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Nativity Play 2011
2011-12-30

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Christmas Craft Fair 2011
2011-12-21

Well done to Maree Parents' Association on a very enjoyable Craft Fair on Sunday last. {gallery}craft_fair_11{/gallery}

 

Junior Infants Nativity Play 2011
2011-12-16

Well done to Junior Infants on their very enjoyable Nativity Play held yesterday. Thank you to everyone involved. {gallery}junior_infants_nativity_play_11{/gallery}

 

School Notice - 15 December 2011
2011-12-15

The School Craft Fair takes place on Sunday 18/12/11 after 11am Mass in Maree Community Centre. The Parents' Association is putting in a huge amount of work in preparation for the fair. A huge thanks to them, to the teachers and children who are working hard to produce lovely crafts. Please support. The Nativity Play with 2nd class under the directorship of Ms. Reidy and Ms. Corry is on Wednesday night 21/12/11 at 7.30pm in the Church. All welcome. Comhbhrón ó chroi le Martina Corry agus a clann ar chailleadh a hathair Tom Conneely. Sincere sympathies from the staff and all the school community to Martina Corry and all the Corry family on the death of Martina's father, Tom Conneely, Claddaghduff. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Reminder: School closes on Thursday next 22/12/11 at 12 noon. School reopens Monday 09/01/12 at 8.50am. Congrats to Cathal Connolly 6th class who featured in a film, 'News gone wrong' at the Galway Junior Film Fleadh. Well done to all the various classes who have been performing their Christmas plays in recent days. Great credit is due to them and their teachers for all their hard work. On behalf of the staff I would like to acknowledge all your help and support throughout 2011, and to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas.

 

School Notice - 23 November 2011
2011-11-23

Board of Management: The Board of Management for 2011 / 2014 has been elected. The Board is as follows: Chairperson: Marie Killilea; Principal: Dermot Cleary; Parents' Nominees: Pat Fitzmaurice and Claire Joyce; Patron's Nominee: Des Hanniffy; Teacherss' Nominee: Joan Reidy; Community Nominees: Susan Howley, Sean Hanniffy. I would like to acknowledge on your behalf and on behalf of the patron, Bishop Drennan, the amount of time our board members give on a voluntary basis to the management of our school. This is much appreciated by all. Strictly Come Dancing: Congratulations to all who supported and to all involved in making Strictly Come Dancing such a spectacular show and such a resounding success. This is proof yet again of the great community that Maree is. Long may it continue to be so. Well done to PJ Holland and Patricia Philbin for representing the school on this occasion. They did us proud. School finishes this Thursday and Friday at 2pm for 1st to 6th classes. Junior and Senior Infants finish at 1.30 as normal. Under-10: Congrats to the Oranmore Maree U-10 boys who won the Winter Hurling League Final on Sunday last against Athenry. We had a fine representation from 4th & 5th classes under captain Luke Holland from Ballinacourty.

 

School Notice - 19 November 2011
2011-11-19

Board of Management Nominees Meeting 17/11/11. Please click here to download a letter from Marie Killilea.

 

School Notice - 19 November 2011
2011-11-19

Parent Teacher Meetings: The timetable has been drawn up for next week's Parent/Teacher meeting. Each class teacher will give your appointment time to your child. We would ask that people adhere to their time and not request a change (unless in exceptional circumstances) as it is quite difficult to accommodate changes. Head Lice: It has been brought to my attention that head lice are a problem in the school. I am urging all parents to check their child's hair and treat where necessary. Board of Management: Please see attached notice from Marie Killilea, chairperson, re appointment of new board. Camogie & Hurling: Well done to the boys and girls who represented their school with pride in the recent mini sevens competition. The boys were unlucky on the day not to squeeze through, while the girls managed to win all their games to qualify for the County Finals for the first time in four years. Pupil Success: Well done to Molly McNamara (cheer-leading), Fionn Duffy (swimming), Cara Crudden (showjumping) and Rachel Hanniffy (camogie) all of whom had great success in recent competitions.

