December Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Great News! The school inspector, Catherine Treacy, visited the school on Thursday 9th December to carry out a Covid-19 inspection and we are delighted to report that St. Peter’s is compliant with all Covid-19 guidelines and protocols. Well done to staff, parents, pupils and the Board of Management for their tremendous efforts, continued co-operation and support.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Parents’ Council for providing the staff with a delicious Christmas lunch on Thursday, 9th December. It was greatly appreciated by all the staff, thank you!

We’d like to express our heartfelt thanks to Fr. Mc Enroe for today’s very special online Penitential Service (3rd to 6th Class) and for attending the school so the children could receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Christmas. We sincerely appreciate his support and spiritual guidance throughout the year.  

A few announcements for next week in the run up to the Christmas:

On Tuesday the 14th December, a Christmas carol service will be recorded in the school. All classes have prepared a suitable poem, song or hymn and we look forward to performing on the day. Teachers will message parents on Dojo with more details. The recording will be shared with parents at a later date. 

We will hold our annual Christmas Jumper day on Friday the 17th of December. Children are permitted to wear a Christmas jumper or a festive top of their choice and we are asking that each child donate €2 in aid of the local St. Vincent de Paul Society. Anyone wishing to donate more please feel free to do so and we thank you so much for your generosity. Donations can be given to your child’s teacher on the day. 

The children will also enjoy an online Pantomime from The Helix on Friday. This year’s story is Red Riding Hood and the cost is €2 per child, which can be given to your child’s teacher. The Board of Management has kindly offered to supply treats for the children for the performance.

Also just a reminder that the tickets for the Parents’ Council Christmas Draw are now available to buy via Aladdin. Tickets cost €5 for 5 and there is a fabulous Christmas Family Hamper up for grabs!

We look forward to the week ahead and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

Kind regards, 

Ms. Lynch