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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.

(133) Monday, January 20, 2014



Dear parents,

We are trying to make St Luke's more environmentally friendly. We are trying our best to reduce litter and to recycle more. In order to achieve this it is important that:    

  • Every child has a reusable lunch box from today onwards to use everyday.
  • Every child brings home their own rubbish in their lunchbox to be put in the bin at home as this is our school policy. Thanks for your help.


We believe it is of great benefit to the children to learn about recycling and reducing waste. We want to make St Luke's a better place for our whole community.


Thank you in advance for your help.


Róisín Smith (co-ordinator) 

Junior Infant Application & Registration
(132) Friday, January 17, 2014

St Luke’s N.S.


Hollywood Road,


Dublin 15

Tel _ 01 8856015


17th January 2014


Junior Infant Application & Registration



Dear Parents and Guardians,


Applications for Junior Infants classes have opened for the academic year 2014-2015. This application process is for pupils who will commence in Junior Infants in September 2014.


We request that all parents with children who have not applied for an application form to enrol in St Luke’s N.S. and who wish to be considered for a place in the school would do so immediately.


Please contact the school secretary, 01 8856015, and complete the Pupil Application and Registration Form as soon as possible.


It is urgent that the Application and Registration form be completed at the latest by Friday 31st January 2014.


An Information Meeting will be held on Monday 3rd February in the Tyrrelstown Community Centre @ 7.00p.m. for all parents who have completed the Application and Registration Form .


Is Mise Le Meas,



Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh




Monday 3rd January 2014 @ 7.00p.m. - Junior Infant Introductory Meeting.
(131) Thursday, January 16, 2014


Saint Luke's National School



Dublin 15


14th January 2014


Dear Parents/Guardians,


Monday 3rd February2014 @ 7.00p.m. - Junior Infant Introductory Meeting.


A meeting for new entrants to Junior Infants will be held in St Luke’s NationalSchoolin the Gym, Tyrrelstown , at 7.00p.m. on Monday 3rd February 2014. The meeting will last for approximately one hour.


This is an information evening for parents/guardians of children commencing Junior Infants in September 2014. It is a great opportunity for parents/guardians to learn about the school and become acquainted with the educational environment your child will be joining in September 2014. Junior Infant Teachers and the Principal will be  present on the night.


The meeting is intended for parents/guardians only – there is no need for your child to attend.


Please bring €100 to cover the cost of Books etc. An additional €9 is payable for insurance.


Representatives from The Parents Association will attend the meeting to

  • Introduce the Parents’ Association


Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.


It is in the best interest of your child that you attend the meeting without your child.


Please confirm by telephone, 01 8856015, your attendance at the meeting


I look forward to meeting you on Monday the 3rd January 2014 .


Is Mise Le Meas,



Mairtín Ó Caomhánaigh


School Closure & Opening
(130) Thursday, December 19, 2013

Dear Parents,


The school will close tomorrow for the Christmas holidays. 


The school will reopen on Monday 6/12/2014 at 0900.


The staff of Saint Lukes NS wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.




Liam Neary

Deputy Principal

Thursday, December 19, 2013 Christmas Concert
(129) Thursday, December 19, 2013

Dear Parents,


Fifth & Sixth classes will be on stage tonight at 6pm.



Please be seated in the hall 15 minutes before showtime. Please drop the children into the school foyer before you go to the hall. 


Please follow staff instructions at the end of the performance to collect your child safely.


Happy Christmas Everyone,


Liam Neary

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