We had our best numbers so far on Thursday morning with an amazing 48 pupils and 14 adults taking part. Well done to all! It will be a huge ask but let's try to match that for our final walk tomorrow morning.
We had a fantastic turn out for our Climate Action Week Walk to school on Wednesday morning with an amazing 40 pupils as well as 14 adults taking part. Those numbers will be hard to beat on the last two days but we will give it a go! Well done everyone! Saving the planet one step at a time!
As part of our participation in Climate Action Week, our Green Schools committee has organised a walk to school on each morning this week. We meet at the graveyard and head for school at 9.10am. We began this morning in the most beautiful autumn weather. We had a fantastic turnout of pupils and parents and we hope to increase our numbers during the week. Well done to all and we hope to see even more faces tomorrow morning.
A very warm welcome back to all and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed the warm summer break. We would like to especially welcome our new junior infants who joined Cloonlyon NS for their first day of school today. Our new junior infants greeted their teachers with big smiles eager to get down to work. We wish the junior infants many happy years filled with learning and fun.
Also a warm welcome to our two new teachers Mrs Keen and Miss Hennigan as well as our new Inclusion Support Assistant (formally SNA) Angelique Burrill, who will be working in the junior room. We would like to congratulate Mr Haran on his new role as Principal. We are all looking ahead to a great school year!
Today Sunday 26th August 2018 was a day to remember for the pupils of Cloonlyon NS, and the other three schools in the parish of Charlestown, at Ireland West Airport, Knock. They were privileged to get up close and personal with Pope Francis on his arrival at the airport.
Parents should be very pleased at how their children conducted themselves in front of the world media. Radio, television and newspaper reporters interviewed a good number of them before and after the arrival of Pope Francis. They spoke so well without prompting or coaching.
As Pope Francis moved along the barriers he took time to engage with the children, to ask their names, to bless them and their rosary beads. He also asked, on more than one occasion, that they pray for him. It was an awesome event and one that hopefully the children will remember and treasure all their lives. Thanks to all who helped make this day happen.