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Muff NS Newsletter November 2022

Sacramental Classes:   There is a Preparation Mass for our Holy Communion class this Saturday November 12th at 7:30pm in Muff Church. The following week there will be a Preparation Mass for the Confirmation students. This will also take place in Muff Church at 7:30pm. There will be a Remembrance Service for the school on Friday November 25th at 11:30am in Muff Church. Pupils from 1st class up will attend and all are welcome. Our annual Giving Mass takes place on Saturday December 10th.

Parent/Teacher Meetings:   Our annual P/T meetings take place Thursday November 17th and Thursday November 24th. The pupils will all go home at 2:00 on both days. We would ask you to try as much as possible to keep to the day and time slot given. Each meeting has a ten-minute slot and we would also ask you to keep to this timeframe as, with our large class sizes presently, teachers have a large number of parents to meet. We haven’t been able to meet in person since 2019 and we are looking forward to seeing you all over the next fortnight. The meetings with the Special Education Teachers will be arranged on another day.

Parents Association:   The P.A. would like to thank all those who supported the Christmas Card Initiative. There will be a Clothes Collection in the school on Tuesday and Wednesday November 22nd & 23rd. (flyer attached) We will send out a reminder closer to the time. The Christmas Concert with the Muff Children’s Choir will take place on Saturday December 17th at 7:30pm in Muff Church.

You will also find attached a flyer for a talk that the P.A. have organised for Thursday November 17th at 8pm in the school hall.  We would encourage any parent who is able to go to attend.  Tea & Coffee will be served afterwards.

School Library:     Many thanks to the P.A. for the help with setting up and designing the new school library.  We are always adding to it and hopefully will continue to get great use from it.  A special thank you to Malaika Mallard for her brilliant help with the design.  Thank you also to Topline Frazers for donating the paint.

Healthy Eating Policy:   I visited classes just before the Halloween break to remind them of the Healthy Eating Policy that we have in the school. Children were very eager to show off their healthy lunchboxes full of fruit, vegetables and sandwiches! We would remind parents that children should not have bars, crisps, sweets, fizzy drinks etc. with them in school.

Art Competition Winners:   Well done to Darragh McElroy and Aoibheann McCabe who were winners in the recent Gyproc Art Competition. They won fabulous prizes for their creations including a school trip to Armagh Planetarium which we are very much looking forward to in January.

Halloween Fun:   We had a great final day before the mid-term. The children all got dressed up and we had our first School Assembly organised by Ms. Campbell. Each class performed a poem or song in front of the school, and we spoke to the students about what it means to be a good friend. We also took time to celebrate the achievements of many of our pupils both in and out of school. We will have some details of the day on the school website shortly.

Languages Connect:   We are continuing with the French Programme in our classes from 3rd to 6th. It takes place for an hour each week and concentrates on making learning a foreign language fun and accessible. The course will be concluded by the end of the month.

Drama:   Today we hosted the “West Midlands Theatre Drama Group” who put on a stage show in the hall. This year the production was “Sleeping Beauty”. The pupils highly enjoyed it.

Science Week:   This begins next week, and all the classes will get a chance to witness or carry out some fun experiments.

Sports in the School:   Our Cross Country Team had some outstanding success in the recent Cavan Schools Competition. Sarah Reilly, Davy McCormack and Eimear Byrne all won individual medals while our Intermediate Girls and Intermediate Boys also won team medals.

Tag rugby coaching finished up before Halloween and we are hoping to take part in a blitz later this month.

Our School Leagues also finished up before the break. Nearly 90 children took part in these leagues and others were involved in refereeing and umpiring. Benny is carrying on with GAA coaching with Ms Swinburne’s and Mr Byrne’s class for the next number of weeks.

The Sprocket Rocket Programme in cycling began this week in school for 3rd and 4th class. This excellent initiative deals with handling a bike and above all, how to cycle on the road in the correct fashion. It will go on for 6 weeks.

Handball is also proving very popular with our classes at the moment and the demand for the use of the wall is exceptional. We should have word on competitions for the boys and girls in the near future.

School Calendar:  Please find below a list of school closures for the remainder of the year. Please note that some dates may be subject to change.

