It is hard to believe we are back three weeks already and what a busy few weeks they have been. Firstly we welcomed our new infants into Ms. Byrne and Ms. Cody’s classes. They are now well settled and enjoying the day to day of “big” school. The rest of the school settled quickly, checking in with friends and catching up on events from the summer. A number of new students started in various classes and we know they are making friends and enjoying their new school. The second weekend in September was a huge one for the school. Ms. Walsh who teaches here was a member of the Kilkenny Intermediate team who won the All-Ireland camogie title. This is a huge achievement for her and she is a great inspiration for the girls in the school who play camogie. Luckily the girls are not short of role models for their camogie careers as three former pupils, Emma Cody, Sarah Foley and Antoinette Dowling won the Junior All-Ireland with Carlow on the same day. A large number of our students were present in Croke Park for the match cheering on both teams. We look forward to a visit from the Camogie team with the cup to congratulate them on their win.
On the 21st we had a mass for 4th, 5th and 6th to start the new school year. It took place in the beautiful chapel at the Presentation sisters convent and it was lovely to have some of the sisters join us for the mass.
We are also looking forward to the start of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol football competition this Friday when we play Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál from Carlow town. To prepare for this we have a GAA coach coming to the senior classes each Tuesday.
Alison from Music Generation has also started classes with 5th and 6th in singing which always goes down a treat. We really are looking forward to their performances later in the school year.
As you can see it has been a busy few weeks and we look forward to many more to come.