NEWS & EVENTS

Green Schools Initiatives
Posted November 15, 2022

Fairtrade Symbol Collection Drive

 

A competition will be in school over the next fortnight, whereby on Friday 18th and Friday 25th November pupils will be asked to cut out and bring in fairtrade symbols from fairtrade packaging e.g. tea bag boxes. This competition will promote recognising and buying fairtrade products. A prize will be awarded to the pupil who brings in the most fairtrade symbols at the end of the fortnight.

 

Old Ribbon Collection

Pupils are asked to bring in any old ribbon for the Green Schools Committee to use to create Christmas decorations which will be on sale in December in aid of charity.

 

Green Schools Meeting 

The next green schools meeting is this thursday 17th November for 3rd Class pupils from 3-4pm

School Updates
Posted November 7, 2022

Hi All,

Please read the following school updates.

 

Parent/Teacher Meetings

Time slots for families with more than one child in school will be arranged for Tues 22nd & Wed 23rd of November. If your scheduled P/T meeting slot does not suit – a meeting at a later date or a phone call meeting will be arranged by the class teacher.

 

Appointments Procedure

Appointments with school staff must be made through the school office, so as not to interfere with teaching/learning time. Appointments with teachers can be arranged between 8.45-9.00am or between 3.00-3.15pm on school days. Please contact the school during office hours to arrange an appointment.

 

School Office Hours

The school office opening hours are between 9.00am – 3.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  The school phone will only be answered during school office hours. The school office is unattended on Wednesdays.

 

Pre-School Supervision

Pre-school supervision by school staff operates between 9.05am and 9.20am. No pupil should be dropped off before 9.05am.

 

Diaries / Test Copies

A parent / guardian of all pupils in 1st – 6th class are encouraged to check and sign pupils’ diaries Mondays – Thursdays and to sign the test copies on Fridays and return to pupils for Monday.

 

Schools Football

Another busy week this week. Training Monday 7th 3-4pm in Hall/Railyard weather permitting. Girls Roinn A Quarter Final vs St. Canices on Tuesday 8th Nov in the Railyard at 3pm. We expect the boys to have a Quarter final on Wednesday 9th but are awaiting details. Girls Mini 7’s second round will take place on Friday 11th in Gowran. The bus will leave at 12.15pm and return at 3.30pm for the girls involved. Thanks to all staff who are helping to facilitate schools football for children of our school community

 

Swimming

Our school has two more Swimming Thursdays for 3rd to 6th in Graiguecullen Swimming Pool.

 

Board Of Management

Our school's next B.O.M. meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th November at 3.15pm.

 

Fire Drills

Our school's next whole school fire drill will take place on Friday 11th November at 10.45.

 

Rugby Coaching

Rugby coaching with Noel Devlin continues on Tuesdays for Junior Infants & 6th Class after big break. 

 

Hurling Coaching

Hurling coaching with Nathan Culleton continues on Wednesdays after big break. Children receiving hurling coaching will need to bring in hurls and helmets, and wear tracksuits on GAA coaching days.

 

Epilepsy Training

School SNA’s will undertake Epilepsy training on Wednesday 23rd & Wednesday 30th November.

 

Parents Association

Our school's next Parents Association meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th of January at 7pm in Room 1.

 

Work Experience Requests

Anyone seeking work experience in our school is asked to submit a letter to school explaining clearly why they want to attend our school for work experience, dates involved etc., so the school can give work experience requests consideration.

 

Green Schools Committee

Our next Green Schools meetings for 3rd class pupils will take place on Thursday 17th of November 3-4pm in Room 2.

 

Savings Club

The savings club continues on Wednesdays mornings

 

Mobile Library

The next date for the mobile library to visit Moneenroe is Friday 25th November. 

 

Facebook Page

Examples of school activities and pupils' work can be viewed by visiting Moneenroe School Parents Association Facebook page.  

 

Eimear Ní Bhraonáin Show

Well Done to Kate O’Brien 5th Class who featured on the KCLR Eimear Ní Bhraonáin show over the Halloween break. Kate discussed all things media and local radio.

 

KCLR Packed Lunch School Tour

KCLR will visit our school on Thursday 15th December to speak with pupils about school activities and upcoming events. 

