St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland school in Jobstown, a school we have strong links with through our shared HSCL teacher has had difficulty with their heating system. They have been forced to close the building recently to replace their boiler. This as you can imagine would cause much disruption to pupils learning and difficulties for parents organising child-minding facilities.
The Board of Management of St. Dominic’s NS has offered two surplus rooms to St. Maelruain’s for the coming week to help cater for their children. Their 3rd/4th and 5th/6th classes will be taught in our building. This arrangement is for a short period (2nd-6th December). The principals of the two schools have put a management plan in place to minimise the disruption to the pupils of St. Dominic’s NS. I’m sure you will agree it is a nice gesture to be able to support a local school in need.
Many thanks to the parents, pupils, staff and Board of Management who collected outside the church last weekend. We raised €1550 for our heating fund.
In the October newsletter I mentioned that the school had improved our heating system over the summer. A new gas boiler was installed which is proving to be very efficient and is making a big impact in reducing our heating bills. To help pay for this new heating system the school has organised a number of fundraising events during the year. We had our first one on Friday 25th October and raised €325 from a non-uniform day. Thank You.
Our next event takes place on Sunday 24th November with a church gate collection. I am looking for a number of parents and staff to collect outside the church after each mass. The mass times are 9.00am, 10.30am, 11.45am and 6.30pm. Please contact the principal with your preferred time.
Thank you for your support.