St Patrick's & St Joseph's
Glenullin/Garvagh
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St Patrick's & St Joseph's Schools

April's Newletter

6 Apr 2017

ST PATRICK’S AND ST JOSEPH’S

FEDERATED PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

5 Churchtown Road

Tirkeeran

GARVAGH

BT51 5BA

(Tirkeeran Site)

Tel: 028 2955 8039

Fax: 028 2955 8039

 

 

37 Glen Road

Brockaghbuoy

GARVAGH

BT51 5BD           

(Glenullin Site)

Tel: 028 2955 8641

Fax: 028 2955 8641

 

 

 

Principal:  Mr Aidan Rafferty

www.stpatricksandstjosephs.com

 

6 April 2017

               

Dear Parent/Guardian

 

Easter Egg Draw

 

The Easter Egg draw will take place on Wednesday 12 April.  Tickets cost £1.00 per strip or six strips for £5.00.  Please ensure purchaser’s name, pupil’s name and class are on the back of every strip purchased.  Additional tickets are available on request from the school.

 

All proceeds will be donated to support Trocaire’s work in South Sudan and Somalia.

 

 

Allergies / Medical Needs

 

A number of children within the school are allergic to nuts and or eggs. As an anaphylactic reaction to these foods can be potentially life threatening we ask that all parents ensure that no nut products (e.g. Kinder eggs/ bars) or egg (such as egg sandwiches) be brought into the school.

To lessen the risk of choking please do not send hard lollies (e.g. Chupa Chups Image result for Chups Chops) into school and ensure grapes are cut into halves.

 

 

Whole School Assembly

 

The Whole School Assembly on Friday 26 May will be led by P1 in the Glenullin site.  It will commence at 9.15 a.m. and everyone is welcome

 

 

 

Johnny Burke Fleadh

 

The school was well represented at the Johnny Burke Fleadh with the following children

placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd.  Comhghairgdeas to all our pupils!

 

Poetry

Solo Singing

Odhrán Kelly, P1 – 1st

Aoife Farren, P1 – 2nd

Clodagh McIlvar, P3 – 1st

Bridin Quigg, P3 – 3rd

Dubhla Mullan, P5 – 2nd

 

Rhiannon Comer, P7 – 2nd

 

U12 Flute

Sinead Close and Aine McAlister, P6 – Joint 1st

 

Art

U10 Harp

Aoife Farren, P1 – 3rd

Matthew Smyth, P7 – 3rd

Sinead Close, P6 – 1st


                       

 

Comhghairdeas

The Quiz Team who represented the school in the

Ulster Cumann na mBunscol final in Letterkenny on

Monday 27 March.

Oisin Bradley, Fionn McEldowney,

James Francis Burns and Mathew Smyth

 

 

 
 
Eoin Mullan, 
Meabh Boylan, 
Karl Mullan and John Paul Leadon took part in the 
K’nex Challenge

 

 

 

The P7 girls recently visited Stormont for the launch of Conradh na Gaeilge Seachtain na Gaeilge

from left,

Caitlin Mullan, (Mr R), Keira Culleton,

Danielle McBride, Sarah Stewart,

Rhiannon Comer, Nicole Hawthorne,

Meabh Boylan, Aislinn Moore,

Mary Kate Turner, Sinead Rafferty and

Aibhlinn McGlinchey

 

 

 

 

 

Pupils and Staff participated in the ‘Wear Green’ day on Thursday 16 March

 

 

 

Go raibh maith agaibh £421 to Brian Rankin’s charity work in Uganda

 

 


Grammar for the Month

 

Extra words that do not make sense.    The use of that there / this here / so it is

 

Incorrect

I saw that there film.

This here book is class.

It’s a wet day so it is.

 

}

 

Save

your

breath!

Correct

I saw that film.

This book is class.

It’s a wet day.

 

 

Song for the Month

 

‘A Place in the Choir’

 

Irish for the Month
 

An Luan    (An Looan) : Monday

An Mháirt  (An Wairt) : Tuesday

An Chéadaion (An Kaydeen) : Wednesday

An Déardaoin  (An Jerdeen)  : Thursday

An Aoine  (An Ayna)  : Friday

An Satharn (An Satharn)  : Saturday

An Domhnach  (An Doughna)  : Sunday

Inniu an Déardaoin : Today is Thursday

Inné an Chéadaoin : Yesterday was Wednesday

Amárach an Aoine  : Tomorrow is Friday

 
 
Dates for Terms Two and Three
 

Wednesdays

 

P7 swimming

 

 

Thursdays

 

 

 

Each class will, in turn, visit Garvagh Library on a Thursday morning. 

