Supporting Down Syndrome Awareness

Yesterday we joined in a worldwide celebration in support of those with Down Syndrome. Wearing our odd socks with pride, we had a wonderful day discussing everyone’s talents and abilities. Such young children see the world in such a straightforward way and it is a tonic to hear what Down syndrome means to them.  Their comments about Aaron included, “He is the same as me only he can run faster”, “ He gives me seven hugs everyday”, “ He is very good at drawing”, He loves Mr Tumble and Peppa”, “ I like building blocks with him”…… The fondness all the class spoke of Aaron clearly shows the huge impression he has made on them and indeed us, the staff.  Aaron brightens every day with his huge personality, his sense of humour, his love and a natural inclination to give a hug just when it is needed most.

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Trocaire Boxes

At KS2 Assembly this morning we watched a short video explaining the focus of this year’s Trocaire Appeal. This year’s box features photos of 3 children: Maria from Guatemala, Patricia from Uganda and Maya from Lebanon. We heard about their lives at Assembly and how we can help them by making donations over the Lenten season. Money is used to buy seeds so their families can grow food, to provide water in their schools and to help make their countries a safer place for children. Boxes have been distributed through classes to the oldest in families, we hope everyone will place their box in a prominent position and share what they have heard this morning at Assembly with their families.

Mrs Ann Murphy

It was with great sadness that we heard today of the death of our beloved former Vice Principal, Mrs Ann Murphy.  On behalf of the whole school community we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to her husband  Eamon, and daughters Ciara, Catriona and Niamh, sons in law, grandchildren and entire family circle.

Her funeral Mass takes place in St. Mary’s Church, Mullaghbawn on Friday 22nd of February at 11 am.