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Trocaire Fundraiser
(163) Friday, March 14, 2014



Allanah, Sarah and Lara in Ms Brennan’s 3rd Class came up with an idea to raise money for Trócaire.  They researched ideas on the internet and decided to hold an Art Competition in our school.  They asked children in 1st to 6th class to participate in the competition. Each entry costed €1. Each child had to draw and colour an animal and return their entry to the girls by Tuesday 11th March to be judged. Ms Collins helped the girls to judge the winners in each class. Each winner received a special goody bag of sweets which the girls prepared themselves. They also gave several runners up prizes of marshmallows and a lovely pencil or pen.  It was a very successful fundraiser. The girls raised a total of €91.11 for Trócaire.


There was one overall winner chosen in each class group and additional runner up prizes. The winners in each class were as follows:

1st Class –        Ms Gaffney – Nathan B. (1st Place) and Julia

                        Ms Cullinan – Isabella

                        Ms MacNally – Sarah

2nd Class –       Ms McDonagh – Chinedum

                        Ms McTaggart – Natalia (1st Place), Iramhay and Sacha

3rd Class –        Ms Brennan – Filip and Ivana

                        Ms Burke – Natalia (1st Place)

4th Class –        Ms McGearty – Sophie

                        Ms Smith – Ragulan (1st Place), Niall, Rommy

5th Class –        Mr O’Connor – Niamh (1st Place) and Erinn

                        Ms Kirwan – Wyanika and Daniella

6th Class –        Mr Lynch – David (1st Place), Nikola and Shivaun

Seachtaine na Gaeilge
(162) Thursday, March 6, 2014

Scoil Naomh N.S.


Seachtaine na Gaeilge


Thursday 13th March


9.00a.m. Parade

By all classes in the yard

(weather permitting – announced on the morning)


1.15p.m. Ceilí

Junior, Senior Infants & First class

(Parents invited)


2.00p.m. Ceilí

Second Class – Sixth Class

( Parents Invited)


Beidh Paráid timpeall na scoile

Beidh Ceilí Mór Againn

Shrove Tuesday
(161) Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Tuesday and Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at Easter and is a major part of the Christian calendar.

Lenten Masses in Saint Luke's National School
(160) Tuesday, March 4, 2014

You are invited to be strengthened by the Word of God & to receive Him in Holy Communion at Eucharist next Sunday ( March 9th). & all of the Sundays of Lent at 11 am in the Staffroom in Saint Luke's National School.


All pupils & parents involved in the Sacraments of First Holy Communion & Confirmation are more particularly invited to attend.


Thanking You,


Seamus Connell (Administrator) 

Lent 2014
(159) Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Scoil Naomh Lucáis



Lent 2014




“ Blessed are the poor in spirit- the kingdom of Heaven is theirs”

Matthew 5:3


The season of Lent commences on Ash Wednesday 5th of March.


Fr Seamus Connell will visit the school on Ash Wednesday to mark the commencement of the Lenten season. He will distribute “Ashes” to the children from second to sixth class.


Trócaire boxes have been given to each child in the school.  Money raised will go towards the Trocaire project inMalawiwhich is attempting to combat disease –by providing water to people who survive on a $1 a day!


The following websites have useful resources:

  1. contains the following:
  • Schools Resources
  • The Popes Lenten Message
  • Lenten parish resources


A Lenten sacred space will be created in the front hall beside the secretary’s office-perhaps a similar area could be created in each home for the duration of the season.


Is Mise Le Meas



Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh


School Fundraiser
(158) Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Scoil Naomh Lucáis


School Fundraiser



In conjunction with

Liberties Recycling & Training Development



Please fill the green bag with clean :

clothes, shoes, towels, curtains, linens etc


Please return Green Bag by Friday 28th March  Return to class teacher @ school only



Liberty Recycling fund their education programme with the sale of the clothes.



Scoil Naomh Lucáis receive a cash donation from Liberty Recycling




Giving a little

Helps everyone a lot!






(157) Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Dear Parents,


Please be aware of what your child is accessing on their mobile phone/tablet/pc etc.Social websites/apps/texts etc are all being used extensively by our children. Please see the link below for more information.