 

School Notice - 25 October 2011
2011-10-25

Money Found: A small sum of money was found in the school corridor last week. Please contact the office. Parents' Association: The new Parents' Association committee is as follows: Chairperson: Victoria Forde; Vice Chairperson: Keith Kelly; Secretary: Joe Keaney; Treasurer: Fiona Maher and Joe Blake; Committee members: Claire Joyce, Linda Burke, Tracy Grealy, Ursula Hanniffy, Josephine O'Callaghan, Pauline Burke, Tanya Quigley. Reminder: School closed on this Thursday 27/10/11 for the Presidential Election. Please note that we are open for normal school hours on Friday 28th as per calendar.

 

Carving Out Our Halloween Pumpkin
2011-10-17

Junior Infants had great fun preparing for Halloween by carving out a pumpkin today! {gallery}carving_out_halloween_pumpkin_11{/gallery}

 

Gathering Autumn Leaves
2011-10-08

Junior Infants gathered Autumn leaves in the yard yesterday. {gallery}gathering_autumn_leaves_11{/gallery}

 

School Notice - 06 October 2011
2011-10-06

Confirmation Date: Tuesday March 27th 2012 at 11am in Oranmore Communion date: Saturday May 19th 2012 at 11am in Maree Parking: We are seriously concerned for the safety of the children during the morning and afternoon drop-off and pick up. We would ask that under no circumstances should anybody park on the yellow lines at the front of the school. It is much safer to drop children off in the Community Centre car park close to the side gate entrance to the school. Please also exercise caution entering and exiting the car park as there is always a danger that a child will run across in front of a car. Concerns were also raised at the recent Parents' Association A.G.M. about people parking across the road from the school and allowing children to run across. This is an accident waiting to happen and I sincerely hope that this practice will be discontinued immediately. Maree Fun Day: Congrats to the M.C.D.A. on the splendid new facilities to the rear of the Community Centre. We are privileged to have the use of such a fine asset on our doorstep.

 

School Notice - 15 September 2011
2011-09-15

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 their teacher Ms. Fahy, and also our new entrants who have joined other classes throughout the school. We hope all will be happy in our school during the year ahead. Election Day: The school will be closed on Thursday Oct 27th for the Presidential election. Parent Teacher Meeting: Parent Teacher meeting takes place on Thursday 24th & Friday 25th Nov. Times will be allocated at a later date.

 

Useful Information
2011-09-01

New parents can find information relating to day-to-day school life outlined in each of the following sections below; Enroling your child (Admissions) Pupil and Teacher Numbers Uniform School Timetable Lunches School Notices Calendar Planning of Summer Holidays Booklists and Book Rental Standardised Testing Parent-Teacher Meetings School Reports Absence Allergies or Medical Conditions Hair Lice Parking Sport and Extracurricular Activities Sports Day Personal Accident Insurance Enroling your child (Admissions) To enrol a child at Maree NS, please see the details for completing an enrolment application here. Pupil and Teacher Numbers The school currently has 216 pupils and 11 teachers. Uniform Maree NS is a non-uniform school. School Timetable Class begins 8:50am Break 10:45am - 11:00am Lunch 12:30pm - 1pm Junior & Senior Infants finish 1:30pm All other classes finish 2:30pm Lunches Children should bring a small snack for 10:45am break, and a lunch to eat at 12:30pm. School Notices School Notices are issued to parents from time to time to provide updates on school life and events. Parents are advised to keep an eye on their children's bags for these notices. All school notices are posted online here. Calendar The school calendar is issued at the beginning of each school year. It is normal for updates to the school calendar to occur as we receive dates for Communion, Confirmation, staff meetings, etc. Updates to the calendar are sent to all households and the most up-to-date calendar will always be available online here. Planning of Summer Holidays We ask that Parents refrain from taking their child out of school for holidays where possible. The school calendar is issued as far in advance as possible to allow Parents to plan holidays around term. Booklists and Book Rental Booklists for all classes are released in June, in advance of the new school year. All current booklists are available to download here. The school operates a book rental scheme for 1st to 6th classes. Parents can opt into the book rental scheme in June. Further details are available here. Standardised Testing Standardised tests measure your child's achievement in literacy and numeracy compared to other children throughout the country at the same class level or age level. Schools are required to administer these tests at the end of second, fourth and sixth class. An information document on Standardised Testing is available to download here. Parent-Teacher Meetings Parent-Teacher Meetings are held annually to discuss the progress of your child. Meetings are typically held in November. Notification of the exact date will be forwarded to each household and posted online. Each class teacher will give your appointment time to your child in advance. School Reports School reports are sent home at the end of the school year. The purpose of this report is to inform you of your child's progress during the school year. Absence If your child is absent from school due to illness, we ask that Parents contact the school office as early as possible to let us know. Allergies or Medical Conditions Please let the school office know if your child suffers from any allergy or medical condition. Hair Lice We recommend regularly checking (and treating) your child's head for hair lice. Parking In the interest of safety, please do not park or set down on the yellow lines at the front of the school when dropping off your child. It is also unadvisable to park across the road from the school as there is always a danger that a child may run across the road. The Community Centre car park and the school pathway are the safest access to the school. Please reinforce with your child the need to be extremely careful in the community centre car park while being dropped off/collected. Some children have a tendency to run to or from the car and this obviously could lead to an accident. Sporting & Extracurricular Activites The school, and wider school community organises many sporting and extracurricular activites throughout the year. Have a look at our many achievements in football, hurling, camogie, soccer, rugby, basketball, swimming, art, music, Féiseanna, quizzes, and many more on our blog. Sports Day For many years we have had at least one sports day toward the end of the third term. Pupils compete in sprints, relays, egg-and-spoon races, three-legged races, sack races, junior & senior teddy racing and penalty shoot-outs. Personal Accident Insurance An optional Personal Accident Insurance scheme for is available to all pupils at the beginning of each school year. Parents interested in signing up for the scheme should return the required form to the school with the associated fee. A form for each pupil will be sent out to all parents.

