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Second Class Nativity Play 2014
2014-12-20

Second class held their nativity play in Maree Church on Thursday last. Check out the photos of the cast! {gallery}nativity_play_2014{/gallery}

 

Happy Christmas
2014-12-20

On behalf of all the staff at Maree N.S., I would like to wish all our pupils and their families a happy and peaceful Christmas. Nollaig faoi shéan agus athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir. Le meas, Dermot.

 

Parent Reminder - Christmas Holidays 2014
2014-12-20

School re-opens January 5 at 8.50am. See calendar for more.

 

Parent Reminder - Nativity Play 2014
2014-12-17

Reminder: Nativity Play takes place on Thursday, December 18 at 7.30pm in Maree Church.

 

Junior Infants Nativity Play 2014
2014-12-17

Junior Infants put on an outstanding performance of their Nativity Play on Wednesday last. {gallery}junior_infants_nativity_play_2014{/gallery}

 

School Notice - 9 December 2014
2014-12-10

Craft Fair: Many thanks to the Parents' Association for the wonderful Craft Fair on Sunday. It was a lovely occasion with a great atmosphere. A tremendous amount of work went into the preparation, and we are deeply grateful for this. Many thanks to the teachers, the children and the parents who produced the lovely crafts for the day. Well done to Miss Reidy, Liam Burke and our beautiful choir who provided the lovely seasonal touch in the background. A huge thank you to our sponsors and to all who came and purchased some goodies on the day. Our Parents' Association may take a huge bow. Our children are the beneficiaries of their magnificent work. All proceeds go towards the activities etc that take place for them during the year. Reminder: The by-election to elect parent's nominee to the BOM takes place tomorrow night, Wednesday November 10 at 7.30pm in the school. Nativity Play: The First Holy Communion Class and their teachers will present their Nativity Play on Thursday, December 18 at 7.30pm in Maree Church (not to be confused with Fr. Richie's play, which is on Christmas Eve). All welcome. D. Cleary

 

U21
2014-12-06

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Cake Sale - November 23rd
2014-11-21

Come along and support the Cake Sale at Maree Community Centre on Sunday, November 23rd in support of Oranmore-Maree Camogie Club. {gallery}cake_sale_november_2014{/gallery}

 

Save The Date! Christmas Craft Fair
2014-11-15

Christmas Craft Fair, Sunday December 7th: Many thanks to the Parents Association who are busy preparing for the Christmas Craft Fair. A huge amount of work is being put in by the school children, teachers and parents. The event takes place on Sunday, December 7th from 11.30am to 1pm in Maree Community Centre. We are currently looking for raffle sponsors, please contact Joe Keaney on 0871733738 or Paul Finn on 0879073641. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

School Notice - 13 November 2014
2014-11-15

Christmas Craft Fair, Sunday December 7th: Many thanks to the Parents Association who are busy preparing for the Christmas Craft Fair. A huge amount of work is being put in by the school children, teachers and parents. The event takes place on Sunday, December 7th from 11.30am to 1pm in Maree Community Centre. We are currently looking for raffle sponsors, please contact Joe Keaney on 0871733738 or Paul Finn on 0879073641. Your support would be greatly appreciated. 'Strict Reminder': Many thanks to those who have sent in the €5 to sponsor our dancers, Ronan and Dearbhala in the upcoming Strictly Come Dancing competition. If you are not attending on the night please send your €5 contribution in an envelope with your name on it as soon as possible. Best of luck also to the other parents from our school who are dancing for other organisations. Well done to Yvonne, Maggie, Anna and Damian. All contestants deserve huge admiration for risking it out on to the floor. Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Galway County Council is providing a collection service for household hazardous waste on Saturday, November 22nd 2014. Collections will take place between 10am and 3pm at Paddy Burkes Car Park, Clarinbridge. D. Cleary.

 