Liam Neary

Deputy Principal

Trócaire Lenten Campaign
(156) Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Scoil Naomh Lucáis

Trócaire Lenten Campaign

25th February 2014


Dear Parents,

In the academic year 2012-2013 St. Luke’s National School completed a very successful Trócaire Box Lenten Campaign.

Many thanks to everyone, who has returned their Trócaire Box, to the school last year. Your generous support for the Trocaire Lenten Campaign helps the very needy people in the world – in the 2012 – 2013 Trócaire Lenten Campaign you generously raised €684.61

This year Trócaire will be giving support to the needy people in Malawi. The money goes towards the installation of water pumps and irrigations systems in Malawi – fresh water is a basic necessity for life.

We hope to be as successful this year, 2013-2014, in our Trócaire Lenten Campaign. It would be great to top the €700 mark this year.

I would request that you keep the Trócaire Box visible in your house and talk to the children about the most worthy causes involved in the work of Trócaire.

Please return your Trócaire Lenten Campaign Box to school, as soon as possible after Easter, and at the latest by Friday 2nd May 2014.

Is Mise Le Meas,

Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh


First Holy Communion Meeting
(155) Wednesday, February 12, 2014

First Holy Communion Meeting

The Parent Information Meeting on First Holy Communion takes place today at 6.30p.m. in Ms Mc Donagh's Classroom.

Weather Alert
(154) Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The weather forecast is poor for tomorrow Wednesday 13/2/2014. Please make sure the children are well wrapped up! 

Parent/Teacher Meetings-STEN Score explained.
(153) Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Scoil Naomh Lucáis

Dear Parent/Guardian

Every year your child is assessed on a standardised English Reading and a Maths test called a Micra T and a Sigma T. These tests are carried out on school children all aroundIrelandeach year and will give you an idea of how your child is achieving compared to other children of the same age and class across the country. It is important to remember that these are standardised on an English speaking population.

When assessing children we look at the whole child, this test is just one measure of one aspect of their learning.

What are standardised tests used for?

  • They report to you, the parent on your child’s achievement in English Reading and Maths.
  • They can be useful to help teachers plan for further learning.
  • It can also help us to find out if your child needs extra support in English Reading and Maths.

Understanding the results:

The results are given as a sten score. Scores go from 1- 10. 10 is the maximum a child can achieve.

Sten Score


What the score means




Well above average




High Average








Low Average




Well below average



If your child has a score of 1, 2 or 3 the teacher may decide to gather further information about your child to put together a more detailed picture of your child’s strengths and needs. Extra support may be given to your child in school to help build on each child’s strengths and meet their needs. 

For more information:

Information Sheet for parents are available on this website in many different languages.                Polski,  Deutsch,  Lietuvi,  Latvietis, Francais and Chinese 

Parent/Teacher Meetings
(152) Tuesday, February 11, 2014

To facilitate Parent/Teacher Meetings, as advised, please remember that your child will finish school 15 minutes earlier than usual on Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th of February 2014.


1-25 pm instead of 1-40 pm.


2-25pm instead of 2-40 pm

Parent Contact Details
(151) Friday, February 7, 2014

Dear Parents,


Please provide any changes to your contact details at the Parent/Teacher meetings e.g. phone numbers , any medical issues, address etc. In order to care for your child, please provide this information to the class teacher if it changes at any stage.




Liam Neary


Toy Donations
(150) Friday, February 7, 2014



We need your help!

Dear Parents,


We are doing one last collection for toy donations. So far, we have collected lots of toys for our infant classrooms and your generosity is greatly appreciated. If you have unwanted toys or any of the things listed below, we would be very grateful if you could donate them to the school. We are particularly looking for items such as:

  • Lego/Building Blocks
  • Dolls/Doll's clothes
  • Doll's House
  • Small people/furniture
  • Small animals/farm toys
  • Old laptops/Telephones/mobile phones
  • Children's cash registers
  • Old, clean baby clothes/scarves/handbags
  • Airplanes/diggers/cars/trains

Your help in improving the learning environment for the children in St. Luke's is very much appreciated.


