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Newsletter 17th April 2024

Frásaí na Seachtaine

"Cen ábhar is fearr leat? Is brea liom Gaeilge/Béarla/ceol.....!"

See below to listen to the girls from Ms Belton's Rang a 4

showing us how to pronounce our Frása na Seachtaine!


School Calendar 2023-24

The School Calendar is available here.

Planned School Closures: Term 3

Monday 6th May - Friday 10th May

May Holiday

Thursday 30th May

Primary Maths Staff Inservice

Monday 3rd June & Tuesday 4th June

June Bank Holiday

Significant Dates in Term 3

Saturday 20th April, Sunday 21st April, Saturday 27th April, Sunday 28th April, Sunday 5th May

First Holy Communion

2nd Class

Wednesday 15th May

Sports Day

All classes

Friday 17th & 24th May


6th Class

Week beg. 20th May

Standardised Testing

1st to 6th Class

Monday 27th May & Wednesday 29th May

Violin Concerts

Senior Infants to 3rd Class

10th -14th June

Creative Schools Week

All classes

Tuesday 25th June

6th Class Graduation

6th Class

Friday 28th June

Final day of Term 3

All classes

School Tours Term 3

Monday 27th May

2nd Class

Tallaght Astro Park

Wednesday 29th May

Junior Infants

Glenroe Farm

Friday 7th June

6th Class

Blessington (Russborough House)

Monday 10th June

1st Class

Festina Lente

Tuesday 11th June

3rd Class

Causey Farm

Friday 14th June

4th Class

Clara Lara

Friday 14th June

5th Class


Tuesday 18th June

Senior Infants

Festina Lente


Thank You!

We are very grateful to the 266 families (that is 64% of all families in the school) who have already given a Voluntary Contribution during this school year. Voluntary Contributions can be made via Aladdin at any time throughout the year. Each and every contribution is very much appreciated and will be used to enhance your daughter's learning environment.


During the summer break we will be continuing with our school refurbishment programme. To date over the last couple of summers, we have completed the Yellow, Red and Blue Corridors. This summer we are starting work on the Green Corridor. We will be replacing the flooring and upgrading the bathrooms in the classrooms. Hopefully we will be able to complete this school refurbishment in summer 2025 when we will paint these classrooms and upgrade the storage facilities.



Sports Day 2024

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the date for this year’s Sports Day has had to be changed. Our school Sports Day will now take place on Wednesday 15th May and not Thursday 16th May as previously flagged.

A letter with all details will issue shortly to parents.



Our first camogie match will take place this Wednesday, 17th April in Bushy Park, Terenure against Scoil Bhríde. We wish all our girls the very best of luck! Hollypark abú!



Cumann na mBunscol: Santry Athletics

Cumann na mBunscol Santry Athletics will take place this year on Friday 24th May in Morton Stadium, Santry.


Trials for 5th & 6th class girls will commence this Friday 19th April on the school astro from 8.10am with Mrs Marnell and Ms McNulty. Team selection will take place over a number of Friday mornings.


After-school golf begins this week in Carrickmines Golf Club. Fifteen of our 6th class girls will be attending a 6-week series of lessons with pro-golfer, Michael Allen.

We hope the girls have a wonderful experience of the game over the next few weeks..... and that the weather plays ball!



 We are very fortunate to welcome members of the STEAM Academy to Hollypark on Thursday, 18th April 2024. STEAM Academy has over 14 years of experience in Lithuania, Budapest, and most recently in Dublin & Chicago where they are the fastest growing after-school STEAM programme in the region.

They will present a robotics demonstration where they will show our students the world of the future that they will be building, using STEAM skills and knowledge.




Our 2nd, 3rd & 4th Classes are looking forward to welcoming the Dublin Youth Orchestra to our school this Friday at 12pm.

It is a wonderful opportunity for our girls to see top class young musicians at work.


School Choir

Our School Choir have a busy few weeks ahead!

The girls will sing at the celebration of First Holy Communion on Saturday 27th April (2:00pm) and at the celebration of Confirmation on Friday 24th May (12:00pm).

The School Choir has been entered into the Navan Choral Festival which will take place on Thursday 2nd May.

Our School Choir will hold an end of year concert on Wednesday 29th May in Foxrock Church. All proceeds in aid of Laura Lynn. All parents and families are very welcome to attend.

Auditions for entry into the School Choir will take place in June. Girls who will be in 4th, 5th or 6th Class in September 2024 (and who are not current members of the choir) may audition for a place at this time. Girls who are already in the School Choir and who intend to return in September do not need to audition.

Please note: School Choir practices will revert to Tuesdays (2:20pm - 3:20pm) from September 2024.


Budding Artists!

Our corridors and classrooms are full of colour and creativity! Have a look at some of the creations the girls have been busy making over the last few weeks. Spring is in the air!


Respect for Our Neighbours

Parents are reminded that for the health and safety of our girls, there is no vehicular access to the school for drop-off in the mornings.

As a Green School, with a very active Coiste Glas, we actively encourage our girls to walk, cycle and scoot to school. As 80% of our pupils live within 2km of the school, this is very doable for many.

Unfortunately, but quite justifiably, our neighbours frequently complain of inconsiderate parking on the roads close to our school.

Please use the Church car park if it’s on your route to school: parking at the Church is free to all families at drop off and collection times.


Birthdays this Week in Hollypark!

Allison McMahon

Jessica Lynn

Juliet McGuinness

Alexandra Byrnes

Khadija Memon

Ali O'Neill Hyland

Riley Shelley




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