Newsletter January 30th


NEWSLETTER – Monday 30th January 2023

Parent Teacher meetings take place on Wednesday 8th and Thursday, February 9th. Times have been sent home.

Some children from 5th and 6th classes travel to Hacketstown on Wednesday 1st Feb to take part in a football blitz. We would remind children to have shorts, socks, boots and gumshields and to bring €5 to help cover the cost of the bus. This money can be given to Christine in the office from Monday on.

Scoil Niocláis Naofa are seeking a temporary caretaker (with the possibility of something longer term) 3 days a week. Duties will include maintenance of school grounds and buildings and other duties as the need arises. A letter of application and CV can be sent to or contact Michael Moran on 045401495 for more details.

40 children from our school will travel to the RDS on Saturday Feb 4th to take part in Peace Proms. This is a fabulous opportunity to sing with other children from all parts of Ireland accompanied by a full orchestra. A note in relation to the event has been given to all participating children. Thanks to Ms. Keogh and Ms. Boland for all their work preparing the children.

There is hurling training every Thursday after school with Mr. Byrne for children from 4th, 5th and 6th classes.

There will be football training for 4th/5th and 6th class boys this Tuesday Jan 31st after school ending at 3.45. This training will be on Wednesdays from next week on.

As part of our school evaluation process we are looking for parents thoughts on the effect of COVID-19 on their children over the last number of years. Attached is a link to a short survey and we would be very grateful if you could take the time to complete it. We will run the survey for one more week.

Drama will begin for Junior Infants, 2nd, 5th, and 6th classes this week.. Payment is due for these classes and letters were issued last week in relation to this.

Reminder that the closing date for applications for Junior Infants/Solas is February 1st.

Food Dudes is continuing for Junior Infants – 1st and will start for other classes this week. Children are encouraged to sample fruit and vegetables of different kinds and gain rewards in the process. Uneaten fruit and vegetables will be sent home in lunch boxes where parents can see what is on offer.

We are delighted that our school has been selected to participate in the Safe Routes to School programme. Safe Routes to School is designed to enable students to safely walk, cycle and scoot to school. At the moment the environment on the approaches to our school can be very busy and this is a chance to see if something permanent can be done to rectify the situation.

As part of the initial phase of this programme, the Safe Routes to School Team would like to gather information on how our students travel to school and where they start their journey.

Your input is needed to help create a safer school environment therefore, we are asking all parents to complete the short survey by February 3rd.


The survey can be done on a smart phone or a computer.

There is an instructional video available here if you need audio assistance in filling in the survey.

If you would like to learn more information about this programme, please click here.

Please see note below from Dúlra outdoor activities

Dúlra is delighted to be back at Ratharigid (Kilcullen/Dunlavin W91 CR24), for our after-school sessions and a half-term camp for children aged 6 – 12, all run by a qualified primary school teacher. Bain sult as gníomhaíochtaí amuigh faoin aer agus spraoi sa choill!

Half Terms Camp:

Mon 13th - Thurs 16th Feb 10:00 - 14:00

€120 (4 days)

Weekly Sessions:

Feb 22nd - Mar 29th, Weds 15:15 - 17:15

€120 (6 weeks)

FREE 15 minute Forest School demonstration for your classes!

Booking at or simply scan the QR code on the poster.

See more of what we do on Instagram:

Tá muid ar bís sibh a fheiceáil – we’d love to see you there!

We also offer:

- Forest School Taster Sessions (1hr / 15 students);

- Forest School Introductory Session (2hrs / 15 students);

- Féile Bríde: Stories, Songs & Bridget's crosses (1hr / 30 students);

- Ceardlanna Nadúr: Irish Language biodiversity workshops for Seachtain na Gaeilge (custom);

The above are available for HALF PRICE for January, February & March!

If you are interested in booking a workshop or a free demonstration, please get in touch.

Le gach dea-ghuí,



Kate Maher BA (Hons) PGCE MCCT


Poster attached with QR code

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Scoil Nioclais Naofa,
Stephen Street
Co. Wicklow

045 401495

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