The teams included; Shane Buggy,

 Amy Brennan, Sally Ward, Shauna Booth, Ronan Lynch, Jonah Kelly, Mathew Dragoi and Leigh Happe.

• Congratulations to Amy Brennan who is now the under 13 Leinster Cumann na Mbunscoil Girls Champion.  Amy was also

 in the All Ireland series between the four provinces which is played in non-competitive games.

• Well done to Katie Brennan and Jonah Kelly who also participated in the Kilkenny Primary Schools Handball

Championship.

• F.A.I Primary Schools Soccer competition – two teams represented our school on the day. The teams consisted of boys

 and girls from 5th and 6th class.

 

GREEN SCHOOLS

Well done to all children who participated in our WOW day on Thursday 7th April – it was great to see so many students arriving to school in an environmentally friendly way. Thank you to all parents whom supported this initiative. In October, just 25% of children were walking or cycling to school. We saw a huge increase in this with 90% choosing to walk or cycle or “park n’ stride” on our WOW day. It would be great to see this effort continue into the future.

Our Green Schools Day of Action will take place on Wednesday May 18th. Children will again be encouraged to travel to school in an environmentally friendly way on this day. They will also engage in lessons, activities and competitions on the theme of travel and environmental care.

 

Reminders / Notices

• Sign Diary and Test copies

• First Holy Communion choir will be made up of pupils from 3rd to 6th classes

• All people in the school community are encouraged to be careful and respectful of others when using the road outside the

school. Recent visits from members of the Road Safety Authority and Green Schools Office, has proved very educational

for our school pupils.

• Pre-school supervision is in action in our school between 9.05 and 9.20am each morning

• Healthy Eating, pupils are encouraged to follow the school’s Healthy Lunch Policy. We would remind parents that there

is a child in the Junior Classroom who has a NUT ALLERGY.  This is a very serious condition.  It is most important that when giving your children their lunch that you do not include any food items containing nuts.  Your co –operation in this matter is most appreciated.

• Copies of Moneenroe N.S Children’s proclamation are available on request from the office (Tues, Wed, and Thurs).

 

Parents Association Fund Raising

Many thanks to all in the school community to continue to support and contribute to the school’s fund raising efforts especially our recent silver circle which was a great success.

Recent fund raising achievements were:

• Basketball Rings in the school yard. Cost of €700

• New goalposts and nets in School pitch – a big thank you to the parents and community members and school staff who

gave so generously of their time to erect the professional goalpost and nets in our school pitch. Cost of €4800

 

Future fund raising will be for the following:

• Graded Readers

• Physical Maths Resources

• Upgrade of IT equipment and computer systems

 

UPCOMING FUNDING RAISING EVENTS

• Table Quiz – Friday 22nd April , 9pm – Brennan Cloney’s – Table €20 – Raffle on the night with some great prizes

• Golf Classic – Saturday 4th June – Castlecomer Golf Club – more details to follow

• Used Clothes Collection – Friday 10th June.

• Children’s Mini Marathon – Wednesday 8th June @ 11:30am

 

 

Table Quiz

The parents' committee invite you to get those thinking caps on for a

Table Quiz in aid of a defibrillator at the school.

 

Friday 22 April in Cloney's Brennan at 9pm

€20 per table

Great Raffle on the Night.

 

As always your support would be greatly appreciated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Schools - WOW (Walk on Weekdays)

As you are aware, Moneenroe NS has been successfully engaged in An Taisce's Green Schools programme for many years. We are extremely proud of our achievements to date, and are now working towards our fourth Green Flag for Travel.

 

As part of this work we will launch our WOW (Walk on Weekdays) initiative on Thursday 7th April.

 

We are encouraging students and parents to leave their car at home, and walk to school, where possible. Every Wednesday thereafter will be WOW day.

 

 

We are aware that walking to school will not be an option for all families. With this in mind we are also encouraging Park 'n Stride. A suggested Park 'n Stride location is Salome Place. You can drop your child and allow them to walk the remainder of the journey to school. Alternatively, you can park and walk with your child if you consider it more appropriate.

