Newsletter January 2019


Dear Parents,

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas. Please have a read of January’s Newsletter below.

Wizard of Oz

The children all had a wonderful time in December at The Dominican College’s production of The Wizard of Oz.   Here’s what Sarah Armstrong in Senior Infants had to say about it:

“I loved all the singing and all the kindness”.

Upcoming Events – Dates for Your Diary!

Clothes Collection

We are having an unwanted clothes collection.  Clothes in good condition can be left in bags under the stairs in the new building from now until the morning of 16th January.  All proceeds will go to Mellon Educate.

Church Service, Friday 18th January

There will be a school church service on Friday 18th of January.  All welcome.

Nun’s Cross School Short Stories

We are delighted to announce an exciting new venture for 2019 – the publication of a book of short stories written by the children of Nun’s Cross National School.

Some of the stories will be produced in class.  We would also like to invite any children who might have a story they would like to enter separately, to please do so. This could be something they have written previously in school or a story they have come up with themselves at home. There is no minimum or maximum length required and the aim is to capture the wonderful, fun loving imagination of children rather than a polished piece of literature.  We hope the finished product can be something that children and parents will treasure long into the future.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 8th February 2019 so there’s plenty of time to unleash those creative juices.  The preferred means of submission is by a Word document but hand written copies can also be submitted.

To enter a Word document simply attach it to an email and forward to

To enter a hard copy please submit (in an envelope) to the school office with ‘Book Submission’ and the child’s name and class clearly marked so we can return it to you.

Thank you to Bridge Street Books

The PTA would like to thank Bridge Street Books for supplying the books which Santa handed out to the children on the last day of term in December.  Bridge Street Books worked with a very small budget to supply all the gifts and the school is very grateful for this.  Please keep this local award winning bookshop in mind when you need to buy a new book or voucher over the coming months.

School Calendar & Christmas Cards

The PTA are delighted to say that a total of €1965.00 was raised from our Christmas Cards and School Calendar fundraising projects.  Many thanks for your generous support.  All funds raised go towards school resources and activities for our children.

For those who would like to order a school calendar, please contact Sandra as there are still a few available.

Family Contribution

The Family Contribution includes Pupil Protector Insurance and is now overdue:

1 child: €150

2 children: €250

3 children: €300

Photocopying and Arts & Crafts Money (€30 per child) is now overdue.  Please give to Sandra in the office as soon as possible.  Thanks to those who have already paid.

Mid-Term Break Reminder

Just a reminder that the school will be closed on February 21st and 22nd for the mid term break.

Killiskey Parish News


Alpha will run on Thursday evenings in the Ashford Community & Heritage Centre from 7.30pm to 9pm commencing on 17th January and concluding on 28th March.

Alpha is an 11 week course, with an additional away day.  Each weekly session includes a 25 minute lecture/video, 30 minute time in table groups or small group discussion, a bit of food/tea – basically providing an atmosphere conducive to participation, discussion and learning more clearly key principles in the Christian faith.

If you would like further information please contact either Bruce Alwood (087 2547538) or Rev Ken.


The Table Tennis club will reopen in the Nun’s Cross School assembly room (downstairs in the new classroom block) on Wednesday, 9th January at 8pm.


The Hub will reopen on Wednesday, 9th January.  It will be open mornings and afternoons Monday to Saturday.  Unwanted Christmas gifts are welcome!

Kind regards

Lisa Ward