Salesian Primary School Easter Newsletter 2023


Message from the Principal:

Spring is finally in the air. The days are stretching, nature is coming alive again and happily the weather is beginning to warm up. It is the perfect time for us all to dust ourselves off and begin everything from a fresh perspective. Nature is literally 'turning a new leaf'. Spring is an opportunity for us all to do the same.

As a Christian-Catholic school, with spring comes the celebration of Easter. The joy of the miracle of the Resurrection of Christ after He had been dead and buried. With His sacrifice, He brought us the promise of new life both on Earth and in Heaven. In this spring season of rebirth, may you feel your faith renewed and your heart made new with the hope Easter brings.

All at Salesian PS wish you a very happy, joyful and Holy Easter break. We look forward to seeing you on our return to school on Monday the 17th of April.

Ms. Rea


School Calendar:

This is available on the the website:

Please note: School Closes for our Easter holidays on Friday 31st March at 12 noon. School reopens on Monday 17th April. 


June 9th: Full Day School closed for pupils.


First Day of School for pupils: 1st of September 2023. 

Primary Schoolbooks Scheme

In recognition of the cost of preparing children and young people for the return to primary school each September Minister for Education Norma Foley T.D. has announced funding to provide free schoolbooks, including workbooks and copybooks, in so far as the funding allows from September 2023. This scheme will eliminate the majority of the cost to parents of providing these resources.

Funding is being provided directly to primary schools and special schools by the Department to implement the scheme and schools will now have the responsibility for providing schoolbooks, workbooks, and where funding allows copybooks to all children and young people at the start of the school year. All schoolbooks will remain the property of the school so that books can be reused in future years. Schoolbooks will be provided on loan to children and young people for the duration of the 2023/24 school year and must be returned to school at the end of the school year. Parents are requested to remind their children to take care of their books and keep them in good condition during the year. It is not permitted to write in textbooks. There may be some related classroom resources and costs that are not covered by the scheme. Additional details (if any) on what items parents will need to supply for the return to school in September 2023 will be communicated to parents by the school in due course.

Parents Association: 

Thank you to all the parents and family helpers who allowed the running of the Cake Sale and the Senior Infant Maths' Games to be a great success this term.

Our next meeting will be held in the school on Thursday 27th of April at 7:30 pm in Salesian PS. We look forward to a good turn out as we plan our next year's events and initiatives. Everything we do is to benefit our children, the pupils in the school. 

Limerick 2030: 

 Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC welcome you to attend the Public Consultations on the draft Masterplan for Cleeves Riverside Quarter.

Consultations will be held:

Tuesday 28th March 2023, 6pm to 8 pm


Wednesday 29th March 2023, 12 noon to 2 pm.

Our School News this Term: 

Teddy Bear's Hospital

Our Junior Doctors from Senior Infants helped take care of their sick and injured teddies at the Teddy Bear's Hospital in March. From check-ups and x-rays to diagnosis and medicine dispensing, the teddies were well looked after. They even got to perform surgery on the very sick teddies! 

Student Council News

Our Student Council has been very busy this term. Many of our students have requested a water dispenser in our school. The children spoke and we listened. Student Voice is very important in our school. The Council prepared beautiful Easter Hampers for a raffle to begin fundraising towards this very worthy cause. Thank you to everyone for supporting this worthy cause.

6th Class Confirmation

Congratulations to 6th class girls who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 4th March. Surrounded by family and friends, the girls were confirmed by Bishop Brendan Leahy. Huge credit goes to each girl for their contribution on the day, making it a very special and memorable occasion for all.We thank our fantastic Parent Association, who, together with the JFK Parent Association, kindly organised refreshments after the ceremony in JFK Halla. These were enjoyed by all.

World Book Day

Well done to all our creative Salesian girls and boys who impressed us all with their World Book Day dress up costumes on Thursday 2nd March. Imaginations ran wild and great fun was had all day as we celebrated our love of reading. At our junior school assembly, talented staff performed 'The Gruffalo' and at our senior school assembly, brave staff performed the opening scene from Harry Potter, Philosopher's Stone'! Keep up all the great reading at home.

5 Day Lunchbox Planner 

Check out this new free resource from Safefood with lots of easy to prepare healthy meal options and a 5-Day Lunchbox Planner. See

Online Safety Webinar for Parents

  • Does your child spend a lot of time online?
  • Is your child supervised while online?
  • Do you know what safety settings you can activate on their device to make their online experience a more secure and safe one for them?

Barnardos are hosting public parent webinars  on the topic of online safety. The next available webinars dates are as follows: 

30th March @ 11am

19th April at 8pm

These webinars are  free to attend and parents can sign up at the following link:

Google Family Link App

Google Family Link is a parental controls app that helps you keep your family safer online.

You can also use Family Link to add supervision to your child's existing Google Account. Some of the features include: 

  • Setting Screen time Limits 


  • Allowing or Blocking Apps
Further information can be sound at the following link:

Get Started with Family Link :

Salesian Primary School Instagram Account

We have recently set up our school Instagram Account. Follow our page for further updates and to see some more of the wonderful work which is happening in our school. 

Extra Curricular Activities: 

First class have enjoyed Sports Club for this term and have got a taste of a variety of games. The club finished their last session this week and we see a lot of opportunity in sports for all of these athletic boys and girls!

Joy Club is providing a lot of fun games and crafts for the third class girls.

Parent Volunteers Required: 

Parent Volunteers required to assist with organising the new books and resources for the children's school library. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to offer your time. Your help and support is very much appreciated. 

After School Clubs: 

Creative Concepts Drama Classes

Building: Confidence/ Creativity/ Communication & Collaboration!

Venue: Salesian Primary School

Bookings: To Book/enquiries contact Lorraine @ 0868485229

Classes fill very quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment

Irish Dancing

Nolan School of Dancing (Irish) every Thursday in the halla.

Please complete the sign up form:


Elmtree Kidz is a privately run before and after school club organised by Yvonne McMahon and her colleague Amanda O' Donnell.

Contact Elmtree directly for places at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wishing you all a safe, happy and enjoyable Easter.  

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