 

Should this initiative be a success, we will see many benefits. Not only will you be helping to directly address the issues attached to our over reliance on fossil fuels, but also the air around the school will be cleaner! The children will benefit directly from the additional exercise (and fresh air), and the school grounds will be safer for all owing to the reduction of cars outside the school.

 

Sincerely,

Philip Lonergan              Laura Gallagher           Chiara Hanrahan

Principal                         GS Coordinator            An Taisce

 

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who's took part in the Silver Circle - it was a huge success again. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Week Four

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Emily Lawlor   •   Winning Line1: Mary Lawlor

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Ellie Roche  •   Winning Line 4: Niall Gibbons

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Caoimhe Dunne •   Winning Line 2: Lily O'Neill

 

Extra Prize for Paying every week €50 : Ronan Lynch Card Line 5: Liz Ryan

 

Enrolment for September 2016

Enrolments now taking place for September 2016.  Completed forms should be returned to the school before 16th March if possible. Forms available on the website HERE or from the school office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who's taking part in the Silver Circle

 

Week Four

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Aisling Maher   •   Winning Line 2: Aisling Maher

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Shane Buggy  •   Winning Line 4: Dave Buggy

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Nellie Mooney •   Winning Line 1: Pat Mooney

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who's taking part in the Silver Circle

 

Week tHree

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Harry Roche   •   Winning Line 5: Eddie Roche

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Allyssia Heatherington   •   Winning Line 1: Ursula Henry

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Aoife Royce Brennan •   Winning Line 5: Deirdre Kearney

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who's taking part in the Silver Circle

 

Week two

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Sean Lazri Nolan   •   Winning Line 3: Aoife Nolan

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Shane Buggy   •   Winning Line 2: Shane Buggy

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Moneenroe NS •   Winning Line 2: Ms Dunphy

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who's taking part in the Silver Circle

 

Week One

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Katelyn Kelly   •   Winning Line 4: Paula Coogan

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Dara Brennan   •   Winning Line 4: Patrick Brennan

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Liam Lawlor •   Winning Line 5: Linda Lawlor

 

Sellers Prize: €20

Katelyn Farnan

 

Road Safety

A representative from the RSA will visit all classes on Wednesday 9th March

 

Silver Circle

The Moneenroe Parents association will run the silver circle draw again, with weekly draws for 5 weeks with the first draw on Wednesday 10th February. Each family will receive a card containing 5 lines at €2 a line. Cards must be returned to the school every Tuesday morning. There will be a weekly draw with the prizes as follow, 1st €100 / 2nd €50 / 3rd €25.

Again we will have the two extra draws:

Seller Prize of €20 - For sellers who has all monies due on the card returned the first week. (Not all lines have to filled)

Paid in Full Prize  of  €50 - for all lines paid in full at the end of the 5 weeks

We greatly appreciate your support.

 

Used Clothes Collection

 There will be an used clothes collection on Friday 12th Feburary 2016. Please leave bags in before 9.30am.

Items accepted: Men's Clothing, Women Clothing, Children's Clothing, Household Textiles ie Curtains, Towels, Soft Toys, Shoes, Handbags, Belts.

We greatly appreciate your support.

 

St Brigid Crosses

The parents committee will be making St Brigid Crosses this year again. They will be available at mass this weekend 30/31 January and in the school from Wed 26th. Cost €2 each. All proceeds goes to the school funds. As always your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Newsletter 13th January 2015

 

Pre & Post School Supervision

A different teacher will undertake 15 minutes pre & post school supervision on one different day, Monday to Friday. Pre school supervision starts at 9.05 and finishes at 9.20am

The recommended arrival time to school is between 9.05 and 9.20am

Notes for Absence

(The National Education Welfare Board Returns). A box for absence notes is positioned outside Ms. Dunphy's classroom door. Parents are asked to give their child a note explaining their absence from school when it occurs.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession)

This year's second class will receive their First Confession on Tuesday March 8th

First Holy Communion preparation

Fr. Tobin asks that children attend Mass each week. The date for the First Holy Communion is May 22nd

1916 Commemorative Flag & Proclamation

Members of the Army will present the Irish Flag to our school and read the Proclamation to the pupils of our school on Tuesday January 19th

Appointment Procedures

In order to maximize teaching and learning time for all pupils, parents are asked to contact the school secretary on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays to arrange an appointment if they wish to speak with a teacher. Teachers will be available to facilitate meetings with parents between 9.00 and 9.20am and 3.00 to 3.30pm, provided they are not on pre and post school supervision on that particular day.

