Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we approach the end of another school year, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on Scoil Ghráinne’s accomplishments and express my sincere appreciation for the efforts and contributions of our entire school community.

Scoil Ghráinne CNS has had a number of successes this year. Earlier in the year we were proud to have raised the Yellow Flag, symbolizing our commitment to inclusivity. This achievement reflects the school’s collective efforts to foster diversity, understanding, and acceptance among our pupils.

Our sports teams have also achieved notable accomplishments. Congratulations to all pupils who participated in the school’s sports activities, particularly our school soccer team which finished joint top of the league, and our athletics team which won their regional event. The pupil’s dedication, teamwork, and sportsmanship have made us all very proud. We also had the formation of our new volleyball team which demonstrates our pupil’s enthusiasm to explore new sports and the willingness of our staff to give the pupils these opportunities.

Furthermore, we were delighted that Scoil Ghráinne CNS was awarded the Gaelbhratach flag, highlighting the school’s commitment to promoting the Irish language, culture, and heritage. This achievement is a testament to our students’ engagement and passion for Irish language learning.

Academically, the pupils have worked diligently and consistently throughout the year. The gaps in learning due to the previous school closures have reduced significantly this year due to the combined efforts of the teachers, pupils and parents. It’s likely that there may continue to be some gaps next year but the long term strategy to learning recovery will serve the school well. On a similar front, Scoil Ghráinne CNS were crowned DDLETB quiz champions recently. Well done to the teachers and pupils involved!

I would also like to take a moment to express our appreciation for how well the pupils conducted themselves when representing Scoil Ghráinne across all our extra-curricular activities. Their exemplary behaviour, respect, and good nature has been mentioned to me on many occasions this year from referees, trip hosts, bus drivers and teachers from other schools. This is just as important as any academic or extra-curricular achievements and always makes the staff happy to hear such positive feedback.

Wishing you and your family and enjoyable and restful summer break!
Jonathan Hanley