Thursday, June 26, 2014



Due to maintenance work being carried out over the summer holidays the office will be open on a limited basis only.
Anyone wishing to contact the office may do so by phoning 091 753613. 
You may leave a message and the secretary or myself will return your call and assist you.

Mrs Patricia Coleman



A big Míle Buíochas to all the staff of Scoil Chaitríona Junior who succeeded in creating the best environment of teaching and learning through an all inclusive, child - centred curriculum. 
Some highlights of the year included:
Visits to the school library to exchange books
Hurling with classmates and Timmy
Colourstrings with Marsha
Halloween walk with all our friends
Chritmas Carol Service
Féile Scoil Dramaíochta with Ms. McLoughlin and Ms. Crotty
Yoga in the classroom
Green Flag for 'capping the tap'
Art with Lara
Rockets with Ms. McLoughlin
Learning about the heart with Ms. Lavery, Mr Faherty and Ms McCaul
Visiting the Aquarium and Ballyloughaun with Ms McLoughlin and Ms Ferguson
Taking part in the Lego League with Mr Carleton and Ms Connolly
Visits from 'The Bug Doctor'; the farm animals and .......Wolly, Molly and Dina.
These are just some of the things pupils and teachers got up to during the year. 

Scoil Chaitrona Junior not only focuses on Literacy and Numeracy but also on the aesthetic, physical, social, personal and spiritual development of its pupils.

Well done to all the staff and have a well deserved summer break.

Thank you to Scoil Chaitríona Junior Parents' Association for their support during the year. 
Pupils enjoyed learning yard games from their mams and playing together in the school yard.
We especially enjoyed the coffee mornings and we look forward to their continued support next year.

The school garden got a huge make over this year. Thanks to parents, grandparents and 'The Men's Shed' who helped out. The raised beds are now flourishing with potatoes, kale, peas, radishes and even a pumpkin. 

Rath Dé ar bhur dcuid oibre go léir agus tá súil agam go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as laethanta fada breá an tsamhraidh.

Is mise,

Saturday, June 7, 2014

School Readiness Programme


School Readiness Programme for Parents of our Junior Infants starting school in September will be run in the school hall on Wednesday, June 11th and Thursday,  June 12th from 9.30 to 11.30 am. Parents will have received notice of the day they are to attend.
This programme is for parents only and is delivered Mary McHugh from Galway City Partnership.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Latest news from the Principal

Lego League

Mr Carleton's and Miss Connolly's 1st Classes displayed fantastic Lego Projects at the Lego League in the Raddison on Wednesday the 4th of June.
Well done to all the pupils and teachers who put great work into the projects. They presented their designs and discussed the positive impact their projects could have on our environment.
We look forward to hearing more from our young scientists in the future.
Thanks to Medtronic who sponsored the Lego League.

Parents Coffee Morning

Parents Association held their end of year coffee morning on Friday the 6th of June. Parents chatted about the great success of their introduction to yard games for 1st and 2nd classes.
New parents are always welcome for a cup of tea or coffee and share ideas. See notice board outside the P.E. hall for updates.
A sincere thank you to all the parents for their support throughout the school year. We look forward to working together in the coming year.