,On Monday, March 2nd, the girls in Third and Fourth Class welcomed the author, Catherine Ann Cullen to St. Philomena's. She read stories and poems that she had written and the girls completed an art activity based on one of her books, The Magical, Mystical, Marvellous Coat. We really enjoyed the visit and hope to see her again soon.
We held the final of our Spelling Bee on Monday February 24th. We had six finalists from 5th and 6th Class. It was very tense and the girls did very well under pressure. Well done to Angie, Amy, Fiadh, Isabelle and Jenny who were runners-up. Congratulations to Serene who will go forward to represent the school at the Offaly final of the Spelling Bee on March 3rd in Durrow National School.
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.
St. Philomena's G.N.S.
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