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Monday, 9th December 2019 Weekly Note

Posted on December 9, 2019



As mentioned previously, the remaining Christmas plays are taking place this week. The P.3/4 – P.5/6/7 presentations will take place on Wednesday night at 7.30pm. All are warmly invited to attend and show your support. To enable us to get everything in order for the senior plays and Christmas draw, there will be a half day on Wednesday. We ask that arrangements be made to lift your child/children between 12.30 – 12.45pm when they will have finished their dinner.

Please note there will be no After School Provision or Cornabracken Wrap Around Provision on Wednesday.

Many thanks to all who have bought tickets or donated prizes for the Christmas Draw. The draw will take place after Wednesday’s school plays, when tea and mince pies will be served, courtesy of the Parents’ Association.


This is the final week for Core Kids and Angie’s Art Clubs. Please note that due to Wednesday’s half day, the Art Club will be held on Thursday of this week.


Christmas dinner is being served in the school this Thursday, 12th December. As there are usually very high numbers taking dinner that day, we ask that anyone not wishing to take dinner on Wednesday, please let their teacher know by tomorrow (Tues). As dinners are ordered in advance, it would be appreciated by the catering dept. to have as accurate a number for ordering as possible. If children wish to wear a Christmas themed jumper to school on Thursday, they are welcome to do so.


Pupils in P.4 are reminded that the next ‘Do This In Memory’ Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church on Saturday night at 6.00pm.


The school is once again acting as a promoter for the Drumragh Parish Draw next year. Anyone wishing to subscribe should contact the school before the holidays as the first draw takes place in early January.


Applications for next year’s P.1 class will soon be invited online. Should you be aware of anyone considering Sacred Heart P.S. as an option for their child please make them aware of the many strengths of our school.

We have decided against hosting a formal Open day but be assured that anyone wanting to visit the school for a chat and a look at what we have on offer, will be made most welcome.

As you are doubtless aware budgets are under great pressure and as funding depends on enrolment numbers, we ask for any help you can give us in this request.

Monday, 2nd December 2019 Weekly Note

Posted on December 2, 2019



Many thanks to all who donated so generously to our SVP fundraiser last week – a wonderful total of £208 was raised. This week we plan to continue our SVP work by collecting non-perishable foods to make up a Christmas Hamper or two. Donations of tinned foods, tea-bags, coffee, porridge, biscuits, crackers etc would be greatly appreciated by our P.7’s who have undertaken this task.



Good luck to all our cross-country participants who are off to Dungannon on Wednesday for Round 2 of the Flahavan’s Cross-Country Championships. Hopefully our pupils can perform to a similarly high standard as that of Round 1.



Pupils from P.3 – P.7 are off to St. Joseph’s Hall on Friday afternoon to see Omagh St. Enda’s production of ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’. Cost for this outing is £3 including transport.



Our footballers acquitted themselves very well at St. Conor’s P.S. Indoor Gaelic Blitz on Thursday last before bowing out at the semi-final stage.

Spare a thought for our goalkeeper Finbar Darcy who sustained a broken thumb in our first match and had to visit the hospital while his team-mates battled on gamely in his absence. We hope you make a speedy recovery Finbar!



Congratulations to winners in the recent Fintona Forum Christmas Colouring competition. The talented winners were:

P.1       Cassie Mullan                                                 P.5       Cormac Donnell

P.2       Caitlin Devlin                                                 P.6       Tara Darcy

P.3       Aoife-Rose McKnight                                    P.7       Orlaith Donnell

P.4       Brendan McKenna                 



 Just a reminder of Christmas Play dates –

Mrs Breen & Mrs Mellon’s Classes               Monday, 9th December at 1.30pm

Mrs Mellon’s & Mr McElholm’s Classes      Wednesday, 11th December at 7.30pm

*Please note that Mrs Mellon’s class will be performing their show on both dates

Monday, 25th November 2019

Posted on November 25, 2019



After countless requests(!) the school will be having a ‘Pyjama Day’ on Friday, so pupils are encouraged to attend school in their pyjamas/dressing gowns etc. All participants are asked to make a donation to Saint Vincent de Paul, a local group who have been very good supporters of the school in recent years.



