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Dear Parents ,

Carol service on Friday @11a.m. 

Just a reminder that you are invited to our Carol service in the school hall tomorrow at 11a.m. The school is alive to the sounds of the children who have been  busy preparing the Christmas story in song and prayer and it’s a lovely way to bring the school term to a close . Our thanks in advance to all the teachers from second to sixth class and in particular to Ms. Greene who will direct the choir and Mrs. Fennelly for co-coordinating the readings and nativity scene .


Míle buíochas to the Parents Association committee who organised a wonderful day for the boys and girls of the school on Wednesday . It started with the arrival of Santa in a “red ferrari ” . The children then enjoyed a visit to Santa where they received a selection box .They were also treated to a disco with DJ Brochan  and some very entertaining games for the older children.

The 2018 school calendars arrived and were distributed on Wednesday . There are still a small few calendars left to purchase in the school , priced at €10  each .


Congratulations to David Costello Aidan O’ Donnell and Luke O’ Reilly who were selected as members of the 6th class Laois Cumann na mBunscol  Football Development Panel. Over 170 boys attended the trials recently.

Junior and Senior Infants Visit Old Buildings In Emo 

Ms. Maher’s class and Ms. Murphy’s class had a very enjoyable visit to the old school and St. Paul’s church on Thursday morning. They saw the plaque outside the old school and walked around the building to the old school yard . They learned how old the school is and new words like “decade” and “century “. Junior infants Michael McGrath has a brother , Jack who attended the old school. On the way back the boys and girls got to see the crib in St. Paul’s church and said a prayer.

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Beannachtaí na Nollag: Christmas Greetings

A special word of thanks to the teachers and ancillary staff in the school for their continued commitment and dedication to the children of Emo. I would also like to thank our Board of Management  , Fr. Dooley and Fr. Pat who continue to be a tremendous support to the school .

Wishing all of our pupils, parents and staff a very happy and peaceful Christmas.


Cyril Duggan