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Newsletter: 7th February 2024

Frásaí na Seachtaine

"An leatsa an cás peann luaidhe?

Is liomsa an cás peann luaidhe"

See below to listen to the girls from Ms. Henry's 5th class

showing us how to pronounce our Frásaí na Seachtaine!


School Calendar 2023-24

The School Calendar is available here.

Planned School Closures: Term 2

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February

Midterm Break

Monday 18th March

St Patrick's Day Public Holiday

Friday 22nd March

Last Day of Term 2

Monday 8th April

School re-opens for Term 3


Active Flag

We are delighted to have been awarded our Active Flag following a very successful visit by Eileen Ahern last week! Have a look at our Active section of our school website

Well done to our girls and especially to our Active Flag Team!!


Laudate Festival

Well done to our 5th Classes who raised the roof at last week's Laudate Festival in the Church of St Therese, Mount Merrion. As always, a credit to themselves, their families and their school.


Grandparents' Day - 31st January 2024


First Confession

Our 2nd Classes are very much looking forward to their First Confession - the first of which ceremonies takes place this Saturday 10th February at 12pm in Foxrock Church. (The second ceremony will take place on Saturday 9th March.)

Wishing the girls and boys a lovely day on this very special occasion.


Ash Wednesday

Next Wednesday 14th February marks the first day of Lent. In Hollypark we encourage our girls to take on some positive act during this time - maybe some additional chore at home; simple acts of kindness to family, friends and other children. One way our girls can do this is by contributing to the Trocaire boxes which will be distributed to all families next week.


Cyber Safety

Cybersafekids delivered Cyber Safety Workshops to our 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Classes on Thursday 1st February and Friday 2nd February.


Geography Day

We look forward to celebrating Geography Day in Hollypark on Wednesday 14th February. Our theme will be ‘Where in the World?’ 

We will be organising a Geography Display in the hall to celebrate interesting landmarks/items from around the world and this is where we need your help!! We would like your daughters to think of features in our natural or urban landscape and people and culture from around the world. All pupils are welcome to contribute to the display. Encourage your girls to make a model of their favourite geographical feature, building or bridge in the world! They could even recreate them with lego bricks!   Perhaps you have something at home or an interesting photograph of something that represents another country that you would like to display on Geography Day?

Have a look at some of the creations that have started coming in!

All items for the display need to be in school by this Friday 9th February.

The girls will also be engaging in lots of other interesting activities on the day. Keep an eye on our newsletter for updates.


‘Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. Geography is a great adventure with a purpose’. Michael Palin


PT Meetings

PT Meetings for a number of older classes which did not take place in November are taking place this week.  



Respect for Our Neighbours

As a Green School 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.


Walking, cycling and scooting not only provide a wonderful opportunity for chats with friends, improving our physical and mental health and caring for our environment, but these methods also help to reduce traffic, making the area around our school a safer place not just for our pupils but for all our neighbours. 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!

Zoe Bourke

Charlotte Heath

Alanna O'Sullivan

Chloe Dodd

Darcey Rice

Elena Clinch

Bláithín Keane


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