Exciting year ahead for Vicarstown National School

It was a busy summer around the school this year. We had windows replaced in two classrooms to ensure the school is nice and snug this winter.

The vegetable garden flourished despite the weather. The produce will be harvested in the coming weeks. Vicarstown National School is to mark a great milestone for the school this year.

The school is celebrating 50 years in our current location. While the school traces its roots back to 1856 when it was located in the current car park of St. Joseph’s Church, Matehy, it moved to the present location in 1965. We are marking this occasion with the adoption of a new school crest, pictured here. We plan to explore the last 50 years over the coming months and research the changes between school life then and now! A big ‘well done’ to all of the children from Vicarstown National School who participated and won prizes at the Inniscarra Agricultural Show which took place on August 30th. Thanks to the Committee in Ballyanly who work so hard to make this event such fun every year! We all enjoyed watching the boys v girls tug of war and the pillow fights. It was great so see the field full of vintage vehicles and a great variety of animals also. The hall was beautifully decorated with the numerous arts and crafts on display and there were some delicious jams and vegetables from local producers available.

Congratulations to Molly Lenehan who won a beautiful trophy for 3rd place in beginners level of Modern Dance and a medal for the being among the top 8 for beginners level of Hip Hop Dancing in the Ultra-Flex School of Dance.

We would like extend a warm welcome to our new Junior Infants, Calum O’Sullivan, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Chloe O’Sullivan, Aoife O’Sullivan, Leitia McSweeney, Emily O’Farrell, Adam Molloy, Keelin Buckley, Charley Flynn, Hannah O’Shea, Logan Gagnon, Ruby Lenehan and their parents. The entire school community hopes they enjoy their first year. Also, a special welcome to Sinéad O’Hanlon who has joined the teaching staff while Sue McCabe is on maternity leave.