NEW SCHOOLS CELEBRATE FANTASTIC MAIDEN YEAR
CATHERINE McAuley Junior School and Bunscoil Rís Senior School celebrated their first birthdays recently.
Junior School Principal Elma Sutton said: ‘It is hard to believe that we have been in the school for a full year. A lot of progress has been made since then with the successful opening of a second Special Class last September and the opening of a third Special Class this September.’
The busy school had an Open Day for new parents recently when parents had a chance to see the various activities that take place in the school every week - including drama, hurling, Literacy Lift Off, Maths for Fun, recorder. ‘ There was a constant stream of people visiting the school during the daytime and later on at the night time opening. The Junior Infants are in very small classes with just 18 children in each class. Parents showed a great interest in becoming involved in the Health Promoting Schools Project and the Green Schools initiative.’
Bunscoil Rís pupils celebrated the birthday with cake and candles. Principal Gerry Moran said: ‘It was a nice occasion. The schools had been amalgamated in September 2016 but we moved in the following February. We have 350 pupils and are taking enrolments for 3rd Class.’
Fr Thomas Orr blessed the school and congratulated everyone on their successful year and the children sang Happy Birthday. ‘Sammon Construction are wrapping up the final works on the snag list on the new schools.’
The 4th classes of Edmund Rice Senior School who are off to sing in the ‘Peace Proms’ in Kilkenny.
Catherine McAuley school celebrating their 1st anniversary with some junior infants.