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Multicultural Celebration Day
(42) Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dear Parents,

 

We had a wonderful day in the school celebrating our diverse population with a day of Multicultural Celebrations. Many thanks to the teachers for all their their hard work & to the parents and children for dressing up and bringing in all the lovely food. There will be a lot more photographs from the day in the Gallery section of our website ASAP. Well done everybody again on another successful day of celebrations.


 
Multicultural Celebrations
(41) Monday, March 18, 2013

Multi-Cultural Day Thursday, 21st March

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

 Every year we celebrate the fact that the children and families in our school come from many different nationalities all around the world and on Thursday we invite the children to come to school dressed in the native clothes/colours of their culture for Multi-Cultural Day. Children can bring the following:

  • A packed lunch – No school bags needed.
  • Wear clothes/colours of their native country.
  • Bring food from their country to share with their class – children may bring in a sweet or savoury dish/snack native to their country i.e. an example of their native cuisine. Please ensure that a label naming the food and its country of origin is included.

The children will participate in activities organised by the school including music workshops. We ask kindly for a donation of €5 per family to help us with the cost of the day.

We invite parents to come to the hall at 1.30 to see their children perform a song or a poem from another country.

Junior and Senior Infants will be dismissed from their classrooms at the later time of approximately 2pm.

Looking forward to seeing you there

 

The Language Team, St Luke’s National School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
School Closures March 2013
(40) Monday, March 18, 2013

A reminder ! The school reopens tomorrow Tuesday 19/3/2013 at 0900 as usual. The school closes on Friday 22/3/2013 at 12-00 for the Easter holidays. The school reopens on  Monday 8/4/2013 at 0900 as usual. Please see calendar on this website for further information. 


 
Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations
(39) Thursday, March 14, 2013

We had a great day in the school with a parade at the start of the day. This was the first time that the whole school was together in the hall and we had about 100 parents as well ! We had a Ceili as well in the afternoon which was enjoyed by all. Keep an eye out for the pictures of the events in our gallery!


 
Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations
(38) Wednesday, March 13, 2013

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

Thursday 14/3/2013

Saint Luke’s National School.

 

 

On Thursday 14th of March , we will celebrate the feast of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

 

The Parade will take place in the hall at 9-15 am. Parents are welcome to attend but the places may be limited.


We shall have the Parade in the morning at 9-15 and the Ceili in the afternoon.

Ceili for Junior Infants to First Class will take place at 1-15 in the hall.

 

Ceili for Second to Sixth classes will take place at 2-00 pm. The children will go home from their classrooms at the usual times.Parents are welcome to attend but the places may be limited.

 

The children are encouraged to wear green for the day and fancy dress is permitted!

 

Sincerely,

 

Martin Kavanagh

 

 

The Children have been practising "Ballai Luimni" (The Walls of Limerick) for the Ceili on Thursday 14th of March 2013. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPuOltP7JJo to see a video of the traditional Irish Dance, called a reel.

 

We encourage the children to dress in GREEN for the day!

 


 
Au Revoir Sister Carmel
(37) Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A former principal of our school ,and community servant ,Sr. Carmel O'Halloran ,has been asked  to work in France for the near future. We wish her the very best in her future endeavours and again thank her for her time, care & stewardship during her time as principal in our school. A small reception was held in the school in her honour today. 


 
Snow !
(36) Monday, March 11, 2013

The school is open as usual ! Please be careful as some paths & roads are slippery !


 
New Second Level School in Tyrrelstown
(34) Sunday, March 3, 2013

A new Catholic secondary school is due to open in Tyrrelstown in September 2014. It will be built beside our school and is a most welcome addition to the educational opportunities afforded to the children in our area. Please see www.lecheiletrust.ie for more information.


 
Operation Transformation, RTE !
(32) Friday, March 1, 2013

We're famous!* You might have noticed the boys and girls from Saint Lukes on RTE's "Operation Transformation"! We were filmed in February and some shots of the boys and girls were shown on RTE!


 
Blanchardstown and District Credit Union - Primary Schools Quiz 2013
(31) Friday, March 1, 2013

Blanchardstown and District Credit Union - Primary Schools Quiz 2013

 

Congratulations to the students from 5th and 6th class in St. Lukes who represented the school so well at the Blanchardstown and District Credit Union - Primary Schools Quiz 2013:

 

The team worked really hard in the lead up to the quiz and should be proud of their efforts on the night. They were excellent. It was the schools first time to enter the quiz and we have been invited to enter again in 2014.

 

This is the feedback from the Credit Union quiz co-ordinator, Gemma:

 

Hi Vivienne,

I’m delighted you attended and of course we will look forward to your attendance next year. I’m glad the children enjoyed it, it is a good night and we look forward to it each year too. See you all again next year.

Kind Regards

Gemma

 

Gemma Doyle

Blanchardstown & District Credit Union Ltd.,

9 Blanchardstown Business Centre, Clonsilla Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Phone: 018203495  Fax: 01 8208836

Email: info@blanchardstowncu.ie

Web: www.blanchardstowncu.ie


 
Basketball in Saint Luke's
(30) Friday, March 1, 2013

The boys and girls in 4th class have been playing basketball after school on Mondays until 3.45. It's still early days, but the children are really enthusiastic and eager to learn a new skill! We're hoping to organise some basketball matches against other schools in the area in May/June. We're very lucky that we have the hall this year because we can still play basketball when it's raining. The children are already learning lots about basketball (and keeping fit too!).

