INTO Congress 

  
As people maybe aware, the INTO congress was on this week. I attended as a delegate from the Abbeyfeale branch. It was as always interesting, heated and informative. 

Thankfully, it would appear, the attack on rural schools is over for now. However, the main issue for us as a school was the implementation of the new language curriculum. This is due to be rolled out in Juniors next September 2016. Based on discussions, I now think that this will be pushed back to 2017 or 2018, as we have not been provided whole school training yet. 
Similarly, as always, class sizes and funding were discussed. Hopefully we will see improvements in the next 12 months.
Regards,

Bernard 

Proclamation Day

Here is our school’s proclamation that was read out today. More pictures to follow, regards Bernard Dalton

POBLACHT NA H EIREANN (Word Version)

POBLACHT NA H EIREANN

THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT

OF THE

IRISH REPUBLIC

TO THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND

We the children of Glengurt N.S. Tournafulla, enjoy a free Irish republic thanks to the bravery, pride and sacrifices of our ancestors and the leaders of the 1916 Rising. We must stand up for what we believe in and truly deserve. We must fight for our rights so that all citizens of Ireland are treated equally and respectfully.

Homelessness is a growing problem in Ireland today. Families including children are losing their homes. Everyone in Ireland is entitled to a house, a bed and daily food. It is everyone’s responsibility  to try to help. The government needs to find a long term solution to this problem so that everyone feels safe and cared for.

We believe that everyone in Ireland deserves a job, a fair wage and proper working conditions.

We should strive to have an efficient and immediate health care system where people can be seen quickly by a consultant in hospital. All citizens, young or old, should be treated with respect and kindness in hospitals.

We are lucky to be able to enjoy in Ireland a relatively clean and healthy environment. We must ensure that future generations can enjoy it also. Therefore we must use more renewable sources of energy.

It is important to keep our Irish culture and traditions alive so future generations can enjoy it for themselves too. We respect the right of Irish people to speak the Irish language.

We endeavour for peace in our country especially regarding recent gang violence. We recognise the right of everyone to live in harmony and peace with each other.

In the past during the famine years, we were welcomed into other countries so we now should welcome refugees with open arms and help them feel at home in Ireland.

 

Signed on behalf of the children

Glengurt N.S. Tournafulla

World Book Day 2016

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We are celebrating World Book Day on the 3rd of March. Children are invited to bring in their favourite book. We have decided not to do our usual dress up day. Instead, we will dress up on the 15th of March to celebrate Proclamation Day. It was felt two dress up days within two weeks of each other may prove difficult for parents.

http://www.worldbookday.com/