Month: April 2017

Show Your Brain Power-Credit Union Quiz 2017

Congratulations to Ava, Finn, Deirdre and James who made it all the way to the National Final of the Credit Union Quiz Competition. Although not successful at the final stages the children were in the last 400 children taking part out of an initial 25,000! Go team Gransha!!


Newsletter March 2017

Scoil Mhuire, Gransha


1st March 2017


St Bridid’s Day

Many thanks to Eileen Scott, who came to visit us on February 1st. Eileen gave up much of her day to help and guide the children in the art of making St. Bridgid’s Crosses. Each child had a go at making a cross and got to take at least one home. Photo’s of the day are on display in the school porch noticeboard.



Walk the Earth

Keep an eye on the Northern Standard over the next few weeks as the school will feature as part of the media coverage for the Walk the Earth Initiative. The weather of late has made getting our Kilometres completed quite difficult but the children are determined, and ready to wrap up, and brave the weather.


Credit Union Quiz

Best of luck to Deirdre, Finn, Ava and James as they take part in the regional section of the Credit Union Quiz on Sunday next March 5th in the Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross at 3pm.


Gransha Parent Association Update

  • Gransha NS Annual Cycle takes place on Sunday April 9th. This will be the 4th year of our cycle and it has become a popular event with cyclists near and far.  Please keep the date free as the success of the event depends on the assistance of our parents. We will be looking for marshalls to direct and supervise on the day
  • On Wednesday February 8th the school hosted a talk on Internet Safety. The talk was very informative. Thank you to all those who attended.



Fun Five’s Football

Best of luck to the boys in 1st and 2nd class as they travel to St. Macartan’s College Monaghan on March 2nd to take part in a Fun Five’s Football Blitz. Thanks to Mrs McKenna for taking the children. We’ve no doubt they will have a great day and display some brilliant skills during the games. We hope they have a really enjoyable day.


First Penance

Best wishes to Dane, Ava, Pádraig, Michéal, Mollie and Tiernach as they receive their First Penance on Tuesday March 7th at 7pm in Magherarney Church. This is a very important milestone in the children’s lives.


Temperance Sunday

Congratulations to Frank, Maoliosa, Hannah, Lily, Kristine and Sarah who took the pledge at Temperance Sunday Mass at the weekend. The children all took part in the mass and made their school and families very proud. This is another step along the road to Confirmation for these children. The next important mass is The Service of Light on April 30th.


Paired Maths

Our Paired Maths activities begin today March 1st and end on Tuesday April 4th.  Each week the children will bring home a fun maths game to be played with a family member. The children really enjoy these games and we would encourage that they are played and enjoyed by all.


Road Safety Update

The proposed periodic speed limit in the vicinity of the school seems likely to go ahead. It’s been approved by the Area members and by the full Council’s Speed Limit committee. It is understood that the final recommendations in respect of all speed limits will go out for public consultation shortly and then if there’s no changes, it will be adopted by the full Council. It is expected that the new speed limit would be in place before September.



School Closed Thursday March 16th

Outstanding Book Bills to be paid

Milk €15 per child for first half of school year.


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