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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.

Tyrrelstown GAA
(143) Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tyrrelstown Gaelic Football and Hurling Club are currently looking for Boys and Girls aged 4-11 and their parents to join the club and their teams. Join the other 100 children already involved. There is training every Saturday 10-11am beside Tyrrelstown Community Centre. All are welcome.

Contact James on 083-4086173 for more details or any committee member. or find us on Facebook Tyrrelstown GAA. 

School Website
(142) Friday, January 31, 2014

The school website is getting about 50 hits on average per night with 250 hits recorded 2  nights ago as a result of our promotional push. The site recorded over 130 hits last night. If any parents have any suggestions for our website, please let me know.




Liam Neary

Deputy Principal

Parents Association Meeting
(141) Thursday, January 30, 2014


The next meeting of St Luke's Parents Association will take place on:

Tuesday 4th Feb in the school from 9.15am 

All parents are welcome to attend. It is a great opportunity to meet other parents, find out more about what is happening in the school and discover ways you can help.

Agenda to include:
Minutes of last meeting
Matters arising
Treasurer's report
Practical support for the teachers
Confirmation & First Holy Communion

New Playground in Tyrrelstown Park
(140) Thursday, January 30, 2014


Fingal County Council have invited Saint Luke's NS & Tyrrelstown ETNS to partake in a consultation process viv á vis the planning & construction of a new playground in Tyrrelstown Park. I will ask one child from each stream from 1st to 6th classes inclusive to the first planning workshop to be held in our school on 10/2/2014.


Liam Neary

(Deputy Principal)

Aistear in Saint Luke's NS
(139) Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This year, Aistear has been introduced in the Junior and Senior Infants classrooms. Aistear is play-based Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and it is designed for children from 0-6 years of age. Some of the children who attended creche or playchool prior to coming to primary school may have had experiences of Aistear before. The children play in different areas in the classroom that are set up by the teacher (e.g. "The Kitchen", "Construction", "Junk Art", "The Doctor's", sand area etc). The children play in a different area each day, and are encouraged to get into role and wholeheartedly participate in each area. The idea of Aistear is to promote oral language development through imagination and play. The children are really enjoying Aistear and love getting into character!

Dance Classes in Saint Lukes NS
(138) Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Children from 3rd class have been participating in dance after school on Wednesdays. Dancing takes place in the hall directly after school until 3.30p.m. The boys and girls have been learning a variety of different styles of dance, from hip-hop and musical theatre to pop and traditional dances. The children are extremely enthusiastic and are having a lot of fun. It is a great way for the children to keep fit and healthy.

Children who are coming to dance should bring extra water and wear their P.E. tracksuit to school with suitable runners.  


We hope to have an end of year show for the parents in June. Watch this space!

Many thanks to Ms. McDonnagh for teaching the Dance Classes. The children love these classes.

Mr. Neary

Gaelic Football Saint Luke's National School
(137) Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Gaelic Football training continues for 5th and 6th class girls on Mondays after school, weather permitting, on Belgree pitch. The school league matches are starting today Tuesday 28th January. The fixtures for the league are as follows:

Tuesday 28th January 3pm - St Luke's N.S. vs Scoil Oilibheir - All weather pitch at Castleknock GAA Club (beside the Castleknock Hotel)

Tuesday 4th February 3pm - St Luke's N.S. vs St Patrick's Diswellstown - All weather pitch at Castleknock GAA Club

Tuesday 11th February - St Luke's N.S. vs Tyrrelstown E.T.N.S. - Belgree Pitch, Tyrrelstown - Time to be confirmed.

All games will go ahead weather permitting.


Ms Brennan, Mr O'Connor and Mr Lynch

Catholic Schools Week
(136) Sunday, January 26, 2014


Scoil Naomh Lucais


         Catholic Schools Week 2014


26th January 2014 to the 2nd February 2014.


24th   January 2014.


Dear Parents & Guardians,


Catholic Schools Week takes place from the 26th January 2014 to the 2nd February 2014.


The theme for the week is:

“Catholic Schools Week- Faith in Our Community”


Each class plan to design a specific “ Sacred Space “ in their class room to celebrate the Catholic Schools Week and to hold a prayer service in their own class


Each day has a particular theme as outlined  below:



Faith calls us to live – Design a St Brigid’s Cross


Faith calls us to learn – We share what we learn about God


Faith calls us to share – Grand Parents Day – School Visit


Faith calls us to celebrate – Prayer Service celebrating the New Art


Faith calls us to serve – Senior Classes visit Junior Classes to serve


Please encourage your child to participate wholeheartedly in Catholic Schools Week and to talk to you at home about the events in school.


Bearing in mind the adage “ the family that prays together – stays together “ Catholic Schools Week is the ideal opportunity for the family to offer a prayer together as a family.


Please take the opportunity to visit the Catholic Church, St Luke The Evangelist, during the Catholic Schools Week. Fr Seamus Connell will welcome all with open arms.


Le gach deaghuí,



Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh




New assembly arrangements apply from Monday 27th January 2014
(135) Friday, January 24, 2014

School Assembly @ 9.00a.m.


New assembly arrangements apply from Monday 27th January 2014


Morning Assembly

Junior Infants assemble in the front yard.

Senior Infants – 6th class assemble in the main yard.

For Health and Safety reasons no parents are allowed into the school building @ assembly time.


Pupils arriving late for school (after 9.00a.m.)

Parents bring pupils who are late for school to the main entrance at the rear of the school.

For Health and Safety reasons no parents are allowed into the school building on a late arrival.



There will be secretarial services between 8.45a.m. – 9.00a.m. and after 9.30a.m.

There will be no secretarial services between 9.00a.m. – 9.30a.m.


Wet Morning Assembly

An announcement will be made over the School  Intercom System to indicate that it is a wet morning assembly.

Wet Morning Assembly, with parents in attendance, for Junior & Senior Infants is in the Hall.

Wet Morning Assembly for 1st – 6th  class, with no parents in attendance, is in the Foyer.

For Health and Safety reasons no parents are allowed into the school building @ assembly time.


Is Mise Le Meas,



Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh


RTE elev8
(134) Friday, January 24, 2014

A boy & a girl from 5th class were on RTE2 this Tuesday representing our school. The show is called elev8 and on Tuesdays they do a sports quiz between two dublin schools, It featured St.Luke's againts St.Anne's from Shankhill. Jake and Aimee showed great sporting knowledge and teamwork to win 12 points to 9 and go joint top of the overall leaderboard. 5th class also won no homework for Wednesday night on the show as Kismot  displayed fantastic hopping skills to win the 'no homework challenge'. The show is available to watch on RTE Player.

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