*We're famous!* You might have noticed the boys and girls from Saint Lukes on RTE's "Operation Transformation"! We were filmed in February and some shots of the boys and girls were shown on RTE!


 
St Luke's National School Parents' Association News !
(29) Thursday, February 28, 2013

St Luke’s National School Parents’ Association


Dear Parents,

 

                        Many thanks to everyone who contributed  to the non-uniform day on the Friday the 25th January. We raised €689 and had great fun with the class raffles!  A big thank you to the parents who gave up their time to help organise and help out on the day. It would not have been possible to have done it without your support.

 

To date, we have raised €1,625 through the sale of the calendars. We are liaising with the school as to the best use for this money and we will inform you as soon as a decision has been made.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Your Parents’ Association 


 
Easter Egg Raffle
(28) Thursday, February 28, 2013

I am delighted to announce that tickets for the St. Luke’s Easter Raffle will go on sale tomorrow 28/02/13. Tickets will cost 50cent and be available from the foyer between 8.45am – 9.00am and between 2.30pm – 2.45pm every Thursday and Friday from now until 21st March. The raffle will take place on 21st March.

 

Prizes include Easter Eggs and a selection of Easter goodies.

 

All money raised from the raffle will go towards the purchase of P.E. equipment.

 

Thanking you for your continued support,

 

Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh

Príomhoide


 
Girl's GAA Team Saint Luke's Win Win Win !!
(27) Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Girl's GAA Team beat Educate Together , Tyrrelstown, in a competitive match today!! Go on Saint Luke's !!


 
Turning Circle!
(25) Tuesday, February 19, 2013

We are delighted to announce that Mr. Kavanagh secured funds to have the grass fire-tender tarmaced which will add to play-space options for the children. The job was completed during the mid-term break.

 

Liam Neary

(Deputy Principal)


 
New Trees in Saint Luke's !
(20) Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Unfortunately, we had to remove 2 beautiful ash trees , last week, from the school grounds as they might have presented a danger to the children in high winds. The school site is in a very exposed location. We have purchased 8 fruit trees to make up for this sad event. We will plant these trees this week,all going well, with one tree per class grouping planned.

 

Liam Neary

(Deputy Principal) 


 
Update ! Coin Collection International- Breaking News!
(19) Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In October 2012 we were delighted to support a Special Olympics fundraising initiative to collect old Irish coin and other foreign currencies no longer in circulation such as Francs, Lira, Pesetas, etc. Students were asked to bring in any old coin they might have at home that can no longer be used.

 

Coin Collection International then counted and valued the coins and converted them into a Euro value. Each school was issued with a coded bag to make sure that the amount collected in each school could be tracked. The amount raised was then divided on an agreed percentage basis between Special Olympics and the school.

 

The children from St Luke’s collected coins from no less than 34 different countries around the world:

 

Australia                       Bermuda                       Bulgaria                        Canada

Cyprus                          Czech Republic             Denmark                       England

Germany                       Hong Kong                    Hungary                        Iceland

Ireland                           Isle of Man                    Kenya                           Latvia

Lithuania                       Mauritius                       Nigeria                          Philippines

Poland                          Romania                       Russia                          Singapore

South Africa                  Spain                            Sweden             Switzerland

Thailand                        Turkey                          Ukraine                         United Arab Emirates

United States

 

In total €238.28 was raised by St Luke’s. Special Olympics Ireland received a donation from the school of €124.97 with the remainder of €113.31 being donated to back to the school.

 

Thanks to all the teachers and students for getting involved in this project. Special Olympics Ireland have expressed their appreciation to all of you. All funds donated to Special Olympics will help them continue to provide sports training to over 11,000 people with an intellectual disability throughout Ireland.

 

Claire Clifford has just contacted the school with this update on the coin collection!


"We now have the full breakdown list of what was raised all over the country and most schools who took part are getting back amounts of between €20 and €60 so St Lukes did exceptionally well in raising over €100 for the school plus the donation to Special Olympics. Thanks so much for the support.


 
Easter Camp Saint Lukes's 2013
(18) Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Easter Camp at St. Luke's March 2013

 

We are running an Easter camp here in S t . Luke's this year! The course will run for one week from Monday March 25th to Friday March 29th. It will be from 9am to 1pm each day. The camp is available to children from 2nd to 6th class groups.

 

The camp will include sports such as football ,tag rugby, basketball, soccer, badminton, cricket,athletics ,orienteering and a range of different games.


The cost is €50 per child, which includes insurance. Places are limited and will be allocated on afirst come, first served basis.

 

Please contact Mr. O'Connor or Mr. Lynch for Application forms or further information

 


 
A note of thanks !
(15) Friday, February 15, 2013

Many thanks to the children, parents, teachers & staff of Saint Luke's National School who made this year's Christmas Concerts so special. We had a stage & lighting for the first time ever! Many thanks to the Parents Association,particularly Nicole, for putting the backdrop for the stage together.

 

Liam Neary

(Deputy Principal)


 
Operation Transformation Saint Lukes
(14) Tuesday, February 05, 2013

RTE's Operation Transformation came to our school and shot a video of one of our fourth classes stepping up to a new routine. They will be on TV tomorrow night at 8-30 pm.  Many thanks to Ms Orla Connolly, her fourth class and teachers who supported the ventutre


 
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