St. Colman’s National School Cloyne
It’s that eagerly anticipated time of year in the school calendar, which has, brought a buzz and a flurry of activity as we approach Thursday 17th December. Students, teachers and parents are working as hard as Santa’s elves gluing, glittering, painting and putting the finishing touches to seasonal crafts and delightful decorations. Ovens will be fired up for baking in the town of Cloyne as the school community prepares festive treats such as mince pies, a variety of tray bakes and iced cakes. Everything will be available to purchase in the school hall between 9.30am and 2pm. A highlight on the day is the Christmas raffle with a variety of prizes for children and adults. All eyes are already on first prize, a beautiful painting ‘An evening at Ballymaloe’ kindly donated by local artist Paraic O’ Regan.
The Christmas fair, initiated four years ago by the parents council has being growing from strength to strength. Former chairperson Jacqui Hegarty noted the importance of teamwork being vital to its success. “It takes a lot of preparation and planning to get things right on the day but it’s well worth it to see how excited and proud of their own contributions the children are. There’s something for everyone. The stocking fillers and novelty gifts are hugely popular. The best thing is that all proceeds go back into school initiatives to benefit our children”. All money raised this year will go towards funding the book rental scheme and increasing the bank of books of the hugely successful accelerated reading programme.
We would like to takes this opportunity to thank everyone who donated prizes, baked, gave their time or helped out in any way.
So come along, soak up the Christmas atmosphere and support our budding and experienced crafters and bakers on Thursday 17th December at St. Colmans National School Cloyne.