School Notice - 5 November 2014
2014-11-05

Strictly Come Dancing: As you are aware, Dearbhala Hanniffy and Ronan Diviney are representing us in this year's Strictly Come Dancing. The Maree Community Development Association (MCDA) is trying to raise funds for ongoing work at Maree Community Centre and pitches as well as for the Saving Grace Fund. This is our opportunity to support MCDA given that they have accommodated us with the use of their facilities and particularly as they have allowed us access through their ground to the rear of our building side. If we did not have this access the traffic problems in the morning would be immense and the safety of the children would be a concern. We will also be depending on the MCDA facilities in February when the children have moved into our new school and the old school is being demolished/new playground developed, etc. I am asking for every family to sending in €5 to the school before Friday, November 21 and I will vote for our couple of your behalf. I cannot overstate how much the MCDA have done to help us. Our children will be in a lovely, bright, new, state-of-art school in February 2015 so please take this opportunity to support. Parent Teacher Meetings: Parent Teacher Meetings take place on Wednesday, November 26 and Thursday, November 27. School closes on those days at 2.15pm so that meetings can start at 2.30pm. You will be given a time-slot for your meeting shortly. Traffic: My thanks to Claire Joyce and the parents who are helping in the mornings and afternoons to get the children in and out to school. Please use the Community Centre to drop off and collect. Do not set down on the roadway outside the main entrance. Head Lice: It has been brought to my attention that head lice are a serious problem in fifth class. I am urging all parents to check their child's hair and treat where necessary. D. Cleary

 

Parent Reminder - Return after Mid-Term Break October 2014
2014-11-01

School resumes after Mid-Term Break on Monday, November 3rd at 8.50am. See calendar for more dates.

 

Oranmore-Maree Camogie Team Win County Intermediate Final
2014-10-27

Congratulations to Oranmore-Maree Camogie on winning the County Intermediate Final today in Loughrea. This was a remarkable display of courage and work rate by the girls who felt that they deserved better than a draw last time out. What is important now is that they have the cup they truly deserve. {gallery}intermediate_camogie_october_2014{/gallery} The management team of Tony, John and Angela have dedicated every spare minute of their time to training and preparing this team since last January. Every girl from number 1 to 30 deserve great credit for their effort. It was great to see such a turnout of support from the Parish, and also to see the rising stars from the club playing the half-time exhibition. We are now a senior club. Our dedicated officers deserve this. Roll on the Connacht Final next Saturday!

 

County Intermediate Final Replay
2014-10-25

Best of luck to Oranmore-Maree Camogie team in the County Final replay on Sunday, October 26th at 1.15pm in Loughrea. We are asking all our supporters to come along and cheer on this fantastic panel of players on a historic occasion for our club. {gallery}intermediate_camogie_october_2014{/gallery}

 

Maree Boys Win Garda 7s
2014-10-20

Maree school is indebted to the Gardaí of Gort and Loughrea area for inviting the boys to take part in the blitz. Maree boys had a great win last Friday in the Gort Garda seven-a-side football competition. {gallery}garda_7s_october_2014{/gallery} This was their first year to take part in the football competition and it was a great achievement to lift the Division 1 trophy at the first time of asking. Great credit must go to Mr Anthony Broderick who has put in a huge amount of time in training the boys since September 1st when he joined the staff of the school.

 

Mini 7s Referees
2014-10-11

Calasanctius College students Ross Malone, Eamon Whelan and Roisín Black pictured at Oranmore GAA grounds where they did an excellent refereeing job at the recent Cumann na mBunscol Mini-7s competition. {gallery}mini_7s_referees_october2014{/gallery}

 

Do This in Memory Programme
2014-10-05

Enrolment for the 'Do This in Memory Programme' for First Holy Communion takes place on Saturday, October 11 at 7pm mass.

 

School Notice - 2 October 2014
2014-10-05

Parents' Association: The AGM of the Maree NS Parents' Association takes place on October 8th at 8:30pm in the school. We have a very active and supportive PA in the school and I would encourage all parents to come along and join. It is a great way to get to know new people and to support the work of the teachers and the children. Traffic Duty: Many thanks to the parents who are helping in the mornings and afternoons to keep an eye over the children as they enter and exit. Please note that these parents are acting merely as helpers and that the primary responsibility for the safety of the child still rests with the parent/minder who is dropping or collecting. We would ask that all motorists drive slowly and exercise extreme caution when approaching/leaving the area where the child is being dropped off or collected. Shingles: There has been a case of shingles in the school and your child may have been exposed. Useful information on shingles can be found here. Baboro: Junior, Senior Infants and Second Class will be going to Baboro Children's Theatre on Monday, October 13th. Fifth and Sixth Classes will be going to their show on Tuesday, October 14th. Third and Fourth Classes will be going on Thursday, October 16th. First Class will be going to their show on November 6th. Thanks to the funding received from the Parents' Association, the cost of each show is subsidised and the children only have to pay €5, which covers the cost of the buses. D. Cleary

 

Parent Reminder - Mid-term Break October 2014
2014-09-20

Mid-term break runs from October 27th to October 31st inclusive. See calendar for more dates.

