A sincere word of thanks to the 102 grandparents arrived on Friday the 22nd in St. Patrick’s N.S. from far and wide to visit the school as part of Catholic Schools Week. The day has now become one that both pupils and grandparents seem to look forward to. We had grandparents from Kerry, Limerick and Donegal. A number of local grandparents even crossed the river from the Dublin side of Slane to call to see us!
There was plenty of truth in the rumour that the grandparents only called for the tea and coffee as the Parent Association again put on a fantastic spread of tea, coffee light refreshments in the hall before the group was formally welcomed to the school.
Sixth class escorts then brought the grandparents to visit all the classrooms that their grandchildren were in. Some grandparents were double and triple jobbing around the school in an effort to meet all their family members before departing. We caught one grandparent heading out for basketball practice with the pupils at break time!
Many thanks to the Parent Association for the spread, the 6th class pupils for escorting grandparents, class teachers for facilitating visits to the rooms and last but not least, the grandparents themselves for visiting us again.