Christmas Holidays – Finish Wednesday December 21st at 12:30 – Re-open Thursday Jan 5th, 2023

February Bank Holiday – Closed Monday February 6th

February Mid-Term – Closed Thursday February 16th and Friday February 17th

St. Patrick’s Day – Closed Thursday March 16th & Friday March 17th

Easter Holidays – Finish Friday March 31st at 12:30 – Re-open Monday April 17th

May Bank Holiday – Closed Friday April 28th and Monday May 1st

June Bank Holiday – Closed Friday June 2nd and Monday June 5th

Summer Holidays – Finish Thursday June 29th, 2023, at 12pm

October Newsletter 2022

Muff N.S. October 2022

Sacramental Classes:   The first preparation Masses for our 2nd and 6th classes will take place this month. Fr. Gerry has asked that all pupils who are making their Confirmation and Communion attend these.

First Communion Preparation Mass – Saturday 8th October.

Confirmation Preparation Mass – Saturday 15th October.

Remembrance Masses – Communion 12th November, Confirmation 19th November.

Giving Mass – December 10th for both classes. All the Masses are on Saturday evening at 7:30 in Muff Church.

First Holy Communion takes place on Saturday 20th May at 11:00 in Muff Church. Confirmation takes place on Sunday March 26th in Kingscourt Church.

Staff:  We are delighted once again to welcome Ms. Smith to the staff. She will be teaching the Junior/Senior Infants while Ms. McNally is off.

Literacy Lift Off:  We are commencing the Literacy Lift Off initiative with 1st class this week. This program focusses on all areas of literacy and has proven to be of great benefit in the past.

French:   This year the school is taking part in a pilot programme that looks at teaching a foreign language to primary school students. The initiative is scheduled for 8 weeks and looks at other languages, the advantages of being multi-lingual before looking at teaching French in a fun and accessible way. The lessons are one hour long per week. Ms. Campbell and Mr. Byrne will be teaching the classes from 3rd to 6th and children will fill in their individual language passport along the way. Parents of students involved can find more information at www.languagesconnect.ie

Parents Association:  The A.G.M. of the P.A. took place September 21st, and all the titled positions of the committee were filled. They are as follows:

Chairperson: Joanne Barry

Assistant Chairperson: Sinead Reilly

Secretary: Arlene McMahon

Assistant Secretary: Malaika Mallard

Treasurer: Claire Smith

Assistant Treasurer: Karen Smith

The next meeting of the P.A. takes place in the old school tonight Tuesday October 4th at 8pm.  It is very important to note that all parents are automatically members of the P.A. and can go to all meetings.

Car Park:  We would just like to update you with the situation regarding the carpark. The Board has an application with the Department for funding but this has not been granted yet and there is no guarantee in the short to medium term that we will receive the substantial monies that would be required to commence the project.

In the meantime the Board of Management’s main concern is the safety of all pupils, parents, staff and visitors who use the car park. With that in mind, you will find attached a revised copy of our traffic management plan that was devised in conjunction with all the stakeholders including the council and the Gardaí.

It can all be summarised really in that all drivers need to drive with extreme care in and around the school. We would ask that whoever takes the children to school accompanies them to the school gate in the morning and picks them up from there in the afternoon. Thank you for your continued cooperation with this matter.

Green Schools Committee/School Garden:  We have set up our new Green School Committee who will be reminding all our pupils about the importance of recycling and saving water and energy. We will also be talking about how we can travel to school in an environmentally friendly way. But the main focus this year is our continued push to get our 5th Green Flag for Biodiversity.

Ms. McNally and last year’s committee have done a huge amount of work already. This year we have set up our school garden. We are planting bulbs in our beds this week. Many thanks to all the staff, students and parents who have helped out so much thus far. Pictures of the garden are on the school website.

Student Council:   Our Student Council for the coming year has been set up under the guidance of Ms. Swinburne. This group provides an opportunity to give ideas and suggestions to enhance school life for themselves.

School Library:   We are continuing to add to our School Library. We hope to add to it as a learning space in the near future.

Sport:   We have three lunchtime leagues on the go at the moment. There is a league for all pupils from 1st to 3rd and one each for the girls and boys from 4th to 6th. 5th and 6th class pupils are also involved in refereeing and umpiring. We would remind parents that pupils need to wear gumshields when playing in the league games.  Benny is also doing GAA coaching with two of the classes at the moment.

Our Cross-Country squad is currently in training each Tuesday after school. We also have encouraged any pupils who want to participate each week to join in and we have had great numbers so far.

We will have another tag rugby session this week in preparation for the blitz that takes place in November.

Cycling???

GOAL Jersey Day:   Goal Jersey Day takes place this year on Friday October 14th. Children can wear a sports jersey or t-shirt on the day and bring in €2 for the charity.