 

School Notice - 17 September 2014
2014-09-18

Strictly Come Dancing: Maree Community Development Association (MCDA) is running Strictly Come Dancing again this year to raise funds for ongoing maintenance of the Community Centre and pitches, and also the Saving Grace Fund. We are delighted to announce that the school is being represented this year by Derbhala Hannify (Caitlin, 1st class and Cathal, Junior Infants) and Ronan Diviney (Roisín, Senior Infants). I would like to see all parents row in behind Ronan and Dearbhala particularly this year as we have benefited so much from the help of the MCDA who have allowed us access to the building site through their grounds.This has enabled us to carry on with the building of our fabulous new school safely with minimal disruption. We also make full use of the sports and recreation facilities in the Community Centre now that our own play area is restricted. Strictly Come Dancing is a great opportunity for us to acknowledge all the assistance of the MCDA. Head Lice: Please ensure that you check your child's hair regularly for head lice and treat if necessary. We have also requested in the past that long hair be tied up as this should help prevent lice from hopping from one head to the next. Traffic Wardens: My thanks to the people who have been doing safety duty, but we need more volunteers. If you can assist please give your name to Claire Joyce (086 8835959). Golf Classic: The Maree NS Parents' Association is holding the annual golf classic in Galway Bay Golf Club on Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th. All money raised will go directly to the school so we would ask the community to support this exciting event. All bookings, please phone Joe on 086 1733738. Art, Craft & Photocopying: My thanks to the families who have paid their €30 per child fee for the above. A reminder to those who may have forgotten to pay it, please send it in an envelope to your child's teacher at your earliest convenience. D. Cleary.

 

Golf Classic
2014-09-12

The Maree National School Golf Classic will be held in Galway Bay Golf Club on Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th. Team of four is €100. Contact Joe on 086-1733738 for bookings. All welcome!

 

Sixth Class Cycle to Renville Park
2014-09-12

Sixth Class had a cycle trip to Renville Park and a lesson on safer cycling with Garda Alan Keane from Oranmore Garda Station and their teacher, Anthony Broderick, on Friday, September 12th. Here are some of the photos of the happy crew on their return to school. We are indebted to Alan and Sgt. John Gormally, and indeed all at Oranmore Gardaí who are always generous with their time. {gallery}sixth_class_cycle_september_2014{/gallery}

 

Night of the Robots
2014-09-10

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics (previously DERI) are holding a Robots-themed evening in the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland on Friday, September 19th from 7pm-8.30pm.

 

Welcome new Junior Infants
2014-09-08

Welcome to our new Junior Infants! {gallery}junior_infants_september_2014{/gallery}

 

School Notice - 31 August 2014
2014-08-31

On behalf of the Board of Management and staff I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all members of our school community. A particular word of welcome to our new pupils and our new teacher, Mr. Broderick. It promises to be an exciting year for the school as we will be moving into our new building in February 2015. In the meantime we all have to work together to make the best of our restricted accommodation, play areas, etc. Please take note of the following information and arrangements for tomorrow morning (Monday, September 1st). Classes: Fourth and Fifth class are in the new cabins at the front of the school. Miss Kelly's Infants are in the first room on the right when you enter the main building. To get to Miss Fahy's class, walk down the corridor and turn left to the room at the end of the hallway. First class are in the room next to Miss Reidy's. There has been no change to the location of other classes. Traffic: There will be members of the Parents' Association on hand in the morning to manage the traffic at Maree Community Centre (MCC). We will also have parents helping move children safely down to the school from MCC. Please exercise care and co-operate with these stewards. Parents of new Junior Infants should park in the MCC carpark and walk down to the school with their child on this very special day. If it is a fine morning weather wise it may be a good idea for parents of other classes to consider 'parking and striding' from Maree old pitch, or anywhere you might have used for our previous walking days. School Times: School finishes at 12 noon all this week for Junior Infants, Senior Infants at 1:30pm and all others at 2:30pm as normal. Looking forward to a landmark year ahead. D. Cleary

 

