Gortnahoe N.S. Upcoming Events:
Wednesday April 3rd at 7.30 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation for 2nd Class
Thursday April 4th – PDST Gymnastics Instruction for all classes and teachers.
Friday April 5th Spring Clean
In conjunction with Gortnahoe Tidy Towns Committee and the the National Spring Clean Initiative our school will partake in a spring clean this Friday. Infants to 2nd class will clean around the school grounds and GAA pitch. The Green School’s Committee along with 3rd to 6th class will clean designated areas of the streets and estates in the village, in small groups under teacher supervision. If you do not wish your child to partake in this, please let the class teacher know.
Monday 8th of April to Friday 12th of April – Gortnahoe NS Active Schools Week
Children can wear their school tracksuit all next week, except on THURSDAY. Activities will include Gymnastics, Hip Hop Dancing, Hurling with former Kilkenny All Star Richie Power, Coaching with Andy Ryan, Tag Rugby and much more.
Thursday 11th of April
Please ensure your child is in full uniform coming to school on Thursday morning as school photographer William Whyte will be in school to take class, individual and sibling photos. Children from 1st – 6th can bring their school tracksuit to change into once the photos have been taken, for active school’s week activities, if they wish to.
St.Patricks Day 17th of March, falls on Sunday this year.The following day Monday the 18th of March, the school will remain closed as a Bank Holiday.
Our 5th and 6th class pupils celebrated receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on 5th of March . Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly confirmed the children.Congratulations to all the pupils on such a special occasion.
A big thank you to Múinteoirs Ciara Lanigan, Mary Hurley and Ciara Ryan on all their hard work preparing the choir and music for the day.
William Whyte Photography will be in the school, on the 11th of April to take photographs of the children.
This years Confirmation will take place on the 5th of March, in Glengoole Church of St Patrick and St Oliver.
First Confessions will take place at 7:30pm, on Wednesday the 3rd of April, for the children making the First Holy Communion on the 18th of May 2019.
Peace Proms 2019, a musical educational programme will take place in Waterford city on the 10th of February.
Please note we are celebrating Grandparents Day this Friday as part of Catholic Schools week and all grandparents are invited to the school hall for tea and coffee, followed by a prayer service from 10.30 to 12.
Please contact the school or download the application form attached.
Well done to our wonderful student council and Múinteoir Mary for organising the bake sale and coffee morning on Friday the 21st of January. It was great to see such enthusiasm from our students and their wonderful efforts raised a total of €965. Half of this money will be used by our Student Council members to purchase toys for Crumlin Children’s Hospital and donate them in the coming weeks. Thanks to everyone for your support and I think we have found an annual event, following on from the success.