September 2018 Newsletter

Meán Fómhair 2018



All absences from school should be explained to the class teacher by a parent/guardian. A record of all absences is maintained by the school. Under the Education Welfare Act (2000), the school is legally bound to report to the Welfare Board any child who is absent from school for 20 days or more. Where there is no justifiable reason parents are liable to prosecution by the Welfare Board.




Fáilte thar n-ais ar scoil gach éinne. Ba maith linn fáilte mhór a ghuí ar gach éinne go háirithe ár bpáistí nua atá ag teacht ar scoil don chéad uair. As we start a new school year, we would like to extend a very warm welcome back to everyone. We would also like to welcome all our new pupils to the school and look forward to a very active school year. We also wish the boys from first class who transferred to the Boy’s School and the girls from sixth who went to Secondary school the best of luck with their future studies.

Athrú ar sonraí tuistí / Change of contact details

We would like to ask parents/guardians to inform the class teacher or the secretary of any changes in contact numbers/details/emergency contact details regarding their children. In the event of an emergency we need to be able to contact you so having the correct contact details is very important.

Dátaí le Meabhrú/Dates to Remember

First Communion will take place on Saturday the 4th of May 2019.

Confirmation:The Bishop will visit Castleisland to confirm the sixth class on Tuesday 26th of March at 11am.

Le meas, Maire Ni Loingisgh (Priomh Oide)


Children from 1st to 6th class along with the senior ASD class will take swimming classes during the first term. The cost is €45 per child for six weeks swimming lessons. We’d like to thank the Parent’s Association for covering some of the costs for transport for us this year.


Outstanding fees Parents are reminded to send in all outstanding fees for their child’s Book Rental/Art and Photocopying/Testing on or before Friday 28th of September.


Corn Tommy Markham

We were delighted to welcome Ethan Reidy when he visited the school with the Tommy Markham Cup on Monday 24th of September. Ethan is part of the 2018 Kerry team who won the Minor All-Ireland for a historic fifth time in a row.

Go raibh maith agat a Ethan! Ciarraí Abú


Road Safety/ Sábháilteacht Bhóthair

We would ask you for your cooperation in keeping the set downs areas at the roundabout outside the school clear of traffic. These are not parking spaces but are for drop-off and pick-up only. They need to be clear for emergency access. Thank you.



Basketball coaching has re-started with Tommy Dom. Junior Classes have basketball on Wednesday mornings and he will coach the senior classes after school.


A note from the Parents Association

The Parents Association held its first meeting of the year last week. We are delighted to welcome Annetta Daughton to the committee as our new secretary. Mary Mahony is staying on as Chairperson and Nicola McGovern is staying on as treasurer. 

Bart Hickey has sponsored new basketballs for the school teams, thanks to Liz and Bart for those!

Our next event is bag packing in Garvey’s in November to raise funds for the swimming buses.



















































For your

For your                    October 25th                             26th October                              October 29th to Nov, 2nd

Calendar                   Halloween Party                Presidential Election                           Halloween Break

Ná dean dearmad/Don’t forget!!

School is closed Friday, 26th of October for the Presidential election. Mid-term break runs from October 29th to November 2nd. School re-opens on Monday 5th of November.

Sean-Éadaí/Old Clothes

As a fundraiser for the school we are collecting all previously loved clean clothes, linen, curtains, belts, bags & paired shoes. No duvets, pillows, cushions, socks or underwear please!

Please put the clothes in large sacks and bring to the school. They can be left on the stage in the hall. Clothes will be collected by NCBI on 17th of October. Your support for this fundraiser would be greatly appreciated. 



We will be holding a Halloween party in the school on the evening of October the 25th.

We will have more details shortly. Keep checking our Facebook page!


Castleisland, Co. Kerry.
Phone: 066-7141147 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
School Roll:14952L