St Patrick's & St Joseph's
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December's Newsletter

1 Dec 2016

 

ST PATRICK’S AND ST JOSEPH’S

FEDERATED PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

5 Churchtown Road

Tirkeeran

GARVAGH

BT51 5BA

(Tirkeeran Site)

Tel: 028 2955 8039

Fax: 028 2955 8039

 

 

37 Glen Road

Brockaghbuoy

GARVAGH

BT51 5BD           

(Glenullin Site)

Tel: 028 2955 8641

Fax: 028 2955 8641

 

 

 

Principal:  Mr Aidan Rafferty

www.stpatricksandstjosephs.com

 

1 December 2016

               

Dear Parent/Guardian

 

Dates for Term One

 

Monday

After School’s Club

 

 

 

5 Dec

 

 

 

Tin Whistle with Miss McCollum for P5

 

 

Glenullin site

 

Thursdays

 

Each class will, in turn, visit Garvagh Library on a Thursday morning. 

P1 – Thursday 8 December

 

P7 – Thursday 5 January

 

P6 – Thursday 12 January

 

The Friday

Website Reporter

 

Friday 2 December – Eoin Mullan & Karl Mullan

Friday 9 December – Connor O’Hagan & Caolan O’Kane

Friday 16 December – Jamie O’Kane & Sinead Rafferty

Friday 13 January – Matthew Smyth & Carl Talbot

Mondays

5– 12 December incl.

 

Swimming for the P6 class

Friday

2 December

Whole School Assembly led by P6 in the Glenullin site commencing at 9.15 a.m.  Parents welcome. Please note change of class

 

Friday

2 December

The Christmas lights ‘switch on’ in Glenullin Car Park –see attached

flyer.

 

Thursday

 

8 December

Christmas Dinner Menu

Roast Turkey

Cocktail sausage

Stuffing & Gravy

Roast and Creamed Potatoes

Vegetables

 

Chocolate Brownie & Ice Cream

Glass of Orange Squash

Cost - £2.50

If your child wishes to take Christmas Dinner please return the attached reply slip before Friday 2 December, as Garvagh Kitchen require final numbers for that date.

Thursday

15 December

The Parents’ Association are organising a fund raising Carol Service and Nativity Play in St Joseph’s Chapel  at 7pm for P1, 2 & 3  

Monday

19 December

Christmas Show in Glenullin Hall at 7.30 p.m. for P4, 5, 6 & 7

 

Tuesday

20 December

Mass in Glenullin site at 10.30 a.m. TBC

School closes at 12 noon for Christmas Holidays.

Wednesday

4 January

School reopens.

 

Mondays

9 January –

19 June 17 incl.

Swimming for the P7 class

 

Jeans for Genes Day

 

Thank you for supporting the ‘Jeans for Genes’ day, a total of £201.65 was raised, which has been forwarded to this charity.

 


 

Admission of Children to Primary School

 

Children, who are four on or before 1 July 2017, are due to start school in September 2017.  Application forms for enrolment are available from either the Tirkeeran site or the Glenullin site of St Patrick’s and St Joseph’s. 

 

The application form plus the child’s birth certificate should be returned to the school no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 11 January 2017.

 

Parents’ Association

 

Tickets are attached for the Parents’ Association Christmas hamper raffle, 5 strips of tickets for £5. 

 

A collection will be taken after the Carol Service and Nativity on behalf of the Parents’ Association. As in previous years all money will be passed back to the school for speciality items that would not normally be in the school budget, for example the recent provision of play equipment. These items are used by all our children to significantly enhance their educational experience.

Thank you for your support. The Parents’ Association

 

 

Allergies / Medical Needs

 

A number of children within the school are allergic to nuts and or eggs. As an anaphylactic reaction to these foods can be potentially life threatening we ask that all parents ensure that no nut products (e.g Kinder eggs/ bars) or egg (such as egg sandwiches) be brought into the school.

 

Any parent who has a child requiring any medication during school hours (this includes Calpol and asthmatic inhalers) must always fill out the appropriate forms available from the school office prior to the child taking or bringing the medication to school.

 

A reminder for parents whose child has agreed medication stored in the school that the onus is upon the parent to supply a small zipped bag for medicine storage and to ensure that the medication is always within its expiry date.

 

 

Whole School Assembly

 

The Whole School Assembly on Friday 2 December will be led by P6 in the Glenullin site.  It will commence at 9.15 a.m. and everyone is welcome

 

Grammar for the month:    

 

This month we are changing adjectives of adverbs by adding ‘ly’.

 

Adjective

Noun

 

 

 

Noun

Verb

Adverb

The

slow

bus.

 

The

bus

travelled

slowly.

The

quick

rabbit.

 

The

rabbit

ran

quickly.

The

loud

girl.

 

The

girl

shouted

loudly.

The

happy

child.

 

The

child

laughed

happily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Songs / Hymns for the Month                     

 

Selection of Christmas Hymns and Songs (enclosed)           

 

Irish for the Month

 

Éist le do thoil

Tráthnóna maith a pháistí

(Ayistch lid do hoil)

(tra nona myth a fastee)

Listen Please

Good afternoon children

 

 

Abair I mo dhiaidh

Tráthnóna maith a mhúinteoir

(abir I maw yeah)

(tra nona myth a moonthore)

Say after me

Good afternoon teacher

 

 

Nollaig shona duit

Nollaig shona daoibh

(noll egg hona ditch)

(noll egg hona deev)

Happy Christmas to you

 

Happy Christmas to you! (you plural)

 

Classroom instructions in Irish can be accessed from http://ccea.org.uk/curriculum/gaeloideachas/piaschand then click on Language and Literacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please complete and return before Friday 2 December

 

Christmas Dinner @ £2.50                                      

 

My child/children will be taking Christmas Dinner on Thursday 8 December.

 

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