School Notice - 25 June 2014
2014-06-25

On behalf of the staff and BOM I would like to wish all the children a safe and enjoyable summer. 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 and support during the year. In particular I would like to acknowledge the dedication of the school staff in what was a hugely successful year both within the classroom and also in extra-curricular areas. School Calendar: Please note that children will be returning to school on Monday, September 1st 2014 at 8:5am. The 2014/2015 school calendar is available here. Mr. Duffy: We wish Mr. Duffy, 6th class teacher, the best of luck with his return to study at UCD. We will miss him in Maree but it is good to know that he will be back to us in the future. 6th Class: As the school year draws to a close I would like to wish the very best of luck to our 6th class as they leave us after eight years to go on to secondary school. My hope for them is that they will be as happy and helpful there as they have been with us. Building: As you will have seen the building is very much on target to be ready for February 2015. We should see massive progress during the summer months with the installation of the filtration/percolation system as well as possibly some work on the front access, etc. Closing: School closing Friday, June 27th at 12 noon. Library Challenge: We would encourage all children to get involved in the Summer Reading Challenge. Details from info@galwaylibrary.ie, telephone 091-562471. D. Cleary

 

2014/2015 School Calendar now available
2014-06-15

The 2014/2015 school calendar is now available to view here.

 

Marian's Preschool Visit
2014-06-13

Marian's preschool children came to visit Junior Infants today! {gallery}marians_preschool_visit_2014{/gallery}

 

All Ireland Soccer Finals
2014-05-27

Best of luck to the Maree boys in the All Ireland Soccer Finals in the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday. {gallery}all_ire_soccer_finals_may2014{/gallery}

 

First Holy Communion
2014-05-16

Saturday, May 17th is one of the biggest days in our school calendar when our lovely 2nd class make their First Holy Communion. {gallery}communion_booklets_2014{/gallery} We wish every blessing on them on their special day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents who prepared the liturgy for all of the 'Do This in Memory' masses throughout the year. Thanks also to Fr. Richie Higgins for his kindness and help as always. A special word must go to m̼inteoiró, Ms. Joan Reidy and Mrs Martina Corry for their hard work and dedication in preparing the children for the occasion. We are particularly grateful to the choir from the school and to past pupils, Pádraic Keane and Liam Burke who are providing the musical accompaniment at the Communion Mass. We extend a warm welcome to the relatives and friends from all corners of Ireland and overseas. Here's hoping the sun shines for all. Le fóormheas.

 

Katie takes 1st place in Priomh Comortas
2014-05-13

Katie took 1st place overall in the Priomh Comortas in Tus Grad Under 9 last weekend. Well done! {gallery}katie_tusgrad_may2014{/gallery}

 

Parent Reminder: School Closed for Polling on May 23rd 2014
2014-05-13

Reminder the school will be closed on Friday, May 23rd to facilitate polling for the European Elections. See calendar for more dates.

 

School Notice - 8 May 2014
2014-05-08

Table Quiz Reminder: Please support the Table Quiz in Maree Centre on Friday, May 9th at 9.15pm. All funds raised by the Parents' Association benefit your child during the year. Aviva Schools Soccer: Well done to the boys on winning the Aviva 5-a-side Connacht Final for the first time ever. Best of luck in the All-Ireland Final in the Aviva Stadium on May 28th. Do This in Memory Mass: We would like to express our sincere thanks to the parents who gave so much of their time ot prepare the liturgy for each Mass of the Do This in Memory programme. A huge thank you to all involve for a fantastic job. Katie Killilea: Congrats to Katie Killilea, rang a dó, who received 3 first and took 1st place overall in the Priomh Comortas championship in tusgrad under 9 in Roscommon at the weekend. D. Cleary.

 

Fundraising Table Quiz on May 9th
2014-05-01

The Parents' Association are holding a fundraising table quiz in the Community Centre on Friday, May 9th at 9.15pm. €40 for a table of four. Please come along and support!

 

Calasanctius Big Breakfast
2014-04-20

Calasanctius College are hosting a 'Big Breakfast' for incoming 6th class on Sunday, May 4th. Tickets available before and after Mass in Oranmore on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th. Adults €5, Children €3.

 

School Notice - 10 April 2014
2014-04-10

European Election: The European Election takes place on Friday, May 23rd 2014. As the school is a polling station, it will be closed on that day. Easter Holidays Reminder: As per the calendar, the school closes on Friday, April 11th at 12 noon. Mini 7's: Congrats to the boys and girls who all performed extremely well in their various mini-7 competitions. Best of luck to the boys in the hurling final on Thursday. It's now down to the top 13 in the country. First Confession: The children of 2nd class will be making their First Confession on Thursday, May 1st at 1.30pm in the Church. All parents are welcome to be in attendance. Head Lice: It's nits season again. Please continue to check your child's hair and treat where necessary. Confirmation: Congratulations to the boys and girls of 6th class who recently made their confirmation. Many thanks to Mr. Duffy and Ms. Reidy for all their work in preparing the children for this special day. Golf Classic: The Maree NS Parents' Association are holding their annual golf classic in Athenry Golf Club on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th. This is the third year running and a big turn out is anticipated. All money raised will go directly to the school so we would ask the community to support this exciting event. Fantastic prizes on offer. All bookings, please phone Joe on 086 1733738. 5-a-side Soccer: Congrats to the 6th class boys who made a little bit of interesting history by winning the County 5-a-side in Drom recently. They now go on to contest the Connacht Final in early May. This is the first time that the boys have won this competition so it makes it all the more special. Well done lads. We are very proud of you. New Entrants: The Open Night for parents of new entrants to Junior Infants takes place on Thursday, April 10th at 7.30pm. Building: The new school building is coming along nicely. Progress may be followed here. You can also Like their Facebook page. D.Cleary

