Remembering Former Principal, Mr. Ray Cunnigham RIP
The school is sad to note the passing of former principal, Mr. Ray Cunningham at the great age of 97. Ray, or Cunnier as he was know among the pupils back then, served in the school from 1956
and was Principal from 1960 to his resignation in 1979. He will be remembered for his kindness and dedication to duty, not only in school but throught the parish. It was during his stewardship the school grew from a three teacher school to 16 teachers and the main building was built. This was a huge achievement back then, given the cost involved and the fact that the school had to find one fifth of the cost.
Many of our present parents were in school during those years or will remember his wife, Rose, who was Principal in St. Sylvester’s Infant School. Ray will be remembered at 10.00 mass in St. Sylvester’s Church on Sunday next, February 9th.
Ar dheis Dé go raigh a anam dílis.
Cén aois thú? What age are you?
Táim ceithre bliana d’aois (cúig, sé).
I am four years old (five, six).
Táim seacht mbliana d’aois (ocht, naoi, deich).
I am seven years old (8, 9, 10).
Táim aon bhliain déag d’aois (dhá, trí).
I am 11 years old (12,13).
Conas atá tú? Táim go maith, go raibh maith agat.
How are you? I am fine, thank you.
Cad atá cearr leat? What’s wrong with you?
Earlier this week Dogs Trust came in to talk about caring for dogs and adopting dogs. Most classes went to see the dog. The dog that came in was a Boxer called Jake. The 4 important letters of approaching a dog were W.A.L.T. W stands for Walk slowly to the dog, A stands for ask the owner, L stands for let the dog sniff you and T stands for Touch. Jake the Dog was very kind, he was also very sleepy! He goes to lots of different schools and he is very nice to kids! We followed the steps and Jake didn’t mind us rubbing him. You didn’t have to if you didn’t want to. We also got a certificate at the end with doggy maths, a colouring sheet and a pencil. Overall it was a great day with Jake.
Our phrases for this week are as follows:
Gabh mo leithscéal- Excuse me
Slán go fóill – Goodbye for now
Slán agus beannacht – Goodbye and good luck (blessings)
Feicfidh mé thú ar ball – see you later
Feicfidh mé thú amárach – see you tomorrow