Eleven boys and girls from 2nd class made their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 11th. For more see News and Events or click here.

Wellbeing: Strategies for Parents and Children

Following on from a survey of parents earlier this year, an information evening will be held in Oola National School on the promotion of Wellbeing in children.

Presenters:Dr. Fionnuala Tynan and Margaret Nohilly (experienced educators and authors)

Date: Tuesday,14th May

Time: 7.30pm

Focus of presentation:
At a time when the stresses and strains of everyday life challenge our own Wellbeing, and that of our children, this presentation will help us to:

  • Understand what Wellbeing is, and how it impacts on our everyday activities

  • Develop skills to enhance children’s and our own Wellbeing

  • Guide children in the development of social skills, resilience and self-esteem.

We welcome all parents/guardians, as well as those who care for your children: childminders, grandparents and/or other carers.

The evening will be of benefit to those who care for children and provides an 0pportunity to bring the school and wider community together to discuss a very important topic. There will also be a cup of tea and a chance to chat afterwards.

Maria Bowles
On behalf of the Parents Council

Active Schools Week- The children from 3rd to 6th commenced a block of golf lessons on Wednesday May 8th for four weeks. This coincided with our Active Schools Week which ran from Tuesday May 7th to Friday 10th.
Hurling training for interested pupils from 3rd to 6th takes place after school on Tuesdays. Please collect your child from the field at 3.45pm.
3rd and 4th had a visit from local embroidery artist Brid O'Kane on May 3rd. For more see News and Events or click here.
Pupils from 3rd to 6th have entered the Irish Aid awards for the first time this year. We are delighted to report that both projects have reached the Regional Finals which are held in Sligo, Dublin, Limerick and Cork for the top 15 schools in each region. Representative pupils from each school will attend a great day in Mary I, Limerick on May 15th. For more see News and Events or click here.
For a look at a small sample of what has been happening in our classrooms every month see our new tab at the top of this home page Pupil Pages or click here.
Standardised testing will take place this year for all pupils from the second week in May.
School closures- School will be closed on Friday May 24th Local and European elections and Tuesday June 4th to facilitate a staff planning day around the new Primary Language Curriculum.
For enrolment application form and other useful information for parents of children starting school see Downloads section or click here.