Monthly Archives: September 2021
Mr. Breen thought it would be a lovely idea to combine our Active School endeavours with some team bonding and with that Rang 5/6 headed off to The Stables where they engaged in a 5km obstacle course! I marvelled at the fresh happy faces that came back afterwards! Thank you Mr. Breen and Carmel!
5th and 6th class had a wonderful field trip today examining the biodiversity of the local river. The children were thoroughly engaged! It just goes to show how interactive hands-on learning is so effective! Huge thanks to Cathy Lee for coordinating the event and to Rory Keating and his colleague from Inland Fisheries Ireland for their expertise and indeed the gifts they brought!
Our past pupils will make their Confirmation on Monday, 11th October at 7.30 pm in the church. Here is some information that may help. **Please note that you are asked to call to the parish office (behind the library in Arklow) to collect a card with details about your sponsor. This is handed to the priest on the day. Here is the order of service for the evening. you might like to run through it with your child: Children do not wear albs as decided by Arklow Parish It will take the format of a service with anointment as opposed to a mass Fr. Pádraig O’Cochláin will be the celebrant … Continue reading
* Here are some healthy lunch ideas for your child’s lunchboxhttps://www.safefood.net/family-health/healthy-lunch?gclid=CjwKCAjw-sqKBhBjEiwAVaQ9azNnP8tnGbasfG9REfMXHf002gk17pIVUhC3FwpkLwybyemQX6YZSRoC_XsQAvD_BwE* It is recommended that 5-8 year olds should have 3 daily servings of milk and 9-18 year olds should have five daily servings of milk. More information is available at www.moocrew.ie
The county final day has arrived and we have our fingers and toes crossed for Castletown that they will be victorious! Mr. Breen has promised no homework if Tara Rocks wins and Ms. Russell has promised no homework if Castletown wins. A win-win situation for our pupils! Click on the link to see our rap supporting the local hurling team. Huge thanks to Ms. ní Shúilleabháin for composing! We think Joe would love it!
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. It is with great personal sadness that we pass on the news of our wonderful chairperson Joe O’Shaughnessy’s passing. Joe was a constant and wise supporter of our school with our best interests at heart, always. He was kind and funny and took on the role for two consecutive terms despite being such a busy man. His wisdom and sensibility were always welcome at board meetings. It has been my pleasure to work alongside Joe for the good of our school community and I am thankful for the time we had with him. We send our deepest sympathies to his beloved wife … Continue reading
That awkward moment when your teacher is Niall Breen (Tara Rocks) and he’s playing against Castletown in the intermediate hurling county final this Saturday! Luckily for Niall he has Siobhán our secretary in his corner! Thanks for putting up the bunting Jack! Up Castletown!! We love the flags on Siobhan and Mr. Breen’s cars!!* Children may wear Castletown jerseys tomorrow if they wish Pictured: Ms D’Arcy and Hannah flying the (ahem)Tara Rocks flag!! How rude!
It was a great weekend for GAA in Castletown with the senior men’s team progressing to the intermediate hurling county final! We are delighted for them and wish them a great win. Children may wear jerseys on Friday to support.We do have ONE difficulty though….Mr. Breen will be playing for the opposition!! Despite Ms. Walker’s best efforts to convert him to maroon and white, he will play against Castletown on Saturday for Tara Rocks. He is going to have a tough week ahead I imagine!The match is at 4pm this Saturday in Wexford Park.* Congratulations to the u-12 girls who beat Tara Rocks at the weekend – hopefully this is … Continue reading