News Archive 2015 / 2016
Halloween Fun 2015
There was great fun and excitement on the Friday before the Halloween break when all the children got dressed up.
In November 2015 Sergeant David Malone and Private Ian McNeill from the National Defence Force visited the school to present the National Flag and a copy of the Proclamation to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising.
It was a memorable day in Curracloe N.S. on Proclamation Day, Tuesday 15th March 2016. Past pupil Captain Michael Kingston joined the pupils, staff and a large representation of parents in the celebrations. Captain Kingston was presented with the National Flag by 2nd class pupil, Eddie Hore-Meagher, a descendant of the great Thomas Francis Meagher.
Michael spoke about 1916 and the importance of our National Flag. He was joined in the reading of the Proclamation by Keelan Angood and Tom Garry. The flag was raised and everyone joined the children in the singing of the National Anthem. Michael remained in the school for the duration of the school day where he visited all the children in their class rooms and happily answered all their questions.
The Principal and staff of St. Margaret’s N.S. would like to sincerely thank Michael for volunteering to be involved on this commemorative day. His presence and input certainly added to the occasion. We wish him all the best in his future career with Irish Defense Force.
Presentation Day June 2016
On Thurs 9th June 2016 the school held their annual Presentation Day. Sara Hogan and Ciara Long from Wexford swimming pool presented the children from 3rd to 6th class with their swimming Certs. Well done to all the children and thank you to Sara & Ciara for taking the time to visit us.
Mick Garry, parent and paramedic, presented the children with their First Aid Certificates. They completed a 10 week First Aid Course and are well equipped to handle emergency situations thanks to Mick.
The Student Council, which was set up this year has proved to be a great success. Their endeavours included providing 4 picnic benches for the school yard, class ‘hoodies’ for 6th Class, raising money for Curracloe Tidy Village and setting up a schools stationery shop. The student council presented representative from Curracloe Tidy Village, Anne Carty and Francis Tobin, with a cheque for €189. The profits from the shop will be used to purchase sports equipment for the school.
2016 School Soccer League
The pupils from 3rd to 6th class took part in a lunch time School Soccer League during last term. Medals were presented on Thurs 23rd June 2016 to the winners and runners up. All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed taking part. Well done to the winning team.
Mr Hackett’s Last School Tour June 2016
The children from 5th and 6th Class had a great day out at Kilkenny Activity Centre where they enjoyed Splat Ball and completed an assault course, followed by a trip to McDonalds for lunch. The children from 1st to 4th class went to Wicklow where they visited Wicklow Historic Gaol and Powerscourt Waterfall. On the way home they stopped off in Pirates Cove for Crazy Golf. The Infants visited Blackwater Open farm. All the children thoroughly enjoyed their days out and as usual were very well behaved.