 

School Communications

All families are asked to check emails, text-a-parent, website, Facebook page and diaries so as to keep up to date with school events and activities. If your contact details have changed, please inform the school office.

 

Notes for Absence

All families are asked to provide the school with a note to explain any school absence.  Schools are obliged by law to report absences of over 20 days to TUSLA and it is important that we receive a note explaining absences. 

 

Fresh Today

A reminder that you can make any changes to your order for school lunches by 5pm on a Thursday, for the next week lunch.

 

Winter Weather

All families are asked to ensure pupils dress suitably for wet and cold weather during winter.

 

Car Parking / Road Safety / Drop Off & Collection

All road users in front of the school are asked to park responsibly and drive safely in front of school.  Parents / guardians are asked to establish a drop off / collection point with their child to ensure smooth running of post school supervision.  Everyone in our school community wants to keep our children safe.

 

 

Thank you.

 

Kind regards,

Moneenroe NS

Retirement
Posted September 29, 2022

On behalf of all the staff, students and whole school community, we would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs. Nellie Mooney for her hard work, dedication, support and words of wisdom for the past 22 years. We wish her health and happiness for her retirement. 

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School Updates
Posted September 29, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please read the following school updates.

 

Pre-School Supervision

Pre-school supervision by school staff operates between 9.05am and 9.20am. No pupil should be dropped off before 9.05am.

 

School Office Hours

From 1st October, the school office opening hours are between 9.00am – 3.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  The school phone will only be answered during school office hours.

 

Appointments Procedure

If you need to speak to a class teacher, please contact the school during office hours to arrange an appointment.  Appointments with teachers can be arranged between 8.45-9.00am or between 3.00-3.15pm on school days. 

 

Sacrament Dates

It is hoped that Confirmation will take place on Saturday 25th March 2023 at 11am in Clogh, First Confession on Monday 17th April at 7.30pm in Clogh, and First Communion on Saturday 29th April at 11am in Moneenroe.  These dates are provisional and subject to change.

 

Hurling Coaching

Hurling coaching with Nathan Culleton continues on Wednesdays.  Junior Infants and 2nd/3rd Class will be the first to receive coaching from Nathan for the first 5 weeks up to 5th October, followed by Seniors/1st and 4th/5th/6th.  Children receiving hurling coaching will need to bring in hurls and helmets, and wear tracksuits on GAA coaching days.

 

Rugby Coaching

Rugby coaching with Noel Devlin continues on Tuesdays.  September-October lessons will be for Seniors/1st, 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th classes.  November-December lessons for Junior Infants and 6th Class.

 

Schools Football

Schools football training for interested pupils in 3rd – 6th classes continues with training on Mondays and Wednesdays.  As far as possible boys league matches will take place on Wednesdays, and girls league matches will take place on Tuesdays.  An online LGFA Refereeing Course for participating schools will be organised in the coming weeks.  Thanks to all staff who are helping to facilitate schools football for children of our school community.

 

6th Class Visit to Castlecomer Community School

Our 6th Class pupils will be visiting Castlecomer Community School next Wednesday 5th October, where they will get the opportunity to tour the school and see the facilities.  Bus to leave Moneenroe NS at 9.15am and departing CCS at 1.45pm to return to Moneenroe.

 

Savings Club

The savings club will commence Wednesday 12th October and run until 17th May 2023.

 

Board Of Management

Our school's next B.O.M. meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th November at 3.15pm.

 

School Communications

All families are asked to check emails, text-a-parent messages, website, facebook page and school diaries so as to keep up to date with school events and activities.

 

Diaries

A parent / guardian of all pupils in 1st – 6th class is asked to sign the school diary on Mondays to Thursdays.

 

Test Copies

A parent / guardian of all pupils in 1st – 6th class is asked to sign the test copies on Fridays and return to pupils for Monday.

 

Notes for Absence

All families are asked to provide the school with a note to explain any school absence.  Schools are obliged by law to report absences of over 20 days to TUSLA and it is important that we receive a note explaining absences. 

 

Used Clothes Collection

A used clothes collection fundraiser is organised for Friday 14th October.  Bags can be left into the school common area from Monday 10th October until the morning of collection Friday 14th.