Muff Children’s Choir:   The choir begins this year with their first practice on Wednesday October 5th at 7pm in Muff Church.

Maths Week:   This takes place on the week of October 17th. During it we place an extra emphasis on mental maths, fun games and puzzles and number activities on the school website. We will have more details during the week itself.

Parent Teacher Meetings:   These formal meetings will take place on Thursday November 17th and 24th. If you have any issue you wish to discuss with the class teacher in the meantime, please contact the school to make an appointment.

School Calendar:

Halloween Break – Closed Monday October 31st – Friday November 4th inclusive

Christmas Holidays – Finish Wednesday December 21st at 12:30 – Re-open Thursday Jan 5th, 2023

February Bank Holiday – Closed Monday February 6th

February Mid-Term – Closed Thursday February 16th and Friday February 17th

St. Patrick’s Day – Closed Thursday March 16th & Friday March 17th

Easter Holidays – Finish Friday March 31st at 12:30 – Re-open Monday April 17th

May Bank Holiday – Closed Friday April 28th and Monday May 1st

June Bank Holiday – Closed Friday June 2nd and Monday June 5th

Summer Holidays – Finish Thursday June 29th, 2023, at 12pm

 

 

Craig Lynch For Life Challenge

September Newsletter

Information Note September 1st 2022

We are delighted to welcome you all back to school after what has been a wonderful summer weather wise. We especially welcome our new band of Junior Infants and are looking forward to getting them settled in to school life and the routines involved.

Thankfully after the previous couple of years, school returned to a more normal way of operating in the spring and hopefully that will continue for the coming year.

Below we have laid out what we believe is helpful information as the first term commences. Our website, www.laraghmuffns.com, has a huge amount of information that you may also find helpful.

Arriving/Leaving School:   Students are not permitted on the school yard before 9:05. We ask that students do not arrive at the school gate before this time. All pupils should be walked to the gate by an adult. When dropping off children, please use the school car park across the road. Pupils then walk to their yard area. No cars should drive up the school yard from 9:00 – 3:15.

When children are being picked up, parents should not park in front of, or directly across from, the school gate. They should walk to the school gate where their child will be released to them from the yard once they are standing at the gate. At 3:00 classes will go out one by one, starting with 1st class and finishing with 6th.

The car park situation is not ideal and we would ask all those who drop off and pick up children to be exceedingly careful in and around the school area. Please be aware of cyclists as well who often take advantage of the fine weather this time of year.

Illness/Attendance:   Covid has thankfully become less of an issue in recent times. It is still present however and we will continue to use practical mitigation measures such as ventilation, sanitising, washing of hands etc. It is extremely important that sick children be kept off school, whether it is Covid or not. If they do have Covid, they still need to stay off school for 7 days. If your child is well, they should come to school even if there is Covid in the house. We would appreciate it if you could let us know if your child tests positive for Covid at any stage.

Attendance was well down from normal in the school last year and this was to be expected with all the various rules around isolation and Covid. We also had a sizable number of pupils who missed time due to family trips and holidays during term time. This was understandable considering the previous two years that we had endured. We would ask though that this year such absences are kept to a bare minimum as they impact on the child’s learning and teaching in the class. All of the above can be summarised as follows: If your child is sick, they should be at home, if they are well they should be in school.

It is also very important that we receive written explanation/email/phone call in the event of an absence. If we don’t receive one, the absence is recorded as “unexplained” when we are filing our end of year returns.

Uniforms:   Children should wear the full school uniform. P.E. day is on Wednesday and we ask children to wear a school tracksuit top and plain navy tracksuit bottoms. The top can be ordered by contacting the office. Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled. This can be a cause of serious frustration for parents and teachers alike.

With regard to shoes and runners, we ask that pupils wear Velcro versions unless they know how to tie laces. Also ensure that children are able to manage their coats/jackets independently.

Books/Book Rental/Stationary:   All pupils should have their names clearly marked on their books and stationary. If any parent had any issue in getting any of the books, they can notify the school. There are a huge amount of rental books for each child in the school. We would ask that these are kept in good condition and minded at home. We encourage children to take pride in their copies and books and they should present them in their bags in a way that reflects this. Many thanks to those who have already paid the Book Rental money for the coming year. Those who have not yet paid can do so over the coming days.

