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Monday, 3rd February 2020

Posted on February 3, 2020

CREDIT UNION

Well done to all who participated in the Credit Union Quiz on Friday night in Fintona Golf Club. All teams represented themselves very well but particular commendation must go to our winning P.6 team of Tara Darcy, Cormac Darcy, Alana Teague and Tomás Mullan and our P.7 team of Lily Rose Darcy, Natasha Armstrong, Rosemary Gormley and Finbar Darcy who finished runners up in the P.7 section. Our victorious P.6 team will now go on to represent the school in the Chapter final later the year.

SERVICE OF LIGHT

Our P.7 pupils along with their parents and sponsors are invited along to a Service of Light in the Sacred Heart Church tonight at 7.30pm. All families are encouraged to attend and pupils are asked to wear their school uniform.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

The Parents Association wish to acknowledge the £280 raised via donations in advance of the Christmas holidays. These funds will be used to help provide educational opportunities for our pupils in a climate of ongoing cuts and austerity. Thank you.

PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS

We will be hosting our Parent Teacher meetings next Tuesday & Wednesday (11th & 12th February) from 9.30am – 4.00pm. We encourage all parents to phone the school and arrange a convenient time to discuss your child/children’s progress. Should this week prove unsuitable feel free to contact the teacher(s) concerned to arrange a mutually convenient date.

SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHER

The school photographer will be in school tomorrow morning. All pupils should ensure that full school uniform is worn.

WELCOME CIARA

We welcome along Miss Ciara Colton, a student from St. Mary’s University, Belfast, who begins her teaching practice in Mrs Breen’s class today. We trust you enjoy your stay Ciara.

BIRDWATCH/BIRDS OF PREY

Wednesday will be a busy day in the school as our senior pupils will participate in the RSPB ‘Birdwatch’ event in the morning and then this will be followed by a Birds of Prey display featuring Barn Owls, Buzzards etc. We ask for a donation of £1 to cover costs please.

 

Monday, 27th January 2020 Weekly Note

Posted on January 27, 2020

TRANSFER RESULTS

Well done to all our P.7 pupils who endured a nerve-wrecking Saturday morning, before the post arrived with Transfer grades. As mentioned previously, irrespective of grades awarded, all pupils should be proud of their efforts and if they maintain their current good attitude towards their work, will succeed – regardless of which school they transfer to.

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

As part of Catholic Schools’ Week we will be having our annual Grandparents’ Day on Wednesday morning at 11.00am. Our grandparents are warmly invited to attend for an hour or so of light ‘entertainment’ and a chance to see around the school. We look forward to seeing you then. (Unfortunately in order to manage numbers, we confine this invitation to Grandparents of pupils in P.1 – P.4).

CREDIT UNION QUIZ

Good luck to all our P.5/6/7 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.

NEW ENROLMENT

Application forms for parents planning to enrol their child in P.1 next September are available online at www.eani.org.uk/admissions. Should you be aware of anyone with a child in this age group, please remind them that completed application forms need to be submitted online by Thursday, 30th January 2020.

SERVICE OF LIGHT

Our P.7 pupils along with their parents and sponsors are invited along to a Service of Light in the Sacred Heart Church next Monday night (3rd Feb) at 7.30pm. All families are encouraged to attend and pupils are asked to wear their school uniforms.

CONGRATULATIONS BRANDON

A huge congratulations is extended to Brandon Downey who travelled to Mallusk last Wednesday and became the N. Ireland Cross Country champion. Competing against over 200 of the best athletes in the country, Brandon covered the 1600m course in an amazing time of 6 minutes 8 seconds to win by a clear 5 seconds. A wonderful achievement and one of which he should be rightly proud!!

We must also recognise the fine efforts of P.6 student Alana Teague who despite conceding a year to her opponents, finished in a very commendable 70th place, again from a field of over 200. Hopefully Alana can continue to build on her great improvement this year to be back in the mix next year!!

HEADLICE

There has been an incidence of headlice reported in the school. Please be aware of the possible presence of these unwanted visitors in your child’s hair. Should any parent require ‘advice leaflets’ please contact the school.

Monday, 20th January 2020 Weekly Note

Posted on January 20, 2020

SACRED HEART COLLEGE TASTER DAY

Pupils in P.7 are off to Sacred Heart College for a ‘taster’ day tomorrow (Tues). 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 uniform as usual.

GOOD LUCK BRANDON

Good luck to pupils Alana Teague (P.6) and Brandon Downey (P.7) who will represent the school in the N. Ireland final of the Flahavans Cross-Country championships on Wednesday. Both will travel to Mallusk to compete against the best athletes in the country and will no doubt give a good account of themselves. Good luck folks!!

PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION

There will be a meeting of the school’s Parents’ Association in the school tonight (Mon.20th) at 8.00pm. All new members are always welcome.

DO THIS IN MEMORY MASS

The next ‘Do This In Memory’ Mass for P.4 pupils will be celebrated this Saturday night at 6.00pm in the Sacred Heart Church. All P.4 pupils are encouraged to attend.

TRANSFER RESULTS

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.

CORE KIDS

Our 10 week Core-Kids activity programme for pupils in P.3/4 commences tomorrow (Tues) from 3.15 – 4.15pm cost for the 10 week programme is £30.

Monday, 13th January 2020 Weekly Note

Posted on January 13, 2020

CONFIRMATION MEETING

There will be a talk for parents and guardians of Year 7 children who are making their Confirmation this March. It will take place tonight Monday, 13th January in St. Joseph’s Hall at 8pm. Children do not have to attend.

Please note that a ‘Ceremony of Light and Commitment’ for Confirmation candidates will be held in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, 3rd February at 8pm.

INDOOR GAELIC BLITZ

Good luck to our footballers who participate in an indoor Gaelic Blitz organised by

Christ the King P.S. tomorrow. Pupils selected should bring a packed lunch and appropriate indoor footwear.

BRYSON HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL PRESENTATION

Members of Bryson House Environmental Team will be visiting the KS2 students on Wednesday to speak to our pupils in relation to Energy Saving Initiatives. Hopefully all pupils find this to be a worthwhile presentation.

FLU JAB

The ‘flu jab’ will be issued to those who returned consent forms tomorrow morning.

YOUTH CLUB

The first Youth Club of 2020 takes place this Friday 7 – 8.30pm. All P4 – P7’s welcome.  £1 entry.

 

Monday 6th January 2020 Weekly Note

Posted on January 6, 2020

WELCOME BACK

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.

NEW ENROLMENT

Application forms for parents planning to enrol their child in P.1 next September are available online at www.eani.org.uk/admissions. Should you be aware of anyone with a child in this age group, please remind them that completed application forms need to be submitted online by Thursday, 30th January 2020.

MILK

Milk will start again this Wednesday (8th) with a cost of £9.80 per pupil up to Easter. Money should be sent in by Wednesday of this week.

SCHOOL DINNERS/FREE SCHOOL MEALS

A gentle reminder that anyone who feels their child may be entitled to free school meals/uniforms can make enquiries to the Meals & Uniform Section at EA (tel. 8241 1496). The criteria for these benefits change continually so it may be well worth an enquiry.

WEST TYRONE FEIS

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 Thursday, 9th January 2020. Entries will not be accepted after this date.

HEADLICE

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.