Yours sincerely,



Máirtín Ó Caomhánaigh

Dates for your Diary
(149) Thursday, February 6, 2014


St Luke’s National School


Dates for your Diary


Sacrament of Reconciliation & The Eucharist





Wednesday 12th February @ 6.30p.m

Parent Meeting

Wednesday 2nd April @ 11.00a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 6th April @ 10.00a.m.

Preparatory Mass

Sunday 13th April @ 10.00a.m.

Preparatory Mass

Sunday 20th April @ 10.00a.m.

Preparatory Mass

Sunday 27th April @ 10.00a.m.

Preparatory Mass

Saturday 17th May @ 11.00a.m.

First Holy Communion




The Parent meeting on the 12th February @ 6.30p.m. takes place in Ms Mc Donagh’s Classroom in St Luke’s National School.


All Preparatory Masses, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the First Holy Communion Mass take place in St Luke the Evangelist Church.

Sacrament of Reconciliation & The Eucharist
(148) Thursday, February 6, 2014

St Luke’s National School


Parent Meeting


Sacrament of Reconciliation & The Eucharist


5th February 2014.


Dear Parents,


Second Class pupils are preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.


The preparation involves the school, the parish clergy, the parish, the children and the parents. Active participation by all involved enhances your child’s understanding and helps your child to build an active living faith.


On Wednesday 12th of February 2014 the First Holy Communion Parents Meeting

 takes place in St Luke’s National School at 6.30p.m. in Ms Mc Donagh’s Classroom


As part of the process of preparation for First Holy Communion all Parents are requested to attend. Children do not attend this meeting. Parents play a vital role in the formation of their children’s faith and by attending on Wednesday 12th at 6.30p.m. you will be supporting your children with their preparation.


Fr Seamus Connell, Ms Nicola Mc Donagh and Ms Aoife Taggart will present on the First Holy Communion and Sacrament of Reconciliation Programme at this meeting.


Please turn over the page for further details on your child’s preparation for the sacraments.


I look forward to meeting you on Wednesday 12th @ 6.30p.m. .



Is Mise Le Meas,



Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh


Road closure
(147) Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Church Road from Powerstown roundabout to Mulhuddaart Village is closed by the Garda- tree down

Assembly & Dismissal -temporary change
(146) Wednesday, February 5, 2014

An Chéadaoin 5ú Mi Feabhra

Teachtaireacht 3

Bail O Dhia ar an Obair

Assembly & Dismissal on Wet Days

Due to the closure of the Hall for Health and Safety Reasons it will be necessary to re-arrange temporarily the assembly and dismissal arrangements for wet assembly and dismissal.

This morning pupils and parents from Junior Infants will be allowed assemble on the corridor outside class rooms

Junior Infants Advice
(145) Tuesday, February 4, 2014

As requested, please see below some notes from the presentations made to the new Junior Infant parents for September 2014.There was a wonderful attendance at last night's meeting. Many thanks to the teachers, Parents Association reps and Tigers reps who turned up last night.


Preparing your child for school


  • Ensure that your child can communicate their basic needs to the teacher.
  • Each child must be fully toilet trained and also have their own small hand towel for drying hands.
  • It is important that children can put on and take off own coats, and open and close bags and lunch boxes
  • Please label all of your child’s belongings  (coat, bag, jumper etc)
  • School bags with wheels are not recommended.
  • Children eat twice a day at school
  • Small break  – suggested snacks include
  •     fruit (peeled or chopped as necessary)/ yoghurt/ scone/ crackers/ cheese, plus a drink
  • Lunch a sandwich/crackers/pasta/fruit, plus drink
  • Popcorn is allowed but crisps, chocolate bars, sweets and fizzy drinks are not recommended.
  • Please ensure that your child can open and close their lunch box and drinks container.
School Visit

—The children are invited to the school on the 16th June for a visit from 2pm until 2.30pm.
—They will not find out what class they are in or who their teacher is until September.
—Parents will stay with the children in the classroom.

Parent/Teacher Meetings
(144) Monday, February 3, 2014

The annual formal Parent/Teacher meetings will take place on Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th of February 2014. Your child's teacher will allocate a specific date & time for you.

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