As excitement is reaching fever pitch all over the county, Grove Road is also gearing up to support “The Dubs” on Sunday next. Friday will be a special day – A Blue Day in The Grove but blue in colour only. To celebrate the All-Ireland Football Final on Sunday and Dublin’s participation in it, Friday has been designated as a “True Blue Dubs Day”. All our children are encouraged to wear something blue on the day, a Dublin jersey if you have one of any vintage but children need not purchase one specially for the day as anything blue will do – blue- jeans, T-shirts, polo shirts etc but not other colours. Children may stick with their uniform if they wish. And in the interest of good ssportsmanship, if any child (or Mr Eagney) wishes to wear a Mayo jersey that’s fine too. This is a one off non-uniform fun day it is not a fund raising event.
And Good luck to the Boys in Blue on Sunday. We look forward to having Sam visit the school later in the year!!
Class group meetings are beginning today and will be held over the next two weeks. These meetings are designed to introduce parents to the class teacher and the curriculum and all events for the coming year including Discipline, Stay Safe, Knowing for Growing and Child Protection. Each class will also volunteer/appoint a “Parent Class Captain” at these meetings. Check School Calendar for dates and times.
This month classes will have a chance to look at the work of modern artist David Kracov. As well as being an Artist of note David has worked in Hollywood productions with many of the top directors and with many Hollywood stars. Check out his work here.
Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a lovely summer and are all ready now for the year ahead. A special welcome to all our Junior Infants who are starting “big” school . We also welcome children who are joining other classes. We hope that your time with us will be enjoyable and productive. We know all our new pupils will be made to feel very welcome by all in “Ollies”. We look forward to another great year in the Grove. There are lots of plans for the year ahead. Visit here often to keep up to date will all that is happening in our school.
You could not have put another body into the School Hall for the Graduation Ceremony such is the popularity of the event. As always, the ceremony was really special with the Graduates center stage. Though this day is longed for by the Sixth Class pupils for weeks, it proved to be a very emotional event with all of the dewy-eyed Graduates agreeing that they wished they never had to leave “Ollies” – all Grove Roaders true and true. “I don’t know why they’re all so tearful”, said one of the boys just before he began to bawl himself.
“Today is the day you must say goodbye to Grove Road and set out on a new journey”, our Principal, Ms O’Connor told them, “It’s a bitter sweet day for all of us. You will always be an “Ollie’s child”, no one can take that from you. Follow your dreams – do not just go where the paths may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Aim for the moon and even if you miss you will fall among the stars”.
To read the full account of the day and see the Gallery click on Graduation Day in Words and Pictures.