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Newsletter 3:               SCOIL TREASA                  December 2016

  • 1. Dates to remember:        


    • Christmas Holidays:                Thursday 22nd December @ 12p.m.
    • School reopens:                        Monday 9th January 2017 @ 9.20 a.m.


  • 2. The pupils have made a donation of approx. €1200 to St. Vincent De Paul.  The money was raised on our colour day last Friday in conjunction with the Student Council. The money will be used to help those less fortunate in our community.
  • 3. Our school has a very festive feel at present.  Many classes have produced Christmas shows/nativity plays/choirs with parents and grandparents being entertained on a daily basis. Our crib is very beautifully decorated and the classrooms and corridors are splendid with Christmas themes all over.    We have two groups going over to the Firhouse Day Centre. Our 6th Class will perform their Christmas Show.  Ms. Heffernan’s class will perform a nativity play.
  • 4. On Thursday 22nd December we have a special Carol Service for all pupils in the school hall at 11.10 a.m. The pupils and teachers have been practising the carols each day. We look forward to a lovely ceremony to end the school term.
  • 5. Swimming will continue for two of our 4th classes (Ms. Carey & Mr. Fletcher) on Tuesday January 10th in Templeogue College Pool. The other 4th classes (Ms Quinlan & Ms. O’ Hara) will start swimming on 7th February.
  • 6. Congratulations to our two basketball teams on reaching their finals which were played in the National Basketball Arena on Thursday December 8th.  They performed brilliantly with narrow defeats for the girls and boys. Well done!!
  • 7. This term saw a huge amount of sporting activity throughout the school – camogie, boys’ football, girls’ football, hurling, indoor hurling, basketball, athletics and cross country running.  Well done to all involved.
  • 8. All classes attended Mass on December 8th-Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Thanks to Fr. Peter for celebrating with us.
  • 9. Chess Club, and Drama Club are up and running. Next term our I.T. Club and Book Club – initiatives of our Student Council -  will be starting.
  • 10. The Sam Maguire cup visited our school recently.  Thanks to St. Annes G.A.A. Club for organizing this visit. Con O’ Callaghan from the Dublin panel brought the cup from class to class and many photographs were taken.  Thanks to Adam Doran , our G.A.A. coach for all his work.
  • 11. Check out our website www.scoiltreasa.ie for photos and news of recent events in Scoil Treasa.
  • 12. Our caretaker, Floyd Donnelly left us in early November for a new job in Loreto High School Beaufort Rathfarnham.  The Board of Management has appointed a new caretaker, Anton Kinsella, who will begin working with us on January 9th.
  • 13. Retirement:  Ms. Mary Garvey, our Deputy Principal, will be retiring from teaching on January 8th.  Mary has worked in Scoil Treasa since 1979 and has been Deputy Principal for the past 10 years.  We will all miss her greatly in the school.  Mary’s contribution to education in Firhouse for 37 years has been immense. Her kind and quiet way of working with all children has been an example to us all  On a personal note, Mary has been a huge support to me as Principal over the past ten years.  We wish her health and happiness in the years ahead as she takes on a new phase of her life.

       Ní bheidh a leithéad arís ann!

  • 14. Enrolment for September 2017 will start in January with a closing date of Tuesday January 31st Application forms will be delivered to 2nd Class pupils in Scoil Carmel in early January.
  • 15. On behalf of the Board of Management and all the staff of Scoil Treasa I would like to wish all our pupils and their families a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Thank you to all the boys and girls for working so hard this term and we look forward to 2017 being another excellent year for  Scoil Treasa.


Nollaig Shona,
Gerard O’ Meara