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Newsletter: 8th November 2023

Frasaí na Seachtaine #9

'Tá an aimsir fuar'

See below to listen to the girls from Ms. Codd's 3rd Class

showing us how to pronounce our Frásaí na Seachtaine!

Labhair Gaeilge linn – sa bhaile agus ar scoil!


Admissions for School Year 2024/2025

The process for admission to Junior Infants 2024 is now closed. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 17th November 2023.

All applications received since the closing date will be deemed to be Late Applications.


Annual PT Meetings

We are looking forward to meeting you at your formal Parent Teacher Meetings which will take place for 1st to 6th Classes during the week beginning Monday 20th November 2023.

Where teachers are on statutory leave during this week, alternative arrangements will be made.

PT Meetings for Junior and Senior Infants will take place in January/February.

From 5pm today, Wednesday 8th November, parents/guardians will be able to book a ten-minute PT Meeting slot via the Aladdin PT Scheduler:

· From 5pm on Wednesday 8th November - families with three or more siblings

· From 5pm on Thursday 9th November - families with two or more siblings

· From 5pm on Friday 10th November - all families

We respectfully advise that parents leave a gap between meetings when booking for siblings to allow for any delays which may inadvertently occur.

The PT Scheduler will remain open for bookings until 6:00pm on Tuesday 14th November. Parents/guardians will not be able to cancel or change their meeting bookings after this date.

Children Accessing Learning Support

Our Learning Support Team will make direct contact with parents/guardians with specific arrangements for these PT Meetings.


School Calendar 2023/2024

The 2023/2024 calendar is available here.

The final day of the school term is Friday 22nd December. We will operate a staggered finish on that day.

​Finishing Time

Junior & Senior Infants & older siblings


1st & 2nd Class & older siblings


3rd - 6th Class


School will re-open on Monday 8th January 2024.



Working to keep our children safe and in line with Minister Foley’s recent announcements, in keeping with many schools locally and nationally, be assured that the school strongly supports your parental decision not to give your primary school child a Smart Phone or other Smart Device.

As per our Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) smart phones and related devices are not permitted in our school.

Helpful advice for parents re cyber safety is available on


Lost Property

Many coats, tracksuit tops and school jumpers are being mislaid each day. Please check your daughters' uniforms this weekend, to ensure that they have their name and class on each item.

Many of the items being found have no names, or names from children who are no longer in the school. Don’t forget to label their jackets and raincoats too.


Registration for Sacraments

(2nd Class: First Holy Communion & 6th Class: Confirmation)

  • Registration Opened: Wednesday 1st November

  • Registration Closes: Wednesday 29th November


Foxrock Parish Family Mass Group

Foxrock Parish Family Mass Group (FMG) 2023/24 is back. Choir practice is on Thursday evenings in Tír na nÓg room, Parish Centre, 7-7:45pm for 10am Mass on Sunday.

We will also encourage children to take part in Prayers of the Faithful and/or acting out the Gospel reading (but only if they would like to participate), which is great for their confidence in public speaking.

Come along to the Parish Centre any Thursday evening to try it out without any commitment or contact for further information.


PA: Christmas Card Fundraiser

To avoid disappointment, don't forget to order your Christmas cards directly through by 13th November!


PA: Late Late Toy Show Goody Bags

The Parents' Association are delighted to announce that the Late Late Toy Show Goody Bag will be available again this year! Late Late Goody Bags will cost €7.50 each and will be available to order from tomorrow, Thursday 9th November via a link on Aladdin.

As always, the PA will have extra available for those of you who want to order them for others. If you wish to order a bag for anyone other than a pupil please email Please note, goody bags will be available to order through the boys' school for those with siblings attending there.

The final date for ordering will be Friday 17th November.


Folens Christmas Annuals

Folens Christmas Annuals are now available to order through our school's Aladdin System.

The annuals cost €4 each. Last orders - Friday 10th November 2023.


Infant Christmas Plays

Rehearsals for our annual Infant Christmas Plays have already begun! We can't wait to see some Oscar-winning performances in December.

​Junior Infants

Wednesday 13th December @ 9:30am

Senior Infants

Tuesday 19th December @ 9:30am


School Choir

Parish Christmas Concert

The School Choir has been invited to sing at the annual Parish Christmas Concert in Foxrock Church on Sunday 3rd December @ 6pm. The concert will raise funds for Kyrie Farm. We are delighted to join in this community event to support this very worthwhile cause. Tickets are priced at €15.00 each and will be available to purchase via our Aladdin system.

Light Up Laura Lynn

A group of girls from our School Choir have been invited to sing at the Light Up Laura Lynn event on Sunday 26th November. This is our 6th year of singing at this very special event and the girls are delighted to support this local children’s charity.


St Vincent de Paul

As Christmas approaches, we are conscious that this can be a particularly difficult time for families. We are delighted to once again support our local St Vincent de Paul and thereby support our local families.

An Aladdin payment link will issue shortly if you would like to donate to this very worthy cause.


Character Portraits inspired by Artist & Animator Tim Burton drawn by our 6th Class girls


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!

Nora Dockery

Kate Marie Batten

Eibhlin Bates

Lucy O’Mahony

Leylie Farrell

Ava Hofler

Holly Spillane

Aurora Abdullova

Zoe Byrne

Alice Gudz

Elvina Eldhose


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