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June 2017

Modern Dance with Nikki – Videos from today’s performances!

After 7 weeks of rehearsals, we finally got the chance to share our performances with you!

Well done to the children in all classes who worked so hard on their routines and to Nikki herself.

Thanks again to our brilliant Parent Association who fund these dance lessons.

All three rooms are in the YouTube playlist below (or scroll down to see videos separately)


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Senior Room

Middle Room

Junior Room



Parents – a few important dates for your diary in the run up to our summer holidays! Click here:

End of Year Update – Dates For Your Diary


Friday June 16th

Dance Off! (Modern and Traditional dancing from all classes) 1pm – 2pm


Monday June 19th

School Sports Day (weather permitting)


Friday June 23rd     Sponsored Walk, Balla Woods 10am


Monday June 26th

End of Year Mass and Graduation 7:30pm


Tuesday June 27th

Last Day of Term


NEW: Craggagh NS After School Child-minding | Opening Sept 2017

We are setting up an After School Childminding Facility in Craggagh NS from September 1st 2017.

The facility will be located in the school building (downstairs classrooms) and grounds and will operate from 3pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Infants availing of the facility will be supervised from 2pm to 3pm.

Parents availing of the After School Childminding Facility will be able to apply for grant assistance to partially meet payments under the Government’s new Affordable Childcare Scheme”, which commences in September 2017. Nevertheless, we will be keeping costs as low as possible. This is not a profit making endeavour.

Before we fully establish this facility and outline the cost to parents, we need to ensure that it is viable. Please complete the survey below to help us gauge the level of interest in this facility.

This survey will close on June 9th and we will confirm details of the facility by mid-June.

Please do no hesitate to contact us with any queries.

Further links:

Dept of Children and Youth Affairs Press Release on Affordable Child Care Scheme

Questions and Answers on Affordable Childcare Scheme

Further FAQs on Affordable Childcare Scheme




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