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The Shoebox Appeal

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HUGE thanks are due to all the children who brought in shoeboxes for the 2015 Shoebox appeal.

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These shoe boxes were lovingly wrapped and full of carefully chosen presents which are sure to delight the girls and boys who will be incredibly happy to receive them.

Ms McElheron is currently on leave but even without her we managed to collect a fabulous 107 shoeboxes for needy children. This could not have been done without Sue and Catherine who stepped in and organised this year’s efforts. They were simply amazing this year in coordinating the appeal in our school and worked tirelessly to make sure we kept up the usual high standard.

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Sandra from Team Hope spoke to us at assembly and thanked us all for our shoeboxes. If you were not part of this year’s collection or are unsure of what the appeal is about log on to 


and join us next year ! They’re now gone from the school and making their way to children around the world.


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School Calendar


  • October 2011 –          Closed Monday  31st October – Friday 4th November
  • November 2011-      School opens Monday 7th
  • December 2011 –    Closed Friday 23rd – Friday January 6th
  • January 2012 –        School re-opens Monday 9th January
  • February 2012 –     Closed Thursday 16th  and Friday 17th
  • March 2012 –            Closed Monday 19th (public holiday)
  • April 2012 –               Closed Monday 2nd –  Friday 13th  April                                                                                                      School re-opens Monday 16th April.
  • May 2012 –                 Monday 7th (bank holiday) & Tuesday 8th 
  • June 2012 –               Friday 1st, Bank Holiday Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th
  • July 2012 –                 School closed 1st July – 31st August

Early closings:        

22nd December         12  noon

30th  March                   12 noon

29th  June                       12    noon                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Maths for Fun

Junior Infants are having great fun playing Maths games with some of their parents and Ms. Lynch.


In 1974 it was decided that City Quay Boys School and Townsend St. Girls School should amalgamate. A new school was constructed in the site of the old Boys School, which was originally built in the late 19th century. This project was co-funded by the Department of Education and The Mercy Sisters. The school, as we know it today, opened its doors on September 1st 1977. Today the school continues to be a vibrant place where local and international pupils are welcomed and valued.