The final days of school are always very busy ones. The children gave John a send off that he will never forget and on behalf of the Board of Management Joe Coleman shared some really heartfelt words as he also bade farewell to our wonderful caretaker. Ms. Water’s class were also saying goodbye to James and a huge happy birthday to Tyler. Ms. O’Sullivan took advantage of an empty trampoline – but the photographic evidence is no longer available…..
I hope that you are enjoying the glorious summer that we are having. We wish to acknowledge the amazing achievement by these groups of students who achieved perfect and near perfect attendance this year. We are so proud of each and every one of you!
It is very hard to say goodbye to people at the best of times, but saying farewell to four treasured staff members in one week has caused an increase in tissue demands. Our wonderful caretaker John is retiring having spent the past 14 years attending to the school’s every need. John who crossed the threshold of Scoil Mhuire in short pants way back when it first opened in 1957 has an unbreakable bond with the school.
Sinéad Wright who has been with Scoil Mhuire for the past 13 years is heading to the bright lights of Donegal! Ms. Wright is taking a much deserved career break to soak in the wild Atlantic sea air. As the keyholder to our science equipment kingdom – it will be up to the rest of us to ensure they are in their rightful place.
Gary Dillon’s passport out of Galway has sadly expired and he is now heading back west. From sports to ICT and all that healthy eating, Gary brought so much to the school in his 3 years with us. We wish him the very best of luck in his next adventure.
As you are well aware by now our principal Fionnuala Doheny is hanging up her fob and whistle for the final time. Instead of going to pasture in retirement, Ms. Doheny has a to do list longer than Santa’s List!! She is leaving in her wake a state of the art school that is the envy of the town and a team who intend on fulfilling her mission of bringing Scoil Mhuire into the status of “School of the Future”.
So to all of you, from all of us – you will each be sorely missed but we wish you all the very best of luck in the next chapter of your lives!!!
I don’t recall days like this when I was in school! Today every child (and adult!!) in the school was entertained by Paul the Mad Professor with his magic and science shows. As if this wasn’t super enough, the ice cream van rolled in and gave everyone a much needed cone. A huge thank you to Ms. Doheny for this amazing parting gift. The children (and adults) had a wonderful time!!!
As you are most likely aware (due to the amazing weather!!), we are in for a scorcher of a week!! Tomorrow is sports day for our 1st to 6th Class students. Can you please make sure that your child has runners, shorts, plenty of sun cream, lots of water and a hat if possible. We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for the last few days of the school year!