We wish all our pupils and their families a very happy and safe Christmas and a peaceful New Year. School will re-open again on January 8th 2018. A reminder to all that the school will be closed on January 9th 2018 due to whole staff training for the new Literacy Curriculum.
There was great excitement on the day of the Christmas holidays when Santa Claus came to the school. After visiting all of the classes, Santa Claus very kindly gave a gift to each pupil. Many thanks to the Parents' Association who made sure that Santa Claus was able to visit the school at such a busy time of the year and, of course, huge thanks to Santa Claus and his helper Jerry.
The pupils have been very busy over the past few weeks getting ready for their Christmas Nativity plays. On Wednesday, the Infants performed their own version of the Nativity in front of a huge audience of parents and family members in the school. It was the turn of the senior pupils to take to the stage in Kilfeacle Church on Thursday night where they performed a version of the Nativity entitled "Gold, Frankincense and Mirth" and afterwards there was a mass celebrated by Fr. Coffey. Thank you to all who attended.
Former pupil, Alan Flannery will travel to Calcutta, India in 2018 to work with the Hope Foundation. A raffle was held recently in the school to help with Alan's fundraising efforts and a total of €260 was raised. Thank you to all the pupils who bought raffle tickets and many thanks to all who donated prizes - on the day we had 40 fantastic prizes. Best wishes to Alan on his worthwhile and important trip.
Please note that all tickets for the Peace Proms performance involving the pupils from the school on Sunday, March 4th at 2pm in Kilkenny are now sold out unfortunately.
Below are some upcoming dates and events that may be of interest:
Finally, thank you to Fr. Coffey who celebrated mass in the school on Friday, December 8th.
Thomastown National School