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Christmas Giving Tree

A huge thanks to all who support the St. Vincent de Paul Giving Tree and donated gifts to support children and families struggling in the locality

Ecumenical Memorial Service in Glencree.

In November, Jamie Smith, Vincenzo and Saoirse Di Biasi read the Prayers of the Faithful at a memorial prayer service in St Kevin’s church and carried candles to the cemetery in Glencree. The service was celebrated by Pastor Stephan Arras and Fr. Bernard Kennedy was attended by the German Ambassador to Ireland German Ambassador Deike Potzel. The renowned Goethe choir also performed at the service.

Curtlestown by Candlelight

Many thanks to Catherina Limoni and David O’Doherty who treated us to a wonderful evening of music on Saturday, 7th December. They were be accompanied by well-known cellist Moya O’Grady and harpist Geraldine O’Doherty. Pupils from 2nd to sixth class performed a Christmas carol. Also, a big thank you to our parent volunteers, Eoin, Sorcha, Gavin, Suzanne and Niall for organising the drinks and mince pies on the evening.


All pupils are invited to dress up in Hallowe’en costume and donate €2 to a collection for Oxfam’s Clean Water Programme on Friday 25th October.

Maths Week

Maths Week 2019 has commenced. We are focusing on Maths in the school environment. Some classes are taking part in the Mangaigh High maths challenge on line. The Senior class will run a Hallowe’en themed Maths Fair for the middle and Junior classes next week.

Book Fair

Our annual book fair is currently underway.,until Monday 7th October. It is a great opportunity to promote reading among the children. This year the school are using Celtic Book Fairs.  As with previous fairs, the company make a generous contribution in books to the school, based on a percentage of the total money spent.

HSI Equestrian Interschools Competition

Hannah Bolger, a HSI Equestrian coach and parent of a pupil in Powerscourt has been in touch. She is interested in putting together an interschools team to participate in HIS’s Interschools Competition.

Equestrian Interschool’s Ireland (EII) is a membership based organisation offering structured equestrian competitions for teams and individuals attending schools across Ireland. The competitions are mostly showjumping throughout the winter, held in different locations each Sunday and hosted by different schools for Secondary and Primary School children. There are leagues for the different levels; Open, Novice, Primary, and points are gained at each competition, depending on the team’s placing. A team consists of a minimum of three and maximum of four members.

If you are interested in your child participating in Interschool competitions please please register them by joining EII on their website It is only €20 to register your child.

Welcome meeting

Our welcome meeting this year will take place on Tuesday 1st October. You are invited to come, meet with your child’s teacher and find out about their programme for this year.

Head lice are an ongoing problem again this year and Grace Farrell has kindly agreed to deliver an informative presentation on how to prevent, spot and treat these unwelcome visitors.