Letter 28th June 2017

28th June 2017.

Dear Parents,

Graduation Ceremony

I would like to congratulate the children in Sixth Class who graduated at last night’s ceremony.   On behalf of the children and staff, I would like to wish Emma-Kate, Ellen, Conor, Leah, Sinead, Jane, Mark, Eva, Thomas, Emma, Nicole, Zoe, Ross, Roisin, Ross, Nathan and Kristena the very best of luck and good wishes for secondary school.   We will miss them and hope that we will see them all again in the future.   Many thanks to the families who have now left our school, your support and kindness over many years is greatly appreciated.   We hope our paths will cross again.   Many thanks to the Parents’ Association and parents who helped organise the food afterwards.   It is very much appreciated.


Class Allocation for 2017/2018


Class Teacher
Junior Infants Ms. Noonan-Moriarty
Senior Infants Ms. Kealey
First/Second Class Ms. Crosby
Third/Fourth Class Ms. Rooney
Fifth/Sixth Class Mrs. Mallee
Learning Support/Resource Mrs. Murphy
Learning Support/Resource To be Announced


As you are aware, a new permanent teaching position arose in our school for this coming September.   Under the Department of Education & Skills, rules and guidelines, only a teacher from the Meath panel had to be appointed to this vacancy.   I am delighted to announce that Ms. Aoibhe Rooney is the new appointee to our school.   Ms. Rooney is at present on maternity leave and will not commence this post until 25th September.   Ms. Rooney comes very highly recommended and I am very happy with this appointment.   This is a very short time and the children in 3rd and 4th class will be very prepared for her arrival.


I would like to pay tribute to Ms. Karen Dunne for all her hard work and dedication to our school this year.   She has been a very important member of our staff and did great work for our school community.   On behalf of our school, I would like to wish Ms. Karen Dunne every success for the future.


School Bus for next September

Anyone who wishes to avail of the school bus service next September must contact Philly’s Cabs on 086 3639769 to confirm their place.


Summer Holidays

The school will be closing this Friday, 30th June at 12 noon sharp for the summer holidays.


Non-Uniform Day – Friday, 30th June

The children can wear their ordinary clothes to school this Friday and don’t need to wear their uniforms. They can bring in treats for a class party.



I am delighted to announce that our new website is now live. Please see www.kilbridenstrim.ie  for updates and news on our school.


Re-Opening Date

Monday, 28th August 2017.



Finally, on behalf of myself, Lynette, Claire, Sarah, Chelsea, Karen, Mary, Maureen, Sheila and Pat, I would like to thank you all most sincerely for your help and support throughout the school year.


Kind regards,




Deirdre Murphy