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September 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       16th September 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian,


Buíochas & Comhghairdeas

Tús maith, leath na hoibre. We have enjoyed a good start to the new year. Students have entered into the spirit of school, work & study. This week our Junior Cert Class of 2016 produced a fine set of results - as good as we’ve seen in Glenamaddy.  Congratulations to all the students, their families and teachers.


Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí. As always we urge students to work hard & make the most of their talents. Good work and conduct will be acknowledged and rewarded. We will continue to raise the standards in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular throughout the school. 


Board of Management 2016 - 2019

The members of the new Board of Management are as follows:

Nominees of Sisters of Mercy Sr Brenda Shaughnessy, Mr Martin Ward, Mr Jarlath McDonagh
Nominees of GRETB Mr Sean Duffy, Mr Peter Roche, Mr Denis Corry
Nominees of Parents Ms Nora Fahy, Mr Howard Simpson
Nominees of Teaching Staff Ms Patricia McHugh, Mr Ronán Conway


Dates for your Diary

Personal & Social Awareness Week 3rd - 7th Oct.
Leaving Cert. Parent/Teacher Meeting Thursday 20th Oct. 4.15 - 6.45pm
Mid-Term Break 31st Oct. - 4th Nov. inclusive
Junior Cert Parent/Teacher Meeting Wednesday 9th Nov. 4.15 - 6.45pm
Discretionary Day - No School Friday 2nd Dec.
Christmas Holidays School closes 22nd Dec. Reopens 9th Jan. 2017.
First Year Parent/Teacher Meeting Tuesday 29th November 4.15 - 6.45pm
TY, Fifth Year & Second Parent/Teacher Meeting To be confirmed


Personal & Social Awareness Week

Our Personal & Social Awareness Weekwill take place from 3rd - 7th October. Topics to be addressed include anti-bullying, road safety, personal responsibility, self-esteem, global issues, misuse of substances and social media and positive mental health.First and Second Year Retreats by Net Ministries will also take place during this week. The cost is €10 for 1st and 2nd Years and €3 for all other students. If you have any query please contact Ms O’Flanagan, Chaplain.


Beginning of Year Mass

The School Community is invited to our Beginning of Year Mass on Thursday 6th October at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s Church, Glenamaddy.


Homework Club and Evening Study

Evening Study takes place on Monday to Friday from 4-6pm. It is recommended especially for examination students.  Junior students are welcome to join Homework Club, Monday to Thursday from 4-5pm where a teacher is on hand to assist with homework. Details are available from Ms. Hardiman or the office. Students on the Ballymoe/Williamstown bus route are welcome to study quietly in the GP area.


West Side Story

Rehearsals are underway for this year’s school musical, West Side Story which is to be staged on 27th, 28th and 29th October. 

Good luck to Cormac & Sean

We wish Cormac Haslem & Sean Raftery the very best of luck in the All-Ireland Minor Football Final on Sunday. Playing in Croke Park in an All-Ireland Final is a wonderful achievement for the boys, their families, clubs & coaches. Go n-éirí an t-ádh leo.


Family Contribution

The Board of Management thanks all the families who have made a family contribution. It asks all families to contribute to the cost of integral student services. Families are asked to contribute the following:

  • One student                              €60 family contribution + €8 insurance             
  • Two students                            €90 family contribution + €16 insurance
  • Three or more students              €120 family contribution + €8 insurance per child

Families may pay their contribution in instalments if they wish. Your contributions will be gratefully appreciated, as they will directly benefit your children and their school.


Yours sincerely,


James Duignan




Glenamaddy Community School, Church Street, Glenamaddy, Via Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, F45KF50


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