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Useful Information

Dates to Remember for March-June 2022.

6th Class Confirmation 4th March 2022.  11am in St. Mary's Cathedral.  School closes at 12 noon for all other pupils.

Thursday and Friday 17th and 18th March, St. Patrick's Day

Easter Holidays . School closes Friday 8th April to Monday 25th of of April.2022

May Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2022

Saturday May 14th , 21st and 28th .  Holy Communion.

June Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday 6th and 7th of June 2022.



Recommended Reading List

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Recommended Reading List

Junior Infants;

  • Where the Wild Things Are “ by Maurice Sendak

  • “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson

  • “Adam Saves Christmas” by Benji Bennett

  • “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

  • “Not now Bernard” by David McKee

  • “Pig in the Pond” by Martin Waddell

  • “Guess How Much I Love You” by Anita Jeram

  • “The Goodnight Star” by Amy Sparkes

Senior Infants;

  • Horrid Henry Early Readers Series by Francesca Simon

  • “Magic Faraway Tree” by Enid Blyton

  • “My Penguin Osbert” by Elizabeth Cody Kimmell

  • “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury

  • “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss

  • “Amazing Grace” by Mary Hoffman & Caroline Binch

  • “Own Babies” by Martin Waddell

  • “One Thing” by Lauren Child

1st Class;

  • “What’s for Dinner Mr Gum” by Andy Stanton

  • Dirty Bertie Series by Alan MacDonald

  • Rainbow Fairy Series by Daisy Meadows

  • Panda O’Brien Series

  • “My Naughty Little Sister” by Dorothy Edwards

  • “Clarice Bean, That’s Me” by Lauren Child.

2nd Class;

  • Astrosaurs Series by Steve Cole

  • Felicity Wishes Series by Emma Thomson

  • Famous Five Series by Enid Blyton

  • “Fantastic Mr. Fox” by Roald Dahl

3rd Class;

  • Alice to the Rescue “ by Judi Curtin

  • Beast Quest Series by Adam Blade

  • “Feile Fever” by Joe O’Brien

  • “Save our Sweetshop” by Lorraine Francis- (Poolbeg Press)

  • “The Adventures of Henry & Sam & Mr. Fielding” by Vera Pettigrew- (The Children’s Press).

  • “A Sudden Puff of Glittering Smoke” by Anne Fine. (Egmont)

  • “Lisa’s Lamb” by Margit Cruickshank. (Children’s Poolbeg).

  • “The Adventures of Tin Tin” by Herge

  • Matilda” by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

4th Class;

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney

  • Skulduggery Pleasant Series by Derek Landy

  • “The Sheep Pig” by Dick King-Smith (Puffin Books)

  • “Orla at School” by Mary Beckett. (Children’s Poolbeg).

  • “A World of Folk Tales” by James Riordan. The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd.

  • “The Angel of Nitshill Rd” by Anne Fine. (Mammoth)

  • “Charlotte’s Web” by E. B. White (Hamish Hamilton)

  • “Guinness World Records”.

  • The Naughtiest Girl Collection by Enid Blighton.

  • “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer

  • “Carriers War” by Nina Bawden

  • Tom Gates Series by Liz Pichon.

5th Class;

  • “Hetty Feather “ by Jacqueline Wilton

  • Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson

  • “Strongbow” by Morgan Llywelyn. (The O’Brien Press Ltd)

  • “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis. (Puffin Books)

  • “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton. (Puffin Books)

  • “The Good Liar” by Gregory Maguire. (The O’Brien Press)

  • David Walliams Series.

6th Class;

  • “Miles to Go” by Miley Cyrus

  • Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott

  • “Safe Harbour” by Marita Conlon-McKenna. (The O’Brien Press Ltd)

  • “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” by Mildred D. Taylor. (Penguin Books)

  • “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens

  • “Tom’s Midnight Garden” by Philippa Pearce. (Puffin Books)

  • “Blaeberry Sunday” by Elizabeth O’Hara. (Poolbeg Press).

  • Harry Potter Series; J. K. Rowling.

  • “Goodnight Mister Tom” by Michelle Magorian.


St.Oliver’s Rainbow Site

As part of our School Care programme, we are delighted to be in a position to offer young people who have experienced loss through bereavement, separation or divorce change in their family the opportunity to participate in the Rainbows 12 week programme – which already takes place in over 500 schools and parishes throughout the country.

When something significant happens in a family, the entire family is affected. If a parent dies or parents separate, not only do the parents grieve, the children do also. Grief is an expression of love and a normal human reaction to a significant loss. Children find it difficult to verbalise their feelings of grief because of their age and inexperience. It may surface in their behaviour, schoolwork and emotional well-being.

Rainbows is a support group that helps children put their feelings into words, work through their grief, build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and begin to adapt to what has taken place in the family. Rainbows is not a counselling group. It is a safe, confidential setting where children will share their feelings with each other and with trained Facilitators.

For further information on our School Care program contact St. Oliver’s school (064) 6632047 during school hours or 0872932598 from 4:30pm

To find out more about Rainbows view the document below.

About Rainbows

Relationships and Sexuality Education

A new proposed video and booklet dealing with Relationship and Sexuality Education is now available for review and comment. 

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The lessons will be taught in Sixth Class during the final term.   Please take some time to review and comment to (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

A further note informing parents of sixth class pupils will be issued before the lessons commence. 

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