 

Parent Teacher Meetings

Parent Teacher meetings will take place in late November.  Times of Parent Teacher meetings will be communicated in advance of meetings.

 

Fresh Today

A reminder that you can make any changes to your order for school lunches by 5pm on a Thursday, for the next weeks lunch.

 

Winter Weather

All families are asked to ensure pupils dress suitably for wet and cold weather as we approach the winter.

 

Car Parking / Road Safety / Drop Off & Collection

All road users in front of the school are asked to park responsibly and drive safely in front of school.  Parents / guardians are asked to establish a drop off / collection point with their child to ensure smooth running of post school supervision.  Everyone in our school community wants to keep our children safe.

 

Green Schools Committee

Green Schools meetings for interested students from 3rd – 6th class will resume in October.  Dates and groups for meetings will be confirmed as soon as possible.

 

Parents Association

Thanks to parents / guardians who have expressed a desire to be part of our schools Parents Committee.  Efforts will be made to make contact with parents soon so as to organise a meeting before Halloween break.

 

Culture Night

Well done to the pupils of our school who performed very well on Culture Night last Friday.  Pupils performed Irish songs, tin whistle, poetry and coal-mining facts.

 

Swimming

Swimming for 3rd to 6th class pupils continues on Thursdays. Reminder that any outstanding money for swimming is due by 14th October as the swimming pool and instructors need to be paid.

 

Mobile Library

The next date for the mobile library to visit Moneenroe is Friday 21st October. 

 

Fire Drills

Our schools next whole school fire drill will take place on Friday 7th October at 10.45.

 

Secretary Retirement

We extend a big and sincere thank you to Nellie Mooney who is retiring from the role of secretary of our school. Nellie has been the secretary here for 22 years.  Her loyalty and support to our school for over 2 decades has played a significant role in helping our school to develop and strengthen over the years. Roisin Royce Brennan and Sylvia Mooney are the new secretaries in our school.  We wish Nellie all the best for the future and we wish Roisin and Sylvia all the best in their new roles.

Kind regards

Moneenroe NS

School Updates
Posted August 31, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please read the following school updates.

 

Fire Drills

Our schools first whole school fire drill will take place on Friday 9th September at 10.45.

 

Culture Nights

Available pupils in 4th – 6th Class are invited to participate in Culture Night (school slot). Culture Night will take place on Friday 23rd September in Moneenroe Hall.  Pupils attending and participating are asked to prepare pieces on the Coal Mining Theme.

 

Schools Football

Schools football training for interested pupils in 3rd – 6th classes starts back on Wednesday 7th September.  Boys league matches will take place on Wednesdays.  Girls league matches will take place on Tuesdays.  An online LGFA Refereeing Course for participating schools will be organised in the coming weeks.  Thanks to all staff who are helping to facilitate schools football for children of our school community.

 

Junior Infant Vaccinations

H.S.E. have contacted the school to say that the Junior Infants vaccinations will take place on Tuesday 27th September.  Principal's office will be available for H.S.E. staff.  Appointment time / consent forms will be communicated in advance of the 27th.

 

GAA Coaching with Nathan Culleton

GAA coaching with Nathan Culleton starts back on Wednesday 7th September.  Junior Infants and 2nd/3rd Class will be the first to receive coaching from Nathan for 5 Wednesdays in Term 1.  Children receiving hurling coaching will need to bring in hurls and helmets, and wear tracksuits on GAA coaching days.

 

School Expenses

All families are encouraged to pay school expenses as soon as possible.   Please place it in an envelope with your child's name and class.  Thank you. 

 

Board Of Management Meeting

Our school's next B.O.M meeting will take place on Tuesday 13th September at 3.15pm

 

Notes for Absence

All families are asked to provide the school with a note to explain any school absence.

Schools are obliged by law to report absences of over 20 days to TUSLA and it is important that we receive a note explaining absences. 

 

Parents Association

Any parents/guardians  who would like to be part of our Schools Parents Association, are asked to email an expression of interest to moneenroeschool@gmail.com We particularly encourage the Junior Infant parents/guardians to come on board with the Parents Association.  It would be good to have all classes represented.

