Newsletter 24th October, 2016

Convent Of Mercy Primary School

Kanturk, Co. Cork

Phone No : 029 50021

                                 Fax No (029) 51401






24th October, 2016.

Dear Parents,

As the weather has been getting colder we ask you to make sure pupils have coats and hats coming to school every day. School will be closed from Monday 31st October to 4th November inclusive. No Uniform day Friday 28th October.  Children may wear Halloween costumes if they have them.  Some children in the older classes are making their own costumes.

Parent Teacher Meetings will be held on 30th November, 2016 & 1st of December,2016. The school will send out appointments time nearer to the date, and if this does not suit you can rearrange.  Anyone who wishes to meet Ms Ryan our Learning Support/Resource teacher may also make an appointment.      

Please check your child/children for head lice as there are continuing reports of head lice in school.  

Book Rental, Photocopying

There is still money outstanding for Book Rental / Photocopying and Music.  We ask you to please send in the money at your earliest convenience or please contact the office if you wish to pay in instalments.

Active School  – We are continuing to grow as an Active School. We encourage you to continue to exercise at home with your child/children. Active week will take place in the 3rd term.

 The Parents Association are very busy organising ‘Strictly comes to Kanturk’ a dance competition. This fundraiser is to raise money for Science, Maths & P.E. equipment for the school and also for the schools literacy programme.   Money raised also goes to subsidising swimming and school trips.  However this can only be achieved if parents /guardians support this event.  Check out all information and posters and the ‘Strictly comes to Kanturk’ face book page. Tickets on sale at school from Monday cost €15 each

There will be a recycling clothes collection on Wednesday October 26th.  Bags can include used clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, ties, linens, household textiles and old books (not school books or magazines). Bags can be brought in from now on

 Gymnastics will begin with Patsy Reilly on Friday November 11th  for six weeks. Cost will be €6 in total.

  For all you “tweeters”, our school hopes to join twitter after Halloween.  You can follow us to check out our activities.  

  Well done to our girls football team who won their 4 games at the Grading Blitz in Rathcoole last Wednesday.   We are very proud of them.

  Water Explorers Water and Food Award - A huge congratulations to the Water Masters  of fifth /sixth class.  They were recently nominated to represented Ireland for the great project work they have done in raising, awareness about the importance of  WATER.  The GREAT NEWS came that our school won out of nineteen schools from around the world !!! . We hope to video some of the work and activities in the coming days and our video will be shown at the awards ceremony in BEIJING, CHINA !!! . We are delighted and very proud of the Water Masters.

 Literacy Lift Off is finishing in Mrs O’Shea’s this week and it will begin in Mrs Linehans after the mid –term break.  Also Aistear will finish in Mrs Linehans and begin in Mrs O’Sheas class after the mid -term.

1st & 2nd class & 5th & 6th are being coached in different games in Scoil Mhuire Gym by Transition Year pupils every Thursday.  It is a very positive and fun class and our pupils are really enjoying it.

We wish you all a safe and happy Halloween break.


Le gach dea mhéin,




Derval Vaughan