School Newsletter: October 30th

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Not a lot to report this week obviously as the school was closed for the mid-term break.

However, we did finally go live with this our new school website and we are hoping that it will be a successful point of contact for students, staff, parents, past pupils and anyone interested in finding out about the school. Huge thanks go to Richard O’Neill, a past pupil, for his work on this.

We plan to post a weekly newsletter/blog informing you on current activities in the school and bringing to your attention upcoming events.

We are particularly keen to hear from past pupils and hope to provide areas of contact through the site for them.

93SquadmembersRitchieGalwayandRitchiePurcellIn relation to that you might make note that on December 28th next a gathering of past pupils is planned in the Brandon House Hotel. This originated with the All Ireland winning team of ’93 arranging a reunion and has since grown to a get together of the many victorious sides from the ’89 to ’99 decade. The event is not exclusively for those involved on teams and all past pupils wishing to attend would be most welcome. Further details and contacts will be posted here in due course.

We also plan to post contributions from the students on the website by way of TY news, LCA news and Students’ Work links.

A further reminder to parents of boys in 6th class that the school Open Day takes place on Saturday Nov 7th at 10am. All 6th class boys and their parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

Let’s hope the weather will have picked up somewhat by then.

Transition Year News

Looking for the ‘bare necessities’!

Transition year students are asking parents to give a helping hand in their Y.S.I project that focus’ on helping the homeless in the south east of Ireland which they have named the ‘Bare Necessities’. The TY1 group have already raised over 460 euro in a very successful cake sale which resulted in their picture being seen in the New Ross Standard.

Linked with the south east agencies of Focus Ireland and The Simon Community the group are now looking non-perishable goods such as clothes, food cans, cleaning products etc. to give to the shelters which cater for the less fortunate and people who are trying very hard to keep their current accommodations or moving to a less than satisfying new home.

We are asking parents to help the group by giving clothes of good quality and/or food cans to help the homeless in the south east. Any and all donations will be very much appreciated.

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