 

Enrolment
2011-09-01

If you wish to enrol your child at Maree National School, please complete an Application for Enrolment and return it to the school Principal by email, or by post to The Principal, Maree NS, Maree, Oranmore, Co. Galway. We expect a high demand for places into the future. Therefore we encourage parents to fill out an application for enrolment even if your child is just few months old. If you have any questions prior to completing this form, please feel free to contact the school office to arrange a meeting. Download Application for Enrolment [ Word | PDF ] You will require Adobe Reader to view and download PDF documents. Click here to get Adobe Reader.

 

Mission Statement
2011-09-01

Scoil Mhuire is a Catholic Primary School. We at Scoil Mhuire Maree aim to provide a warm, caring, safe environment where our pupils will be enabled to develop to their full potential, socially, emotionally, morally, spiritually and academically. We aim to retain the qualities and values our school had in the past while adapting to the many positive changes in policy methodologies etc. of the future.

 

School History
2011-09-01

Gurraun National School The Education Act of 1831 established the National Schools in Ireland. Gurraun National School was set up in 1833 with Lord Wallscourt of Ardfry as its Patron. By 1835 there were five schools in the parish of Ballinacourty (Maree). Two of those were in Gurraun Upper, probably close to where the old school is situated. It was a two-room school, with one room for boys and one for girls. The boys had 69 pupils on the roll with an average attendance of 36 and the girls had 51 and an average of 36. Across the road in Gurraun Lower there was another school with 42 attending and an average of 35 pupils attending. This school was held in the Catholic Church there at the time. In 1839, the night of the Big Wind, the roof was blown off this building and was never repaired. There was also a school in the townland of Ballinacourty with an average attendance of 50. Another school in Tawin had only been in existence for eight months and had an attendance of 26 pupils. {gallery}school_history{/gallery} The following subjects were taught in all the schools: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Catechism. The girl's school also taught needlework and making fishing nets, while Irish was only taught in the school held in the Church the only one of the five to teach that subject. A new school was built in Gurraun in 1854/5. The primary valuation of the country known as Griffith's Valuation indicates it was in the course of construction at the time. It was reconstructed in 1879; this date is shown on the plaque at the front of the building. The present school was built in 1960 on a site donated by the late Willie Long who lived up the road, however it was not opened until November 1961. The day of the opening we all went to the old school and the roll was called. Later in the morning we walked up the road to the new school and lined up each side of the path which leads from the road to the school, boys on one side and girls on the other, forming a Guard of Honour to await the arrival of the Bishop of Galway Dr. Michael Browne. I dons't remember if there was a tape cutting, Dr. Brown performed a blessing ceremony and some photographs were taken. I dons't think there were any parents or politicians present, as would be the norm today. This school was a great change from what we were used to, new modern toilets and cloakrooms, new desks, and outside there was a concrete playground and shelter and also a little pitch. Finally we were given the rest of the day off and we all went home. Our thanks to Michael John Burke, a local historian, for furnishing us with the above account. 50 Years (1961-2011) In June 2011 we published a magazine to celebrate our 50th Birthday. Click here to download the magazine.