Road Safety/Parking

A teacher will be present at the school door at 2pm and 3pm when pupils are leaving school to encourage pupils as to how to use the road safely. A Parent/Garda visited the school before Christmas to speak to our pupils about the importance of using the road safely. We ask parents to further reinforce this concept at home also. Parents are encouraged to be on time to pick up their children. However, children are made aware that if their parent is late collecting them, they should come back in to the school to await collection. Parents/Guardians are asked to park and drive their cars in a manner that is respectful to all road users and ensure our pupils can exit school safely. Please be aware that we have a wheelchair user in our school and access is needed through the big gate.

Late Lunches

A late lunch box is positioned on the right hand side of the entrance hall in the school. Parents are asked to use this box if they are delivering lunch boxes during class time. Please put your child's name on the lunch.

Forgotten Items by pupils

Pupils should be aware of the days we have hurling, etc, and should bring all necessary items to school with them. Parents should leave any forgotten items in to the school office or inside the front hall of the school. Please ensure that your child's name is on everything (including items of clothing).

Parents Association

The New Parent Association of our school consists of the following parents:

Catherine Farnan, Orla Maher, Nicola Harding, Roisin Royce Brennan, Orla Roche, Barbara Brennan, Kathleen O'Neill, plus Board of Management Parents nominees Martina Brennan and Eamon Mooney.

Tracksuit Days

To facilitate P.E. and G.A.A. coaching, parents are asked to ensure their child ears tracksuits, runners etc on the following days:

  • Mr. Lonergan:          Thursday & Friday
  • Ms. Dunphy:            Tuesday
  • Ms. Gallagher:         Tuesday
  • Ms. Tobin:                Friday
  • Pupils are asked to wear full uniform on all other days.

Money Owed

Reminder to those who still owe money for book rental/swimming/photocopying etc will be sent home shortly in pupil's diaries.

Nut Allergy

We would remind parents that there is a pupil in the Junior/Senior Infant classroom with a Nut Allergy. We would ask that you do not give your children food items containing nuts. This includes, chocolate spreads, bars, sweets and homemade and bought cakes containing nuts.

Enrolment forms for 2016/2017

Enrolment forms are available Here, or by calling or ringing the school office on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Extra Curricular Activities

After school Hurling Coaching from 3-4pm for hte schools under 13 Hurling Team will start back on the last week of January. This generally starts with one session for the first couple of weeks, building up to two training sessions each week and finishing with 3 get togethers (2 training and 1 match each week as the season progresses. Matches will start in late March / early April.

 

Green Schools

The Green Schools Committee are working on the theme of travel this year. Meetings are held for committee members once a month. We hope to encourage people to travel to school in an environmentally friendly way such as walking and cycling and so reduce the number of children traveling to and from school by car.

Garden/School Tunnel

Sr Anne (Holy Family Sister, Moneenroe and member of our school Board of Management) and a staff member are exploring the possibility of setting up a small school garden as an extra curricular opportunity with pupils with green fingers, This would be an after schools activity on a set day between certain times. If there are any parents interested and willing to help run this extra curricular activity, it would be greatly appreciated. You can express your interest to Nellie in the school office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. It is hoped to have this project up and running late February / early March (weather permitting).

Croke Park Hours

  • Use of Croke Park Hours will include
  • Pre and post school supervision
  • Staff meetings
  • Whole school plans formation and revision
  • Revision of success of the Irish School Improvement Plan
  • Short term planning
  • Possible First Aid or Defibrillator training

 

Additional Learning Support Policy

A policy which aims to support children's additional learning needs was presented to the Board of Management before Christmas. Once the policy is finalised, parents will be able to review it on the school website. Mrs. Madden would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents and school staff who contributed to this policy.

Oxford Reading Tree books

The school is currently collecting graded readers, such as The Oxford Reading Tree. If parents have books which are no longer needed, the school would appreciate if you could drop them in to the school office.

