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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.


Please visit our school website for regular updates about life in our school!

Newsletter January 2017

Scoil Mhuire, Gransha


31st January 2017


Credit Union Quiz

Hearty congratulations to all the boys and girls who took part in the Annual Clones Branch Credit Union Quiz on Friday January 27th in Largy College.  The standard of questions on the night were extremely tough but all our teams performed brilliantly.  In the final round our junior team of Ava, Deirdre, Finn and James shocked the room by leap frogging from 2nd place to emerge as the 1st place winners.  Many thanks to the children on all the teams who showed great sportsmanship.  Thanks also to the marvellous parents who made sure their child/ren could attend.




On Saturday February 4th Scoil Mhuire Gransha and Gransha Montessori will hold an open day and enrolment day.  We are inviting parents and pupils, who intend to enrol from September 2017, to visit the school and Montessori from 12pm-2pm.


If you know of any family from outside our current school community that would like to attend please invite them along.


Walk the Earth

Walk the Earth in Scoil Mhuire Gransha continues with great zest and enthusiasm.  As well as physical activity, the Walk the Earth Initiative helps to contribute to the wellbeing of our pupils and teachers.  The children have completed over 2000 km of the targeted 10,000km.



Gransha Parent Association Update

  • Mark the date in your calendars! 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.
  • On Wednesday February 8th the school will host a talk on Internet Safety. The overall objective of the session is to provide parents with information and skills to be able to engage in their children’s online lives.  Setting rules and boundaries around children’s Internet usage is an important aspect of keeping them safe on-line.  The talk will run from 7.30pm.   Please make best efforts to attend this worthwhile talk.


Aistear in the Junior Classroom

The topic this month is The Hospital.  We continue to use our “Magic Word Box” in all classes to encourage and develop oral language.  This is an opportunity to discuss the topic with your children.


Any parents, who work in a hospital environment and would like to volunteer their valuable insight and share their knowledge with the children, please contact the school.


Communion Mass dates

February 19th: Community Mass

March 7th: First Penance

March 12th: Community Mass

April 2nd: Community Mass

May 27th: First Communion


Confirmation Mass dates

February 11th: Enrolment Mass

February 25th: Pledge Mass

April 30th: Service of Light

May 20th: Confirmation

Newsletter November 2016

Scoil Mhuire Gransha  Newsletter 

November 2016
“The Nativity”

This year Scoil Mhuire Gransha are delighted to present “The Nativity”. The show will take place on Friday December 16th at 1pm. All families are welcome to attend.
School Website

We are very pleased to announce that our school has a brand new website. There is some content on the pages but over time we will be adding more. The website will be the place to find up-to-date news, pictures, calendars and policies. Our website address is:
Monaghan Mental Health Association Competition

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who entered the Annual Monaghan Mental Health Writing Competition. This year’s theme was “Let Your Light Shine”. A presentation took place on Wednesday November 23rd in the Westenra Hotel, Monaghan for our winning entries.

Congratulations to:

Deirbhíle, Deirdre, Niall, Emma, Molly and Lily. The children are pictured with their certificates and prizes. Well Done!
Parent-Teacher Meetings

Many thanks to all the parents that braved the inclement weather last Thursday evening to attend the meetings. If you have yet to meet with your child’s teacher, please arrange a suitable appointment through the office.

Aistear, integrated learning through play, takes place in the Junior Classroom. The theme in October was “The Hair Salon”. Sincere thanks to Sharlene, Nathan’s Mum, who visited and demonstrated the “real” equipment. The children really enjoyed the experience and had some tough questions for Sharlene to answer.

Max Pepper’s Getting Nothing for Christmas

The children from Junior Infants to 3rd class will travel to Monaghan County Museum to learn of Max Pepper’s adventures. The show will take place on Friday December 9th. The show is free of charge and the bus is kindly being paid for by the Gransha Parent Association.
Showtime at Largy

The children from 3rd to 6th class have been invited to attend the dress rehearsal of Largy College’s “Showtime”. The trip takes place on Tuesday December 20th at 11am. The transport is being provided by the Gransha Parent Association.
Author Visit

The children in Gransha were treated to a visit from acclaimed children’s author Tom Palmer. Thanks to Clones Library for providing the school with the visit. Tom was very informative and had all the children on the edge of their seats, telling tales of his younger days. The children were excellent and had some interesting questions for Tom about his work as a writer. Tom signed some autographs at the end for his eager fans.

