Celtic Travelling Books will visit the school next week for a fundraising Book Fair. There will be plenty of great new books for the children to buy and the good news is that every book you buy helps to earn Rewards that the school can spend on free books and resources for the classrooms and library. As an example, for every €10 that you spend, your school can earn up to €6 back in Rewards to refresh the range of children’s books in your classrooms.
The Book Fair is open to parents and members of the public on
Thursday, 12th of March from 1.30 to 3.30 pm
Friday 13th of March from 1.30 – 3.30 pm
The children will also visit the Book Fair with their classes on Wednesday, 11th of March. They will have a chance to browse and also buy from the fair on this day if parents allow.
The Book Fair will be packed with hundreds of the best children’s books for all ages – from award-winners and the newest titles to pocket-money pick-ups and treasured classics.
The range includes picture books, early readers, chapter books, books for reluctant readers, older fiction, non-fiction, home learning and lots more. And there is also a great range of stationery and posters on sale – this is usually very popular with the children. You can Browse the new Book Fair range
Save €€€s with Book Fair Gift Vouchers!
Book Fair Gift Vouchers are the perfect solution if you can’t make it to the Book Fair or are worried about giving your child cash. And even better, you’ll get an extra 20% free when you buy online meaning a €12 voucher costs only €10, a €6 voucher costs only €5 and so on. The school will earn Rewards for free books on the full value of the voucher, rather than the discount price..
Supporting Parents to support their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
Wednesday, 18th of March at 7.30 pm
This talk run by the NPC in conjunction with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services 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.
We encourage parents to avail of the opportunity to attend this talk as it may not be run aagain for a number of years.
Parents who attend this session will:
- 1. Explore the factors that influence mental health and well being in their child.
- Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
- Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing.
For more detailed information on this training please download this brochure.
CASH FOR CLOBBER Clothing Recycling Programme
We will be running another Cash for Clobber fundraiser in April 2020. So if you are clearing out old clothes, shoes or bags before then we would appreciate it if you could donate them to raise money for our school. The school will be open for you to drop off donations on a date to be arranged. We will post the date here closer to the time.
Christmas Raffle 2019
We held our Christmas Raffle on the 18th of December. Thank you to everyone who supported the raffle. We are lucky to have a very generous local business community and we really appreciate their donations. All of the sponsors are listed below.
Adam Gayle Hairdressers
Arc Cinema, Navan
Aura Leisure Centre, Navan
Barry Fitzpatrick Driving School
Beechmount Garden Centre
Carol Sheridan Interiors
Cotton Threadz Clothing
The Cross Guns
Dan Glynn Fitness
David McGrane Butchers
Doughty’s Filling Station
Dun a Rí Blinds
Elite Stage School Productions
Farrelly Funeral Directors
Hair by Yvonne Curtis
Hairwaves (Linda Murphy)
Jimmy’s Dry Cleaners
Kathryn Leonard (Paper Twigs Designs)
Kevin Boland Bouligames
Kilberry School of Montessori
Kilberry Service Station
Leah’s Holistic Health & Beauty Therapies
Little Folk & More
Mark McKenna Concrete
Mark Young Valeting
Meath Farm Machinery
Michael Kearney Furniture
Navan Adventure Centre
The Navan Bookshop & School Supply Centre
Paddy Callaghan Fuels
Renata Dapsyte Photography
Sean Donohoe Expert Electrical
Simplified Living by Lorraine McKeever
Slane Crane Hire
Tara Englishby MakeUp & Beauty
Thanks also to members of the PA committee who donated prizes.
Carol Singing in Navan Town Centre
The school choir sang in Navan Town Centre on Sunday, 15th of December under the guidance of Mrs McCarthy. They also sang for the Wilkinstown Active Retirement Association. Between both of these events they managed to raise €700. Well done to the choir and thanks to Mrs McCarthy for all her work and the time she put in.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM of the Parent Association took place on Tuesday, 22nd of October at 8 p.m. The meeting was well attended. There was a review of the 2018/19 activities and Mr. Minnock also addressed the meeting. Two parents, John Finney and Ciara McQuaid, were elected as parent representatives on the school’s Board of Mangement on the night.
CASH FOR CLOBBER Clothing Recycling Programme
We are running another Cash for Clobber fundraiser. So if you have any old clothes/shoes for clearing out you can donate them to raise money for our school. The school will be open on
Tuesday, 24th of September,2019 between 7 and 8 pm to facilitate collection of bags for the Cash for Clobber.
We are very grateful for your help to date with this fundraiser and would hope for your continued support with this recycling programme.
Rugby World Cup Jersey Day/Green Day
To celebrate Ireland playing in the Rugby World Cup we ran a non-uniform day. The children came to school dressed in jerseys or in the Ireland colours. While Ireland didn’t manage a win, there was a good result for the school: we raised a total of €352!
The Witches Walk
The Witches Walk took place on 22nd of October and a total of €2000.50 was raised in sponsorship. The children (and teachers!) looked great in their costumes and some even made it on to the front page of The Irish Times, courtesy of some great photos by Barry Cronin. Thanks to everyone for dressing up and to the parents and teachers who helped out on the day. And thanks to Nives Caplice and the mounted garda unit who oversaw road safety
Silver Circle Draw 2019
We ran the Silver Circle Draw in April & May of 2019 to help fund the purchase of graded readers for the school. These books will be reused throughout the years and help to contribute to literacy development in the school.
Christmas Variety Show
In December 2018 the school held a Christmas Variety Show in the school hall and it was a fantastic evening where we got to see all our children perform. A total of €5,424.14 was raised including our Christmas raffle. It was an event that we think will be remembered forever among parents, teachers and children. Thank you for your outstanding support for this event. All DVD’s that were paid for have now been distributed to the children. A DVD was made of the show and was available for sale.
“I’M A CELEB, GET ME OUT OF HERE”
The “I’m a Celeb, Get Me Out of Here“ fundraiser for Wilkinstown Community Centre was held on Saturday 13th April, 2019. Our chairperson Mary Jane Beckham represented our school on the night. It was a great night and Mary Jane put in a fantastic performance, only narrowly missing out on being crowned Queen of the Jungle. We are all very proud
Mary Jane would like to thank all the parents and school staff for their generous sponsorship and outstanding support. She sold 41 tickets for the event and raised a total of €1,132 in sponsorship. We would also like to thank her company sponsor Dun Na Rí Blinds.