Wellie Race Cards

We would like to thank those who have sent back their Wellie Race Cards. The Wellie Race Committee ask that we return all cards, with or without sponsorship on them. If you have not sent back your card, please do so immediately. Thank You

School Office Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

We would take this opportunity to thank you for your co-operation wish everyone a Happy and Peaceful New Year

Newsletter 15th December 2015

CHRISTMAS SHOW

The School Christmas Show takes place on Monday December 21st in the hall. The show starts at 6.45pm sharp. Children to be in the hall in their costumes at 6.30pm

  • Entry to the Show
    • Adults and over 16's: €5
    • Childreen under 16: Free
  • Raffle tickets will be on sale on the night for some great prizes
  • There will be a full dress rehearsal for the show on Friday and Monday

 

WELLIE RACE

Again this year, The Wellie Race Committee in Castlecomer has sent us sponsorship cards. We are issuing  one to each family in the school. If you, your children or any of your family is taking part in the race, you might consider using the sponsorship card sent home. Bring it to the Wellie Race on January 1st with the money raised. The school gets back 50% of monies raised on these cards. If you are not participating in the race, you can still send back to the card to the school with a donation.

Cards, with or without money should be returned to the school before Tuesday next 22nd December. We have to send back all  un-used cards to the Wellie Race Committee.

 

We realize that there is a lot of expense and demands on parents and families at this time of year and we do not want to add to that. Any support that you give is greatly appreciated.

 

CHRISTMAS TESTS

5th & 6th Class Christmas Test Cards will go home stapled in children's homework diaries on Tuesday 22nd December.

 

CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS

The Table centre-pieces, Grave Arrangements and Christmas logs are being made up tomorrow. They will be ready for collection on Thursday. if  you would like to order one, please let us know in the morning

 

Philip Lonergan

Principal Teacher

 

Silver Circle

Winners

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Silver Circle it raised much needed funds for the school.

 

Week Five

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Abbie Lawlor   •   Winning Line 3: Michael

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Nellie Mooney   •   Winning Line 4:

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Philip Lonergan  •   Winning Line 5: Philip Lonergan

 

Extra Prize for Paying every week €50 : Blaze Dunne Card Line 2: Alaura, Shane & Kyle Dunne

Family Pass to Christmas Funday in Hall: Hollie Coogan

 

Anti Bullying sessions

Anti Bullying sessions have been arranged in a number of venues around the country. The sessions will enable you to support your child regarding issues of bullying and will also inform you about the Anti Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary schools. One such session is taking place on Tuesday 8th December in the Springhill Court Hotel, Waterford Road, Kilkenny City please click here to book your place.

All parents welcome, Admission FREE, the session will commence at 7.30pm

 

Silver Circle

Winners

Thank you to everyone who's taking part in the Silver Circle

 

Week Four

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Nellie Mooney   •   Winning Line 1: Nellie Mooney

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Gianna Fullerton   •   Winning Line 5: Eddie Fullerton

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Adam Buggy   •   Winning Line 4: Ann Doheny

 

Repeat Performance of Clogh/Moneenroe Goes Dancing

The dancers of Clogh/Moneenroe Goes Dancing have kindly donated their time to do a repeat performance in

Moneenroe Hall this Saturday 5th of December at 8.15pm.

 

Admission On the Door:

Adults €10 Children €5. Raffle on the night - with fantastic prizes

 

Family Concessions

  • 2 Adults & 2 Children   20
  • 1 Adult & 3 Children     20
  • 2 Adults & 3 Children   25
  • 1 Adult & 4 Children     25

 

All proceeds will go directly to Moneenroe NS & St Patricks NS Clogh.

As always your support would be greatly welcomed.

 

Silver Circle

Winners

Thank you to everyone who's taking part in the Silver Circle

 

Week Three

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Liam Walsh   •   Winning Line 5: Tommy Walsh

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Dara Brennan   •   Winning Line 3: Patrick Brennan

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Aisling Maher •   Winning Line 4: John & Mary Maher

 

Congratulations

They only went and won it!! Unbelievable match, very hard fought against a very tough Conahy team. They held on in the end to win 1-3 to 0-04. A huge thanks to Paddy Ward and Miss Tobin for their hard work with the girls over the past few months. And a special word of thanks to everyone who came out and supported today. Very proud day for Clogh/ Moneenroe schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Football

Best of Luck to the girls who are playing in the North Kilkenny Final on Saturday 21st November at 2pm in The Prince Ground Castlecomer.

