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Scoil Treasa
Newsletter 6                                                                             May 2009


  1. Dates to remember:       


  • School Holiday                    Friday May 29th – (school closed)
  • Bank Holiday                     Monday June 1st – (school closed)
  • School Holiday                    Tuesday June 2nd – (school closed)
  • Elections Day                     Friday June 5th  - (school closed)
  • Staff Meeting:                    Friday June 12th (12.30p.m. closure)
  • 6th Class Graduation          Friday June 26th 1p.m.
  • Summer Holidays               Tuesday June 30th (12p.m. closure)
  • School reopens                   Tuesday 1st September 2009 9.20 a.m.


  1. Green Flag Award:  Our school was awarded its third ‘Green Flag’ at a ceremony held in Croke Park last Friday. The flag was based on an assessment of our water conservation projects within the school.  A word of thanks to ‘The Green School Committee’ and in particular to Mr. Keville for all his hard work in this area.  Hopefully next year we will build on this success and go on to work towards our fourth flag.
  1. Golf:  We were represented in this years’ Castle Cup’ Golf Tournament last Monday in the Castle Golf Club, Rathfarnham.  10 pupils played and were awarded second prize.  A big thank you to Mr. Lennon for his coaching of the boys and girls over the past few months.


  1. Chess; Congratulations to our school chess team on winning their league.  They went unbeaten all year.  Aidan Knight looks after our team and we are very grateful for his dedication.
  1. Recorder Groups: The group continues to make great progress under the guidance of Mrs. M. O’ Neill.  A recital for parents will take place on Thursday June 18th @ 10.15a.m. in the school hall.


  1. Badminton:  Coaching for 5th class pupils has begun with a mini league starting soon. Ms. Proctor is delighted with the standard of play.  We look forward to having competitions in the next school year.
  1. Hurling:  Our 2 teams are competing in Cumann na mBunscol Leagues and while not featuring in the final stages the teachers are very pleased with the commitment and skill development over the past weeks.  Football continues each week.


  1. Basketball; Our summer leagues are up and running.  The weather has been a problem but hopefully from now on things will improve.  Well done to all involved
  1. Art Exhibition: This year’s exhibition was again a huge success. Well done to all the exhibitorsA big thank you to all who attended and for your favourable comments.  Check out the school website for a lovely display of the art work. www.scoiltreasa.ie


  1. Athletics:  40 pupils will represent Scoil Treasa at the Annual Primary Schools Sports in Santry Stadium on Thursday June 4th. Ms. Nolan is looking after the team this year. We wish them luck.
  1. Quiz: We had two teams at the recent Ballyroan Annual Quiz. We ended up in a play off and in a tie break round came in second place. Well done to all involved.


  1. Clean Up Day: Our clean up day was a huge success again this year.  Pupils, under careful supervision, picked litter in the areas surrounding our school.  The residents of Woodlawn Park Ave. contacted the school to thank all involved.
  1. Accord:  As part of our R.S.E. (Relationship Sexuality Education) programme, the 6th class pupils will have a day with 4 facilitators from Accord on June17th. Details and permission forms will be distributed to the classes in early June.


  1. School Tours: This time of year brings us on school tours. The boys and girls will be visiting many places of interest:
  • 3rd Class          Pine Forest Art Centre
  • 4th Class          Art Gallery and Aquatic Centre
  • 5th Class          Causey Experience Co. Meath
  • 6th Class          Avon Rí Adventure Centre Blessington

       We wish all a safe, educational and enjoyable time.

  1. School Photographer:  We will have our end of year photographs for 6th Classes (full uniform) on Tuesday June 9th. School team photos will also be taken on the day.


  1. Incoming 3rd Classes:   Tracksuit/ Uniform sales etc. will take place in the school hall on Friday June 19th from 9.45a.m. until 11.30a.m.
  1. Second Hand Book Sale will take place on Thursday June 25th in the morning starting at 10a.m,


  1. Drumcondra Tests:  Well done to all the boys and girls on their standardised tests last week.  The tests have been sent away for correction and we await the results.  School Reports will be issued to all pupils at the end of the school year.
  1. Summer Works Scheme: The school applied and has been granted funding for a total upgrade of our classroom toilets. This work will be done during the holidays and will greatly enhance our school


  1. Vandalism:  This weekend (Sunday 2a.m.) the front door of the school was vandalised and the glass smashed, costing in the region of €500 to repair.  Sunday’s was the third such incident since March.  This vandalism is putting serious strain on Scoil Treasa’s finances.  Dealing with the incidences is also a considerable waste of time and energy.  We would ask you , the parents, to be vigilant and to report any untoward behaviour to the Gardaí.
  1. Traffic Issues:  Some parents continue to park illegally in the vicinity of the school, particularly at 3p.m. when the pupils are going home.  The danger for the children is of huge concern to us. I have informed the Gardaí in Rathfarnham and they will be monitoring the situation.


  1. Congratulations to Conall Knight (4th Class) on winning 6 All Ireland medals on Saturday last in Kilkenny. Conall won his medals for athletics.
  1. Our next Newsletter will issue on June 24th.  All newsletters will also be available on the school website.


Gerard O’ Meara