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News September 2011



Infants
The A big welcome to all our new pupils this year. We have ten pupils in Junior Infants and we offer best wishes to Harry, Max, Shane, Emma, Rhoda, Zoe, Aine, Hilary, Amy, and Chantelle.




Hurling
Hurling coaching has commenced in the school with Peter Casey taking the children each Wednesday. All the children, from Junior Infants to sixth class have the opportunity to take part and enjoy the sessions.




Bag packing
The Board of Management under-took a bag packing fundraiser in Dunne’s Stores in Ennis in September. It was a highly enjoyable as well as productive exercise. Parents, past pupils and staff turned up and €1,160 was raised for much needed school funds. A big thank you to all involved and a special thanks to Dunne’s Stores in Ennis and their customers who were most generous.



Podcasts
School podcasts have recommenced with the September podcast now available online. The podcast is a monthly school news bulletin, written, edited and recorded by the children and available on the school website. There are interviews with children and staff as well as with visitors to the school. This month you will find, for example, some views expressed by the children on their new playground in the village.
You will find the podcasts on the school website www.mountshannonschool.net.



School Blog
Another new feature on the school website this year is the School Blog where children give their views on various matters as well as their own daily news. The Blog has proven popular with the children, gives a good flavour of the interests which children have and the opinions they hold. The Blog can be accessed on the School website www.mountshannonschool.net.




Board of Management
The four year term of the current Board of Management is coming to an end shortly. The election process to complete the new Board is currently underway. The election of Parents Representatives will be finalised by the end of October and the new Board will come into operation on December 1st..



Andrew Fahey
Congratulations to past pupil Andrew Fahey on his success on winning an All-Ireland intermediate hurling medal when Clare defeated Kilkenny in the recent All-Ireland final. Andrew has always shown tremendous dedication to school, club and county and he is fully deserving of the honour he has achieved.



Football
The children have commenced training for the annual schools Gaelic football competition. Training takes place after school each Thursday and Thursday in the school grounds.


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