Defibrillator now in the Community Park

Thanks to the support of Boston Scientific, who have donated  a defibrillator, we now have the unit installed in The Community Park.

The unit is located on the southern end of the All Weather Pitch on the side wall of the Power Distribution Pillar . It is contained within a special enclosure which has a heating & cooling system and an alarmed locking mechanism. Should the unit be opened it will trigger an alarm and send a signal to a series of mobile phones locally. The enclosure was purchased  thanks to the assistance of St Michaels National School, who raised €800 at the school show in June 2011, with the balance provided by the Community Council.

Following two training sessions presented by The Red Cross, 42 people from the Community have been trained to use the unit and further courses will be held in the coming weeks. So if you have an interest in this training please text your interest to 086 817 6660 leaving your Name & Number and you will be contacted by return when the course is arranged. It is important that coaches and their colleagues from the various sports clubs be trained in the use of this unit. Training is not restricted to sports clubs and all people from the community are welcome.

 Access to the unit is by using a special code which is given to those trained to use the unit. If there are people in the Community who are already trained to use a defibrillator, they should make themselves known and the code will be issued to them on presentation of a “Defibrillator Training Course” certificate

It is hoped it will be treated with the respect it deserves as it is a vital piece of life saving equipment for everyone’s benefit.

Well done and thanks again to Boston Scientific and St Michaels’s School Clerihan

St Michael’s NS Newsletter.

Congratulations to everyone involved in our annual shows on May 30 and 31. Two wonderful nights of music, song, drama and dance were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Many thanks to all who supported our raffles, the proceeds of which will enable us to contribute to the purchase of a Difibrillator Cabinet for the community.

To the absolute delight of teachers, Mr. Walsh and Ms. O’ Connell, our athletes gave a regal performance at the recent Cidona Sports in Clonmel. After a day of outstanding activity, the girls won the shield for best school with the boys coming in second.

Molaim sibh uilig. We also had ten first places in individual events.

The boys were defeated in the U13 county semi-final against Mullinahone. Well done to our boys who won county football medals with the club in Semple Stadium recently. Congratulations to Aaron Condon who was selected on the Tipperary Primary Game hurling team to meet Clare. Best wishes to Eileen Flannery who has been selected on the equivalent camogie team for the Munster final in Cork.

She has also been selected to play in Croke Park on a Tipperary 7s camogie team later in the summer. Molaim Emma Cronin, Rosie Fitzgerald, Rachel Browne and Lily Finch-Clements who won county football medals with Moyle Rovers recently.

Well done to Aidan Lyons who became the third member of his family to win Cumann na mBunscol county football medals in the school after Eoghan and Emer in the recent past – a unique achievement.

Well done to Kayleigh Flannery, a wonderful young athlete, who retained her county Community Games title in gymnastics recently. She then took part in the national finals in Athlone. Congrats to Leah Clancy who won medals for dancing in Tralee in March.

We bade farewell to our excellent sixth class after Mass in the hall on June 23. Before they left they organised a Jumble Sale for a charitable cause which raised €410. The generosity and kindness of their parents was deeply appreciated by all the staff. We wish our 21 pupils every success and happiness in secondary school. Go néirí go geal libh uilig.

The following is the arrangement for classes for the new academic year, 2011/12: Junior Infants: Mrs. Condon, Senior Infants: Ms.Murphy, First Class: Ms. O’Connell, Second Class: Mrs. Fleming, Third Class: Mr. Wrenn, Fourth Class: Ms. Howley, Fifth Class: Mrs. Moore, Sixth Class: Mr. Fahey, Resource/Learning Support: Ms. Barrett, Administrative Principal: Mr. Walsh.

In the interest of safety, we would politely ask you not to obstruct the bus bay just outside the school wall when dropping off/collecting pupils. Also, it is not permitted to collect children in the staff car park. Please use the pedestrian entrance only for this purpose.

The following amounts were raised in the school in the last term: Our annual book fair realised €1039.14; Raffle: €875; Suicide Aware: €362. Sincere thanks to everyone for your generosity.

The school will reopen on Thursday, September 1, at 9.15 a.m

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