 

5-a-side Soccer Win!
2014-04-08

Maree N.S. had a great win today in the Aviva 5-a-side soccer County Finals in Drom. Following relatively easy victories over Claregalway and Carnmore schools in the group stages, Maree squared up to a very strong Lisheenkyle outfit in the final. {gallery}5-a-side-soccer-apr-2014{/gallery} Lisheenkyle opened the scoring in the first half but their celebrations had barely died down when Maree drew level. The game was tight for much of the remainder but the Maree boys added two further goals to ensure a first ever victory for the school in the Boys' soccer competition. (The school has three titles in the Girls' competition, '03 '06 and '13 so a victory for the boys was long overdue). The boys now go on to contest the Connacht finals in Shiven Rovers grounds in Newbridge, Co. Galway on May 7th.

 

Past pupil Eoghan Conneely's fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis
2014-03-28

Please click here to read about an appeal from our past pupil, Eoghan Conneely. Eoghan plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in August in aid of cystic fibrosis.

 

Parent Reminder - Easter 2014
2014-03-27

School closed from April 14th-25th for Easter holidays. See calendar for more.

 

Confirmation 2014
2014-03-25

Best of luck to the boys and girls from 6th class who are receiving their Confirmation on Wednesday, March 26th in Oranmore. We are very proud of them. My thanks also to their teacher, Mr Duffy and also to Miss Joan Reidy who has put in many hours preparing the choir which is drawn from 5th and 6th classes.

 

Parent Reminder - Confirmation Day 2014
2014-03-23

Confirmation will take place on Wednesday, March 26th at 11am in Oranmore. Please note school closes at 1.30pm for all children on this day. See calendar for more.

 

School Notice - 20 March 2014
2014-03-20

Féis: Congrats to all the children who participated with great success in the Féis on Sunday, March 9th. Well done to the committee, the teachers, parents and indeed anybody who helped to ensure the success of the event. Mini-7's: The boys have done extremely well to reach the County Mini 7's finals in hurling. We wish them and their coaches the very best of luck. They have trained very hard all year. Well done to the girls Mini 7's camogie team who reached the final of the group stage in Clarinbridge. St. Patrick's Day Parade: Well done to all involved in a very successful St. Patrick's Day parade. As usual the Parents' Association did a very thorough and professional job. Confirmation: 6th class will be making their Confirmation on Wednesday, March 26th at 11am in Oranmore. Please note that the school closes at 1.30pm on that day for all children. 'Check it Fits' service: The Road Safety Authority will be visiting Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Road on Thursday, March 20th and Friday, March 21st to provide a free expert checking service that will help parents and guardians fit their child's car seat correctly. D. Cleary

 

Maree Boys Mini 7s Win
2014-03-15

Maree boys mini sevens team had a great win out of a group of eight teams in the mini sevens hurling preliminary round. They now go on to the Galway finals with 12 more teams from around the country. Well done to the boys, and especially to Mr Cathal Duffy, their trainer. {gallery}maree_boys_mini_sevens_march_2014{/gallery}

 

St. Patrick's Day Parade Reminder
2014-03-11

Thank you to all the children who have signed up for participation in the St. Patrick's Day parade. We will be meeting at 2.45pm on Monday, March 17th in front of the Supervalu car park in Oran Town Centre. Children in Junior or Senior Infants must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian for the duration of the parade. Guardians must collect children from Oranmore Church car park after the parade. Have a great time, and get your Mums and Dads to dress up too! -Parents' Association

 

Happy Birthday, Fr. Richie!
2014-03-10

The staff and children of Maree NS wish to congratulate Fr. Richie Higgins on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Wishing you many more years of health and happiness, Fr. Richie.

