Christmas in Stonepark N.S.


Fr. Micahel McGrath, Fr. Tom Healy, Fr. Tony Gilhooly and Fr. Joseph Okere visited the the school on Thursday, 15th December to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with the children from 3rd to 6th classes in their Advent preparation for Christmas.


On Friday, 16th December, 6th class hosted our Christmas Fair. There was something for everyone from books, toys, DVDs, computer games, nail painting, competitions (guess the name of the teddy, guess how many sweets in the jar,basketball shots, keepy uppies), computer time and an array of drinks, sweets, buns and cakes.

The winner of the competitions were: basketball shots – Peter Farrell, keepy uppies –  Harry Mulvihill, guess how many sweets (116) – Shane Magan, guess the name of the teddy (Chris) – Ben Smith.

A raffle was also organised with prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. The sponsors were Hanlon’s Gala, The Longford Arms, Backstage Theatre, Tesco, Hair Square, Jack O’ Bites, Top Filling Station (Stonepark), Mrs. Shea, Ms. Spillane, Mc Carrick’s Cash and Carry, Folens Publishers, Farrell & Coy, Milos and Super Valu. A huge thank you to these generous sponsors.

The winners of the raffle were Joan Donlon, Ashling Murray, Rose Maguire, Angela Dowd, Doris McCord, Irene Reilly, Billy Creevy, Grandad Kenny!, Emma Gazova, Meriel McCord, Edel Casey, Ann Kelly, David O’ Rourke, Jacqueline Kirby, Leon Delannoy, Marie Cox, Mairéad Reilly and Joshua Hackett. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who supported the raffle.

A huge thank you to Ms. Mulvihill and all the children in 6th class for organising this very successful event which  enables us to buy some iPads for the the school.


On Monday, 19th December Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st Class   and 2nd Class visited The Temperance Hall for the Christmas show ‘Frosty the Snowman’ by the Talisman Theatre Company. It was a wonderful experience for all the children (and grown ups!) who engaged with drama and interacted with the characters of Frosty the Snowman, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Jingles the Elf and Little Jack Frost on stage. The children thoroughly enjoyed it.



The children in 3rd class and 5th class entertained their families and the students and staff with their Christmas productions of ‘The Bethlehem Baby’ and ‘The Xmas Factor’ respectively. There was wonderful talent displayed. Well done to everyone.

Children in other classes actively participated in Christmas Visual Art and Drama within their own classrooms.

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On Wednesday, 21st of December, Santa and his helpers came to visit the children in our school, weighed down with a gift for every child. Thank you to the Stonepark Parents’ Association for this wonderful treat.