Service of Light Ceremony (8th May) /Alb fitting (15th May)

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The Service of Light Ceremony for Confirmation pupils will take place on Wednesday 8th of May @ 07.30 pm in Avoca Church. The children will need their Baptismal candle or another candle for this Ceremony. Alb fitting will take place on Weds 15th May @ 01.30 pm in the school. Should parents wish to be present for the fitting, please inform the school office or class teacher.

€5 will be required by all Confirmation pupils to cover the cost of printing booklets and for the flowers for the Ceremony. This will be collected next week and needs to be in by Friday 25th January.

Ms. Greene will be speaking with 5th/6th class pupils in relation to the Drugs/Alcohol Pledge next week. Sheets will be issued for at home.

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Resources developed by the HSE RE: Communicating with your children about relationships and sexuality


The HSE have advised the school that a programme has been developed to support parents and carers in communicating with their young children about relationships and sexuality.

The following resources are available free to all parents:

  1. Talking to your young child about relationships, sexuality and growing up. This is available in English or Irish, for order or download from

  2. The research report - Supporting Parents Communicating with Children Aged 4-9 Years about Relationships, Sexuality and Growing Up. This is available in English or Irish, for order or downloads from

  3. Further information and support for parents and carers is available within the ‘For Parents’ section of

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European Championship Pro 14 Cup visits Scoil San Eoin


Barney Hynes visited the school Weds 09th January with the European Championship Pro 14 Cup for the children to view and hold. There was great excitement as Barney explained the details.

Thank you to Barney and his assistants for taking the time to come to Scoil San Eoin

Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony


The date for our 5th & 6th Class Confirmation Enrolment ceremony is scheduled for Friday 01st Feb @ 02.00 pm in Scoil San Eoin. All parents/guardians and family members are welcome to attend. Sponsors are also welcome to attend but it is not essential for them to be present.

Parents should be preparing for the next steps for their child’s confirmation over the coming months - See below some further information:

  • Your Child will be need a candle for the Ceremony of light. Their baptismal candle is preferable but if not available a thick cream/white candle similar to style & size of baptismal candle can be used instead.

  • Child’s sponsor will need to be chosen by Friday 11th Jan

  • Child’s Confirmation name will need to be decided

  • Parents should also speak to their children about the drugs/alcohol pledge that they will be taking for Confirmation. Lessons will be completed in class in the coming weeks.

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First Holy Communion Enrolemant Ceremony Date

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The First Holy Communion Enrolemant Ceremony has been scheduled for Tues 29th January @ 02.15 pm at Scoil San Eoin. This is the first step in your child’s journey to First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

All parents and family members are welcome to attend. Your child will need their baptismal candle on the day, please bring it to school.

Please Note: Please send in your child’s Baptismal Cert to the school office as soon as possible if you have not done so already.

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Update on the latest great work from the Senior Room!!

The pupils from 3rd to 6th have been very busy …..Have a look below…..Maths Week projects on Data, Halloween and Christmas Art, Science Week Demonstrations of Experiments (some very explosive!!) and some samples of what we covered in SESE, Gaeilge and SPHE

Active Flag Slogan Competition winners from the Senior Room

Congratulations Niamh and Leah. The active school committee decided to combine both your slogans together to make a fantastic slogan for our school ‘A Healthy Heart is a Healthy Start, Be Active Not Slaktive’. Well done everyone for great efforts in term one working towards our Active Flag.

Christmas Fun Day

We had our annual Christmas breakfast morning and Santa visit for all the pupils on Friday 21st December. The Parents Reps had a yummy breakfast of sausages and rolls for the pupils with teas/coffees and treat for visiting parents. A huge thank you to all involved. It was a great way to start off the Christmas holidays!!. The BOM and staff would like to wish all our pupils and their families a very happy, safe and peaceful Christmas. See you all in January.

Festive Clothing Day and Breakfast - Friday 21st December


We are holding a festive clothing day on Friday 21st December. The children can wear Christmas jumpers, Christmas onesies, make their own Christmas jumpers, anything once its full of festive cheer!! The Parents Reps will also be providing tasty breakfast treats for the pupils and we may even have a surprise visitor in the morning!

The pupils will not need to bring in any money for this non uniform day.

Can we also remind parents that the annual Kris Kindle present swap will be taking place in the school on Thursday 20th, so each pupil should have their gift in, wrapped and nameless, by that day.

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Carol singing Event - Latin Quarter Redcross 07/12/2018

Parents came together and organised a carol singing event on Friday 07th Dec @ Latin Quarter in Redcross. The children alongside Jackie Phipps performed carols outside of the Latin Quarter, they then went for a walk to the housing estate Glenkeen where they performed some songs for the residents and then back to Redcross Village for some more songs. They finished off with some lovely hot chocolate and treats kindly supplied by Jones Pub. A total of €61 was raised. The children had a brilliant night having fun and got into the festive spirit. A thank you to all the parents who helped organise the event, to Jackie for guiding and assisting the children and to the children who took part. There was a great turn out on the night and we thank you for your support!

Well done everyone!

6th Class - Annual tree Decoration

6th Class performed their annual duties in decorating the school for the Christmas period. They had great fun doing it and we all agree the school looks great!! Mara is the youngest and as per tradition she got to put the sheep on the top of the tree. Thank you to all the 6th class pupils.

Castletown House Trip - Friday 14th Dec

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On Friday 14th Dec a whole school trip to Castletown House has been arranged by the school. The OPW have opened the house for free living history tours for schools which will incorporate many of the curriculum areas in History.

Pupils will be leaving the school at 09.30 am and will require a full packed lunch.

The total cost for the trip is €8.00 per pupil for the bus, €5 of this will be subsidized by the school through fundraising leaving the cost of the bus at €3 each for the pupils.

Money will need to be into all class teachers by Thurs 13th Dec.

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Upcoming School Christmas Performance - Thurs 13th Dec


The Board of Management and staff would like to advise all parents that there will be NO ENTRY FEE to the Christmas play this year for everyone who attends.

As in previous years, we will be holding a raffle on the night to fundraise for the school and we are calling on all parents for donations of small spot prizes or voucher for the raffle. If you know of any business in the area who would be willing to donate a prize, please request a fundraising letter from Mary in the office. Every year our raffle has been a great success and provides great fun on the night.

We will have posters going out to shops/businesses in the next few days. If you would like a poster to advertise please ask in the office.

Thank you for all your help and support.

Upcoming Sale of Work Fundraiser

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We are in the process of planning a sale of work fundraiser for the school to raise much needed funds and to purchase items for the school. Please remember us when you are de-cluttering and clearing out for the Christmas period. We would really appreciate it if you could hold onto items for the school to use at the sale of work. More details will follow

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