 

Policies
2011-09-01

Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with these school policies: Fire Safety Policy School Rules Rules for the School Yard The following additional school policies are available on request from the school office: Child Protection Policy Acceptable Use Policy Administration of Medication Policy School Improvement Plan for Literacy and Numeracy Anti-Bullying Policy School Attendance Policy Enrolment Policy Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) Policy Safety Statement Code of Behaviour You will require Adobe Reader to view and download the documents linked above. Click here to get Adobe Reader.

 

Booklists 2012-2013
2011-09-01

Our 2012/2013 booklists are available to download in both Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF formats; Junior Infants Booklist [ Word | PDF ] Senior Infants Booklist [ Word | PDF ] First Class Booklist [ Word | PDF ] Second Class Booklist [ Word | PDF ] Third Class Booklist [ Word | PDF ] Fourth Class Booklist [ Word | PDF ] Fifth Class Booklist [ Word | PDF ] Sixth Class Booklist [ Word | PDF ] You will require Adobe Reader to view and download PDF documents. Click here to get Adobe Reader.

 

Book Rental Scheme
2011-09-01

Book Rental Scheme We will be operating the scheme for Senior Infants to Sixth Classes again for the school year 2016/2017. This year the rental scheme is exceptional value as we are investing a substantial amount of money in the Oxford Reading Scheme for use throughout the school. The rental fee is as follows: €10 per child for Senior Infants, First and Second Classes €15 per child for Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes For more information on the book rental scheme, contact the school office.

 

Map & Directions
2011-09-01

Map To help you find us, we've pin-pointed our location in Google Maps. Our coordinates are: 53.231467, -8.94857 {mosmap width='700'|height='400'|lat='53.231467'|lon='-8.94857'| zoom='13'|mapType='Normal'|text='Maree National School
Maree, Oranmore, Co Galway
Tel: 00 353 91 790353'|tooltip='Maree National School'| marker='1'|align='left' } Directions From Oranmore As you continue through the Main Street of Oranmore coming from Galway, take the first right turn immediately after the church. Continue for approximately 2km until you come to a left turn signposted 'Maree Church'. Follow this road for approx. 2km until you are signed for 'Maree'. The school is a few hundred metres from this junction. We are immediately after the Maree Community Centre and close to Grealy's Stores.

 

Contact Details
2011-09-01

Telephone (091) 790353 Email info@mareens.ie Postal Address Maree, Oranmore, Co. Galway. [See Map and Directions] Office Opening Hours Monday - Friday, 8:50 am - 2:30 pm [See Calendar for closure dates]

 

Principal's Welcome
2011-09-01

A phÌÁistó agus a chuairteoiró, cuirim fáilte mór romhaibh go léir chuig suóomh idir-lóon Scoil NÌÁisi̼nta, an GarrÌÁn, Mearaó. I am delighted to extend a very warm welcome to all visitors to the official website of Maree NS. I hope that your visit will give you an insight into our vibrant and buzzing school which has a unique atmosphere where the children are at ease but industrious. Our aim is to make sure as far as possible that the talents of each child are nurtured, and that the children grow and develop with a strong sense of cooperation and consideration for others around them. We enjoy the support of a very committed school staff, a dedicated Board of Management, a very motivated Parents' Association and a wider community who are proud of their school which is the heart and soul of the Maree area. I hope you enjoy your visit to our new website. Is mise Le fóormheas Dermot Cleary Principal

 

Meet Our Staff
2011-09-01

Staff 2012-2013 Dermot Cleary Joan Reidy Laura Fahy Miriam Crowley Catherine Costelloe Martina Corry Bróna Smyth Sinéad Kelly Jan Sinnott Cathal Duffy Ann Nolan Majella Geoghegan

 

