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November/December 2022

Dear Parents,

Nativity Play& Carol Service

The Martinstown NS Christmas Nativity & Carol Service will take place on Thursday December 15th at 7pm. All parents are welcome. We will be collecting for St. Vincent de Paul on the night.

Join MNS Parents Association afterwards for a wonderful Christmas experience where families can have a Christmas family photo taken Kids disco and enjoy some mulled wine hot chocolate and lots of festive treats.

Split the Pot:

Congratulations to all our Split the Pot winners to date. Thank you for your continued support. Total raised so far: €7,406.00

We will be having a Special Christmas Draw on Friday December 16th with additional prizes of Christmas hampers, Limerick 3-In-A-Row Box Frame and lots of Limerick Hurling prizes. There will be a cost of €10 per entry for this draw. Envelopes are available from reception and will also be available to purchase after the Carol service. Best of Luck.


MNS are now accepting enrolments for September 2023. Application forms can be downloaded from the parent info section on the website or you can contact reception. Closing date for applications is January 13th, 2023.

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal:

A big thank you to those of you who donated shoeboxes to the annual Shoebox Appeal.

Maths Tuition:

We are all aware the effect that lockdown has had on the education of our pupils. While the gap is narrowing in some areas we do feel that it is more difficult to bridge that gap in numeracy. Ms Clarke will be providing maths tuition to 3rd/4th and 5th/6th class pupils from Monday January 9th to Thursday February 9th.Classes will run from 3:30pm to 4:30pm each day with alternate groups. For example: Monday and Wednesday 3rd/4th. Tuesday and Thursdays 5th/6th. Please note there will be no charge to parents. Full details will be emailed to parents after the Christmas break.

Homework Club

Homework club will finish up on Wednesday December 14th for the Christmas break and will resume on Monday January 9th.

Art Classes

We hope you enjoyed making your creations in Mr Gilbourne’s art classes over the last few weeks.

Accelerated Reader

Well done to everyone who reached their reading goals and received their certificates. Keep up the great reading.


5th and 6th class pupils represented MNS at the Christmas markets over the last few weeks selling their decorative Christmas books. Well done to you all and thank you to all the parents who supported them. A special word of thanks to the local businesses who sponsored the JEP this year. Profits made from the JEP will go towards equipment for our outdoor classroom and garden.

Weaving Wellbeing

Congratulations to all classes on completing the Weaving Wellbeing programme for this year.  The Weaving Well-Being programme gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through a range of activities in a variety of areas. These areas include identifying and using their authentic character strengths, boosting positive emotions, developing and nurturing positive relationships and connections, building practical resilience skills (including mindfulness) and developing self-efficacy through empowering beliefs.

Science Week:

As part of Science week, we held a Science Day on Thursday 17th of November. Each class carried out some mind-boggling experiments on the day.


Sarsfield Cup

Our 6th class pupils attended trails for the Sarsfield Cup. We were delighted to have Conor O’ Riordan representing MNS on the team.

Mini 7’s

Well done to all our pupils who took part in the mini 7’s competitions. Congratulations to the boys who reached the finals last week which took place in Rathkeale. Super achievement.


5th and 6th class girls have started hockey training. Hockey tournament will take place in January 2023.

The BOM and Staff would like to wish all our parents and pupils a very merry Christmas and peaceful New Year.