Our October Newsletter is now available to read here.
Schoolchildren across the country are being asked to take part in a new Garda public awareness campaign to reduce speeding on our roads.
Tackling the number of road collisions, saving lives and reducing injuries on our roads is the message behind the National Slow Down Day on October 21st.
As part of the campaign, children are being asked take part in some competitions at school so be sure to ask them about this.
The aim of the Slow Down initiative is to remind all drivers of the dangers of speeding, to comply with speed limits and to deter driving at excessive speeds.
National Slow Down Day on October 21st will consist of high visibility speed enforcement activities as well as a major public awareness drive involving national, local and social media.
It is being run in conjunction with the RSA and other partner stakeholders.
The new Slow Down Day comes on foot of a marked increase in road deaths in 2016. Inappropriate speed is a major contributory factor in road traffic collisions, further confirmed by a recent RSA report on fatal collisions which identified excessive speed as a contributory factor in one third of all fatal collisions between 2008 and 2012.
Superintendent John Ferris
What a fantastic day of sporting success! Yet again our fifth and sixth class students did us proud at the annual Garda Sports Day event at the O Raghallaigh grounds but this year’s cohort surpassed all previous years by WINNING the overall event! Yes, this year we took home the Garda Tom Connolly memorial trophy, beating the best that all other local schools could put up against us including very worthy competition from St. Paul’s N.S. who had previously won 4 years in a row. One of our undoubted stars of present and future, Saran lead home the field in the 100m before joining fellow teammates, Karlis, Harry and Jordan to obliterate the field in the very prestigious 4x100m relay final. Special commentation goes to Jill, Jordan and Whitney who all placed and competed well in their disciplines, whilst Julia and Genevieve represented us well in the final of the wheelbarrow race. Others are too numerous to mention here for their great showing and for representing their school impeccably as competitors and supporters. This was a point keenly made by the adjudicators today as was pointed out our fantastic supportive art work which was all down to the children from Paula’s sixth class. Well done to everyone not least Paula, Lisa, Orla, Des, Mark, Louise, Melissa, Maeve and Mark for all the effort & tireless preparation!
Our ‘Milk in School’ scheme has been very successful in its early days. The scheme is kindly supported by the EU and our local dairy, Glanbia Drogheda. For just €1 per week children are enjoying a carton of fresh milk each day. Special thanks to our Deputy Principal Pauline for organising the scheme and to Alex, Senior Infants and all the children who help distribute the milk each day.