February 2020 Newsletter

Newsletter Friday 13th February 2020


Dear Parents /Guardians,

Now that spring has finally arrived I would like to take the opportunity to fill you in on what has been happening in school and what we have planned for the coming weeks. The big news is that the builders are beginning the new build during the mid-tern. We are getting a new classroom, a new learning support room and universal access bathroom. We are all very excited and we will keep you up to date on the progress.


Upcoming events: 

Parents’ Association Quiz  Thursday 13th February in Maples Hotel at 8pm

Mid-term Monday 17th to Friday 21st inclusive

Localise Graduation Monday 19th March DCU, Drumcondra

Wesley Music Festival 6th March (Choir)

Pedalcents 9th/10th March (All classes)

CBeebies Rhyme Show 13th March (All classes)

Fingal Festival of Voices 13th March (Choir)

Artist’s Visit 30th 31st March (3rd class and 6th class)



Garda Vetting for Parents

Firstly I would like to thank all of our parents who have volunteered through the years to help with school activities when needed. Now for reasons of child protection all volunteers who work with children need to be Garda vetted. We are hoping that each class can have a small bank of volunteer, Garda vetted parents who are free to help out if needed with school tours, accompany children on swimming trips, help out with sport fixtures, maths for fun and other activities that might arise during the year. If you are not already Garda vetted for St. Columba’s and would like to volunteer, Garda vetting forms can be obtained from Aisling in the office.

Credit Union Quiz

We entered four teams in the Credit Union Quiz. The girls really enjoyed the event and they were a credit to the school.

Localise Spirit of Service Graduation

Our sixth class pupils will graduate in their Localise Spirit of Service Programme in DCU, Drumcondra, Thursday 19th March. Well done to all the girls for their good work.  We look forward to the continuation of this programme next year.


Under no circumstances are dogs allowed in the school yard.


Enjoy the Mid-term break,


Le gach dea ghuí,

Eileen Whelan