Easter Newsletter

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Easter Newsletter 2018 

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Have a Happy and Safe Easter!!

Please have a look at our Knex Engineering Week Photos from 1st and 2nd Class. Also, we have included our Spelling Bee Champion Alex! Well done everyone.




New Sports Gear


Holy Family B.N.S. sports gear is now available for sale in the school. Both the t-shirt at 15.00 euro and the 1/2 zip jumper at 23.00 euro are available in various sizes: age 4-6years, 8-10years and 12 years. Adult sizes are also available if required: the t-shirt 18.00 euro and the 1/2 zip jumper 27.00 euro in sizes (XS-XXL).

It is not compulsory to purchase this sports gear but they are available if you wish to do so. Please give your name to your class teacher.

Spikeball National Finals.

Yesterday our spikeball team made the trip to Dublin to take part in the Regional Spikeball Finals. We played so well, winning 4 out of 6 of our group games. This earned us a place in the semi finals with the winners of both semi finals progressing to the All Ireland Finals. Unfortunately the semi final result didn’t go our way. Well done to all who took part in Spikeball this year, to earn a place in the Regional Semi Final was a fantastic achievement! Visit our Active School Blog for more photos.


Green School News

This week members of the Green Schools Committee have been dusting down their tools and gloves in preparation for Spring. They have installed a bird feeder made from up-cycled tyres and wood. It is located near the school notice board on the right on the grass. They have made birdseed and lard balls to help sustain the local birds during this cold spell. The feeders are very low down and that’s OK given the risk of cats and dogs being nearby is practically nil. If you are setting up bird feeders at home in gardens it’s important to have them at more of a height. This is to avoid putting the birds at risk of being hunted and attacked while eating. The committee members also undertook a general Spring clean of the school entrance. Furthermore they assisted with the installation of some rain boots repurposed as planters onto the green fencing by the bike shelter. Their efforts are gratefully appreciated and have really brightened up the area.
Well done to all involved.



Anois Teacht an Earraigh

AnoisWith the arrival of Spring, the boys in sixth class have been busy making St. Brigid’s Crosses. This is a lovely tradition which the boys enjoy thoroughly. Not only do they boys make the crosses for themselves, they also made them for their parents, grandparents, friends and one for every classroom in Holy Family BNS. Well done boys!


Credit Union Quiz

We would like to thank the boys on our Junior and Senior School Quiz team.  They put in a brilliant performance at the Credit Union Quiz. They were just fantastic and a credit to their parents, school and families. Out of thirteen teams on the Junior Side, our Junior Team finished second. On the Senior side, our Senior Team finished fourth out of thirteen teams. Just fantastic!


RDS Young Scientists Limerick


Scan_20180120We had a fantastic day in Limerick. We had loads of visitors to our stand who were very impressed with our work. BT Judge Dr. Liam Brown, Vice President Research, Development & Innovation, Limerick Institute of Technology, wrote in his assessment that it was an “Excellent Project ” and he was very impressed with the boys. He was honoured to present us with our BT Award which will go on display in the school.The boys were very busy demonstrating to other children how to make exploding ninja stars. The boys also enjoyed the science talks on Chemistry and Slime!!
Well done everyone.