Parent-Teacher Meetings

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for a parent-teacher meeting.  We look forward to meeting you tomorrow or on Wednesday.  A reminder that the school day will end at 14.15 instead of 14.30 on both days.    . 

After-school Clubs

A reminder that there will be no Chess on Monday and no soccer with Ronan on Wednesday for children in 1st to 4th Class as previously announced.  The drama class will take place.  In addition, there will be no Dance with Erris on the next two Fridays, 22nd and 29th November.  There are spaces available for Superhero Training on Thursdays with Miss Laurie if anyone is interested in joining the class.  Please speak to Claudia.

Aladdin Connect

Many thanks to everyone who has registered for Aladdin Connect.  This is a great way for us to reduce paperwork going home.  In addition to using it to schedule parent-teacher meetings, we will be using it for permissions for class trips as well as many other functions.  You can access all the info using any internet browser on a computer or you can download an app to use on a tablet or phone.  If anyone is finding any difficulties using it, please reply to this email or speak to Claudia.

DropOff and Collection Times

We’d kindly ask parents to be patient and careful during morning dropoff and collection.  Please park in the direction of the traffic flow, and do not turn at the bend in the road.  Also, if you are walking or cycling, please use the second gate.  It is unlocked and can be opened for bikes to enter the school grounds at any time.  Thanks! 

Festival of Children’s Books

As part of the Claddagh Festival of Children’s Books, a free public event will take place on 22nd November from 15.00-17.00.  In addition, a concert featuring John Spillane will take place on Thursday, 21st November.  More details can be found at

Futsol Competition

Well done to the members of 4th Class who represented the school at a recent inter school soccer tournament!

Creative Schools Celebration

The outgoing Creative Schools Committee represented the school at a recent celebration with other Creative Schools at the Nun’s Island Theatre.  They spoke about the creative process, and some of the creative work of our school community was on display.

Last Years Creative School Committee

Science Week

Lots of exciting science activities took place this week.  One of the highlights was a visit by Craig from Xperimental on Wednesday, but the classes also did different activities in their classrooms.  In addition, some special trips have been organised for 3rd and 4th classes.

Exciting experiments with Craig from Xperimental

“Dancing” raisins in Junior Infants

Making lava lamps in First Class

Galway Science and Technology Exhibition

It’s all about Climate Action at this year’s fantastic Galway Science & Technology Exhibition which takes place on Sunday 24th November at NUI Galway.   There will be exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, talks and amazing chemical experiments. Come along on Sunday, 24th November to NUI Galway and make some slime visit bugs, dinosaurs and bumblebees.  Attend workshops on chemistry, biology and physics and visit our teddy bear hospital, Gaming truck and coding exhibit, there will be rockets, drones, science busking and the science of circus and much more.  Tickets are available at  For more information see