Book Rental

There are some book rental bills due. It can be paid to the office or the class teacher.
Christmas Closure

Scoil Mhuire Gransha will close for Christmas Break on Thursday December 22nd at 12noon and reopen on Monday January 9th.


Newsletter October 2016

Scoil Mhuire Gransha 


October 2016


Maths Week

Maths week took place in Scoil Mhuire Gransha from October 17th to 21st. The children in all classes took part in Mathematical investigations and engaged in playing Maths games and puzzles. Well done to all for a tremendous effort.


Science Festival

As part of Science Week the children from 3rd to 6th class have been invited to attend a science workshop in Clones Library on Monday November 14th.  The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) literacy workshop is a hands on, fun, interactive and educational workshop using traditional tales. This workshop will help students to develop critical problem-framing and problem-solving skills in the context of STEM learning and promote literacy skills through the use of STEM activities, along with STEM/Literacy games.



The boys from 3rd and 4th class will be travelling to the Peacelink on November 10th to take part in the FAI FUTSAL competition. We wish the boys the very best of luck as they fly the Gransha Flag.



We are delighted to announce that this year Scoil Mhuire Gransha will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion on our own on Saturday May 27th in St Mary’s Church Magherarney at 11am.  Dates for First Penance and Community Mass will be forwarded to parents after Mid-Term Break.



Confirmation will take place in St. Tierney’s Church Roslea on Saturday May 20th at 11am.

Great Gransha Cake Sale

On Sunday the Parents Association hosted the fourth annual cake sale. It was a tremendous success and extremely well supported.  We would like to sincerely thank all those who baked, donated prizes for the raffle and helped out on the day. Also we would like to thank the following businesses for the raffle donations, Coral Leisure, The Peace Link, Liptons Clones, Gransha Montessori and Connollys Chemist. Well done to Aogan Martin who guessed the correct amount of jelly beans!

Clothing Collection

A clothing collection will take place in the School on Thursday November 17th. Bags can be dropped at the school from Monday November 14th. Only clothing can be accepted. Please see the attached flyer for more details.


Book Rental

There are some book rental bills due. It can be paid to the office or the class teacher.


School Closure

Reminder: Scoil Mhuire Gransha will be closed to all pupils on Friday November 25th  to facilitate School In-service in the new Language Curriculum.


Mid-Term Break

Scoil Mhuire Gransha will close for mid-term break on Friday, 28th  October and re-open on Monday, 7th November.  We hope you, all have a very well deserved break from school.


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Newsletter – September 2016

Scoil Mhuire Gransha


1st September 2016

Welcome Everybody!
Big welcome to our new Junior Infants, Clodagh, Darragh, Fiachra, Hannah, Lauren, Lexi, Mia, Mischa, and Reece, also welcome to our new staff Ms.Lynch – Resource Teacher, Gerard- SNA, and Siobhan – Secretary.

Newsletter June 2016 Part 2

Scoil Mhuire Gransha


22nd June 2015

6th Class Graduation

Best wishes to Oisín Flynn, Emma Scott, Seaán McKenna, Orna Connolly, Holly McGinn and Matthew Reilly as they leave us for Post-Primary school. A Graduation prayer service took place on Tuesday evening June 21st in the school. Fr. Flanagan led a lovely service for the children and their families.

Newsletter June 2016 Part 1

Scoil Mhuire Gransha

Newsletter June 2016

Active School Week

Active Schools week takes place from Monday June 13th to Friday June 18th. This week will be a celebration of all kinds of activities. Children are asked to wear their P.E. uniform throughout this week.

Newsletter May 2016

Scoil Mhuire Gransha

Newsletter May 2016

First Holy Communion

Best wishes to our 2nd class children receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend: Hannah, Noah, Ciara, Zac, Shane and Sinéad. Hopefully they will all have a lovely day and weather to match!!