Lunches/Nuts:   Children can bring lunches in lunchboxes. It is very important that the boxes are washed. We also ask that children are given a lunch that they can manage independently – items such as frubes and yogurts should be avoided. Children should have their own drink. We would like to remind you that we have a healthy eating policy in the school and that children should not have bars, sweets, fizzy drinks etc.

It is very important that no child in the school brings in nuts of any kind with them in their lunches. The presence of such nuts can cause a serious reaction to those children who have nut allergies. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.

Homework:   Children in all classes will receive homework throughout the year. The homework we give follows the school homework policy that can be found on our website. We ask that adults check over their homework as it can give you an insight into how your child is progressing. For younger children, it is best practice for an adult to sit with them as they complete their short tasks. The most important aspect of homework is reading. Children should read aloud each and every day and/or have stories read to them. If homework is ever an issue, please contact the class teacher.

SPHE/Child Protection:   For the first term we will be looking at the whole area of Friendship and Bullying.   Our Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy will be reviewed at the first staff meeting.

P.E./Sports:   P.E. will take place each Wednesday. Pupils should have their school tracksuits and appropriate runners. We hope to have cycling for older classes some time later in the first term, with swimming taking place for 1st to 6th beginning in February. School football will start next week and we will give details out very shortly.

Staffing:   Below is the list of staff for the coming year. We are delighted to welcome both Mr. Kiernan and Ms. O’ Reilly.   Mr. Kiernan will be teaching 4th and 5th while Ms O’ Reilly will teach 2nd/3rd each Wednesday with Ms. Campbell on leave.

Junior Infants/Senior Infants: Ms. McNally

Senior Infants/1st: Ms. Swinburne

2nd/3rd: Ms. Campbell

4th/5th: Mr. Kiernan

5th/6th: Mr. Byrne

Sacramental Classes:   We are due to hear from Fr. Gerry very shortly on dates for Communion and Confirmation. We will give you these as soon as we get them.

A list of preparation Masses for will also follow when they have been confirmed.

Fr Gerry has invited the school community, especially the sacramental classes from 2nd to 6th, to attend with their parent and families for the Blessing of School Bags at the Vigil Mass in Muff this Saturday 3rd September at 7.30pm.

Board of Management:   The Board, under Chairperson Ciara Walsh, will have their first meeting at the end of the month. We will be looking at a whole variety of important aspects of school life such as finance and policy reviews. A Child Protection Oversight Report is carried out at each meeting. Details of these meetings can be found on our website.

Parents Association:   The P.A. will also hold their AGM in a few weeks. We will inform all parents of the time and date very shortly. We had a fantastic year last year and are always looking for more parents to come along – particularly new parents to the school.

Photography:  A photographer from the Anglo Celt will be in tomorrow, Friday to photograph our new Junior Infants.  Memory Lane Photography will be in the school on Friday, Sept 9th to take photos of the school children.

School Calendar:   Please find below the school calendar for the year. Some dates are subject to change.

School re-opens – Thursday September 1st (Junior Infants will finish at 12:30 for the first week)

Halloween Break – Closed Monday October 31st – Friday November 4th inclusive

Christmas Holidays – Finish Wednesday December 21st at 12:30 – Re-open Thursday Jan 5th, 2023

February Bank Holiday – Closed Monday February 6th

February Mid-Term – Closed Thursday February 16th and Friday February 17th

St. Patrick’s Day – Closed Thursday March 16th & Friday March 17th

Easter Holidays – Finish Friday March 31st at 12:30 – Re-open Monday April 17th

May Bank Holiday – Closed Friday April 28th and Monday May 1st

June Bank Holiday – Closed Friday June 2nd and Monday June 5th

Summer Holidays – Finish Thursday June 29th, 2023, at 12pm

 

End Of Year Newsletter

End of Year Newsletter June 2022

Booklists/Classes for Next Year:   With your child’s report today, you should find attached a booklist for the coming year. It will also state what teacher/class your child is in come September. The class allocation for next year as it stands is:

Junior Infants/Senior Infants: Ms. McNally

Senior Infants/1st: Ms. Swinburne

2nd/3rd: Ms Campbell

4th/5th: Appointment to be made

5th/6th: Mr Byrne

The book rental money for the coming year can also be paid before the summer. As you can see from the lists, there is a huge amount of books that are purchased and kept by the school.

We would also ask that you try to ensure that all the school rental books are returned to us this week. We would also ask you to have a look for any school library books that may have been left lying around at home.

Graduation Mass:   Well done to all our students in 6th who completed their Graduation Mass at the weekend. They will be completing their time in Muff tomorrow and we wish them well heading into secondary.

