Important Dates

Friday 24th January:  Enrolment applications for Junior Infants 2020 to be in by this date.  Download application form here.

Wednesday 29th January:  Grandparents are invited to the school on Wednesday 29th January at 11.15am to celebrate Grandparents’ Day.

Saturday 1st February: School choir singing at 7.30pm Mass in Raheen Church to celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week.

Thursday 20th & Friday 21st February: School closed for mid-term break.

Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th March: School closed for St. Patrick’s Weekend.

Junior Entrepreneur Programme

5th and 6th Classes have been very busy working on their business ideas as part of the JEP.  There was great excitement on Thursday when they had to pitch their ideas in a Dragons’ Den format.  All the groups presented very well and the Dragons, local shop owner Fergus Byrne, Tullamore AIB Bank Manager Paul Maloney and teacher Mr. Galvin were very impressed.  In the end they chose a combination of two of the business to be the overall class business.  All the class will be working together for the next 6 weeks developing, marketing and selling  Healthy Habits Cook Book as well as Protein 7’s protein snacks.

Vex Robotics

It’s all systems go for the Vex Robotic Challenge which is taking place on Friday 31st January in Coláiste Choilm.  This competition is for primary schools in County Offaly.  Children have to work collaboratively to design, build and programme robots to complete various challenges.  Last year our school won the coding/programming section of the competition and we wish all the pupils taking part this year the best of luck.

Be Active!

We have been very active here in school since we came back after Christmas.  Tag rugby has begun again for the senior classes, swimming begins on Friday, Offaly Sports Partnership is running a six week P.E programme for the Cairdeas children and all classes have been very active at lunchtimes and during P.E. classes.  To keep up the activity why not take part in the Operation Transformation walk on Saturday 18th January in Tullamore.  See full details below.

Nativity Play

Our Nativity Play took place on Thursday 19th in St. Mary’s Church, Raheen.

Well done to all the children for their hard work rehearsing over the last number of weeks.  It was well worth all the effort.  It was wonderful to see such support from parents, grandparents, past pupils and the wider community.

Thanks to all of our teachers and SNAs for their hard work preparing the children.  Thanks also to Msgr. Coonan for his help throughout the year.