Best of luck to the girls taking part in the Credit Union quiz on February 12th. Thank you to Ms. Lee and Ms. Marron for helping them to prepare. Brynn, Ciara, Emily, Madison and Sophia are on the Junior Team. Anna, Kate, Isabel, Isabelle and Niamh are on the Senior Team.
Our Junior Quiz Team
Our Senior Quiz Team
St. Philomena’s N.S. Enrolment Evening
Our Information on Enrolment Evening for parents only will take place on
Monday, January 27th, in the school at 7.30 p.m. Enrolment /Application Form packs will be available on that evening or from the school on
Tuesday January 28th,
Closing date for receipt of completed Enrolment/Application form is
Thursday February 6th, 2020.
If you are unable to come on the evening, please contact the school at
We look forward to meeting you on January 27th.
We held our Christmas raffle on Tuesday December 10th. Congratulations to all our winners. Thank you to everyone for buying and selling tickets. A huge thank you to anyone that donated a prize. Please see below a list of our sponsors.
Ryan’s Midlands Books
Protec Fire Services Ltd.
Cosmic Bowls/VR Zone
Aura Leisure Centre
Lir Fire Protection Ltd.
Bridge House Hotel
Bord na Mona
Permanent TSB Bank
D & S Hardware
G & T Drapery
There will be no school on Wednesday, December 11th as the teachers have in service on the New Primary Languages Curriculum.
St. Philomena's has just elected its first Student Council. All of the candidates prepared speeches and made posters about how to make St. Phillomena's an even better school. An election was held in each class and twelve girls were elected: Emily Smith, Alana Nannery, Emily Spain, Clodagh Rigney, Aoife Kavanagh, Zoya Ausaf, Taylor Wrafter, Emma Power, Angie Sewell, Izzy Foley, Callie O' Hanlon and Alannah Greenan. They will attend meetings and discuss how we can make positive changes to our school.
Well done to all the girls in St. Philomena's that successfully completed the 20 day challenge by coming to school for all of the 20 school days in November. We had a very high attendance rate for the month with Ms. Marron's class having the highest overall attendance. All the girls that were present for the 20 days were presented with a certificate.
Ms. Buckley organised a poster competition for our 20 day Every School Day Counts challenge. She had a very difficult time choosing the winners as the standard was very high. Congratulations to all our winners: Victoria Smith, Maddison Rickard, Juliet Clear, Sorcha McDonagh, Molly Dillane, Kelly O' Callaghan, Keeley Ryan, Angie Sewell, Fiadh Brennan, Amber Power and Maria Biesiada and thanks to everyone for taking part.
Before the midterm break, pupils in our school entered an art competition ran by Offaly Council Council. Entrants had to design a poster promoting any Green Schools' themes. Four entrants from our school were chosen to go forward to the final stage of the competition, and be in with a chance of having their picture featured in the County Council's Environmental Awareness Calendar for 2020!
We had a tough job choosing winners from our school as all of the entries were amazing!
Congratulations to Samantha from 3rd Class, Lucy from 4th Class, Anna from 5th Class and Alyssa from 6th Class who were chosen as our worthy winners!
These posters were sent on to Offaly County Council as part of the final competition. We are delighted to say that Anna Maunsell's entry was chosen as one of the pictures for the Environmental Awareness Calendar 2020!
Well done to Anna and all of our finalists. We are very proud!
Our school has been invited to be part of the
“Every School Day Counts”
Attendance Campaign commencing during the month of November 2019
Excellent attendance at school is important to allow you to be the best you can be
and aim for a bright future.
Are you ready for the 20 day Challenge !!
St. Philomena's G.N.S.
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