Tours:   3rd and 4th are on their tour to Tanagh tomorrow.

End of School Year:   We are finishing up for the holidays on Friday at 12:00. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very safe and happy holiday. Students return on the 1st of September. Below you will find a provisional calendar for next year.

School re-opens – Thursday September 1st (Junior Infants will finish at 12:30 for the first week)

Halloween Break – Closed Monday October 31st – Friday November 4th inclusive

Christmas Holidays – Finish Wednesday December 21st at 12:30 – Re-open Thursday Jan 5th, 2023

February Bank Holiday – Closed Monday February 6th

February Mid-Term – Closed Thursday 16th and Friday February 17th

St. Patrick’s Day – Closed Thursday March 16th & Friday March 17th

Easter Holidays – Finish Friday March 31st at 12:30 – Re-open Monday April 17th

May Bank Holiday – Closed Friday April 28th and Monday May 1st

June Bank Holiday – Closed Friday June 2nd and Monday June 5th

Summer Holidays – Finish Thursday June 29th 2023 at 12pm

Summer Star reading programme

Please see information below from Bailieborough Library regarding the Summer Star Right to Read.

Summer Stars is the public library national summer reading programme for children that runs from the 13th of June until the end of August. All children throughout the county are invited to join the adventure and to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer. Each child will receive a Reading Card, a library bag, pencil, bookmarks etc, and their effort will be rewarded with a special Certificate at the end of the Summer!

See link below for more information.

https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars/more-about-summer-stars

June Newsletter

Muff NS Newsletter June 2022

First Holy Communion:   The Communion was a wonderful day for the whole school community. A huge thank you to Ms. Campbell for all the work she did with the students who shone on the day. Many thanks to Fr. Gerry for his lovely service and to all the staff members who helped out with the preparations.

I’d also like to acknowledge the Parents Association and all the parents who came out on the day to help out with the reception that took place in the hall afterwards. The feedback from families and visitors to the school was hugely positive and helped create the memorable day for all concerned.

School Uniforms:   We have gathered a large amount of school jumpers and tracksuit tops that children have taken off in the fine weather and left around. The issue we are having is that many of them have no name on them. In the last week we have gathered eight tops this way. We are asking all of you to please write the name of your child on the labels of all their clothing – with permanent marker. Uniforms cost money and if looked after, are of such a quality that can be passed on down to siblings, cousins etc.

Standardised Tests:   These tests have been carried out both this week and last week in Maths, English and Irish. They give a reasonably good indicator of how your child is progressing in these areas but they are only a snap shot in time and should be treated as such. As is Dept. of Education policy, the Sten results of these tests will be recorded in the child’s end of year reports for those pupils in 2nd, 4th and 6th.

School Tours:   Below is a list of the school tours that will be happening in the coming days and weeks

Junior/Senior Infants – Causey Farm – today.

1st/2nd – Dublin Zoo – June 16th.

3rd/4th Tanagh Adventure Centre June – June 21st

5th/6th Carlingford Adventure Centre – June 8th

Many thanks to the Parents Association for helping to subsidise the cost of these tours to the tune of €1000.

End of Year Reports:   These reports will be available for collection from the school office on Monday June 20th.  They will have book lists for the coming year in them as well. Any queries, please contact the office.

Costs:   This can be an expensive month for families. If there is any issue with costs, please contact myself in the office. All queries are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Parents Association:   Well done to all those in the P.A. who helped organise the fantastic Family Fun Walk that took place on Lough an Leagh on Sunday. The weather stayed fair and the large turnout had a fantastic time in a lovely relaxed atmosphere completing the two walks. The spread laid out was amazing and going forward I think it is an event that the whole school community will continue to get behind.

There will be a Clothes Collection next week on Tuesday the 7th and Wednesday the 8th of June. Clothes can be left as before at the wall in the marked area. All proceeds raised will go to the P.A.

School Mural:   After the removal of some old computers, we had a large wall in our school hall that we felt gave the opportunity for an artistic display.  Ms. Swinburne and Ms. McEneaney worked on and designed an idea that would incorporate creativity, represent Muff and involve all school pupils and staff.

Over the Easter Holidays, Ms. Swinburne spent a huge amount of time putting the mural into motion devising 3 central pictures:  A horse from The Fair of Muff, the Harry Clarke window from the Church and Cross at Mass Rock.