 

Silver Circle

Winners

Thank you to everyone who's taking part in the Silver Circle

 

Week Two

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Aoife Royce Brennan   •   Winning Line 3: Roisin Royce Brennan

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Derry Collins   •   Winning Line 4: Laura Collins

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Sally Ward •   Winning Line 2: Sally Ward

 

 

Girls Football

 Match on Monday 16th November at 3 o'clock in James Park, Kilkenny. Leaving school at 2.15pm. Best of Luck.

 

Repeat Performance of Clogh/Moneenroe Goes Dancing

The dancers of Clogh/Moneenroe Goes Dancing have kindly

donated their time to do a repeat performance in

Moneenroe Hall on Saturday 5th of December at 8.15pm.

 

Admission On the Door:

Adults €10 Children €5. Raffle on the night.

 

All proceeds will go Moneenroe NS & St Patricks NS Clogh.

As always your support would be greatly welcomed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Arrangements & Logs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are now taking orders for Grave Arrangement €10, Table  Arrangement €10 or Christmas Logs €5

Contact Nellie 087 9638080 | Roisin 086 8353647 | Martina 087 7735292

 

Silver Circle Winners

Thank you to everyone who's taking part in the Silver Circle

 

Week One

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Evan O'Neill   •   Winning Line 4: Molly Lawlor

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Moneenroe NS   •   Winning Line 1: Laura Gallagher

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Aaron Butler •   Winning Line 4: Aaron Butler

 

Sellers Prize: €20

Rebecca Meally

 

COMMUNICATION:

If at any time, you wish to speak with your child's class teacher or the principal, please make an appointment through the school office. Teachers will meet with parents between 8.45 to 9.15 am and 3.00 to 3.30 pm by appointment.

 

Reminder: Please note that the recommended drop off time for school is between 09.08 and 09.20

 

Halloween Disco

Friday 23rd October, Moneenroe Hall, 5-7pm €4 per child.

 

Road Safety

Concern was expressed about the extra volume of cars and people on the road outside the school due to the higher number of pupils in school this year. All parents/guardians are encouraged and asked to park responsibly and remind their child of the importance of careful road safety. There is a pedestrian crossing, speed limits in place and flashing beacons in operation outside our school.

 

Once again we ask that the two bays in front of the school be left vacant for buses when necessary and wheelchair users. A big push will be undertaken pre and post Halloween to highlight the dangers and hazards of road use in all classes to hopefully ensure that we avoid incidents or accidents outside on the road. This is especially applicable this year as our new Green Schools Committee will be working on the theme of travel (i.e. people walking and cycling to school). Thank you for your support.

 

Book lists

Book lists for all classes are available by click on the link BOOKLISTS

 

Cabaret

Saturday May 30th the Parents Committee is holding a Cabaret in Cloney's to raise money for the school. Donation on the door and Raffle.

 

Infant Introduction

This takes place on Thursday June 11th. Present Junior & Senior Infants will finish at 12.45pm on this day

 

Water Safety

A representative from PAWS (water safety) will be coming on June 8th to speak about water safety (1st to 6th Class)

 

Mid Summer Party

The Parents Committee together with the Railyard Football Club are holding a Mid Summer Party on June 13th in Moneenroe Hall at 8pm. This is to raise funds for the Club and School. Parents will be calling to sell tickets to those who wish to attend.

 

VHI Women's Mini Marathon

Some of the mothers and our SNA, Kathleen are participating in the VHI Women's Mini Marathon on Monday 1st June. If any parent would like to take a sponsorship care please let us know. Alternatively, if you would like to give a donation, please send it in to the school in an envelope marked Marathon with your name.

Also we will be collecting outside Eurospar on Friday 15th & Sat 16th. Your support would be greatly welcomed.

 

Hurling Coaching

Hurling coaching will resume for Junior to 2nd Classes on Wednesdays starting 29th April

3rd to 6th on Fridays starting 1st May.

Tracksuits, Runners, Hurleys and helmets to be brought in by pupils on those days.

