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School Notice - 22 December 2010

Apologies for the short notification of closure today. While our heating system was fine we had no running water whatsoever for toilet flushing etc. School will reopen on 10th January 2011. Please note that the Nativity Play will go ahead tonight in the church at 7.30pm. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas.


School Notice - 20 December 2010

Thanks to all who supported the very successful School Fair on Sunday. A special thanks to all who made donations and did craftwork. The Parents' Association put in a huge amount of work in preparation for the fair and again on the day. A huge thanks to them, to Marlys Coffey, to the teachers and children who worked hard to produce such lovely crafts. Well done to all. Nativity Play on Wednesday night 22.12.10 at 7.30 pm in the Church. All welcome. Reminder: School closes on Thursday next 23.12.10 at 12 noon. Reopens Mon 10.01.11 at 8.50 am. On behalf of the staff I would like to acknowledge all your help and support throughout 2010, and to wish you all a very happy & peaceful Christmas.


School Notice - 01 December 2010

New Board of Management member: Claire Joyce (mother of Caoimhe, Senior Infants) has been elected to the Board of Management as Parents' Nominee. We wish Claire the very best in her new role. Go n-éiró go geal léi. The full board is now as follows: Bishop's Nominees: Marie Killilea (Chairperson), Des Hanniffy; Teachers' Nominees: Dermot Cleary, Joan Reidy; Parents' Nominees: Claire Joyce, Pat Fitzmaurice; Community Nominees: Susan Howley, Sean Hanniffy. Strictly thank you: Many thanks to all who supported Martina Keaney and Tom Kearney in the final of Strictly Come Dancing held in Maree Community Centre on Saturday night. We are extremely proud of them as they finished in the top three and helped to raise much needed funds for Maree Development Association. Maree school had a unique claim to all couples as at least one half of each couple were current or past parents and indeed very good friends and supporters of our school. So well done to all who took to the floor for what was a brilliant show of the highest standard. Many thanks to you all for your financial support on the night. Articles for our newsletter: Many of the children participate in competitions with their own clubs & societies at weekends etc. We would often be unaware of their achievements so we would appreciate if our attention was drawn to these so that we could acknowledge them in our newsletter.


School Notice - 24 November 2010

Strictly Come Dancing: With a few days to go it looks likely that our entry for Saturday night's performance in the Strictly Come Dancing Final are most definitely going to be in the final shake-up. Paddy Power has them unbackable at 2/5. If you cannot attend the show you can still help us to win the €1000 prize money towards our new Interactive Whiteboards by sending in €2 (per vote) to the class teacher so that we can vote on your behalf on the night. We wish Martina and Tom the very best (hopefully they can stay on their feet) and, on your behalf I would like to thank them for taking the risk of making a show of themselves for a very worthy cause! Best of luck also to all the competitors (break a leg) and to the Maree Development Association for all their fine work on the new facilities. Remember it's for all our children. Mothers' Nominee to the Board of Management: Just a reminder of the meeting tomorrow (Thurs 25 th at 8pm) to nominate a mother to the vacancy in the B.O.M. Please note that all parents (fathers as well as mothers) are entitled to vote. Hope to see a good attendance. Book Fair: Tonight (Wednesday 24 th from 7.30 pm to 9 pm) is the last chance to support the Book Fair. My thanks as always to the Parents' Association who have given their time over the past few days to organise & run the event. Parent Teacher Meetings Reminder: Thurs 25 th and Friday 26 th. All children go home at 1pm on both days.


School Notice - 18 November 2010

Book Fair: Book Fair takes place next week. Please see recent notice & brochure from the Parents' Association. Reminder: Parent/Teacher Meetings next week 25 th & 26 th. Interactive Whiteboards: We are installing Interactive Whiteboards in the remaining five classrooms early next week. Mothers' nominee to the Board of Management: There will be a meeting on Thursday next 25.11.10 at 8pm in the school to elect a mothers' nominee to the Board of Management to replace Susan Howley whose family have now finished in the school. The present Board has one year of its four year term left to run. A good attendance would be important. Tesco Art Competition: Congrats to Alison Blaney, Cathal Connolly, John Burke, Mary Joyce, Eabha O'Rourke, Vivian Forde, Laura Ahern and Isabel Monaghan who won prizes in the Tesco poetry Competition. The standard was very high from all our entrants. So well done to all. Alison got to cut the tape on the day of the grand opening and she did us proud. Do this in Memory Masses: My thanks to the parents who are helping with the 'Do this in Memory Programmes'. They are doing an excellent job. Swimming Success: Well done to Thomas McFarland and Caoimhe Sweeney who achieved great success in the recent gala in Leisureland.


