April Newsletter
Published on April 28, 2023

Awards: Congratulations to Odhrán Whelan in 6th Class who won the Best Entry from our school in his history project about Fr. Murphy, which Carlow Museum were running.  

Community Games are up and running. We had some medals clicking as children came to school this week for placing in recital and in group singing. Well done to all involved. 

More congratulations go to Brónagh O’Toole from Junior Infants who won a Special Merit Award for her Art piece in the Nationwide Texaco Art competition. What a wonderful achievement at such a young age. Well done Brónagh! 

Cumann na mBunscol: School hurling competitions are taking place during the months of April and May. We began our campaign against Ballinabranna in both the hurling and camogie on Wednesday 19th April. Our boys were defeated by a very strong Ballinabranna team, while our camogie team won well in their game. We have upcoming fixtures against Borris, Newtown, Leighlinbridge and Ballinkillen in the coming weeks. We have some excellent hurlers and camogie players in the school and it’s great to see the improvement in players, year on year. Training will continue after school on Mondays for the boys and Tuesdays for the girls, for those in 4th 5th and 6th Class. 

Carlow GAA: will finish their hurling training with Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class next week. We have been very fortunate to have Carlow GAA work with us and visit our school for training sessions. 

Confirmation: The Service of Light took place on Wednesday 19th April where the 6th class pupils renewed their baptismal promises and then on Thursday 27th of April the Confirmation took place. It was a lovely ceremony. The pupils were excellently prepared by Ms Kealy, were a credit to their school and their parents. It was lovely to hear the 4th and 5th Class choir sing again and thank you to Ms Furlong, Mr. Browne and Mr. Folan for organising the choir which were accompanied beautifully by Ms Townsend and Mr. Browne. The Parents’ Association put on a wonderful spread afterwards in the hall. A sincere thank you to all the parents who helped out in the hall on the day and for the refreshments that were sent in. It was greatly appreciated and added to a great atmosphere and sense of community spirit, on a lovely day for all. Any volunteers to help with the teas and coffees for the First Holy Communion on the 13th of May would be greatly appreciated. You can contact the school office or Gina Haskins if you are available to help out. 

Standardised Testing: In Literacy and Numeracy will commence for 1st to 6th class from 15th to 26th of May. 


Dates for your diary: 

May Bank Holiday: school closed on Monday 1st of May 

First Holy Communion: Saturday, 13th May at 11:30am 

Half day to facilitate staff training: school will close for all pupils at 11:50am on Friday 2nd of June. 

June Bank Holiday: school closed on Monday 5th of June. 


Finally, can I bring your attention to the attachment from County Photos. 

Le meas,
Erika Murphy