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Shelagh & Naomh Malachi Notes: February 9th

Shelagh & Naomh Malachi Notes: February 9th

Shelagh News
– Ciorcal Comhrá – Conversational Irish group weekly meetings continue in the Naomh Malachi clubrooms on Thursday evenings from 8pm. Beginners welcome. Contact Claire 042 9377137. Free.

- ‘The Field Names of County Louth’ is now available to purchase from the DkIT Book Shop or the Carrolls Book Shop.

- Congratulations to Kevin Agnew and Aisling Ruddy on the birth of their baby boy, Tadhg.

- Condolences are extended to Lena Finn on the passing of her sister, Mary Byrne (Killanny).

Scoil Bhride Sealach – Shelagh Primary School
Scoil Bhride Sealach have successfully completed a Department of Education ‘Whole School Evaluation’.  The final report is now available on www.education.ie. The most commonly used grade is “satisfactory”. Scoil Bhride school standards, across the board, were affirmed as “very good”.  The teachers and Board of Management were also much humbled by the award of an “excellent”. The use of this word is rarely used in WSE reports. The school inspector explained to the school management that he requested this award as this was a true reflection of all the dedication and achievements of the teachers, pupils and parents. Throughout the inspection our school was described as “unique and excellent”.

The school atmosphere was described as “nurturing, fulfilling and respectful”.  Teaching methodologies are “engaging, vibrant, creative and stimulating”  Our school community “works cohesively and in a supportive  manner”. Scoil Bhride Sealach are very proud of our superb achievement.  Thank you and congratulations to all who supported us in our school community.

- This term, the Board of Management are planning a complete revamp of the school computer lab, which will supply the children of our parish with the latest IT equipment, in a fully dedicated computer lab.  Some additional fundraising will be needed to complete this project.  All support welcome and appreciated.  More details to follow.

- The teachers of Scoil Bhride Sealach continue to work on the introduction of a pre-school facility on the school grounds. This would be an invaluable resource for our community.  If you have a child who qualifies for the ECCE /free preschool year for September 2015/16/17,  please contact the school on 042 93 77510 or at snsoffice@eircom.net. Children from all areas are welcome to apply, so spread the word!

- Scoil Bhride Sealach are currently taking enrolments of Junior Infants entering in September 2015/16 /17. Again, please contact the school if you would like to enrol your child.  You are welcome to arrange an appointment to meet with the staff and to view our beautiful school.

- Confirmation for our 6th class children takes place in St. Patricks Church, Crossmaglen on February 28th.

- Ceremony of light for Confirmandi in Sacred Heart Church on 15th February.

Shelagh Youth Club
Tuesday: Drama for Ages 5+ 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Adult Zumba Class 8-9pm

Thursday: Kids Zumba class 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Friday night club: Over 9s club continues every second Friday.

New members are always welcome from Shelagh and surrounding areas. Contact Blinne (087 7833592)

Naomh Malachi CLG
- Naomh Malachi take on Cuchulainn Gaels in the Kevin Mullen Shield on Sunday, February 15th in Courtbane at 11.30am. We would appreciate your support in the players’ first competitive game of the year.

- Lotto Results 08-Feb-15: Jackpot €7,200. Winning numbers: 6, 12, 13 & 27. No Jackpot Winner. Match 3 Winner Diarmuid Daly receives €100. Next Jackpot: €7,300 on 22-Feb-15. Many thanks for your continued support.

- Club membership is now due. Contact Sean (087 9689045).

- Many thanks to you for purchasing tickets in the GAA National Club Draw. All monies raised go directly back into the club.

- Anyone interested in upcoming Code of Ethics, Youth, and Foundation courses, contact Micheal (087 2695290).

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