School Notice - 10 November 2010

Parent / Teacher Meeting: P.T. meeting takes place on Thursday 25th & Friday 26th Nov. Your child will have received your allotted time by now. See note in the bag or homework journal. Team Hope: Thanks to all pupils from (3rd to 6th classes) who filled shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for children in disadvantaged countries. It is lovely to see the spirit of generosity has not evaporated despite the difficult times we are in. Ms Sinead Killeen: We wish Ms Sinead Killeen the very best in her new post in Convent of Mercy, Roscommon. Sinead took a career break from Maree N.S. this year and has now secured a permanent post in her native town. I would like to acknowledge Sinead's dedication and outstanding contribution to every aspect of school life during her thirteen years in Maree N.S. Strictly Come Dancing: Maree N.S. is being represented in the upcoming Strictly Come Dancing Final by Martina Keaney (mother of Sam from 1st class) and Tom Kearney (father of Sorcha 2nd , Caoilin 1st and Rian Junior Infants). Rumour has it that BBC and Bruce are entering them as their wild card for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing. The school would love to win the €1000 prize money as we are installing new Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms at the moment. We need all parents to come out on the night and vote for Tom and Martina. Remember you are supporting your school and your Community Development Association. Show is on Sat Nov 27 th at 8.00pm in Maree Community Centre.


School Notice - 09 September 2010

Welcome: As the school year begins I would like to extend a warm welcome to everybody. We welcome in particular our new Junior Infants and our entrants who have joined other classes throughout the school. We hope all children will be happy in our school during the year ahead. Parents' Association A.G.M.: The AGM will be held on Thursday next 16.09.09 at 9pm in the school. All parents especially new parents are invited to attend as the P.A. plays a very important support role in the school. The committee would be delighted to welcome some new members. Staff Meeting: There will be a staff meeting on Friday 24.09.10 at 1p.m. All children go home at 1p.m. on that day.


Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat

Congratulations to all who were involved in the very successful production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat held in Kilcornan Hall last week. It was an outstanding show and we are particularly proud of our wonderful 3rd class (and guests) and Ms Smyth but well done to all the others who played their part in a memorable event. {gallery}joseph_technicolor_dreamcoat_10{/gallery}


School Notice - 26 May 2010

Congratulations to the boys and girls who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday. They all looked lovely and they performed to perfection. Many thanks to Ms. Corry and Ms Reidy for all their work in preparing the children for this special day. We also acknowledge everybody who helped in any way (too many to mention) to make this an unforgettable day for the children.


School Notice - 25 May 2010

Many thanks for the lovely party for the children who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday. As usual I heard many complimentary comments from people who were visitors to our community on the 'Marees' way of doing things. Well done to all.


School Notice - 12 May 2010

Green Schools: Congrats to Ms Sinnott and her hardworking committee on being awarded our 5 th Green Flag. This is a great achievement for the school and is the result of great dedication of the committee. Our thanks also to all who support the committee in their work. In the interest of safety please ensure that your child always wears a helmet when cycling. We appreciate the consideration being shown by motorists towards the children as they walk/cycle to & from school. We ask that this be continued as more and more children will be biking/walking in the next few weeks. W.O.W.: Wednesday 19 th May is National W.O.W (Walk on Wednesday) Day. If any parent can spare a half hour on that morning and/or afternoon to guide a group of children to/from school please send in a note to Ms Sinnott stating what time (morning or afternoon) you are available. All Ireland Camogie Winners: Congrats to our two past pupils Ailish Os'Reilly and Ciara Hanniffy who were on the successful Galway U-16 Camogie team in Os'Connor Park, Tullamore last Saturday. First Holy Communion: Preparations are in full swing for the First Holy Communion Mass which will be in Maree Church on Sat 22 nd May at 11am. Joseph: Congrats to all who were involved in the very successful production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat held in Kilcornan Hall last week. It was an outstanding show and we are particularly proud of our wonderful 3 rd class (and guests) and Ms Smyth but well done to all the others who played their part in a memorable event. School Photographer: Reminder that the photographer will be here next Tuesday 18 th. If you have not returned the slip it will be presumed that you do not wish to have a photograph taken. Staff Meeting: A staff meeting will take on Thursday 20 th May. All children will go home at 1os'clock on that day.


School Notice - 14 April 2010

Confirmation: Please note that the school closes on Tuesday next 20.4.10 at 1pm as it is Confirmation Day. We wish the boys and girls of 6th class and their families the very best for this very special day for all of them. The Confirmation Mass takes place in Oranmore Church at 11 am. My thanks to Mr. Duffy and Ms Reidy for all their hard work in preparing the class and the choir for the day.


Féis 2010

Maree NS participated with great success in the Oranmore Maree Féis which was held recently in Maree Community Centre. {gallery}Féis_10{/gallery}


Maree vs. Kiltiernan

Maree girls enjoy a great challenge against Kiltiernan N.S. {gallery}maree_v_kiltiernan_10{/gallery}


School Notice - 12 February 2010

Good news all around ahead of the mid-term break. Credit Union Quiz: Congrats to all the teams who took part in the Credit Union Quiz recently. All teams did really well and we had one outright winner. We are very proud of them all. Building: We are delighted to announce that our building programme is about to be put back on track after a lengthy hold-up. Hopefully it will run smoothly this time. More news on this in the coming weeks.


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