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Calendar Update 2014-2015
(198) Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dera Parents,


The school calendar has been updated on the school website!

Allergy Advices
(197) Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dear Parents,


For Health & Safety  reasons, children are asked not to bring peanuts or nuts to school in future. Please try to be careful of any products that may contain nut traces etc. as we have a number of children in the school who can experience a severe reaction to peanuts or nuts. Accordingly, birthday parties in school are not allowed in future. Please ask your child not to share their food with other children.




Liam Neary

Deputy Principal.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer Holidays
(196) Sunday, June 29, 2014

The school will close at 1130 Monday 30th of June 2014 for the Summer Holidays. 

End of School Year Letter from Mr. Kavanagh
(195) Thursday, June 26, 2014

Scoil Naomh Lucáis.


Tel: 01 8856015


26th June 2014.


Dear Parent,


As we approach the end of the school year I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support during the year with your child’s education. Successful education involves a partnership between all the parties in a child’s education.


The New School Building has been open for two years. The dream has become a reality and the school continues to grow year on year – with two new classes forecast for this year.


I wish to take the opportunity to thank the Teachers, the Ancillary Staff, the Board of Management, our Parish Priest and the Parents’ Association for the wonderful commitment and dedication that they have made to your children.


Education is an ongoing and lifelong process. During the Summer I would encourage you to support your child’s interest in learning. Oracy and Literacy, a major facet of our School Improvement Plan, are especially important in the development of a child’s potential. I would encourage every parent, to support their children in developing oral language, and every child to read for leisure and pleasure during the summer.


The school uniform is available. Pre-ordered uniforms will be delivered on Monday 25th August – distribution commencing at 9.30a.m. and finishes at 11.30a.m. Each child is expected to wear the uniform to school daily – except days when the tracksuit is required. All arrangements for the School Uniform are to be made with the supplier on the day – Telephone (01) 292 1540. The School Secretary is not involved in the supply of the School Uniform.


Fr Seamus Connell, Parish Priest at St Luke the Evangelist Church in Mulhuddart, welcomes all the children and their families to Mass every Sunday in July and August at either 10.30a.m. or 12.00noon. It’s a great opportunity for the worshipping community to gather together.


School recommencement dates are available on reverse.


The school office will close on Monday 30th June @ 12.00p.m. and will re-open, after the summer holiday, on Monday 25thof August. The office is open from 9.00a.m. –  2.00p.m. for any urgent question you may have on Monday 25th  August. Further detail about the school can be accessed on the school website at


I would encourage each parent to subscribe to the Pupils Insurance Scheme - application forms will be issued in September 2014.


I look forward to seeing your child in the new school year and commencing a fruitful new year at St Luke’s National School. I wish you and your family a peaceful enjoyable and happy summer holiday.


Is Mise le Meas,



Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh


Uniform Fitting & Sale Date
(194) Friday, June 20, 2014

The next Uniform Fitting & Sale Date is


Monday 23rd of June 2014 @ 1-30 pm and at 3-30 pm in the school Sports Hall (gym).

6th Class Graduation Mass
(193) Friday, June 20, 2014

The Graduation Mass for Sixth Class will take place in St Luke The Evangelist Church on Wednesday 25th of June 2014 commencing at 11 am. All parents & guardians are welcome.


The children will be free to return home with their parents after the celebration.

Choir , a thank you !
(192) Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The children who supported the Confirmation candidates at Confirmation are being brought on a picnic tomorrow afternoon in the park beside the school at 1 pm as a thank you from the school. Please make sure they are wearing sunblock and that they bring a bottle of water to school tomorrow.



Extra-Curricular Activities SLNS 2014
(191) Monday, June 16, 2014

Extra-Curricular Activities in Saint Luke’s National School 2013-2014


We would like to thank teachers involved in putting on extra activities & classes for the children this academic year. They include:


Basketball:  Dublin Mini-basketball tournament 5th class boys & girls , both teams came second.


Ms Orla Connolly, Ms Siobhan Geraghty, Ms Orla Bourke, Bean Ni Lorcain, Ms Sarah McGearty,


Athletics: Morton Stadium Santry -Senior classes


Ms Siobhan Geraghty, Mr. Sean McKeowan, Ms Sarah Hardiman, Ms Orla Connolly.


GAA Football: The Senior girls won the Dublin 15 League. The boys did very well.


Mr.Conor Lynch, Mr. Kris O’Connor, Ms.Lorraine -Brennan.


