Thursday March 1st 8.00pm: Late last night the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, announced a Status Red Snow and Ice warning for the whole country. He directed all schools to close today, Thursday March 1st 2018 and tomorrow Friday March 2nd. Accordingly, Creevy National School will remain closed today and tomorrow. We will re-open Monday March 5th, weather permitting.
Congratulations to our U13 and U11 quiz teams. They represented the school very well at the regional event on Jan 28th in Inver Community Centre. The U13 team came in 1st place and will go on to represent the school at the next stage, which is due to be held on the first weekend in March. The time, date and venue is yet to be confirmed. The U11 team finished very well also in third place. Two great performances, maith sibh a cailiní agus a buachaillí.
1st Place U13 Winning Quiz Team
3rd Place U11 Quiz Team
Creevy N.S. Timetable for Christmas Plays
Wednesday December 20th
9.45-10.15 Junior Infants – Ms. Mc Cauley
10.15-11.00 4/5th Class – Ms. Magee
11.00-11.45 Senior Infants – Ms. Breslin
11.45-12.30 3rd Class – Ms. Gibson
12.30-1.15 1st Class – Ms. Conneely
1.15-2.00 5th Class – Ms. Woods
2.00-2.30 2nd Class – Mr. Timoney
2.30-3.10 6th Class – Mr. Boyle
On Wednesday October 25th, the Green Schools Committee presented the findings of their recent Walkability Audit to pupils, staff, parent representatives and local Councillor, Mr. Barry O’Neill. The committee have worked hard over the last number of weeks with Green Schools Sustainable Travel Officer, Áine O’Loughlen, investigating the possibility of reducing traffic around the school at peak times and improving road safety. Three members of the committee, Éadaoin Finnegan, Dara McGloin and Michael Clancy presented the findings of the audit and the recommendations. In summary, the committee found that it is not very safe for pupils to walk or cycle to school, as the road is very busy with no footpaths and the traffic can travel at high speeds past the school. The recommendations of the committee were as follows:
- Install Periodic Speed Limits to ensure a safer space for students at school peak times – 50km/hr or even lower. The committee did the Maths and a reduction of speed to 50 km/hr across a 500m stretch would only add 13.5 seconds to a motorist’s journey.
- Replace the missing flashing lights with working ones and reposition the ones to the West of the school further away from the school, to allow motorists sufficient time to slow down.
- Improve signage and road markings in the vicinity of the school. Motorists need greater warning that there is a large school up ahead. The small signs and old rumble strips are too close to the school and ineffective. Upgrade the rumble strips on either side of the school.
- Could we get SLOW SCHOOL AHEAD painted in white on the road surface, like outside many other Primary Schools around the county?
The Green Schools Committee have lodged their Walkability Audit Report with Donegal County Council Road Safety Officer and we hope this supports our request for road safety improvements at the school. Councillor O’Neill was very impressed with the work of the committee and suggested that the committee send a deputation to the next County Council meeting to do the same presentation. He also agreed to bring up our concerns with the local road engineers and road safety officer. Councillor O’Neill also suggested that a good next step might be looking at designating Creevy as a village. Maybe that is the next step forward to creating a safer school environment for the whole community.
Councillor Micheál Naughton sent his apologies that he couldn’t make our presentation, but he too assures us that he will be requesting road safety upgrades in the vicinity of the school.
The Green Schools Committee with Parent Representatives Karen and Cathy, Green Schools Officer Aine O’Loughlen and Local Councillor Barry O’Neill
All schools nationwide are closed tomorrow 16/10/2017, due to the Red wind warning. Creevy NS will be closed but hopes to reopen on Tuesday morning if red warning is lifted by Met Eireann. A text has been sent to all parents but might take some time to get through as the school text system is very busy tonight. Stay safe in the storm and hopefully it will pass without too much destruction. Beir bua agus beannacht. A. Kelly
Congratulations to fourth class pupil Samaire Grokenberger who was recently awarded a Donegal Co. Co. scholarship to the Gael Linn Gaeltacht this summer. Tá súil againn go mbainfidh tú sult as an turas Samaire. Tar éis na laethanta saoire, beidh Samaire in ann Gaeilge, Béarla agus Gearmáinis a labhairt go líofa. Go n-éirí an bothair leat, a Samaire.