 

Moneenroe Road League

Run - Jog - Walk

13th April to 18th May

 

Week 1

Date: Monday 13th April.  Time: 6.30pm.  Distance: 4km

 

Week 2

Date: Monday 20th April.  Time: 6.30pm.  Distance: 4km

 

Week 3

Date: Monday 27th April.  Time: 6.30pm.  Distance: 4km

 

Week 4

Date: Monday 4th May.  Time: 6.30pm.  Distance: 5km

 

Week 5

Date: Monday 11th May.  Time: 6.30pm.  Distance: 5km

 

Week 6

Date: Monday 18th May.  Time: 6.30pm.  Distance: 5km

 

  • Commences at Moneenroe Hall each week
  • Registration from 6pm
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Entry Fee €2 each or €5 per family
  • Hi Visual vests recommended
  • Refreshments afterwards.
  • NO BICYCLES PERMITTED FOR SAFETY REASONS.

 

Silver Circle Winners

 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Silver Circle it was a great success

 

Week Five

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Harry Roche   •   Winning Line 5: Judy Roche

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Patrick Mooney   •   Winning Line 1: Patrick Mooney

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Martin Brennan  •   Winning Line 3: Caitlin Brennan

 

Week Four

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Eilish Chonlada Reidy   •   Winning Line 1: Eilish Reidy

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Layla Dowd   •   Winning Line 5: Joe Dowd Snr

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Harry Roche   •   Winning Line w: John Delaney

 

 

Week Three

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Nicole Dowling   •   Winning Line 1: Fiona Dowling

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Kathleen Connolly   •   Winning Line 5: Caitlin Hurley

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Malachy Flaherty   •   Winning Line 5: Valerie Flaherty

 

 

Week Two

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Ellie Royce Brennan   •   Winning Line 1: Ciara Byrne

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Nellie Mooney   •   Winning Line 3: Tommy Murray

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Conor Close   •   Winning Line 1: Michael Close

 

 

Week One

1st Prize: €100

Card Seller: Caoimhe Dunne   •   Winning Line 3: Ken Dunne

 

2nd Prize €50

Card Seller: Dara Brennan   •   Winning Line 5: Margaret Brennan

 

3rd Prize: €25

Card Seller: Eva Brennan   •   Winning Line 3: David Brennan

 

 

5 Factor Communnity Show

in aid of Moneenroe NS

Friday 20th March in Moneenroe Hall

Show starts at 8pm

Addmission:  Adult - €7   O.A.P & Child - €3  - Family Discount on the door

Raffle on the Night Prizes incl. Dinner for Two, Afternoon Tea

 

 

Book Fair

There will be a book fair in the hall on Wednesday 4th February

 

Hurling

There will be hurling coaching for Jnr & Snr Infants, 1st & 2nd Classes on the 4th, 11th, and 28th February. Tracksuits, Runners, Hurleys and helmets to be brought in by pupils on those days. School has a limited number of helmets and hurleys.

 

Handball

Well done to Amy Brennan and former pupil Kyle Dunne who represented Clogh, Kilkenny and Leinster in the All Ireland finals of Gael Linn. They defeated Clare in the final. Congrats. (31 January 2015)

 

Castlecomer Credit Union School Quiz

Over 150 primary school children took part in the school quiz. Well done to Moneenroe school who came 1st in u13  and 2nd and 3rd in u11 in the community school Fri evening (30 January 2015)

 

Newsletter January 2015

 

Dear Parents,

 

Happy New Year to you all. in this newsletter we wish to highlight some of the future fundraising events and where the monies raised is being spent. First we wish to thank you all for your generosity. The work on the new school pitch is ongoing, once completed the cost will be significant. We are hoping for an extra push on the remaining fund raisers this school year. As we all know when improvements are made all the children get to enjoy them and happy children prosper. The newsletter will also highlight some important dates coming up.

Thank you for reading.

 

Fundraising News

Many thanks to all who have supported the school in its fundraising endeavors. The Christmas Show, raffle, selling of logs and wreaths were greatly supported and a huge success. Thanks also to those who supported the Wellie Race on New Year's Day.

