Agreed Report from Board of Management February 2015

Board of Management Meeting

Tuesday February 10th 2015

Agreed Report

Policy Review

• Healthy Eating Policy

• Visual Arts Policy

• Child Protection Policy

When the review process has been completed, the above policies will be presented to the Board of Management.

Promoting Positive Mental Well Being in Primary Schools

The Board of Management welcomes the recent publication on promoting positive mental well being, launched by the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Health. The BOM will support the work of staff and parents in this regard.

Bullying/Cyberbullying Intervention and Prevention Workshop

The Board of Management has received confirmation of the Bullying/Cyberbullying Intervention and Prevention Workshop, which will take place on April 15th 2015.

Golf Classic Fundraising Event

The Board of Management wishes to thank the committee who, with the support of the Parents’ Association, are organising a fundraising event on Saturday April 18th. This will take the form of a Golf Classic in Ballinasloe Golf Club and all funds raised will go towards the drainage of the school pitch.

Engineers’ Week February 9th-13th

Many thanks to Science Co-ordinator, Mrs Aine Bleahene for organising a range of exciting events to celebrate Engineers’ Week.

Credit Union Quiz Teams

Congratulations to the school’s four quiz teams on their exceptional performance in the local Credit Union Quiz. Sincere thanks to the teachers who prepared them for this event. We wish those progressing to the next round the best of luck.

1st Place u 13: Luke Feehily, John Devine, Chloe Johnston, Kyle Greasley

2nd Place u 13: Niall Phelan, Luke Walsh, Mark Gallagher, Fintan Doherty

2nd Place u 11: Adam Mc Greal, Abdullah Shahid, Masib Jawad, Liam Dunican Dooley

3rd Place: u11: Diarmuid Mc Donagh, Conor Madden, Sean Mc Dermott, Dylan

Our thanks also, to Niall Clarke, Ballinasloe Credit Union .


Congratulations and thanks to teaching staff member, Mrs Aine Bleahene for 25 years of loyal service and dedication to Creagh NS.

Congratulations to teaching staff member, Ms Sinead Cahalan and the Mullagh team on reaching the All Ireland Club Camogie Final which will take place on March 1st in Croke Park

St Brigid’s Day Crosses

The BOM congratulates all involved in making St Brigid’s Day crosses, especially teacher, Ms Regina Power for overseeing the initiative again this year. The sale of these crosses raised €2619, which has been presented to Ballinasloe Social Services.

AED Training

Sincere thanks to Helen and Declan Harney for training a second group of the staff in the use of the school’s defibrillator.


The Board of Management continues to proactively pursue the issue of parking at the school. Once again, we ask parents/guardians to exercise extreme caution at peak times around the school. We ask you to consider making greater use of the church car park where you can park safely. The safety of all of our pupils is our primary concern at all times.

Votes of Sympathy

The Gaffey Family on the death of Mrs Gaffey

The Hickey Family on the death of Mrs Hickey

The Mc Dermott Family on the death Mrs Keary

Special BOM Meeting

A special meeting of the Board of Management will be held on Tuesday March 31st re Enrolment.

Recorded by S. Keating

Secretary to the BOM

February 2015.

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