There is a meeting for parents on Tuesday 6th Feb at 7.15pm to introduce our new Draft Support Policy. It is now available for you to read under the Policies tab above.
Thank you to all who supported the pre-Christmas Spraoi raffle. We raised almost €1000. A big thank you also to Virginia Triathlon and Cycling Club who raised €500 Mullagh Vintage Club who raised €600 and Castletown Accordion Orchestra who raised €400 for the children in Spraoi. This money will be used to provide occupational therapy in Spraoi
All classes took part in gymnastics before Christmas. They will be learning dance between now and mid-term break. Our Physical Education Policy is under the curriculum tab above.
There will be a meeting of the Parents Assoc. on Wed 10th January at 8pm in the school. All are welcome.
Check out the Spraoi page to see our Christmas picture!
Have a look at the pictures of our new Sensory Garden on the Spraoi page!
Keep up to date with the activities in Spraoi by clicking on the Spraoi tab. New content added!!
The AGM of the Parents’ Assoc was held on Thursday 5th October. The new committee is as follows.
Chairperson Deirdre Redmond
Vice Chairperson Marie Lettis
Secretary Nora Jones
Assistant Secretary Pamela Harney
Treasurer Lorraine Brady
Assistant Treasurer Bernie Campbell
Liaisons Colette Smith, Linda Chander & Michael O’Reilly
PROs Lisa Lynch, Siobhan Conlon & Bernie Coghlan
Catering Maria Mooney and Mary Coyne
The committee encourages all parents to come to meetings this year and get involved. Your school needs you!
Friday 29th September next will be a momentous day in the history of our school as Ms. Monnelly will retire after 40 years teaching the children of Mullagh and the wider community. Ms. Monnelly commenced her teaching career in 1977 in the old school on the Virginia Road. She moved to the ‘new school’ beside St. Kilian’s Church in 1980 where she taught for 36 years until finally moving to our present school in November 2016. During her time she has, as Deputy Principal helped to manage and guide our school as we evolved from a small rural setting to the modern, vibrant school we have today, with 370 pupils and 24 teachers. Ms. Monnelly’s passion for teaching and learning, and above all her sensitivity for those who needed help permeated everything she did. She was always innovative and had a steadfast commitment to setting the highest standards for her pupils and colleagues alike. Ms. Monnelly has witnessed huge change in the field of education over her 40 years. She not only embraced this change but was very often driving and shaping it, particularly in the fields of infant and special education. Her unstinting support, her sage advice and wicked sense of humour will be missed by all in our school community and in particular by those who needed her most. We wish her well in her retirement from the teaching profession as she embarks on a new chapter in her life.
Ms. Monnelly will be replaced as support teacher by Ms. Louise Smith, presently teaching Senior Infants. Ms Smith in turn will be replaced by Ms. Laura Doyle who will be taking up a permanent teaching position on Monday 2nd October.
Our girls football team played St. Mary’s N.S. Virginia in the Cumann na mBunscol, Division 1 final on Saturday 10th June in Breffni Park. We built up a 5 point lead early in the second half. However with the aid of a very strong breeze the Virginia girls clawed their way back and a very late goal helped them to a 4 point win. Our girls represented the school very well and we are very proud of them. Well done.