P1 – Thursday 4 May

P5 – Thursday 25 May

P7 – Thursday 11 May

P4 – Thursday 1 June

P6 – Thursday 18 May

P3 – Thursday 8 June

 

The Friday

Website Reporter

 

Friday 6 April – Aislinn Moore & Caitlin Mullan

Friday 5 May – Eoin Mullan & Karl Mullan

Friday 12 May – Connor O’Hagan & Caolan O’Kane

Friday 19 May – Jamie O’Kane & Sinead Rafferty

Friday 26 May – Matthew Smyth & Sarah Stewart

 

Monday

10 April

NSPCC workshops for P6 and P7

Thursday – Monday

13 April –

1 May incl.

School Closed for Easter Holidays – reopens Tuesday 2 May

 

Thursday

11 May

Information Sheet 9

Saturday

20 May

First Holy Communion in St Joseph’s, Glenullin at 11.00 a.m.

 

Friday

26 May

Whole School Assembly led by P1 in the Glenullin site commencing at

9.15 a.m.  Everyone welcome. 

 

Monday – Tuesday

29 - 30 May

School closed – reopens Wednesday 31 May

 

Thursday

1 June

Information Sheet 10

 

TBC

 

Financial Awareness Week

 

TBC

 

Sports’ Day

 

Wednesday – Friday

7 – 9 June

P7 class to Woodhall Residential Centre, Kilrea

Wednesday

TBC

28 June

Leavers’ Mass at 7.30 p.m. in the Glenullin site.

 

Friday

30 June

School closes at 12 noon for Summer Holidays.

 

 

 


 

"A Place In The Choir"

All God's creatures got a place in the choir
Some sing low and some sing higher,
Some sing out loud on a telephone wire,
Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they've got now

All God's creatures got a place in the choir
Some sing low and some sing higher,
Some sing out loud on a telephone wire,
Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they've got now

Listen to the top where the little bird sings
On the melodies and the high notes ringing,
And the hoot owl cries over everything
And the blackbird disagrees.

Singing in the night time, singing in the day,
When little duck quacks, and he's on his way.
And the otter hasn't got much to say
And the porcupine talks to himself

All God's creatures got a place in the choir
Some sing low and some sing higher,
Some sing out loud on a telephone wire,
Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they've got now

The dogs and the cats they take up the middle
While the honeybee hums and the cricket fiddles,
The donkey brays and the pony neighs
And the old gray badger sighs...

Listen to the bass, it's the one on the bottom
Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus
Moans and groans with a big t'do
And the old cow just goes moo.

All God's creatures got a place in the choir
Some sing low and some sing higher,
Some sing out loud on a telephone wire,
Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they've got now

It's a simple song a little song everywhere
By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear,
The dopey alligator and the the hawk above,
The sly old weasel and the turtle dove.

All God's creatures got a place in the choir
Some sing low and some sing higher,
Some sing out loud on a telephone wire,
Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they've got now

All God's creatures got a place in the choir
Some sing low and some sing higher,
Some sing out loud on a telephone wire,
Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they've got now

All God's creatures got a place in the choir
Some sing low and some sing higher,
Some sing out loud on a telephone wire,
Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they've got now

All God's creatures got a place in the choir.

Parents’ Association

 

The Parents’ Association have organised a ‘Health and Wellbeing Seminar’ to take place in the Glenullin Community Centre on Wednesday 10 May at 7pm.  Entrance by ticket only (priced at £5), and all proceeds will be donated to the school. Attached are two tickets – please complete the slip below if you wish to purchase or return the tickets.

 

 

 

………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Please complete and return to the school

 

 


I wish to purchase the ‘Health and Wellbeing Seminar’ tickets and enclose £10                    

 

 


I do not wish to purchase the ‘Health and Wellbeing Seminar’ tickets and have

returned them with this reply slip        

 

 

Signed: __________________________                    Print Name: __________________________

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

After School Zumba

Zumba classes will be starting Monday 8 May from 3 – 4pm for P4 – P7.  Charlene O’Kane will be taking these classes and they will cost £2 per child.  If your child is interested in taking part please register your interest by completing and returning the slip below.

 

………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Please complete and return to the school

 

My child / children ______________________________     Class/es _________

wish to take part in the After School Zumba classes on Monday afternoons from 3 - 4pm.

 

Signed: __________________________                    Print Name: __________________________

 

 

 


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