Join us on the 25th of May in the Springhill Court Hotel, Waterford Road, Kilkenny, R95 NX32 at 11am to 3pm for an
information session entitled: ‘Bullying – what can you as a parent do to support your child?’
Also on the day will be a Consultation session with parents on ‘what NPC can do to support parents and to ensure parents’ voices are heard’.
ADMISSION & LUNCH ARE FREE! All you need to do is register, please click here to do so. Tea/Coffee from 10.30am
All parents of primary school children are welcome to attend.
Please note: this event is taking place in County Kilkenny but you do not have to live in this county or in the NPC southern region (includes counties Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork & Kerry) to attend this event, if you live in a neighbouring county you are more than welcome to attend.
The body responsible for the running of the school is called the Board of Management. The Board is made up of a group of eight people. The school is a Catholic School and is under the Patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.
The Board of Management is elected every four years. The Bishop appoints the Chairperson and one other member to serve on the Board. Two parents’ representatives are elected from the general body of parents.
Current Board of Management
Patron Nominee & Chairperson – Gerry Connolly
Patron Nominee – Mary McQuinn
Principal – Marie Coen
Teachers’ Nominee – Susan Coe
Parents’ Nominee – Áine Gahan
Parents’ Nominee- Tim Healy
Community Nominee – Pat O’ Toole
Community Nominee – Catherine Rooney
We are beyond lucky in our school to have such a dedicated and hard working Parents Association who worked hard in fundraising for a new Defibrillator for the school. It is now located inside the school building and is ready for use in the event of an emergency. Thank you to the PA for giving us such a vital piece of equipment and also to the Tullow First Responders for training the staff here in Scoil Mhurie Lourdes.
Thank you to all the girls in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes for making a big effort in fundraising money to give to Bóthar. Niamh cam in today from Bóthar to talk to us about all the work that they do and how our donations of €100 will help families all over the world who do not have as much as we do.
Well done to Caitlin in 2nd class on being chosen as a winner in the AIB Colouring competition recently. Her winning entry is on display in the AIB branch.
WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!
♦ Easter Disco: Our Easter Disco was a wonderful success- all the children had great fun! Thanks to the Parents Association for their continued support and you, the parents/ guardians for taking part in our fundraiser. We hope to have another one soon!
♦ Art Appreciation Day: A day to appreciate ‘The Arts’ in our school will be held on Wednesday 22nd May. A full schedule of the day will be sent to homes nearer to the event. Many classes have already started preparing for it. All are welcome with funds raised going towards the school.
♦ Book bills: There are still outstanding book bills in the school. I strongly urge you to pay for outstanding bills as soon as possible. If you wish to start paying for the book bill for next year, you are welcome to do so by calling into Fiona in the office.
♦ Reminder: If a child is being collected by someone other than a nominated adult, the school must be notified.
♦ Clothing Collection: There will be a clothing collection on Saturday 4th May between 11am and 1pm at the school. Please enter via the gate. All proceeds will go towards the school and its upkeep.
♦ Student Absence: The number of girls with a high rate of absence is increasing every year. When a pupil is absent for 20 days or more, I am obliged to report this to Túsla – the Child and Family Agency. In recent years, parents have begun to withdraw children from school well in advance of school closing for summer holidays. If you intend taking your child out of school for any period of time this must be stated in advance in writing.
♦ Parents Association: Meeting on Tuesday 7th May @ 7.30pm in the school. I would ask you all to consider joining the Parents Association. It would be great to have each class represented and also to ensure that Parents voices are heard. The Parents Association plays a major part in school life here in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes.
♦ Defibrillator: A big thank you to William Roche and Úna Kelly from the Tullow First Responders for taking the time out to train our staff. Our new defibrillator is located inside the school.
♦Bóthar: Thank you to all who supported our ‘Bees for Bóthar’ campaign. We raised €60. Thank you to all for your contribution.
♦ School Calendar: Our holidays/breaks for the 19/20 school year is complete. Each family have received a copy. School will reopen on Thursday, August 29th 2019. It is also available on the school website www.smltullow.ie
♦ Swimming 19/20:Next year’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th class will be going swimming in September. The cost of the bus, lessons and use of the pool with be €70 per child. Any parent who wishes may start paying towards this cost from now.
♦ Drama: Drama with Keelin is starting back every Monday for each class.
♦ School Closure: School will be closed on Monday 6th May as it is a Bank holiday. Reopen on Tuesday 7th May.
Marie Coen (Principal)