2nd Class

First Holy Communion update

updated 8th July 2020


As detailed in an email sent to parents today, First Holy Communion will now take place on Saturday 22nd August.  To facilitate safe social distancing, there will be two services - one at 11am and the second at 1pm.  Pupils have been assigned a time slot and seat on a fair (ie names out of a hat) basis.

For those preparing for First Communion, you will find here the following attachments:

  • Prayer before Communion

  • Prayer after Communion

  • Lyrics and music to the song ‘This is the Day’.

2-17 'This Is The Day'

July 8, 2020

UPDATE 13 July :  Time slots and seating arrangements sent by email today

Dear parents of second class,

First Communion is a very important sacrament in your child’s life. Fr Tod and Mr Gallagher, who prepared the children for this sacrament, are working very hard to put the necessary protocols in place to enable First Communion to be celebrated in Newport.

We are delighted that Fr Tod has arranged for us to celebrate First...

June 25, 2020

2020/21 Book Lists are now available to download from the DOWNLOADS-BOOK LISTS page

All books are available to purchase from local bookshops including McLoughlin's Westport, Eason's Castlebar and Castle Books, Castlebar.  A copy of all book lists will be made available to these bookshops NEXT WEEK for reference. 

If you applied for a Book Grant, please do not purchase any books until you have received your Book Grant.

The an...

June 25, 2020

End of Year report cards are now available for parents.

You can view your child(ren)'s report card(s) securely on the Aladdin Connect home page.

May 28, 2020

Water Safety Ireland's PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety) programme outlines the essential life-saving guidelines that every child needs to know. Learn skills that can save lives. PAWS delivers invaluable lessons that are simple common sense. Every parent is more than qualified to guide their children through them, and all lessons have been adapted to facilitate home learning.

RTÉ Home School Hub

PAWS is now on the RTE Home Sc...

May 26, 2020

Thanks to Edwin McGreal who featured our 2nd class in this week's Mayo News!

May 10, 2020

We are thinking of all the 2nd class children who were due to make their First Holy Communion today at this time.

Thanks to Clodagh McGovern and all the parents, we managed to get lovely photographs of all of them, making the most of their day.

Enjoy your day and we hope to see you all again soon!

April 3, 2020

Dear parents and children,

I hope that you are all keeping well and are happy at home. This has been a trying time for everyone. Despite being very confined you are doing very well.

Thank you for completing lessons and for keeping up with your schoolwork. Today marks the start of the Easter break which will run for the next two weeks. Children should take a break from formal lessons and enjoy playing and resting. Your teachers w...

April 1, 2020

To supplement the work children are doing at home as guided by their own teachers, check out RTE's Home School Hub.  The ‘virtual classroom’ airs on RTE2 from 11am to 12pm.  Later on in the day, RTE Home School Extra will air as a catch-up programme at 4.15pm.

Great to see the whole country pulling together to make sure our children don't miss out during this challenging time.

You can also watch online, where you will...

March 20, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Just a note to let you know that your child may ‘subtract’ or ‘take-away’ two-digit numbers using a different method than you might have learned in school yourself. This video might clarify how it has been taught to your child in class.


Kind regards,

Kevin Gallagher

March 18, 2020

One of the best online resources we use in the school is Twinkl, and they have put together some excellent School Closure Packs for parents of children from Junior Infants right through to 6th class.

To access, simply go to www.twinkl.ie, click JOIN, giving your own email address and the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Once you are logged in, go to RoI Resources and you will see the School Closure Packs for each class level

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