 

Silver Circle

The Moneenroe Parents association will launch a silver circle draw with weekly draws for 5 weeks with the first draw on Thursday 26th February. Each family will receive a card containing 5 lines at €2 a line. Cards must be returned to the school every Wednesday morning. There will be a weekly draw with the prizes as follow, 1st €100 / 2nd €50 / 3rd €25.

 

Pitch Development / Parents Association Funding

At present The Parents Association has €9,000 in its account. This has been accumulated from previous years activities, Halloween Disco, Christmas Craft Sales, Wellie Race funding etc. After enquiring with and meeting with three different fencing contractors for the best price and service - Q.F.S Fencing will commence work on the new school boundary shortly. It is hoped that our new School Pitch will be available for use by mid-March. The total work on putting up gates and permanent boundary will cost €9,000.

 

Permanent stainless steel basketball hoops have been purchased for the school from the Parents Association funding.

 

Future Fundraising in the School will be or the following:

  • Goalpost for new pitch
  • Netting for behind goalposts
  • Lining of the New Pitch
  • Relining of the Basketball Court
  • Purchase of badminton equipment
  • Purchase of guided readers and class novels
  • Purchase of concrete maths equipment

 

Future Fundraising for the School to include:

  • St Brigid's Crosses - will be available from the school from the 28th Jan and will also be on sale at weekend mass 31st Jan/ 1st Feb (Moneenroe & Clogh) €2 each
  • Jersery Day - will be held in the school on Friday 27th Feb
  • 5 Factor - Friday 20th March - proceeds in aid of the school, there will be a raffle also on the night with some great prizes.
  • Silver Circle - starting 26th Feb for 5 weeks
  • Car Wash to be held in April/May
  • Children's Mini Marathon

 

All Support is greatly appreciated and needed

 

Upcoming School Events

Confirmation:

  • Service of Light, 31st Jan at 7.30pm in Moneenroe
  • AIB fitting, Tuesday 20th in School, cost €15
  • Retreat in Peace in Christ (KK) 3rd Feb, cost €15
  • 2 practises in Clogh Church, Tuesday 9th and Thursday 12th Feb
  • Confirmation Ceremony, 15th Feb in Clogh Church @ 11am

 

Seachtain Na Gaeilge

Monday 9th to Friday 13th March, to conclude with a student demonstration in the hall on either Thurs 12th or Friday 13th. All parents welcome.

 

Five Factor

To be held on Friday 20th March. Preparation for the 5 Factor will begin when children return after the midterm break. 3rd to 6th class will be invited to be involved. A meeting will take place in the hall on Monday 26th January at 8pm for anyone who wishes to be involved.

 

Sporting News

Rugby Coaching

Rugby coaching will be underway in our school on Tuesdays for 8 weeks starting on Tuesday 20th January. Classes from 1st to 6th will get an opportunity to partake. Individual class teachers know which Tuesdays their classes are involved. It will take place between 10 & 11am. All children are encouraged to wear old runners or boots and tracksuits for rugby coaching. Coaching will take place in the hall or pitch (weather permitting)

 

Road Safety

Road Safety is Everyone's Responsibility

All parents and Teachers are being encouraged to advise our children on how to cross the road safely before and after school. There is a pedestrian crossing, speed limits in place and flashing beacons in operation outside our school. More signs will be put up around the school highlighting road safety.

 

Reminder: We would remind parents not to park outside the school wall when collecting children at 2pm and 3pm as it poses a danger to the children crossing the road as they do not have clear visibility. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

 

School News

 

Enrollments for the 2015/2016 School Year.

Our school is welcoming enrollments at present. The school will require a good intake of Junior Infants in September 2015 in order to retain its fourth class teacher. Enrollments forms will be distributed to all Pre-schools in the local area. Any inquires call Nellie int he office on 056 4442288 (Tuesday - Thursday)

 

Green Schools Meetings:

All members are encouraged to attend all meetings. Meetings will be announced in class and reminders will be put on the front door of the school.

 

Reminder: Please note that the recommended drop off time for school is between 09.08 and 09.20

 

 

 

Clogh/Moneenroe NS girls football team who won the North Kilkenny Schools football final

 

     Moneenroe NS, The Glen, Moneenroe, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny                                 T: 056 - 4442288                              E: info@moneenroens.ie

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