18th October 2019



                                                                                                                   October 18th, 2019


Halloween Fancy Dress Day:  Dress up for Halloween fancy dress day will take place on Friday the 25th of October 2019.  The children are to wear Halloween themed costumes to school.  There will be special prizes for the best homemade “scary” costumes.  Costumes can be re-used, designed and homemade from recyclable materials, over the years we have seen that the children really enjoy doing this.  Please do not go to any expense.  Use whatever materials you have at home.  The day will be a fun filled day of Halloween themed games, stories and activities.


Maths Week:  We’ve had a great maths week this week that highlighted the importance and fun to be had from maths.  We had maths trails, the very popular question of the day, Brix for Kids, peer tutored maths stations, and maths table quiz.


Rachard League:  The best of luck to the Tintern Rachard League girls football team in their quarter final next week.  They topped their group following three emphatic wins over Rathangan, Horeswood and Taghmon.  They are now into the Roinn A quarter final and will play Castlebridge.  The boys had a great win during the week over Fethard.


Gusserane NS on the Radio:  Our school will be featured in the School Corner Radio Programme by the Christian Media Trust on South East Radio on the evening of Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 at 8pm.  The children will be performing songs, poems and stories highlighting many of the activities of Gusserane NS.


School Closure:  The school will close on Friday the 25th of October 2019 at 3pm for the Halloween Break and will remain closed until Monday November 4th, 2019 at 9.20am.  We wish everyone a very safe and spooky Halloween. 


Gymnastics:  We have organised a 7-week gymnastic programme with Gymstars, starting on Thursday the 7th of November and ending on Thursday the 19th of December.  Each class will get a chance to participate in gymnastics in a fun way as part of the PE curriculum and these lessons are a vital part of our ongoing work to renew our Active Flag status.  The lessons will cost €15.00 for 7 lessons.  Gymstars will provided all the equipment and mats for the classes.


Science Week:  Will take place this year from November 10th to November 17th, 2019.


Sing Out Loud:  The rehearsals for the Sing-Out-Loud concert are in full swing as the big day on Thursday the 14th November draws close.  On Thursday the 14th November the day of the concert, the school will close for all children at 12.30.  This will give the 3rd – 6th class children a chance to go home to change, eat and get ready.  The 3rd – 6th class children will come back to school at 3.30pm and a bus will bring them into rehearsals in Wexford for 4.30pm.  All children will be going home with parents after the concert. 


We ask that all pupils from 3rd – 6th class fill out the attached note and return it to the school asap.  If you receive the newsletter by email, you can copy and paste and return to the school via email.

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I _______________________________ give permission for ______________________________

           (parents name)                                                                        (child(ren) name)

to take part in the Sing-Out-Loud concert on Thursday the 14th November and to travel to the concert by bus on that day.

The cost of the bus is €5 per child.


Please let us know the name of the person collecting your child if you are unable to collect.


The name of the person collecting my child is  ______________________________________ .

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