NEW MONTHLY NO UNIFORM DAY

Starting Friday, 27th January.

We are introducing a regular monthly No Uniform Day for all the children. It will take place on the last Friday of each month. The cost per child will be just €2 with a €4 cap per family.

The children can wear their own clothes to school on these days and all monies raised will go towards a special event at the end of the school year!

Celebrate reading at our Book Fair!

The Celtic Travelling Book Fair will be held in school during the week of Monday 27th February to Friday, 3rd of March and will coincide with World Book Day on the 2nd of March. Actual sale dates will be announced soon.
There are over 200 titles for you and your child to choose from, and with prices starting from only €3.80, there’s sure to be a book for everyone.
If you can’t make it to our Book Fair, try our Gift Vouchers available at www.celtictravellingbooks.com/parents. They’re a great way to ensure
your child doesn’t miss out.
Remember, every book you buy can help to get FREE BOOKS for our school!

The children will all have a chance to browse the selection of books in their class groups during the week and we will announce sale dates and times soon. 

Book Fair Gift Vouchers are the simple, secure way to ensure your child gets the books they want when the Book Fair arrives and are perfect if you can’t make it to the Book Fair, or if you don’t want to send cash with your child.

Our school will earn Rewards for free books on the full value of the voucher.

Once a purchase has been made, you will receive the voucher in an email which can be printed and given to your child – much safer to carry than cash! Vouchers can be purchased up until midnight on the day before the collection of the Book Fair. 

Christmas Raffle 2022

We made the draw for our Christmas Raffle on Tuesday, 20th at the school during the Christmas Performances by the children.

Congratulations to all of those who won prizes.  And thank you to everybody who bought tickets in support of our school.

The full 2 page list of prize winners is posted here.

 


Winners by Scoil Naomh Barra PA

Thank You to our Sponsors

We would like to thank all of the local businesses who donated prizes for our raffle.  We are forever grateful for their contribution to the school.  And we urge families to shop local where possible this Christmas and support those businesses who have supported our school this year and so many times before. And thank you to the families and individuals who aslso donated to our raffle. See the full list of sponsors below:

 

The Fireplace Factory & Scully Stoves College Group, Nobber
Navan Adventure Centre
The Kilberry
DC Farm Machinery
Beechmount Garden Centre
Dun A Rí Blinds
Kilberry Service Station XL
Aura Leisure Centre, Navan
Elite Stage School Productions
Meath Farm Machinery
Premier Property Group

A Stitch ‘n’ Dime
HanaLee Studios
McKenna Concrete Ltd.
Meades Farm Group
Michael Kearney Medical Furniture
Keiths Meats
Dunnes Stores
Lilyphils Foods
M.J.H. Bricklaying and Paving
Hair by Yvonne
Little Folk and More
Carol Sheridan Interiors

Cultec
Market Fresh
Ornan Kitchens and Wardrobes
121 Fitness
The Lighthouse, Wesco
Leah’s Holistic Health & Beauty Therapies
Patrick Callaghan Coal Merchant
Slane Crane Hire
Tekton Construction
All of the Scoil Naomh Barra Families who kindly donated prizes

Christmas Carol Singing 

The School Choir, under the direction of Mrs McCarthy and Ms Dowd, performed some festive favourites in Navan Town Centre on Sunday, 11th of December.

The PA would like to say thank you, firstly to our wonderful choir who sang beautifully today, to the teachers who very kindly directed the children, to the parents who helped, to MACE Wilkinstown for supplying the refreshments and to Navan Town Centre for allowing us to use the space. We would also like to say thank you to everyone who came out and supported us we really appreciate it. And as a result of the great support and hard work we managed to raise €617.38 which is great news for our school.

Past Events

Cash for Clothes Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who sent in bags for our recent Cash 4 Clothes fundraiser.  We had a huge response and as a result we raised €568.  We hope to run another similar collection of clothes in May of 2023 so keep the date in mind.  

Free Online Information Sessions from the National Parents Council

Supporting PArents to Support their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

When:
Sessions will be taking place online via Zoom in the morning (10am) and evening (7.30pm) on the 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th of November, with morning sessions (10am) on the 11th & 18th of November. 

Parents who attend this online session will: 

  • Explore the factors that influence mental health and wellbeing 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

To register to attend, just fill in a simple form right here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Supporting_your_primary_school_childrens_mental_health_Nov2022  

 

Witches Walk 2022

 

 

 

 

 

The Witches Walk took place on Friday, 28th of October on what turned out to be a lovely bright morning in Wilkinstown.  The classes passed through the newly opened Amenity Park at the Community Centre, looped on the small block back to the railway gates where everyone except the Infant Classes walked part of the recently opened greenway.

Thanks to everyone who sponsored the children for the walk.. The total raised was €2912.

  Book Fair 2022

The Celtic Travelling Book Fair came to the school in MArch 2022 with hundreds of new children’s books to browse and buy.

The children got to visit the fair with their classes and the fair was open for parents to arrive as well. .

We earned €1119 in rewards for the school to spend on books for the classrooms. Thanks to all who sent in money with their children to buy and to everyone who helped out.

Outdoor Classroom & Sensory Garden Fundraiser April 2021

Thank you so much to everyone who helped us to reach and exceed our target of 7500 km and €7,500 to fund our new Sensory Garden and Outdoor Classroom.

We managed to raise a whopping €12,257 and walked a total of 14,619.69km.  The extra funds raised are being used to add extra equipment and features to the playground.

Many thanks also to the local businesses who donated prizes to incentivise people to take part.  We really appreciate the support.

See a video of an interview for Meath Daily TV about the fundraiser with Mr Minnock and Lisa Boland on our Facebook page or here