We hope that everyone had a great mid term break last week and we all return ready to work hard for the remainder of this term.
We plan to have our school mass on Thursday 13th November at 10am in SS. Peter & Paul’s Church. However, if the weather is bad and/or if there is a funeral in the church on that morning, the school mass will take place in the school hall at 11:15am. We will notify parents by text on the morning if the mass is to be held in the school. Parents are welcome to walk with us to the church and we will leave the school grounds at 9:35am.
Parent/Teacher meetings will take place on Wednesday 19th/Thursday 20th November and dates and times for meetings will be sent out by the class teacher next week.
We regret that due to the closure of Gormanston College swimming pool, swimming classes for 4th classes are cancelled. We were unable to find another pool available for lessons so we will refund the money collected. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule lessons if and when the pool reopens.
Each class are working hard to develop their spoken Irish and we have attached some phrases to help parents and guardians support their children at home. Bain triail as-give it a go.
Gaeilge do Thuismitheoirí
Why not try using a few phrases in Irish with your children at home?
Here are a few suggestions that you could use perhaps when dropping or collecting the children from school.We will put a few with each newsletter home so you can build up a little “stór focal” to use.
We have included a rough pronunciation guide, but bear in mind that this isn’t 100% accurate as the sounds of Irish are different to the sounds of English. For example, in Irish many “t”s and “d”s have s a softer sound than in English, more like “th”. So here we go, and remember: “Tús maith, leath na hoibre” (Thews moh, la na hibre – A good start is half the work!)
Dia dhuit. (Dee-a gwith). Hello.
Conas atá tú? (Kunas a-thaw thew*). How are you?
An bhfuil tuirse ort? (On vwill theer-sha earth?) Are you tired?
Faigh do mhála. (Fie* thuh* vawla). Get your bag.
Cá bhfuil do mhála? (Kaw vwill thuh* vawla?) Where’s your bag?
Isteach sa charr anois. (Is-chock sa kawr* anish). Into the car now!
Brostaigh ort! (Brus-thig earth!) Hurry up!
An bhfuil a lán obair bhaile agat? (On vwill a lawn uber volya a-gooth*)
Slán leat! (Slawn lath) Bye bye.
* “thew” rhymes with “few”, “fie” as in “tie”, “thuh” just like “duh!” but with a softer d, the aw of “kawr” as in “law” and the oo of “gooth” as in the word “book”.