Privacy Policy
2011-09-01

What we collect We may collect the following information about you: your name, your email address, your phone number and other information relevant to user surveys. We may also collect information about your child, with respect to online enrolment. What we do with the information we gather We require this information to understand and respond to your messages received via our 'contact us' and 'enrolment interest' forms. Security We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. How we use cookies A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. Links to other websites Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. Controlling your personal information We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We may use your personal information to send you information regarding your child's enrolment with us, or to contact you regarding your child if they are already a pupil of Maree NS. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to The Principal, Maree NS, Maree, Oranmore, Co Galway, or email 'info@mareens.ie'. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

 

Booklists 2014-2015
2011-09-01

Click the links below to download booklists in PDF format: Junior Infants Booklist Senior Infants Booklist First Class Booklist Second Class Booklist Third Class Booklist Fourth Class Booklist Fifth Class Booklist Sixth Class Booklist (contact School Office for a copy) You will require Adobe Reader to view and download PDF documents. Clickhere to get Adobe Reader.

 

Board of Management
2011-09-01

Maree National School is managed by a Board of Management representative of our trustees, parents and teachers. The Board of Management serving until November 2019 is as follows: Marie Killilea, Chairperson Rod Gorman, Principal Keith Kelly and Brid Leahy, Parents' Nominees Des Hanniffy, Patron's Nominee Miriam Crowley, Teacherss' Nominee Susan Howley and Sean Hanniffy, Community Nominees

 

50th Birthday Magazine
2011-07-01

We have put together a magazine documenting the past 50 years. Many thanks to Keith Kelly for all his help in the preparation of this publication. Download 50th Birthday Magazine [17mb] You will require Adobe Reader to view & download this document. Click here to get Adobe.

 

School Notice - 29 June 2011
2011-06-29

On behalf of the staff and BOM I would like to wish all the children a safe and enjoyable summer. We wish our 6th class every success in secondary school. I would like to thank everybody who helped us with various events during the year. Were it not for this support we would have a very difficult job. We very much appreciate it. Our thanks to the Parents' Association for all their hard work & support during the year. In particular I would like to acknowledge everybody who helped in any way towards the wonderfully successful celebration of our School's 50th Birthday. Calendar Calendar: The calendar issued yesterday should read closing 12 noon on 22nd December as per School Calendar on website www.mareens.ie/calendar/. School Building Project: We have now proceeded to stage 2 of a 5-stage process in our School Building Project. A Design Team has been appointed and hopefully progress will continue. Further update in September.

 

School Notice - 14 June 2011
2011-06-14

50th Birthday Celebrations: Thursday, June 16th Sports Day: Thursday 16/06/2011 is Sports Day from 10am onwards. We have some special guests from the sporting world including Galway hurling captain, Damien Joyce from Cappataggle, to come to chat with the children. Picnic Day: Friday 17/06/2011 is 'Picnic Day' during the day for the children (around midday), while Friday night is the big night for the adults - beginning with celebrated mass at 8pm in Maree Church. This will be followed by a display in Maree Community Centre of school memorabilia from the past 50 years. Light refreshments will be provided. Our Parents' Association and friends have put massive work into this event so we would love to see you on the night. Even if you only have time to say 'hello!'. Many thanks to all who have made this a wonderful week for the children. Dermot.

 

Lunchtime League!
2011-06-14

1st, 2nd and 3rd class boys enjoyed a very successful lunch-hour league in June. Mr Duffy's sixth class boys as well as Isabel and Sacra (also from 6th) did the reffing, mentoring, umpiring etc. Well done to all. {gallery}lunchtime_league_11{/gallery}

 

School Notice - 16 June 2011
2011-06-11

Book Rental Scheme: We will be operating the scheme for 1st to 6th classes again for the school year 2011/2012. This coming year the scheme represents excellent value for money. Because existing stock is in good condition and we do not have to replace worn books etc, we are able to reduce the book rental fee as follows; €5 per child for 1st and 2nd classes; €15 per child for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes; If you wish your child to avail of the scheme, send in the money in an envelope with your child's name on it to the class teacher before Friday 24th June. I would like to thank Ms. Reidy for all her hard work in organising this scheme.

 

First Class Enjoy Art Class in the Sun!
2011-06-03

{gallery}first_class_art_class_11{/gallery} Ms. Costelloe and First Class enjoying an Art class in the sun on Friday June 3, 2011.

