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2609, 2013

Support Sarah – Marathon Fundraiser

By |September 26th, 2013|Fund Raising|0 Comments

Sarah Webster, a member of the board of management and parents’ committee, will be participating in the Dublin City Marathon on Monday, October 28th. Sarah is doing this to raise much needed funds for the school.

The parents’ committee would urge you to support Sarah in her efforts to raise money for the school.

Sponsor sheets available from the school office.

 

309, 2013

Welcome back to school! Note for parents

By |September 3rd, 2013|For Parents & Guardians, General, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We would like to welcome everyone to a new school year. A particular welcome to Eva and Caroline to the junior classroom and Chloe and Titus to the senior classroom.

Many thanks to all those who helped out at the annual cycle and the summer draw during the holidays. We have a number of plates, tray and cake tins here. Could everyone who is missing these items please collect them from the school.

We will recommence swimming lessons on Friday 6th September in Buncrana Leisure Centre. Lessons will be from 11am to midday. Cost will be 24 euros per child until Halloween. […]

107, 2013

Summer Reading Programme

By |July 1st, 2013|After School, Extra Learning|0 Comments

Sign up for the 2013 Summer Reading Programme at Buncrana Community Library. Early registration from June 5th and continues throughout the summer holidays.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Read or listen to books and when returning books, your librarian will stamp your “Secret Agent Card”.

At the end of the summer, each child will receive a secret agent certificate!

This is a free programme that rewards reading.

 

3006, 2013

St Mura’s Charity Fun Cycle

By |June 30th, 2013|Fund Raising|0 Comments

A huge thank you to all the cyclists who took part in St Mura’s Charity Fun Cycle 2013 and to all who contributed with the baking and sandwiches and helped out on the day.

Even though the weather on the day was inclement, there was a fantastic turn out.

Regarding the annual draw to win a superb mountain bike:
The winners in our summer draw were as follows:
1st – Dara Bradley (Bicycle)
2nd – Lee McLaughlin (€50)
3rd – Vera Dill (€20)

2906, 2013

Flower Arranging Fundraiser 2012

By |June 29th, 2013|Fund Raising|0 Comments

We would like to thank all those who supported our flower arranging evening and Christmas draw.  A total of €2112.56 was raised.
All primary schools lost a major source of annual income when the minor works grant was withdrawn by the Department of Education and Skills last November/December.  This grant was used for painting, boiler repairs and purchase of furniture and computer hardware etc.  It amounted to approximately 25% of our total school grant allocation.
As you can appreciate, this is a huge financial loss to our school.  Running costs have certainly not decreased over the past few years!
Therefore, we would like […]

2806, 2013

Opening and closing times

By |June 28th, 2013|For Parents & Guardians|0 Comments

We would remind everyone of school opening and closing times:-
School starts at 9.10 a.m.
School finishes at 1.50 p.m. for infants and 2.50 p.m. for first to sixth classes.

We have been advised by our insurance company that supervision by school personnel is required 10 minutes before official opening time i.e. 9.10p.m. so doors will open at 9.00a.m.
We would ask you not to drop children off before that time as we are not insured for them to be on the premises.

We would ask parents to pick up their children promptly at 1.50p.m. or 2.50p.m.  It can be distressing for young children in […]

2806, 2013

Educational Welfare Board – Absent Days

By |June 28th, 2013|For Parents & Guardians|0 Comments

All schools are required to comply with the National Education Welfare Board.  This body is responsible for monitoring school attendance in both primary and secondary schools throughout Ireland.

Under legislation we have to make five reports to the N.E.W.B. per year.  If any child has been absent for 20 or more days in the school year, we have to forward details of this to the board.

It is very important that children attend school on a regular basis as they can miss out on important learning opportunities. If your child is absent from school, we would ask you to send a note […]

2706, 2013

Holiday Bible Club

By |June 27th, 2013|After School|0 Comments

Amazing Treasures – Holiday Bible Club is on from Monday 1st to Friday 5th July.
Come and have fun with other children learning stories from the Bible.

There will be games, quizzes, crafts, Bible stories, singing, competitions and more.

Where? : Fahan Presbyterian Church Hall

Ages? : For 4 to 14 year olds

Times: Monday 1st to Friday 5th July; each morning 10.30am to noon.

How much? : It is FREE

Some questions answered:

Who is running the club? – Local Christians are running the club. Although it is in the Presbyterian Hall, it is open to children of all denominations and none. The focus will be on […]

2006, 2013

St Muras – Winners of Battle of the Books 2013 & 2014

By |June 20th, 2013|After School, Competitions, Extra Learning, General|0 Comments

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive programme for students aged 8 – 12; the aim is to encourage students to read good books and have fun whilst competing with peers.

The adopted theme was the ‘Battle of the Books’ – the initial quizzes were centred on books read during the BOB programme, and the students competed against their peers in their own schools in a quiz based on the content of those books. These ‘battles’ or quizzes took place in Buncrana Community Library this spring.

The next stage of the programme involved the winning team from each school competing against […]

1906, 2013

Welcome to St Mura’s Blog

By |June 19th, 2013|General, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hi and welcome to St Mura’s new look website and our first blog post! Keep checking back during term time for more recent posts. Until then, have a great summer!