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Letter to Parents 4 March 2015

4th March 2015

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to Sam Newcombe, Eimhin Boylan, Oran Mc Grane and Louis Mullen who are through to the All-Ireland Final of the Credit Union Quiz which will take place on April 12th. Well done boys.

Music Night
Sincere thanks to everyone who supported the fundraising event in Killiney Castle last Friday. A fantastic night was enjoyed by everyone. Our thanks to the organising committee for all their hard work. A special thanks to our very talented musical past pupils who comprise the band –Big Digger- Declan, Frank and Sean Hayes together with Philip Prendergast and Keith Doyle. The night was an outstanding success and realised almost €2,500. Renewed thanks to everyone.
Pupil Online Database (POD)
The Department of Education and Skills is in the process of creating an online database of pupils. This will require the collection of data relating to the children including PPS numbers, which, will issue under separate cover. The database will in future be used to determine the schools staffing levels, capitation grant, learning support and resource teaching allocation, monitor pupil transfers and other important functions. A separate letter will issue shortly and we will need your cooperation in relation to the data being sought.
Code of Behaviour
The revised Code of Behaviour (March 2015) has been ratified by the Board of Management and is now school policy. We thank the members of the committee who worked on the document and also the parents/ guardians who offered suggestions. The revised code will be on the website on Monday. Anyone who requires a hard copy will be furnished with one if they return the slip at the end of this newsletter.
Best wishes to the boys in our 6th classes who will be confirmed on Friday. The Parents’ Association are in urgent need of helpers for the Confirmation Breakfast on Friday morning between 10a.m. -12 and/or serving 12-1.30p.m. Contact 087 3603490 Lynette Kinsella
Donations of cakes, buns, savouries would also be welcome.
Spring Clean
As part of our application for the Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council Tidy Schools award (which we proudly won last year), a clean-up is planned for Saturday morning March 21st between 10.00a.m. and 12 noon. More details later, but if you have time to spare that morning your help would be greatly appreciated.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Seo Seachtain na Gaeilge Bainfimid go léir úsáid as an nGaeilge fiú ‘an cúpla focal’.
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Beir bua is beannacht.

Le meas,
Niall Ó Ceadagain