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Dear Parents,

We’re in the middle of advent at the moment and there are wonderful Christmas displays all over the school. At assembly this morning Conor Dooley explained all about the advent wreath and lit the two purple candles. We also prayed for Fr. Dooley’s mother, Brigid who passed away yesterday. We had some lovely Christmas songs from junior infants and first classes. Third and fifth brought their beautiful Christmas art to assembly and we heard some of the report writing from third class. Jamie McMahon (6th class) explained how he has been teaching some coding to third class. They thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and fourth class are already looking forward to their turn after Christmas.

Féilire na Scoile: School Calendar 

The school closes on Friday 20th December for the Christmas holidays at 12.30p.m. Please note that the school re-opens on Monday 6th January for all pupils.

Imeachtaí na Nollag: Christmas Activities


Our thanks to Gabriel for setting up our school crib. We thank Ms. Hooban, Ms Maher, Ms. Mary, Ms. Anne and Ms. Delal for the wonderful decorations that they put up around the school.

The Parents’ Association committee are very excited to announce that they are hosting the annual Christmas party for the children in the school on Wednesday 18th December We will be joined by special guest, Santa Claus, who arrives to the school that morning, with festive cheer. I wonder what mode of transport he will choose this year? Children may wear a Christmas jumper instead of a tracksuit top, if they wish on the day. The school calendars have been distributed and look fantastic. Ciara McMahon is available at the school at 1.30pm & 2.30pm for anyone wishing to purchase a school calendar (€10). The Parents Association committee wish to sincerely thank Mr. Aaron Leavy Photographer & Ms. Aine O’Reilly of Aine Graphics for their excellent assistance, creativity & professionalism in producing the school calendar.

In conjunction with the Parents association the pupils of the school have been considering and discussing the children and families who are not so fortunate at Christmas. The Parents Association committee have saved on the cost of Santa’s transport, selection boxes and big games this year. It will make a donation on the children’s behalf to Laois Down Syndrome and Kolbe School in Portlaoise.

Cruinnithe  Tuismitheoirí/Múinteoirí : Meetings with Parents

We thank all parents for their attendance at the parent teacher meetings recently. Our teachers found the meetings very informative and we hope that you did too. If you have a particular concern outside of the normal parent-teacher time regarding any aspect of your child’s progress and wish to meet your child’s teacher, you are asked to contact Bernadette (9am to 1p.m.) our school secretary and a mutually convenient appointment will be arranged with your child’s class teacher. The co-operation of parents in maintaining the appointment protocol is much appreciated.

Rollaithe 2019/2020; Enrolment 2019/2020

Application forms will be available next week for enrolment for our junior infant class for September 2020. Applications will be accepted during the month of January up to and including the last working Friday in January which in 2020 is Friday, 31st January.

Any queries regarding enrolment or to receive an application form you may contact the school on 057 86 46868 between 9am and 1p.m. each day or e-mail principal@emons.ie.


Congratulations to the boys and girls who received gold and silver certificate in Mathletics this week. We know how beneficial Mathletics has been for children in the school and we urge parents to continue to support this worthwhile initiative.

Kind regards,

Cyril Duggan