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Holy Child Primary School, Derry

Notices for the week beginning Monday May 15th 2017

14th May 2017


First of all I need to congratulate 6 children from Holy Child who competed in the Foyle Hospice Kool Kidz Strictly Come Dancing Competition in the Everglades Hotel last night. Quite simply, they were AMAZING! This was our first time taking part in this competition and we had three couples there, Sarah Carlin and Brandon Canning (P7) and Saoirse Lynch, Eoin Havord, Katie O Neill and Eunan Casey (P6). They danced the night away with 17 other couples from local primary schools entertaining a huge crowd and to top it all, Katie and Eunan only went on to become the winners of the competition - Foyle Hospice Kool Kids Strictly Come Dancing Champions 2017... Wow! We are all so, so proud. Surely a fine thing to happen in our 60th year! I personally want to say how proud I am of all 6 children and thank their parents for bringing them along to practices every Sunday for three months. Every one of you deserve a great big hug!

Now, for the week ahead:
As I say every week, please send PE kits in tomorrow - each week there are many children unable to take part in PE and this is despite their lessons often being on Thursdays and Fridays... if they are all in on Mondays we can avoid this.

Club News
Monday - Zumba
Tuesday - Swimming and Netball
Wednesday - Choir, Tin Whistle and Drama
Thursday - Drama
Friday - Soccer


Please note the majority of clubs will be finishing up for the year on Thursday May 26th.

SPORTS DAY is now due to take place on Friday June 9th- weather permitting. (This is the day following the school closure for the election)

Our next big event takes place next Saturday when our P4s will receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist. There will be a great deal of preparation this week and we look forward to seeing the children and their families both in St Mary's and back at the school for refreshments afterwards.

Dates to remember:
Friday May 26th, Monday May 29th and Tuesday May 30th are holidays for the children.
Thursday June 8th will be a school closure due to the election
Friday June 16th will be a half day to facilitate the P7 Graduation.

Please check our website regularly to find out dates ahead show and so on...

Finally, as you know, we began a new programme on Relationships and Sexuality Education this year and this is being taught in all classes from P2-P7. For this programme your child brings home their work each week to discuss with parents. We would encourage you to make sure you take part in this work as it is a wonderful opportunity to build an open relationship with your child so that you can talk together about the challenges and difficulties they may face in their lives. Be sure to ask them if they haven't been sharing the work!

Miss Mc Donnell