Best Wishes from Mary, Mother of Hope Senior School
We have made it to the end of a very difficult and challenging year!
A word of sincere thanks and appreciation!
I want to thank the children, staff and wider school community for their support in getting us to today. And while it has been a difficult year, it is also a year where we came up with new solutions and innovative ways of working to ensure that our children are supported.
I hope that, having worked so hard this term, all of our children and their families will get the break, rest and relaxation they deserve, and that 2021 brings us a fresh start and renewed vigour and hope.
Christmas Generosity in our school community!
I want to thank your for your support for the various fund-raising initiatives over the Christmas period:
The sale of our homework passes raised a total of €2,434 for the Parents Association, which is an amazing achievement
The sale of Reindeer Food by the pupils in 5th class raised a total of €912.50 for the St. Vincent De Paul, which is such a very worthy cause at this time of year!
We are also grateful to everyone who made our Christmas raffle such a great success. Your generosity and support mean so much to us here in school!
Christmas Video Message
As we could not have an end of year assembly or Carol singing this year, I have put together Christmas Message for each class level, which the children viewed in school today. This consisted of:
Message from me to pupils, staff and parents
Class level Photostory
‘All I want for Christmas Dance’: There are two versions of the dance: one features 3rd and 4th class, while the other features 5th and 6th class
I will be sending the link home via Aladdin- I hope that parents will get to view and enjoy them!
A word of appreciation to our staff!
Finally, can I pay a special tribute to the staff in our school who have worked tirelessly to make sure that our children have continued to be safe and well in school. I want to acknowledge how well our teachers and SNAs have adopted their teaching methods and ways of working in the uncertain environment we find ourselves in. To Seanna our caretaker, Marie our secretary and our cleaning staff, I want to say a huge thank you- we could not do what we do without you!
Finally, to you our parents and the wider school community- thank you for your continued support and encouragement. Our school community has indeed been challenged this year, and there are huge challenges in the year ahead. But we will get through this as we have always done, by remaining strong, united and determined to keep our homes and communities safe.
May you all have an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!
God bless and take care,
22nd December, 2020