2018/19 calendar now available

The 2018/19 school calendar is now available.  

 

Feb 28th: Supporting parents to support their children’s mental health and well-being

This workshop will take place in the school on 28th February from 7.30pm.

It supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. The programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.

Parents who attend this session will: 
1. Explore the factors that influence mental health and well being in their child.
2. Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
3. Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing.

This is run by the National Parent’s Council in conjunction with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services. 

Everyone is welcome – attendance is not limited to those with students in the school so please feel free to pass on the details to anyone you think may be interested in attending.

Thank you from St Vincent de Paul

Each year the school partakes in the St Vincent de Paul Giving Tree appeal at Christmas.   As always, the school community were very generous and SVP send their thanks.

St​ ​Vincent​ ​de​ ​Paul​ ​Giving​ ​Tree

Each year the school partakes in the St Vincent de Paul Giving Tree appeal. Tags are available on the Christmas Tree in the school porch.

We ask you to please take a tag from the tree and buy a new gift for the child or adult on your tag.

Pop the wrapped gifts back to the Giving Tree and the gifts will then be distributed by the local branch of SVP to families in need, just in time for Christmas.

Donations for the 2017 Annual Christmas Raffle are now being accepted

Donations for the 2017 Annual Christmas Raffle are now being accepted and can be left into the school at any point. 

The success of this event is only made possible by the incredible generosity of the parents of the school. Every year we’re blown away by both the quantity and quality of prizes donated.

Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Some dates for your diary in the run up to Christmas

  • Friday 8th December – school closed
  • Friday 15th December – school closed for Teachers In-Service Training
  • Sunday 17th December – Family Mass at 10am in Walshestown Church
  • Monday​ ​18th December – Christmas​ ​Carol​ ​Service​ ​at​ ​7pm​ ​in​ ​Clogherhead​ ​Church 

Tickets will be €5 per adult with no charge for children. In previous years, due to space limitations, we’ve had to limit the number of tickets per family but we’re happy to report there will be no limits this year. There will not be a raffle on the night. 

  • Thursday​ ​21st December – Mr​ ​Claus​ ​will​ ​make​ ​his​ ​annual​ ​visit​ ​to​ ​Walshestown & Christmas jumper day for all

We’re very lucky to have a direct line to Santa Claus on the Parent’s Council. He’s a huge fan of all the students in Walshestown and so, every year, takes time out of his busy schedule to pop in for a morning and have a little chat with all the children.

  • Friday​ ​22nd December – The​ ​Annual​ ​Christmas​ ​Raffle & end of term

Each year, in the run up to Christmas, the children sell lines for the Christmas Raffle. On the last day of school the Parent’s Council then host the raffle. The success of this event is only made possible by the incredible generosity of the parents of the school. Every year we’re blown away by both the quantity and quality of prizes donated. Donations for the 2017 Raffle are now being accepted and can be left into the school at any point. All donations will be gratefully received. Thank you in advance for your support! 

School closes for Christmas at 12 noon on the 22nd and reopens on Monday 8th January. 

Don’t be mean behind your screen: Internet Safety Workshop for parents on Tuesday 28th November

Don’t be mean behind your screen will provide an Internet Safety Workshop for parents on Tuesday, 28th November, from 7.30pm on.   All are welcome.

A workshop for children in the senior classes of the school will take place earlier in the day.

Friday is Halloween dress up day!

?Friday is Halloween dress up day in Walshestown ??

All parents are invited to join the pupils in the school hall on Friday morning for a quick parade of everyone in their spooky finery before classes start.

Also please remember that pupils are asked to bring a small donation  on the day – all funds collected will go to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

 

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