Famous author Brian Gallagher visited the school last Friday to speak to the 6th class students about his latest book. Brian has written many historical Novels including ‘Across the Divide.’ His latest novel is entitled ‘Friend or Foe’. Brian spoke to the 6th class pupils about what life is like being an author. He told the students that they need to be very organised and persistent when working as an author and that every bad thing that happens in the world can be made into a story. Brian read the first chapter of his book to the students and then the students had a chance to ask questions like “What inspired you to become an author?”, “Where do you get your ideas from?” and one interested boy asked “How much money do authors make?”. Brian gave great time to answering our questions. He presented the school with a signed poster and bookmarks for each student in 6th class. We hope that some of the boys and girls will be inspired to becoming great authors.
We have had a busy few weeks since our Spring break. 3 classes were grounded due to positive COVID tests. Thank you again for adhering to our protocols because it’s really important that we don’t get complaisant at this stage. Children should say at home if they have fever, sore throat or a new cough and advice sought from GP or HSE website. Remind them to sanitise as often as possible and to keep social distancing.
We would encourage you to keep a very close eye on your children’s interaction with social media. This has caused a number of problems in the last few weeks and the dangers cannot be underestimated. Remember mobile phones are not permitted in school and they will be confiscated if found.
There are lots of coats etc. unclaimed in our lost property department if you are missing anything. School life continues as normal as possible Intercultural Day is scheduled for Friday May 28th, details to follow. School tours will be on site this year or virtual (details to follow). We are planning for 6th class graduation at the moment, so if you wish to share ideas please let us know. It is a very important milestone for our 6th classes and students in Croí who are all going on to Post Primary. We are still looking for volunteers to help with gardening and painting, if you have time to spare. Creative Week is planned for the end of the month so we can indulge in developing our ”creative brains”. Active Week is also planned for June. Our return to school date for next year will be Thursday August 26th.