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Letter to Parents June 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Happy Summer 

There is a sense of joy & relief here as the last of the Leaving & Junior Cert. exams are finished. Our exam students and their families have worked hard and deserve the break. We thank all in our school community for their work and co-operation throughout the year & wish them a Happy Summer!


Give Praise 

First, Second, Fifth Year and TY students will have received their Summer Report online. Well done to all those students who have been rewarded for their diligence & co-operation. Please let us know if you have any difficulty accessing the report. Perhaps the report will serve as motivation to keep up the good work or start working hard as the case may be. 


Calendar& Dates 

Tuesday 27th August     First Years, Leaving & Junior Cert. students return   9am - 3.50pm
Wednesday 28th August   Second, Fifth & Transition Year students return        9am - 3.50pm
Monday 30th September No School - Discretionary Day
October Mid-term break 28th October - 1st November inclusive
Tuesday 12th November  Junior Cycle Training Day for Teachers - No Classes
Christmas Holidays School closes 20th December. Re-opens 6th January 2020
February Mid-term break 17th – 21st February inclusive
Easter Holidays 6th – 17th April inclusive


Dates for Parent Teacher Meetings, training days or no school days will be confirmed in September in writing or by text. If you ever have any query, please feel free to contact the office.


School Yearbook & School Website

Have you had a chance to look at our School Yearbook or school website? Please do so if you get a chance. The Yearbook is still on sale at the office and our website is www.glenamaddycs.ie.


Reusable Bottles

We are looking forward to using our reusable water bottles from September instead of single use plastic bottles, which are to be not to be used in schools anymore. All students will be supplied with a reusable plastic drinking bottle which can be filled from our three new water filling station which have been provided by ourParents’ Association.We gratefully received sponsorship from Glenamaddy Credit Union, Glen Blinds, Michael Fitzmaurice TD, Declan Geraghty Roofing, Connacht Drains and WERS Waste towards our reusable bottles.


Book Rental Scheme 

Thanks to funding from the Dept. of Education & the Parents’ Association, we intend to operate the book rental scheme and subsidise e-books again this year. The annual book rental fee is €130. No books can be issued without payment. Separately, workbooks & materials forMusic, Art & the practical subjects may be purchased from the relevant teacher in September.


1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Years Rental books can be collected on payment of €130 annual fee on Tuesday 20thor Wednesday 21st August in Room 116 from 10am -3pm.
1st & 2nd Year iPad students 1st & 2nd years with iPads can collect their hard-back books on Friday, 23rdAugust in the School Library from 9am -1pm.
6th Years €130 annual fee will be collected by the Office on Tuesday, 27th August.



Thank You to all who contributed to our two chosen charities this year: Tuam Cancer Care and Jacinta’s Smile.Both charities are close to our heart and it was good to see the community, students and staff coming together in support of these worthy causes.


School Uniform 

Our students wear our school uniform well. Students may wear any brand of black leather shoes. Runners or pumps are not allowed. Girls wear the school skirt or the navy school uniform pants. Students wear a white top and any colour shorts for P.E class. Piercings are prohibited for safety reasons. We ask for your support in ensuring compliance with our school uniform policy.


Adult Classes – Business/Computer Fetac Level 5 Course

Would you like to join our Fetac Level 5 Business Secretarial course incorporating Computers, iPads, Accounting, Marketing & Communications?  Tuition times and days are flexible & we cater for all levels. Please contact the school at 094-9659315 for details.


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 Breda Keaveney, Mr Howard Simpson 
Nominees of Teaching Staff Ms Helena Cunniffe, Ms Aoife De Burca


Thank You, 

Yours sincerely, 

James Duignan




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


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