Busy but enjoyable year at St Oliver’s

“Our senior girls were very successful in the sports field winning the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic football which ultimately led them to be chosen to play at half-time during the Louth v Dublin match in Croke Park on June 3rd. We were very proud of them and they enjoyed a most memorable experience. They are also in the final of the Summer League yet to be played. Our senior girls also won the Basketball Blitz”.

“Our senior girls were very successful in the sports field winning the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic football which ultimately led them to be chosen to play at half-time during the Louth v Dublin match in Croke Park on June 3rd. We were very proud of them and they enjoyed a most memorable experience. They are also in the final of the Summer League yet to be played. Our senior girls also won the Basketball Blitz”.

“Our senior quiz team won through the Chapter 5 Credit Union quiz and went to the National Finals in the RDS in April. A wonderful day was had by all. Our Junior Quiz team won the Feis Mhuirthemhne Ranafast Tráth na gCeist Cup and they also won the Inter Schools Quiz in May’.

“65 of our children took the Speech and Drama exams many of whom won certificates and acting medals. Eilish Todd won the overall school prize.

Though the school is very proud of these achievements for Principle Angela there is more to school life than competitions and contests.

“We had some wonderful fundraising events showing the commitment to local national and world wide charities. There was the concern fast before Christmas where money was presented to Concern and St Vincent De PAul. Maria Kirke and fifth class raised money this term for Alzheimers’.

“Keith Maguire (6th class pupil) ran a no uniform day and raised a great deal of money for The Ronald Mc Donald House, Crumlin Children’s Hospital. This is being presented next Friday’.

“Book Week and Seachtain na Gaeilge were a great success and Third class recently invited their grandparents to visit. This is one of the most enjoyable and valuable days on our calendar where the links between home and school span the generations’.

“Our Green Schools committee went to Croke Park for our third green flag (Water Conservation) with coordinator Mrs. Joan Dennedy and they will be paying visit the new Bird Observatory at the Navvy Bank on Monday as a wee treat. Our flag raising day will be June 26th’

“Many classes are going on tour over the next week. We had a lovely open day for the new infants and I want to say a big Thank you to the parents for all their fundraising events, cake sale and fashion show and organising other things like insurance and cups of tea and refreshments at nearly everything that happens and they will also be organising the fun end of the sports day.