Bloomsbury ideas



In preparation for our up-coming ‘Twelve books of Christmas’ Louise from Bloomsbury publishers has sent two book ideas for us to look at. ‘Great Women who Changed the World’ and ‘A Boy called Christmas’. We are testing them out this week and will let you know how we get on. Exciting times ahead and we are all hoping Santa will bring us some cool books very soon………..

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Anna is our ‘book buzz’ designer 👩‍🎨

I am Anna and I designed the book buzz logo last year (November 2016). I was 10 years old and I was in 4th class at the time. My first design for my logo was a bookworm sitting on a book but it was too big. I thought of many more designs, some big and some small. I wanted my design to be special to me. Then I thought of a hive. When I was younger I used to help my nana when she worked in a shop called ‘The Honey Pot’. Their logo was a beehive. I always wondered what was in the beehive. In this case, I thought it was a library full of books. I was going to write authors on the hive but I could only fit my favourite authors so it wouldn’t have been interesting to others. I put the school crest as the door to the hive to show it is St Oliver Plunkett’s. There are 10 bees around the hive to show my age and that we are busy with books. This is the inspiration for my logo.

We will reveal Anna’s crest next week. What could it ‘bee’ like……


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Please check hair this weekend

Dear Parents,

We have been advised of head lice in several classes from infants to 6th. Over the weekend can you please check your child’s/children’s hair and treat where necessary. You must check and re-treat again in seven days.

Please refer to the HSE website on head lice and its treatment:

The only way we can keep them at bay is if everyone co-operates and is vigilant in checking their child/children’s heads.

Yours faithfully,

Team Ollies

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Book Buzz in Ollies

We are in love with our new ‘Book Buzz bees’. Anna designed our logo and they have been proudly displayed around our school in anticipation of Book Buzz events which will be happening in the near future. Exciting times ahead for reading in our school. Anna will update us during the week on our school blog about her design and details also of the Christmas book buzz ideas. Keep buzzing with our books!

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Happy Halloween from Ollies


Happy Halloween from all on Grove Road. Enjoy the well earned midterm and all the excitement Halloween brings. Please be safe and follow all the advice we spoke about in school. See you all safe and well on Monday 6th November.

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