The children then all completed colourful designs in circles that they filled in themselves.  The result of all this effort is the beautiful mural that now adorns our hall.  A huge thanks to all staff and children who helped to put it together and a special thanks to Ms. Swinburne for the massive amount of her free time she gave to it.

After School Summer Camp:   Caroline from Afterschool will be running 1 week of camp again this year. It will be a week of sports, games, arts & crafts finished off with a much-anticipated sports day on the last day!

Dates: July 4-8th…9-1pm daily.

Ages: 5-13

Cost: €65 per child – €5 discount for additional family members. Contact 087 1762628.

School Quiz:   Well done to the members of our Green School Quiz Teams who just missed out on a top three finish in the recent quiz in St Louis Carrickmacross. The participants – Harry Reilly; Kate Lennon; Aidan Curtis; Alana Gogarty; Dylan Gogarty; Cian Tully; James Farrelly & Emma Tierney, – demonstrated both great general and green knowledge on the night!

Sport/Sports Day:   It has been a very busy time sports wise in the school. Our GAA teams in the boys and girls competitions all played exceptionally well on their days out in Breffni Park and Bailieborough.  Our soccer and Gaelic leagues have wrapped up and now our 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils are involved in a basketball tournament that we hope to run off over the next two weeks.

Brendan is finishing up with his coaching for the year with our senior pupils.

Sports day takes place on Friday the 10th of June next weather permitting. We will be inviting parents down to view the fun races that morning. Junior Infants – 2nd class will be on from 9:45 – 10:15. 3rd – 6th class will then take place from 10:20 – 10:50. Parents can then leave and the pupils will continue with the rest of their sports day. We would ask that no photos be taken of the pupils participating in the races. Ms Carolan will take photos of pupils.

Community Games:   Well done to the following who won medals in the recent Community Games Art & Handwriting Competitions:  U-8 girls Art – 2nd Eva Reilly & 3rd Cora Taylor.  U-10 Boys Art – 3rd Jack Taylor.  U-14 Girls Art – 2nd Éabha Farrelly.  U-12 Girls Handwriting – 1st Cáitlín Canavan.  Éabha, Eva and Cáitlín progressed to the County Finals which took place on Saturday last in Breifne College, Cavan.   Judging is ongoing.

Community Games Athletics trials will take place in Kingscourt Pitch today at 5.15pm.  All are welcome.

Graduation Mass:   The 6th class Graduation Mass will take place on Saturday June 18th at 7:30 in Muff Church.

School Calendar:   The school will close for the summer on Friday June 24th at 12:00. It will re-open for all children on Thursday September 1st.   Below you will find a provisional calendar for the 2022/23 school year. Please note that these are subject to change.

School re-opens – Thursday September 1st (Junior Infants will finish at 12:30 for the first week)

Halloween Break – Closed Monday October 31st – Friday November 4th inclusive

Christmas Holidays – Finish Wednesday December 21st at 12:30 – Re-open Thursday Jan 5th, 2023

February Bank Holiday – Closed Monday February 6th

February Mid-Term – Closed Thursday 16th and Friday February 17th

St. Patrick’s Day – Closed Thursday March 16th & Friday March 17th

Easter Holidays – Finish Friday March 31st at 12:30 – Re-open Monday April 17th

May Bank Holiday – Closed Friday April 28th and Monday May 1st

June Bank Holiday – Closed Friday June 2nd and Monday June 5th

Summer Holidays – Finish Thursday June 29th 2023 at 12pm

Clothes Collection

Don’t forget the Clothing 4 Cash collection on Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th June.  Bags can be dropped inside the school wall from 9am – 3:15 on Tuesday and 9am – 11:30 on Wednesday.  NO DUVETS PLEASE.

Family Fun Walk

Mural in School Hall

 

After the removal of some old computers, we had a large wall in our school hall that we felt gave the opportunity for an artistic display.  Ms. Swinburne and Ms. McEneaney worked on and designed an idea that would incorporate creativity, represent Muff and involve all school pupils and staff.

Over the Easter Holidays, Ms. Swinburne spent a huge amount of time putting the mural into motion devising 3 central pictures:  A horse from The Fair of Muff, the Harry Clarke window from the Church and Cross at Mass Rock.

The children then all completed colourful designs in circles that they filled in themselves.  The result of all this effort is the beautiful mural that now adorns our hall.  A huge thanks to all staff and children who helped to put it together and a special thanks to Ms. Swinburne for the massive amount of her free time she gave to it.