 

Our Senior Infant Engineers
2011-06-03

{gallery}senior_infant_engineers_11{/gallery} Ms. Reidy's Senior Infant 'engineers' in action in 2011. From left: Michael Forde-Murphy, Callum Rowan-Rodgers, Rebecca Monaghan, Matthew Maher, Lillian Furey, Caoimhe Joyce and Molly Whelehan.

 

School Notice - 10 May 2011
2011-05-10

New Pirates of Penzance: Best of luck to the cast and crew of The New Pirates of Penzance which runs in Kilcornan Centre, Clarinbridge from tomorrow Wednesday 1.5.11 nightly until Saturday 14.5.11 at 8pm. A special word of encouragement and congratulations to our third class who are involved in the show. Tickets are selling out fast. See posters all around Maree for details. Confirmation: 6th class will be making their Confirmation on Tuesday 24th May in Oranmore. Please note that the school closes at 1pm on that day for all children. W.O.W. (Walk on Wednesday) Day: Next Wednesday 18.5.11 is a W.O.W (Walk on Wednesday) day, weather permitting. It would be great if as many people as possible could walk/park and stride to school on that day. School Birthday: As you know we are celebrating the school's 50th birthday in June this year. The Parents Association are doing trojan work in preparation for this event. We are still looking for old photographs of anything to do with the school (e.g. Féiseanna, sport, Communion, Confirmation, sports day, first day at school etc). We are particularly interested in material from the 60's, 70's or 80's as this is obviously harder to come by. However any photo from the past fifty years would be appreciated. If you put your name on the back of the photo and include information about the photo, it will be scanned and returned to you within a few days.

 

School Notice - 11 April 2011
2011-04-14

Last Wednesday, 6th April, 6th class girls had a very enjoyable day out at the regional finals of the FAI Schools Soccer Competition in Drom, Bushypark with their coaches Breda Hanniffy and Mr Cleary. This week it is the turn of 6th class boys and their coach, Mr Duffy.

 

School Notice - 23 March 2011
2011-03-23

Transition to secondary school: Talk for parents of 6th class Tues 5th April at 7.30 pm in the school. This should prove very beneficial and informative for parents. St. Patrick's Day Parade: Congratulations to all the children who took part in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Oranmore. They did us proud on the day, and they looked and sounded fantastic. My thanks to all who helped to prepare them so well for the occasion I won't mention individual names in case I omit somebody, but a fine job was done and it is much appreciated.

 

St. Patrick's Day Photos 2011
2011-03-18

Congratulations to all the children who took part in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Oranmore. They did us proud on the day, and they looked and sounded fantastic. My thanks to all who helped to prepare them so well for the occasion I won't mention individual names in case I omit somebody, but a fine job was done and it is much appreciated. {gallery}st_patricks_day_11{/gallery}

 

School Notice - 03 February 2011
2011-02-03

Safety Outside School: Despite numerous requests in the past not to do so, some parents are still parking on the yellow lines outside the school to drop off /pick up children. This is absolutely unacceptable as it is posing a danger to other children who are approaching or exiting the school on foot. I might also add that it is an extremely dangerous practice to park across the road from the school and have children run across. Please heed this notice as the safety of every child and adult is of paramount importance. Note from Ms. Sinead Killeen: Dear Parents, As you may know I moved to Roscommon in July for family reasons. Unfortunately this meant leaving my job in Maree which was a very difficult decision for me to make. I was very lucky to get a permanent job in Roscommon in October. I just want to say a big thank you for all the support and kindness I was shown in my thirteen years in Maree. I enjoyed every bit of my time in Maree National School and I will miss you, the children and the teachers very much. I wish you all the very best and maybe I'll bump into you sometime in the future. Yours sincerely, Sinéad Killeen. Enrolment: It is vitally important that anybody who has a child who has not yet started school should fill an application for enrolment even if the child is only a few months old. We expect to have a higher demand for places from now on so an early enrolment is essential. Internet Safety: The Parents' Association have booked a speaker for next Wednesday evening, 9th Feb at 7.30 pm in the school. I cannot over emphasize the importance of a full attendance at this meeting as it will be very informative and helpful. Speaking as a parent myself, I dons't think any of us can be over-educated in this area regardless of what age our children are.

 

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