Soccer: Mr Kris O’Connor, Mr Conor Lynch,


Glee Club: (Singing & Dancing) Children attended an event in the National Concert Hall.


Ms Sarah Middleton.


Dance Club:


Ms Nicola McDonnagh.


French Classes:


Ms Elizabeth Ann Kirwan


Many thanks to the extra work put in by the teachers above as we strive to provide new opportunities for our children.

Road Safety
(190) Friday, June 13, 2014

Dear Parents,


Please see link below and use it to explain the safety rules of the road to your child, particularly going to & coming from school.





Mr Neary

Credit Union Visit to School
(189) Friday, June 13, 2014

Scoil Naomh Lucáis



Credit Union Visit to School



12th June 2014


Dear Parents,


Introducing children to money and the value of money is a very important aspect of the education of children.


Curricular areas such as Maths, S.P.H.E etc assist children to become aware of the concept of money.


Children need to learn to save money. Saving is a habit – a worthwhile habit for the children to develop.


On Friday 13th June the Local Credit Union will be visiting the school to talk to the children, from Senior Infants to Fifth Class, about saving their money and the benefits accruing from saving.


In September 2014 the Credit Union will call to the school and establish a saving scheme. Families are welcome to become involved in the scheme.


Participation in the scheme is voluntary and the relationship will be between the Credit Union and the family.


Is Mise,



Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh


School Uniforms 2014/2015
(188) Monday, June 9, 2014


St Luke’s National School Uniform Pricelist 2014

School Jumper (CRESTED)                                                    School Cardigan (CRESTED)

Size 4/5yr – 12/13yr                        €24.00                                   Size 4/5yr – 12/13yr                        €24.00  

Tracksuit Top (CRESTED)                                         Tracksuit Bottom

Size 4/5yr – 12/13yr                        €15.00                                   Size 4/5yr – 12/13yr        €13.00


The following arrangements have been made for the sale and distribution of school uniform.

All arrangements have been made in consultation with the school management and parents association.


Junior Infants – 2014/15 – MONDAY 16th of June 2014 - 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Orders will be taken between 1.30pm & 3.30pm on Monday June 16th 2014

All orders must be paid for in full

These orders will be available for collection in the school on Monday August 25th between 9.30am & 11.30am.


Senior Infants - 6th Class 2014/15 –  MONDAY 23rd of June 2014 - 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Orders will be taken between 1.30pm & 3.30pm on Monday June 23rd  2014

All orders must be paid for in full

These orders will be available for collection in the school on Monday August 25th between 9.30am & 11.30pm.


Uniform will also be available to purchase on the following dates and times:

Monday August 25thth 2014 between 9.30am & 11.30am

Monday September 8th 2014 between 1.30pm & 3.30pm




School Holidays June 2014
(187) Thursday, May 29, 2014

School Holidays June 2014



Please be advised that the school will close on Friday 30/5/2014 at normal times & reopen on Monday 9th of June at 0900. 


Easter Raffle
(186) Thursday, May 8, 2014

We would like to thank all of the children, parents and staff who supported our Easter raffle.

We collected €310  from ticket sales which will now be spent on yard equipment and resources for the children.

Photographs of the prize winners are on display at the front door.


A special word  of thanks to Ms Browne who organised the event.

(185) Friday, May 2, 2014

Green School Committee


StLuke'sNSare trying to get their first green school flag. This means we are trying to reduce the amount of waste and litter in our school. We have started to bring in lunchboxes, instead of wrapping our lunches. Each class has a scrap box so we can use paper again until both sides are used. Every child in the school has to bring their own rubbish home and recycle them at home. This helps our school become a cleaner place.

The Green school committee meet once every 3-4weeks. We decided our green schools slogan would be 'Don't Litter, Make the World Glitter'. We made posters with this slogan and displayed them all around the school. Everybody is trying so hard to make St Luke's a beautiful and tidy place.


We have 2 representatives for each class. You can spot our green school reps as they are the children wearing badges with 'Green Team,StLuke'sNS' on them. Our green school representatives decided they wanted to know more about recycling so Ms Smith and Ms Browne brought them on a day trip to Coolmine Recycle Centre. While we were there we learned all about how to recycle lots of different things including tv's, furniture, metal objects and wood. It was so much fun to see all the items ready to be recycled, check out our pictures!


That's all the news from the Green School Committee. Keep Tyrrelstown tidy and remember 'Don't Litter, Make the World Glitter'.


Green School Committee

School re-opens on Monday 28thApril 2014 @ 9.00a.m.
(184) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

School re-opens on Monday 28thApril 2014 @ 9.00a.m.

