Newsletter March 27th 2020

Dear parents, I hope that you and family are well and finding time to enjoy some good weather in the midst of work and other commitments. Many new ideas, online opportunities and new ways of working are presenting themselves to all of us at this time. It is an exciting time, yet a time to maintain calm and embrace the new ideas in ways that are meaningful and possible for each of our circumstances going forward. The Department of Education has asked that we remind everyone re the import...
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Hello from St Anne’s

Dear Children and Students of St Anne’s, I hope you are all keeping well. I am writing from the school building which is a very quiet place these days, without the normal hustle and bustle of school life. I certainly miss you all and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. It is a strange time for everyone but a time that we can learn to do things differently and in new, exciting ways. So much of your learning goes on in school usually and I am very proud of the standards that y...
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Newsletter February 2020

Despite the inclement weather lots has been happening in St Anne’s over the past month.   Parent teacher meetings for the infant classes were held at the start of the month. Thanks to all who attended the meetings. As always, please contact us if there is any matter you wish to discuss.   Sports teams: Congratulations to our senior soccer team who were narrowly beaten in the final of the Leixlip Soccer Blitz last week. A great performance by all! Our hurlers did well in ...
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January 2020 Newsletter

As we move from winter to spring 2020, we hope that the February days ahead bring good weather, growth and renewed energy for all.   January was an interesting month in St Anne’s.   Garden: As mentioned previously, lots of work has been going on in the garden around the school. Thanks to all parents who have helped out in this. It will be lovely to see the fruits of the work in spring and summer and I know there are plans in place for other work ...
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December 2019 Newsletter

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2019        Christmas is fast approaching and lots of preparations for the festive season are underway here in St Anne’s. Our entrance is filled with our Christmas tree and decorations are being created in many classrooms to be hung on the tree. We are celebrating the season of Advent and our Advent wreath is at the Sacred Space, with our Advent Calendar in the hall for use at assembly. There aren’t many sleeps left to Christmas! This year we wil...
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  Hallowe’en at St Anne’s: Children are invited to dress up this Friday, October 25th. As you know the PSG is organising a sponsored walk for the day and we will be leaving the school at approximately 9.30am walking along the canal. Any cards can be brought into the school on Friday.  We look forward to an exciting event!   Homework A reminder to all parents to please check each item of homework and sign your child’s journal each night. We value the support ...
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Newsletter September 2019

ST ANNE’S NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2019 Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.   John Dewey Dear parents and students, Welcome back to St Anne’s for a new school year. I know it will be an exciting year ahead and I look forward to  working with all in the St Anne’s community over the coming months. A special welcome to our new students through the school and most especially to our wonderful new junior infants. It is the start of what I hope is an ...
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Newsletter May 2019

Paired Reading Many thanks to all the parent volunteers who supported us in the Paired Reading programme for Senior Infants. You set a great example to children and encourage in them a love of reading independently. Thank you!   Sports It is a very busy term for sport. Huge congratulations to our football team who beat Straffan school in the Cumann na mBunscoil final last week. They played extremely well and were a credit to their trainer, Mr O Leary, class teachers and to yo...
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Newsletter Easter 2019

Term two has certainly been a busy term and I'm delighted to share some of the events with you in the newsletter and of course with photos in our gallery.  Easter Egg Hunts:  Well done to 6th class who arranged the hunts for the junior infants classes and the buddies who helped Ms Sheehy on their hunt today.  It was great to see such excitement and the Easter bunny left treats for everyone! (Some photos of these on the gallery page) Sacraments:  Congratulations...
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