 

Swimming

Swimming for 3rd to 6th class pupils starts back on Thursday 15th Sept for 9 Thursdays.  The cost is €60.  Deposit of €30 can be paid now and the balance should be paid before Friday October 14th.

 

RSE Lesson

Mary Dillon Relationships & Sexuality Education Instructor will visit our school on Friday 28th Oct to give lesson to 6th Class pupils. Information/consent form will be sent home in advance for 28.10.22

 

Used Clothes Collection Fundraiser

Used clothes collection fundraiser organised for Friday 14th October.  Bags can be left into the school common area from Monday 10th Oct until the morning of collection Friday 14th

 

Up To Date Parent/Guardian Contacts

All families are asked to ensure the school office has up to date phone number(s)/email(s) contacts for all pupils in our school.  If you change your number or email, please contact the school office with new information.

 

Learning Support / One to One Consent Form

All families who receive Learning Support & One to One Support consent forms are asked to return them to the school A.S.A.P. So that learning support can start on Monday 5th September.

 

Road Safety

All families are asked to park carefully at drop off and collection times. Parents of pupils in older classes are asked to establish a collection point with their children. School staff will be present during Pre-School Supervision time to encourage pupils to use the road safely.

 

Pre-School Supervision

Pre-school supervision by school staff operates between 9.05am and 9.20am. No pupil should be dropped off before 9.05am.

 

Thanks for your support. Take Care

 

Kind regards

Moneenroe NS

Back To School Information
Posted August 22, 2022
 

August 23rd 2022

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

We hope you all have enjoyed the Summer Holidays.

 

  • Moneenroe School re-opens for all pupils in all classes on Wednesday August 31st at 9.20am.  Pre-school supervision by school staff will be in operation between 9.05and 9.20am on school days.  We ask all parents/guardians to respect pre-school supervision times.  

  •  All Junior Infants will finish school at 12.30pm for the first eight (8) days up to September 9th.  This will ease their introduction into primary school.

  • The School Office will be open on Tuesday August 30th between 9.30am and 12.30pm if anyone has any queries on booklists. Ties, and Crests can be purchased and school fees can also be between these times. 

  • School Lunches will be supplied by Fresh Today (053 9235994) from August 31st.  Weekly Lunch Orders should be ordered from Fresh Today a week in advance - every Thursday before 5pm.  Pupils should have their passwords from last year.  New Junior Infant pupils should have their passwords with information given to them on their introduction afternoon.  

  • School Expenses should be placed in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class written on it.  Your co-operation with this is very much appreciated. 

  • Swimming lessons for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes will start on Thursday September 15th. The cost is €60 for nine lessons.  It can be paid in full in September or a deposit of €30 in September and the balance of €30 should be paid before Friday October 14th. 

 

Looking forward to welcoming all in our school community back to school on Wednesday August 31st.  Thank you for your support. 

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Moneenroe School.

Rionn A Girls Schools Football Final
Posted November 15, 2022

Nuacht Maith / Good News!

 

Our Girls School Football Team have qualified for Rionn A Schools Final on Saturday 19th November. Final will be vs Listerlin NS/Shabogh NS/Rosbercon NS or St. Mary's Thomastown. We will know opposition tomorrow.

 

Final will take place in James Stephens Pitch on the Kells Road Kilkenny (R95 HF98) 

All Final A-E will take place on Saturday. Our Rionn A final starts at 10.30am.

 

Girls and staff involved will meet at the dressing rooms at 10am

 

All Support Welcome.

 

Best of luck to all involved

Rionn A Girls Schools Football Final - Update
Posted November 18, 2022

Please note change of venue and time for the Girls Roinn A Schools Football Final.

It now takes place in Palmerstown (Dicksboro GAA pitch) R95 D362 at 10am (start time).  Girls and mentors involved will meet at dressing rooms at 9.30am.  Please spread the word.  

 

All Support Welcome.

 

Best of luck to all involved

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Upcoming Events

 

Confirmation

Saturday 25th March 2023 at 11am in St Patrick's Church, Clogh*

First Confession

Monday 17th April at 7.30pm in

St Patrick's Church, Clogh*

First Communion

Saturday 29th April at 11am in Sacred Heart Church, Moneenroe*

*These dates are provisional and subject to change.