WHAT A MORNING!!
January 25th and 26th, school will close @ 2.15pm to facilitate parent teacher meetings.
March 16th, school will be closed to facilitate staff in-service training on the new Primary Language Curriculum.
Our new sensory room has been a great addition to our ever improving school. Boys from all classes are benefitting from the calm space. Thank you to Mrs. Webbley for leading the development of our sensory room. A sensory room is a space which aims to provide students with the individualised sensory input they need to self-regulate, so they can be better prepared for learning and interacting with others. A sensory space addresses the primary senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch and the vestibular and proprioceptive senses. We look forward to our neurodivergent learners enjoying this space for years to come.
The Leinster Tennis Primary Schools League will run from March 6th until May 26th this year. We are hoping to enter two teams of 5th and 6th class boys (born in 2012 or earlier) to represent Hollypark. There will be six boys on each team.
If your son is interested in being considered for a place on the team, please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org before January 27th.
Please include details of tournament experience and Tennis Ireland ranking (if applicable), as this will help with team selection. Leinster Tennis also uses this information to determine which division our teams will play in.
Tennis coordinator 2023
Brothers Jack (Junior Infants)and JP (Senior Infants) won medals in the Karate league IWKA - Ireland Wadokai Karate Association last Sunday in Ashbourne, They attend Gannon’s Martial Arts Dublin South with Sensei Rodolfo . Well done boys, we are proud of you!
HOLE IN ONE ALERT!
Well done to Nathan O' Brien who had a hole in one at last week's school golf practice. A beauty of a shot from 100 metres, 2 bounces and into the hole! A day he will never forget!
Ms. O' Neill's 6th class were represented by Charlie Elliott and Lauri Cryan at the Someone Like Me award ceremony last Wednesday. The ceremony took place in Dublin City Hall. The boys collected the prize for the Dublin Senior Category winners and have brought back their artwork to display in our school. Well done to Ms. O' Neill and her amazing 6th class boys!
3RD CLASS GAELIC LEAGUE
Well done to our 3rd classes for their participation in a lunchtime Gaelic league. The skill level was extraordinary and the future is looking bright for our school teams. Thank you to Maurice from Kilmacud Crokes for running the league.
Our winners were team Dublin, man of the match was Jack Gallagher and player of the tournament was Luke Mahon. Well done to all involved.
STAR OF THE FUTURE
Tobias in Mrs. Webbley’s, 1st class, inspired by New York pop artist James Rizzi created this 3D representation of a building from his work “Cityscapes”. Well done Tobias, we love your creative work!
Congratulations to All Ireland champions, Kilmacud Crokes. We were delighted to see our past pupils lift the Andy Merrigan cup last Sunday. These players are inspiring our next generation of GAA stars. We look forward to welcoming the team into Hollypark in the coming weeks.
Beir bua agus beannacht,
THIS WEEK'S ADVERTISEMENTS
CALL FOR ALTAR SERVERS - FOXROCK CHURCH
During the pandemic Foxrock Church had to pause the involvement of altar servers in masses. Now, 3 years on we're looking to get boys and girls involved in altar serving again. My own boys have been involved over the years and they enjoyed the responsibility. The treats at Christmas and Easter and the altar servers days out didn't hurt either!
We're looking for servers for the 6pm mass on Saturdays and 10am on Sundays. We try to only schedule servers every 2 or 3 weeks and there is never a problem if they can't make it. If you're interested in learning more please contact me on email@example.com, or email Foxrock Parish on firstname.lastname@example.org if your child would like to get involved.