St George's Day
(183) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

St George's Day (April 23)

This is considered the national day of England but it is not celebrated as widely as say St Patrick's Day. In the classroom: According to legend St George killed a dragon. Find out about dragons and their myths. Learn more about St George on Encyclopaedia Britannica.

April 14th , Sinking of The Titanic
(182) Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sinking of the Titanic (April 14)
The Titanic, supposedly unsinkable, struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage in 1912.  Learn about the disaster on Encyclopaedia Britannica Try searching the Irish Times Archive to see how the disaster was reported in Ireland (schools or libraries only). Find out where the passengers were from and in what class they were travelling.

(181) Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What Do People do During Vaisakhi?

Many people in India celebrate Vaisakhi by dancing, singing, dressing in holiday finery, observing wrestling bouts and enjoying the many parades that take place at this time. Men dance the Bhangra and women dance the Gidda to celebrate this event. People enjoy holiday foods and special treats such as kada prasad (a type of sweet).

The festival holds special significance to Sikhs. Many Sikhs choose to be baptized during this holiday. During the Vaisakhi celebration, processions called Nagar Kirtanalso make their way along the streets singing hymns from a sacred book of worship known as Guru Granth Sahib.

Public Life

Vaisakhi is a Sikh holy day as well as a celebration of the New Year in the Nanakshahi calendar. The date falls around April 13 or 14. Offices, educational institutions and major businesses are closed but some shops remain open and offer discounts. Public transport is also available, particularly to help tourists who are traveling and sightseeing during this time of the year. However, public transport schedules are not definite due to the holiday activities.


Vaisakhi is also called Baisakhi. This harvest celebration takes place annually and harvesters celebrate and rejoice about the New Year and the harvested crops. However, there was added meaning to the celebration in 1699 when the Khalsa Panth (type of religious warrior) organization was established during the Vaisakhi Festival.

The 10th Guru Gobind Singh asked who in a crowd of thousands was prepared to die for the cause of religion. Eventually five men volunteered to give their lives but the Guru Gobind Singh did not kill the men. Instead he baptized them and the men became the first five members of a group called Khalsa. The tradition of Sikh baptism during the Vaisakhi festival originated from this historic event.


The Sikh religion commemorates the first five men who comprised the Khalsa with five symbols of “purity and courage” called five Ks. The five Ks include the Kesh (uncut hair), the Kangha (comb), the Katchera (underwear), the Kara (steel ring), and the Kirpan (sword).

Vaisakhi Observances

Note: Individuals can take a limited number of restricted holidays but government offices and most businesses remain open. This system gives individuals the flexibility to take time off to celebrate a holiday within India's vast religious and cultural society.

Please see link below:

Board of Management: Election of Parents' Representative –Fathers' Panel
(180) Wednesday, April 9, 2014



Scoil Naomh Lucáis


Election of Parents’ Representative –Fathers’ Panel


7th March 2014.


Dear Parents and Guardians,


A position has arisen for a Parents’ Representative on the Board of Management at St. Luke’sNationalSchool.


The position available is for the Fathers’ panel.


Two nominations have been received– Mr Dare Adefuberu and Mr Rod Clifford. A short personal profile of each candidate shall be provided with the ballot paper.


As more than one nomination has been received  a secret ballot shall be held on Thursday 10th April – from 8.30a.m. – 4.30p.m. in the Secretary’s office. Please bring a picture identification with you.


Each Family, with a child registered in the school, shall have one, non transferable vote.


Votes will be counted on Friday 11th April @ 9.30a.m. in the meeting Room @ St Luke’sNationalSchool.


Is Mise Le Meas,



Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh




Sacrament of Confirmation & Church Shop
(179) Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Scoil Naomh Lucáis



Sacrament of Confirmation


St Luke The Evangelist Church Shop




7th   April  2014.


Dear Parents,


Many thanks for your attendance and the attendance of your children at the first preparatory Mass for The Sacrament of Confirmation.


The children were wonderful in everyway. They are working hard in their class rooms at the preparations. Please talk to the children regularly about The Sacrament of Confirmation and review their Alive O Book with them.


As part of the preparation you may consider visiting the Church Shop at St Luke’s The Evangelist Church. There are some very appropriate books, items and gifts that you may deem suitable for your children as they prepare for The Sacrament of Confirmation


The Church Shop at St Luke The Evangelist Church is open before and after every Mass on Sunday in the church



Is Mise Le Meas,




Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh


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