THE year 2016 was a memorable one historically for Ireland but also for Irish schools, not least St Oliver Plunketts NS who were presented with the National flag and a copy of the 1916 Proclamation by the armed forces.
The School also held a Proclamation Day in March.
“Our school created the children’s proclamation of 2016 and it now hangs proudly side by side with the 1916 Proclamation in our lobby. We had a wonderful day of commemoration and celebration’.
“A special mention to our sporting teams in football, Gaelic and Basketball and also to our quiz and debating teams who participate with great interest and energy. Thank you to all their teachers who coach and train them’.
“We acknowledge our Green school committees and our student council and all those who participated in Eco tribes and our school garden.
“Thank you to all the Tidy Town members and the teachers who worked so hard on all these projects’.
“We bid a fond farewell to Mr. Morahan, a long serving teacher and our Deputy Principal in June but in September we welcomed Mrs. Thornton as our new Deputy Principal. We also welcomed Mr. Mc Kenna as our most recent permanent member of staff’.
“In October, Department of Education Inspectors Mr. Colm Cregan and Ms. Fiona Rushe conducted a Whole School Evaluation. We wish to thank our Board of Management , Parents’ Council and indeed the Parent body for their support during that time’.
Our Christmas concerts were held on Monday Dec 19th and Tuesday December 20th and included Junior and Senior Infants plays, 1st classes performed the Nativity Plays and 2nd classes sang while 5th class entertained with a Christmas medley.
Visitors from the Birches came along on Friday the 16th December to see the show and have a cuppa and refreshments provided by the Parents’ Council who also organised the raffle , Christmas tree, Christmas cards, Clothes recycling etc.,
The school jumble was a great hit on Dec 13th and the choir visited Blackrock Abbey to sing some carols. 4th, 5th and 6th also participated in the Concern fast and the Shoebox appeal for local charities.
“As Principal of St. Oliver Plunkett NS I would like to acknowledge the hard work, commitment and dedication of every member of our staff and thank our students for the wonderful respect and good manners displayed every day’.
“We would like to wish all our students, staff , parents and Board of Management Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhaoibh go leir!”