Hello to all parents!

We would like to welcome everyone back to the new school year and a special welcome to the new parents joining the school.
We hope all the boys and girls have settled back in nicely. It’s going to be another fun & exciting year with all our events and new plans!!!
We would like to bring your attention to a very important event coming up:

Annual General Meeting.

The 2018 JPA AGM details are as follows:
Date: Thursday 20th September
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Johnstown Boys School

Please note:
As the majority of the committee members are leaving this year, your Parents Association needs you!

The following is just a brief idea as to what is involved with being a member:
– One evening a month for meetings
– Willing to help with organising the fun activities for the boys and girls
– Helping to support the school social events
– Enthusiasm and a team player

The JPA raises approximately €10,000 per annum which is shared between the schools.

These funds are paid towards:
• Ice Cream day
• Communion and Confirmation breakfasts
• School Graduation
• Easter Art Competition
• 6th Class Social
• School Donations

Without new committee members, none of this can happen. We encourage you all to come along to the AGM.

Best regards,
James, Paula, Lynne, Bernadette, Elaine, Siobhan, Caroline, Fiona, Gemma, Tim & Joe.

 

Volunteer?

Johnstown Boys National School – Used Uniforms – June 2018

Monday, 25.06.2018, is the last day for uniforms in The Boys National School.

From Tuesday 26.06.2018, boys will be allowed to wear non-uniform clothes to school.

NOTE – We ask that students going on school tours next week, hold onto and wear their blue polo shirts for their school tour days only. This is to assist teachers and minders during the tours, to identify their groups.

Used uniforms, in good, clean condition, can be taken to school from Tuesday 26.06.2018 onwards. Uniforms will be sorted and sized between Tuesday & Wednesday of next week and on Thursday morning, 29.06.2018, at 9.10am, uniforms can be viewed and collected, free of charge in “The Halla”, in the girl’s school.

This is a great opportunity to get some uniform items for your children for the coming year, and also an opportunity to give your children’s current uniforms to other parents for use next year.

We ask that any name tags be removed and again, that those uniform items be sent to the school in good, clean condition.

Thank You.

Staff & Management – Our Lady Of Good Counsel, Boys National School.

Johnstown Parents Association

Johnstown Girls National School – Used Uniforms – June 2018

From Monday 25.06.2018, girls will be allowed to wear non-uniform clothes to school.

Used uniforms, in good, clean condition, can be taken to school from Monday 25.06.2018 onwards. Uniforms will be sorted and sized between Monday & Wednesday of next week and on Thursday morning, 29.06.2018, at 9.10am, uniforms can be viewed and collected, free of charge in “The Halla”, in the girl’s school.

This is a great opportunity to get some uniform items for your children for the coming year, and also an opportunity to give your children’s current uniforms to other parents for use next year.

We ask that any name tags be removed and again, those uniform items be sent to the school in good, clean condition.

Thank You.

Staff & Management – Our Lady Of Good Counsel, Girls National School.

Johnstown Parents Association.

Keane For Fitness Beginners Running Course

Keane For Fitness Beginners Running Course.

This is a 10 week course aimed at those who have never run before or who have lapsed. The
goal is to get to 5k and enjoy the journey! The programme is gradual so that you make
progress each week but it is manageable and sustainable. Running in a group is a very
effective way to develop your fitness as the chat provides distraction and there is plenty of
encouragement and support along the way. Over 60 people in the local community have

Over 60 people in the local community have done this course in the last 2 years and have reached their goal. Book your place now as places are limited!

Where: Meet @ Kilbogget Carpark
When: Every Monday @ 7pm
Cost: €80 for 10 Wk Course (including your Keane For Fitness t-shirt)
Starts: Monday 18th September 2017

 

Other Classes with Keane For Fitness
Body Sculpt @ 8.55am sharp on Fridays in the Johnstown Pastoral Centre. Great exercise class with
a focus on building local muscular endurance and cardio fitness. You are done and dusted by 10 am
Running Group @ 7.45pm meeting on Mondays in Kilbogget Carpark. Suitable for anyone who can
run 5km and more. We go on a different route each week and you will always have company
regardless of what distance you want to run.

To book a place or for further information contact Gráinne on 085-1268386 or visit
http://www.keaneforfitness.com

Go Johnstown!

The Johnstown girls school have got to the finals in the national Spar 5-a-side soccer Competition!  That’s such an achievement! Johnstown are Leinster Champions so are up against woodlands NS from Donegal, Scoil Rois from Galway and Scoil Nioclais from Cork. These are the Munster, Ulster and Connaught champions.

So, Johnstown play three matches in total.

The JPA would like to wish the team the very best of luck at the Aviva on Wednesday.

Go Johnstown!

NPC Education Conference – 10.6.2017

National Parents Council Primary.

The NPC Conference will be taking place on Saturday the 10th of June 2017 in the National College of Ireland, Dublin 1.

We hope to see you and other parents from your child’s school on the day; all parents and those interested in primary school education are welcome to attend.