Open Day for New Entrants 2016

All new entrants for September 2016 are invited to come to the school

 1.00 – 2.00 p.m.

on  Friday 18th December

Application forms will be available on the day.  Tea and Coffee for Mums and Dads

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The Irish Army visit our school

7500 men and women currently serve in the Irish Army.. Their work includes Regimental duties.Seargent Mark Gillan of Finnor Camp visited St. Aengus’ N.S. with his colleague on Tuesday October 6th on Regimental duty to present us with the National Flag.

The flag is presented to each school in the country and will be raised on March 15th 2016 by all in commemoration of the 1916 Rising. Pictured left is Aoife Deane, the youngest child present accepting the flag on behalf  of St. Aengus’ N.S.

Special care must be taken of the flag. It must be raised in the morning and taken down at sunset.It must not be allowed to fall on the ground.

We will rise the flag on special occasions only.

Laura Mc Bride read part of the proclamation to  the whole school and is pictured here with the army representatives

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September Newsletter



 SchoolSeptWelcome back to all our new and not so new parents and children. We are all settled back to school and looking forward to the year ahead. There is a real sense of enthusiasm and purpose around these days which is very encouraging.


Congratulations to all our past pupils who have received their Junior cert and Leaving cert results which are among the highest achieved in both Secondary schools.

Book Money

Book rental is set at €40 per child and is due before  30th September. Please do not let payment go past this date as many hours can be wasted  sending reminders.

Calling to school.

In the unusual event that you wish to collect your child early from school, to attend doctor or dentist for example, please call into the office, sign him/her out and your child will meet you there. Also, in the  event of your child becoming unwell at school they will be brought to the office . This applies to all classes.

Morning Club

The morning club is run as a voluntary measure by the school to help parents who wish to drop off children on their way to work. It begins at 8.30 a.m. and you should always check that the gates are open and a teacher is present before leaving your child.

New Infants

A  short course “your child beginning school” will take place over two evenings towards the end of this month. During these evenings  you will get a chance to discuss your hopes for your child at school and to ask questions about the school day. It also gives you an opportunity to meet other parents. You will receive details later.

Names on Jumpers

Please put your child’s name on his/her jumper. When they are mislaid they are very difficult to find. There are over 200 of them and they all look the same !

Staff Training Daysept

On Tuesday Sept 29th the children will go home at 12.30 p.m. as the teachers are having a training day .

Grandparents Day

Assembly will be hosted by Senior Infants on Friday  November 6th and all the parents and grandparents of those  children are invited to enjoy the assembly . This will be followed by tea/coffee.

UNICEF Refugee Appeal

We are holding a non uniform day to raise funds for Unicef who are finding difficulty financing the needs of all the Syrian refugees. They have had to turn people away from camps hungry. This will be held on  Friday 25th Sept. Donations from €1

PE timetable

Ms Mc Laughlin’s class and Mrs O Mhurchu’s class have P.E. on Mondays. They should come to school wearing their track bottoms and polo shirt.

Mrs O Toole’s clas and Mrs Mc Dermott’s have P.E. on Tuesdays. They should come to school wearing track suit bottoms and polo shirt.

Mrs Mc Monagle’s class have P.E. on Thursdays. They should come to school wearing track suit bottoms and polo shirt.

Ms Connaughton’s class have swimming on Thursdays. Please see permission slip at the end of this note.

Mr Kelly’s class have P.E. on Thursdays . They should bring their P.E. kit with them to school.

Football at playtimes

Children will play football on the school pitches at playtimes. Their uniform  and shoes will get mucky as a result. If you want to prevent this from happening please send in old track suit bottoms, which they can pull on over their uniform ,and  old trainers. Each child will be provided with a place to keep these in the cloakrooms. If your child wants to take a ball to school, he/she should carry this in a bag .

After Schools Clubs

Sports  On Fridays Mr Kelly will take football from 3.00-4.00 p.m. for 4th, 5th and 6th class.

Singing Club Maureen’s singing club takes place on Tuesdays fro 3.00-4.00p.m.

Children’s Mass

Children for the school choir sing at Mass on the last Sunday of each month in Burt Church. The first of these is on Sunday 27th Sept at 11.15 a.m.


The school operates a savings scheme. Children from 1st class and upwards can bring €1 or more each Tuesday and saving stamps are bought for him/her. These are placed on a card. When the card is full it may be redeemed by you at the post office or placed in a post office book which you keep for your child.

Parents’ Association

If you are new to the school ,or if you aren’t, joining the parents’ Assoc. is a great way to integrate with other parents. The Association had a brilliant year organising our reunion last year. They put in a huge effort and the events were a brilliant success. The Association always wants new members. If you feel you could contribute in any way you would be very welcome. Its  existence is vital to the school.

Reminder : No nuts allowed at school due to allergies

School Year Calendar 2015-2016

School Re-opens Monday 31st August 2015

Halloween 2015

School will close on Friday 23rd  October 2015 and will reopen on Monday 2nd   November.

Christmas 2015

School will close on Tuesday 22nd December 2015. School will re-open on Wednesday 6th January 2016.

February 2016  mid-term break

School will be closed on Thursday 18th February 2016 and Friday 19th February 2016.

St. Patrick’s Day

 School will be closed on Thursday the 17th March 2016.

Easter 2016

School will be closed on Friday 18th March 2016 and will re-open on Monday 4th  April 2016.


May Bank Holiday

School will be closed on Friday 29th April and Monday 2nd May.

June Bank Holiday

School will be closed on  Monday 6th  June 2016.

Summer 2016

School will close for Summer Holidays on Friday 24th June 2016.


Easter 2016; unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up time lost due to unforeseen closures. Where contingency arrangements are required, a school authority may reduce the length of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday, 23rd March 2016.

Sports Day at St. Aengus’

After having had to cancel our original date for Sports , we had a wonderful day on Tuesday 9th June. The sun shone and children and adults alike enjoyed races. The standard of the Fancy Dress costumes was excellent as usual. Well done to all the parents who made costumes.DSC_0471DSC_0420DSC_0434 DSC_0580 DSC_0584