To the school community of S.N. Muire Gan Smál: Creagh N.S.
The 2021-2022 school year will be remembered for lots of landmarks and milestones. It was the year that playgrounds were segregated, meetings were held remotely, children were asked to wear masks and everyone finally got Covid. It was also a year of tremendous educational innovation, a year that we placed a huge emphasis back on relationships and communication and the year that we also started to regain all the freedoms that had been curtailed due to an un-precedented pandemic.
In Creagh National School, we have the fine privilege of a combination consisting of hard working pupils, dedicated staff and a collaborative/co-operative parent body. It is this spirit of united effort and shared vision that has allowed us to navigate our way so successfully through these challenging times.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank most sincerely all those who have worked so hard over the past year. It is because of these massive efforts that the Children in Creagh National School are benefitting from exceptional teaching and learning experiences, supported 100% by their families and the wider community. Every vital part of the operation, from the Board of Management, to the In-School Management Team; the Parent's Association to the Student council are motivated by the common purpose of finding and delivering the best possible outcomes for our student body.
Ms Conway and Ms Dolan are taking a break away from us next year. We wish them well and hope to have them back here with us again soon.
I am privileged to be in the position of leading this fine school for the next academic year and look forward to your continuing support.
Best wishes to our sixth class who graduated on Wednesday the 29th. They leave us prepared and ready for the next step on their journey.
Have a terrific summer, everyone.
See you all again on September the 1st.
Áine NÍ Cholleráin Bleahene (Acting Principal)
Board of Management End of Year Report
Our End of Year Awards
Award Recipients 2022
Some Images from the day.
A selection of Tour Photos
Some Photos of the day.
Photos of the Day
Sport Day Fun and Mayhem
We celebrated the official opening of our School Garden, Polytunnel and Fairy Garden today with the help of some special invited guests, Ms. Gallagher's Second Class and Mrs. Gallagher's Third Class.
We are very proud of our new learning environments and they all really help to enrich the teaching and learning in our school.
Special guests included:
Mr. Gerry Greene who has been instrumental in the structural work on the garden projects.
Mr. Aidan Curley: Member of the Board of Management and representative of Cregg Stone who donated generously towards our outdoor gardening projects.
Mr, Thomas McKeon: Parent and representative of McKeon Sand and Gravel who generously donated materials to help us complete our gardening areas.
Fr John Garvey: School Chaplain, member of the Board of Management and Nature Lover!
Mr. Eddie Brady: School caretaker, Polytunnel refurbishment expert and Chief Architect to Fairyland!
Mrs. Caroline Gallagher: 3rd class teacher and Garden Project Manager.
Ms. Laura Gallagher: 2nd Class Teacher, Fairyland Consultant and Outdoor Garden designer and manager.
Mr. Frank Gallagher: Chairperson of the Board of Management and flower bed constructor.
Members of the Student Council.
Ms Gallagher's 2nd class.
Mrs Gallagher's 3rd Class
Mrs Gallagher and Ms Gallagher were presented with flowers by members of the Student's Council as a small token of our appreciation for their tremendous efforts in these wonderful projects.
A special thanks also to Ms Coholan for her help and assistance all year.
We look forward to another great year of gardening ahead and plan to further expand our outdoor learning spaces so that we will make the most of our terrific school environment.
Photos of our Celebration