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French Classes in Saint Luke's NS
(421) Friday, June 1, 2018

Here is a picture of the 8 children from Ms Hardiman's 3rd class who are doing a six week block of French with Ms Sturzel on Thursdays. They have learnt the alphabet, numbers, days of the week, how to greet and introduce themselves. Today they were learning colours.

Please see link to pic below.

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(420) Friday, June 1, 2018

Inspired by the book ONLY ONE YOU which teaches that we are all different and special, every child and member of staff will be painting a stone. Each stone will be set in a path at the front of the school with the guidance of the school garden committee. Some classes have already got off to a great start!

Thank You Ms Sturzel for organising this ! Pleass see link below to pics of project !


Only One You by Linda Kranz




Boxing in Saint Luke's NS
(419) Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Boxing Training


 Ms. Brennan’s 5th class started boxing on Monday 30th April for four weeks finishing on Monday 21st May. We learned skills like the jab, hook and more. We also learned how to double skip. Our three coaches were Peter, Raj and Niall. They were well experienced coaches and were really fun. We liked how Peter showed all the brilliant medals, trophies and the belt he had won over the years for boxing. The belt felt quite heavy. We were very grateful to be picked to experience the world of boxing and most of all were really happy to miss English!

Our favourite time was when we did a forward tumble and punched the pads, then ran back to the end of the line. We also played Ship, Sea, Shore and more fun activities.

Peter would do a warm up at the start of every session.  We would start out in a light jog and we would then go into a sprint and many other running games. Peter would also help with our strength.

Niall would help to increase our running speed and also our skipping speed and height.

Raj would help with our punch speed.

Thanks to all our coaches from the children in Ms Brennan’s 5th Class.

By Martin, Ayisha & Isabella


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(418) Monday, May 28, 2018

 May 25th was the GDPR deadline. At St. Luke's we use two IT systems called Aladdin and POD. Both systems are GDPR compliant. We will continue to train staff and update policies over the coming weeks and months. We will notify parents of changes at every stage. Thank you.

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Weaving Well-Being
(417) Thursday, May 24, 2018

 Saint Luke's NS has decided to adopt the "Weaving Well-Being" programme from 2nd to 6th classes in the 2018/2019 Academic year to promote Emotional Literacy and resillience in our school.


Saint Luke's NS has decided to adopt the "Weaving Well-Being" programme from 2nd to 6th classes in the 2018/2019 Academic year to promote Emotional Literacy and resillience in our school.


This affordable Positive Education programme consists of 10 lessons for each class level and is grounded in evidence based interventions from the rapidly expanding field of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is the science of well-being.


It is underpinned by the concept that a state of well-being is not simply the absence of the negative, but the presence of the positive.

The Weaving Well-Being programme gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through a range of activities in a variety of areas.

These areas include identifying and using their authentic character strengths, boosting positive emotions, developing and nurturing positive relationships and connections, building practical resilience skills (including mindfulness) and developing self-efficacy through empowering beliefs.

The lessons are designed to be implemented within the framework of the SPHE curriculum. Each lesson plan includes the relevant strands and strand units for ease of planning.

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Confirmation Pictures
(416) Thursday, May 3, 2018

Please see link to some pictures from Confirmation April 2018

(415) Wednesday, May 2, 2018
My name is Clara and I’m contacting you from Adare Productions.
We are casting a brand new RTEjr talent show and we were wondering if you have any students that might be suitable.
Please see attached our callout and information on how to apply. 
Children can apply as a solo act, duo or trio, but each child should have a nominated adult. (Siblings with one adult is ok.)
The link to our application form (also featured on the poster attached) is :
Please note we ARE ACCEPTING applications from 9 year olds also. 


School Closure Friday 4/5/2018
(414) Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A reminder, the school will close on Friday 4/5/2018 to facilitate Staff in-service.


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Junior Infants 2018 intake presentation
(413) Thursday, April 26, 2018

Please see link to presentation from 25/4/2018 for the incoming Junior Infant classes 2018/2019




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Sacramental Celebrations
(412) Monday, April 16, 2018

Children in 6th Class will be Confirmed on Thursday 19/4/2018 at 1100 in our Church , Saint Luke The Evangelist.


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Children in Second Class will receive The Sacrament of The Eucharist on Saturday 21/4/2018 at 1100 in our Church , Saint Luke The Evangelist.


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School Closure for Referendum
(411) Thursday, April 12, 2018


The school will close on Friday 25/5/2018 in order to facilitate polling for a referendum.



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Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations 2018
(410) Wednesday, April 11, 2018

 Please see link below to pics of our Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations 2018


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Intercultural Day Saint Luke's NS
(409) Wednesday, April 11, 2018

 Please see link below to pics from our very successful annual celebration of cultures in Saint Luke's NS.


Many thanks to our resident photographer Eimear who recorded the event.


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Parish Website
(408) Monday, April 9, 2018

Please visit our Parish Website for information on what is happening in the church & the parish.


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School Events
(407) Wednesday, March 14, 2018

There will be a series of Ceili dance sessions for the children in the school on Friday 16/3/2018 as part of a week long celebration of "Seachtain na Gaeilge".The children may dress up in green etc to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.


Our annual celebration of cultures will take place on Friday 23/3/2018 , Intercultural Day.Junior Infants and Senior Infants will go home at 1150 ,  First Class to Sixth Class will go home at 1200 to mark the start of the Easter Holidays.


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Child Protection Update
(406) Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Please see link to updated "Child Safeguarding Statement" on our school website.


If you have a child protection concern, please speak to the school principal, Ms Vivienne Bourke as the Designated Liaison Protection (DLP).


If Ms Bourke is not available, please speak to Mr Liam Neary , the Deputy Principal and Deputy Designated Liaison Protection (DDLP).

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Some advice on keeping medicines in the home
(405) Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Keep all medicines in containers with child-resistant caps/lids - remember that "child-resistant" does not mean "child-proof". Child-resistant lids are designed to slow children down when they try to open a container, giving you the chance to notice what is happening and take action.
  • Keep medicines and chemicals locked out of reach and sight of children.
  • Remember, this includes items herbal, iron and vitamin tablets or substances - iron is very dangerous, especially to children, if taken in a high dose.
  • Read directions for use carefully before taking or giving medicine, vitamins etc.  Talk with your GP or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • Children like to copy adults - try to take your medicine when your young child is not watching you.
  • When visiting another home, take a few minutes to check for medicines or cleaning products lying around places your child is likely to explore - like grandparents' bedside lockers
  • Return any old or unused medication to your pharmacist.
  • Don’t refer to medicines or vitamins as sweets.

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School Closure- Child Protection Training
(404) Monday, March 5, 2018



The school will be closed on Friday 9/3/2018 to facilitate staff training in Child Protection procedures etc.


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Community Spirit
(403) Monday, March 5, 2018

Many thanks to the parents and Gerry fron The Community Centre who turned up at 2pm yesterday to help clear the lying snow from the school paths & yards . Without their help, we would not be open today. Please see link to the pics .




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School reopens Monday 5/3/2018
(402) Sunday, March 4, 2018

The school will reopen tomorrow 5/3/2018 at the normal time. More information to follow.


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