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Monday, 15th January 2018 Weekly Note

Posted on January 22, 2018


There will be a Confirmation meeting tonight at 8.00pm in the Sacred Heart Church. This meeting is for parents, so pupils are not required to attend. Previous years experiences would indicate that the meeting should last no longer than an hour so parents are encouraged to attend – sponsors are also welcome to attend.

Please note a Service of Light for all Confirmation pupils will be held on
Friday, 2nd February in the Sacred Heart Church at 7.30pm.


Pupils in P.7 are off to Sacred Heart College for a ‘taster’ day on Friday. This day has always proved very enjoyable in previous years and gives the P.7 pupils a taste of life in Sacred Heart College. Dinner will be provided for all pupils. Pupils should wear their uniforms as usual.


Good luck to all our P.6/7 pupils who will represent the school in the Credit Union Quiz on Friday night in Fintona Golf Club. The quiz commences at 8.00pm but the pupils involved will be given a separate note later in the week.


Needless to say our P.7 pupils will anxiously be awaiting the post on Saturday to receive the outcome of their Transfer examination. Good luck to all involved – but remember irrespective of grade, all gave of their best and with the same good attitude will thrive in any of our local secondary schools in the years ahead.


As mentioned on previous occasions, the school will be closed next Monday (29th January) for Staff Development. School will re-open as usual on Tuesday morning.

Monday, 9th January 2018 Weekly Note

Posted on January 9, 2018


We extend a warm welcome back to all our pupils after the Christmas break. We trust that Santa successfully made it to all homes in Tattyreagh and that the season was one of great joy for all families.


Application forms for parents planning to enrol their child in P.1 next September are available in the school. Should you be aware of anyone with a child in this age group, please remind them that completed application forms need to be returned by this Wednesday, 10th January ’18.


Entries are now being collected for this year’s West Tyrone Feis. Please fill in the attached sheet if you wish your child to participate and return to the school along with £3 per event by this Wednesday, 10th January. Entries will not be accepted after this date.


Milk will start again this Wednesday, 10th January with a cost of £7.00 per pupil up to Easter. Money should be sent in by Wednesday of this week.


After-school clubs recommence this week. The schedule is as follows (NB collection times for film club will be sent out via text message).

Monday Football (P.6/P/7)
Wednesday Art Club (P.6/P.7) Stem (P.4/P.5)
Thursday Film Club (P.5-P.7)


Just a little reminder at the beginning of our new term to be vigilant as to the possibility of headlice in your child’s/children’s hair. Whilst there have been no recent incidences, it remains important to keep vigilant so as to keep any such cases to a minimum.


As mentioned in our School Holiday list, we have yet to take 1 further training (SD) day. This SD day has now been arranged for Monday, 29th January and therefore school will be closed on that date.

Monday, 18th December 2018 Weekly Note

Posted on December 18, 2017


Thanks to all who responded to our appeal to donate prizes to our Christmas Draw last Wednesday. Your support is greatly appreciated particularly at the current time when the Education budget is very stretched.


Pupils in P5 – P7 will be having their confessions heard in the school tomorrow morning by school chaplain Fr McDermott.


The school will close for our Christmas holidays on Wednesday, 20th December at 12.00pm. Please note that there will be no school dinners available on Wednesday.

School will re-open on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018 at the usual time. On behalf of the entire school community, I wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas season and trust that Santa will pay a lengthy visit to Tattyreagh on Christmas morning.

Monday, 11th December 2017 Weekly Note

Posted on December 11, 2017


As mentioned previously, the annual Christmas plays are taking place this week. The P.1-P.3 presentations will take place this afternoon at 1.30pm with the P.4-P.7 shows being held 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 for P.1-P.3 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.


Please note that there will be no After School Clubs this week. After school provision for P.1-P.3 is still available except for Wednesday (as mentioned above).


Christmas dinner is being served in the school this Friday, 15th December. As there are usually very high numbers taking dinner that day, we ask that anyone not wishing to take dinner on Friday, please let their teacher know by Wednesday. As dinners are ordered in advance, it would be appreciated by the catering dept. to have as accurate a number for ordering as possible.


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.


A group of P.5-P.7 pupils have been asked to provide some carols and poems for the Senior Citizens of Slieve na Mon Nursing Home next Monday. All pupils selected are invited to bring their tin whistles.


Please ensure that dinner money is paid by Monday, 18th December. Cheques for school dinners should be made payable to E A Western Region.

Monday, 4th December 2017 Weekly Note

Posted on December 4, 2017


Application forms for any pupils wishing to enrol in next year’s P.1 class will be available in the school from Wednesday. Should you be aware of any prospective new parents, please let them know that these forms are available. Whilst our school numbers are healthy, and school budgets are based on enrolment numbers, the fact remains that significant cuts have been imposed over recent years and therefore it is imperative that we attract all our ‘natural’ intake; we ask you to spread the word and if possible, promote the school to any friends/family members.
The school is having an Open Day on Wednesday, 6th December at 2.30pm.


Many thanks to our group of Carol Singers who represented the school on Saturday afternoon at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Fintona. Your continued support of the school is much appreciated.


It’s Christmas Draw time once again folk! We are acutely aware of the difficult economic climate we are currently experiencing, nevertheless, we respectfully ask for your support via the purchasing of tickets and/or donation of prizes. Thank you in advance for your support.


Just a reminder of Christmas Play dates next week –

P.1 – P.3 Mrs Breen & Mrs Mellon’s Classes Mon. 11th December at 1.30pm

P.4 – P.7 Mr Kelly & Mr McElholm’s Classes Wed. 13th December at 7.30pm


Many thanks to all who donated ‘winter clothing’ to our Homeless Appeal last week. There was a very positive response in a very short period of time and your support was greatly appreciated.


Unfortunately Mrs Breen is going to be absent from school for the foreseeable future. We are very pleased to welcome back to Sacred Heart P.S. a familiar face in Miss Annette Kelly who will deputise in P1/2 until Mrs Breen is in a position to return. Welcome back Miss Kelly!!