 

Oranmore/Maree Féis 2014
2014-03-10

Winners at the recent Oranmore/Maree Féis. We are really proud of them. Well done to all participants and especially to the organizing committee who put in a massive amount of work in preparation for the event. {gallery}maree_oranmore_Féis_2014{/gallery}

 

Scholarship Successes
2014-03-10

Sixth class teacher, Cathal Duffy, with Molly, Amy and Leah who won scholarships to An Ghaeltacht at the recent Oranmore/Maree Féis. Well done all. {gallery}maree_oranmore_Féis_scholarships_2014{/gallery}

 

Best of luck to Calasanctius Camogie on Saturday
2014-03-06

Maree National School wishes the very best of luck to the Calasanctius players and coach, Angela Moran, in their All-Ireland Senior Schools Camogie final v Templemore in Nenagh at 3pm next Saturday, March 8th.

 

Parent Reminder - St. Patrick's Day Weekend 2014
2014-02-25

School closed Friday, March 14th and Monday, March 17th for St. Patrick's Day weekend. See calendar for more.

 

Parent Reminder - Return from mid-term break 2014
2014-02-23

School resumes after mid-term break on Monday, February 24th at 8:50am.

 

Love is in the air!
2014-02-14

Love is in the air in Junior Infants! We made hearts, cards and even painted our windows! Happy Valentines Day! {gallery}valentines_day_2014{/gallery}

 

Turning the sod
2014-02-13

Today we marked the ground-breaking of our new school building by turning the sod. {gallery}turning_the_sod_february_2014{/gallery}

 

Maree 8k 2014
2014-02-12

Photos of the recent Maree 8k, courtesy of Paul Connaughton. {gallery}maree_8k_2014{/gallery}

 

Little Shop of Horrors
2014-02-08

Maree Musical Society will present their production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' from February 25th to March 1st. Please see the below poster for booking information. {gallery}little_shop_of_horrors_2014_poster{/gallery}

 

School Notice - 4 February 2014
2014-02-05

Building work is about to start in the next couple of days within our school grounds. We have managed to secure access to the rear of the building site thanks to the Maree Community Development Association (MCDA) and also to William & Sheila Moran who own the land at the back of the school. The vast majority of the construction traffic will be entering and exiting via the community centre exit (the exit furthest from the shop). The traffic will then continue behind the astro turf and in to the school site via the Moran's land. The builder, the MCDA and the school management have had several discussions around health and safety in relation to all this activity. We have also managed to maintain our gravel path to the front of the school, for the moment at least, so that the children may walk from the Community Centre to the school without going on to the main road. The builder will have an entrance to the front of the site, which will cut through out path. However there will be no building traffic allowed to use this entrance during school opening and finishing times. In any case it is expected that the rear entrance to the site will be the main one used by the builders for the present. Your co-operation in all safety matters when dropping off and collecting children is much appreciated.

 

Building Commencement
2014-01-20

The Board of Management is delighted to announce the appointment of John McNamara and Sons as building contractor for our new school. {gallery}new_building{/gallery} The building work is expected to commence in the next few weeks. The new, state-of-the-art school will be constructed within the site of the current school where our hurling pitch is. This section of the site will be cordoned off and the current school will operate as normal, albeit with reduced play space for the duration of the construction period. Upon completion of the new building, the existing school structure will be demolished to make way for play areas, a basketball court and pitch. We ask the full co-operation of the parents and whole school community in relation to safety when dropping off and collecting children during construction. I would like to personally thank each member of the Board of Management (including past members) for persisting over many years with our application for improved facilities for the children and staff of Maree NS. Exciting times ahead. D. Cleary

 

Premier League Medals
2014-01-16

Maree Oran Soccer club recently won the u-13 Premier League. Pictured are Fionn, Kevin, Donal and Ben proudly showing their medals. {gallery}u13_Premier_League_2013{/gallery}

 

6th Class Debating Team
2014-01-16

The pupils of 6th class did themselves proud on the first round of the Galway Debating Competition in the Galway Education Centre on the 15th of January. {gallery}debating_team_jan_2014{/gallery} The team consisted of Donál Higgins, Megan Shaughnessy and Molly Qualter and they certainly excelled as they defeated Galway Educate Together on the motion of 'Single/sex schools are good for education'.

 

Parent Reminder - Mid-term break February 2014
2014-01-16

Mid-term break runs from February 20th - 21st. See calendar for more details.

 

Parent Reminder - School Reopens January 6th 2013
2014-01-05

School re-opens for second term on Monday, January 6th at 8:50am.

 

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