Note From The Headmistress 29.11.19

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Note from the Headmistress Friday 29th November 2019 Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. – Theophrastus. It’s a funny thing, time. It can go quickly or slowly, depending on what you’re doing. Days can feel like seconds, minutes like hours, months like years or years like weeks. If we think about how measuring the passage of time has changed, perhaps we can consider how we value our time. Ancient cultures measured the passing of time by watching the sun travel across the sky or by using a sundial in its simplest form, the shadow stick. Nowadays, we…

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Note From The Headmistress 15.11.19

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Note from the Headmistress 15th November 2019 Notices and dates for your diary • Senior Boys Rugby v St. Columba’s College Wednesday 20th November, Home 2.15pm • Parent Teacher meeting Junior Infants Thursday 21st November 12.30pm to 2.30pm • Parent Teacher meeting Senior Infants & I Form Friday 22nd November 11am to 1pm • Parent Teacher meeting Lower V on Friday 22nd November from 11am to 1pm • Exams week Week beginning 26th November • Senior Boys Rugby v St. Conleth’s Tuesday 3rd December, Home 2.15pm • Senior Girls Hockey v Royal School Cavan Tuesday 3rd December, Away 1pm •…

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Note From The Headmistress 25.10.19

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Note from the Headmistress 25th October 2019 Notices and dates for your diary Science week  Week beginning 10th – 17th November https://www.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/ Senior Girls Hockey 1st & 2nd XI v Loreto Mullingar Wednesday 6th November, Away 11am to 1pm Senior Boys Rugby v St. Columba’s College Wednesday 6th November, Away 2.15pm Senior Boys Rugby v St. Gerard’s Tuesday 12th November, Away 2.30pm Senior Girls Hockey v Wilson’s Hospital Wednesday 13th November, Home 2pm Senior Boys Rugby v St. Columba’s College Wednesday 20th November, Home 2.15pm Parent Teacher meeting  Junior Infants Thursday 21st November 12.30pm to 2.30pm *Contact Ms Maree re…

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Note From The Headmistress 11.10.19

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Note from the Headmistress 11th October 2019 Notices and dates for your diary • Maths Focus Week Week beginning 12th to 20th October www.mathsweek.ie/2019/ • Parent Teacher meeting UV and 6th Form on Friday 25th October from 11am to 1pm • Half Term break starts at 1pm on Friday 25th October • Parent Teacher meeting Junior Infants Thursday 21st November * Please see Mrs Maree for details • Parent Teacher meeting Senior Infants, 1st Form & LV on Friday 22nd November from 11am to 1pm “One joy dispels a hundred cares.” Yesterday, Thursday 10th October was World Mental Health Day….

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Note From The Headmistress 27.09.19

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Note from the Headmistress 27th September 2019 This morning, I had the pleasure of announcing our Prefects for this term. “Prefect” is a term used to describe ‘an older student with some authority over younger students and some other responsibilities and advantages’. While this may be the dictionary definition, what we want to see in our prefects are qualities such as leadership, willingness to help others, high integrity and be capable of communicating honestly and effectively. I would like to thank Mr Wilkinson for co-ordinating the application process and to all staff for contributing to the selection process. The VI…

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Note from the Headmistress 13th September 2019 New beginnings At our staff meeting at the start of term, I talked about change. It is natural to fear change and this is something that Lingard Goulding (Headmaster from 1977 to 2001) mentioned in his book when he handed over to Dermot Dix (Headmaster until 2018). Lingard stated that Dermot was worried that introducing change ‘might imply criticism of the previous era. He continued to say that he experienced a similar fear in the treatment of changes that occurred in his time. He also reassured us that ‘there is no cause for…

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