Good luck to our footballers who participate in an Indoor Gaelic Blitz organised bySt. Conor’s P.S. on Thursday morning.



Thanks to all who contributed to last week’s appeal for old clothing, bedding etc. A fantastic response was had and the recipient charities were extremely grateful.



Pupils in P.6 will visit Omagh Library this morning in the 2nd of 3 visits to look at the various facilities on offer.


Monday, 18th November 2019 Weekly Note

Posted on November 18, 2019



Well done to all our pupils who participated in Saturday’s Transfer exam. All lived to tell the tale and will now await the results in the New Year. All have worked hard in preparation for the test and should be commended for their efforts, irrespective of the grade achieved.



Just a reminder of Christmas Play dates –


Mrs Breen & Mrs Mellon’s Classes               Monday, 9th December at 1.30pm


Mrs Mellon’s & Mr McElholm’s Classes      Wednesday, 11th December at 7.30pm


*Just to clarify that Mrs Mellon’s class will be performing their show on both dates


Please note the change of date for Mrs Breen’s & Mrs Mellon’s class shows from the original Friday to the Monday. This change is due to a clash with a wedding in the locality which would affect a number of pupils and parents. We apologise for any inconvenience.



With the season of ‘giving’ fast approaching, we would like to support 2 worthy causes – ‘Support2gether’ which provides support for people living with ante/postnatal depression and ‘Help the Homeless Appeal’. Two boxes will be placed in the foyer of the school this week, one marked for each cause.

A ‘Cash for Clobber’ bag will be sent home for items that are for recycling NOT for re-using. This is for ‘Support2gether’ and will be collected on Thursday, 21st November.

A black bag will be sent home for items that can be re-used/worn again by the homeless. Examples of suitable items are listed on the information sheet. These items will be collected on Friday, 22nd November.


For any further information please contact –

Leanne McDaid Tel: 077 5244 2305

Lisa Norris Tel: 078 3558 9196



A little reminder that the next ‘Do This In Memory Mass’ for P.4 pupils will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday (23rd Nov) at 6.00pm.



We would like to formally welcome our Building Supervisor Vinny McCullagh who has now joined our staff in a permanent capacity following recent interviews. Congratulations Vinny and here’s hoping you have many happy years at Sacred Heart P.S.



Youth Club this Friday night 7 – 8.30pm. All P4 – P7s welcome. Anyone who still hasn’t registered can do so on Friday night.

Monday, 11th November 2019 Weekly Note

Posted on November 11, 2019



 Good luck to all our P.7 pupils who will sit their Grammar School Entrance Exams this Saturday morning. All pupils will doubtless be somewhat nervous but should be assured that they have worked very hard and can be proud of their efforts, irrespective of what grade February brings. Good luck all!



This week is Anti-Bullying week throughout N. Ireland. There will be a focus on all bullying issues over the week to ensure all our pupils are well equipped to deal with any Bullying situations, should they arise.



Local entertainer Tom Sweeney will be in our school on Thursday morning as part of our Anti-Bullying Week focus. Tom will perform a variety of fun songs and tales in his own inimitable style which should prove a great morning’s entertainment. Each child is asked to contribute £1 to offset costs.



Please note that Parent Teacher meetings which are usually held in the first term, will now be held in the New Year. Details will, of course, be issued nearer the time.



Dates for our Christmas Plays have now been arranged. Pupils in Mrs Breen and Mrs Mellon’s classes will perform on Friday, 6th December at 1.30pm. Mrs Mellon’s class will be performing along with Mr McElholm’s class on Wednesday, 11th December at 7.30pm.