On Thursday Fr. Godwin, parents and pupils came together to celebrate the 6th class children with mass and songs. We are very proud of the wonderful young people they have become over the past 8 years. It was lovely to be part of such a special day and we wish them the very best going forward into Secondary school.
We were treated to an amazing display of football between our Tang NS girls team and the St Colmcille's, Gainstown team in there Cuman na mBunscoil Division Two County Final yesterday. The Gainstown girls battled hard to the end but a very deserved win went to our girls at the final whistle. Well done girls, you made us all incredibly proud and gave us a great day out.
A huge debt of gratitude goes to Alan our coach and all the teachers and staff who trained with the team each week and helped organising the matches, pitches, jerseys and referees.
We would also like to thank Sheila in Murrays, Maghera for their donation towards the homecoming which allowed us to put on a lovely spread of hot food and sandwiches for the team and supporters. Delicious hot food came from Nallys and Finns provided an ice cream (or two!) for everyone at the school afterwards. Finn's also donated treats for the team.
We would like to thank our parents for all the support at matches, for items donated for the homecoming and lifts to matches. Our parents and staff are always on hand to help out at school events like this and whether it is making the tea or cleaning up afterwards we are always very grateful for the efforts that make each event so memorable!
Congratulations again to our girls and their management, we are very proud of all our girls and delighted with their achievements!
We welcomed Martin Comey and his wife Mary Lee, along with Helen and Gloria McCann to our school today. We were privileged to have Martin and Mary Lee visit from America as part of the Irish American Partnership. Martin Comey has ancestral connections with Tang and over the years he has generously donated monies through the Irish American Partnership towards library, science and computer resources and equipment. His most recent donation also helped develop our walking track around the football pitch. Martin and MaryLee previously visited nearly two decades ago and they were delighted to visit the school again and meet with the staff and children.
The very best of luck to our School Girls Football Team who are through to the county final of the Cuman na mBunscoil competition. The Final will take place in Cusack Park, Mullingar on Wednesday 15th June at 5pm and we hope to see the whole community there to support our girls.
Congratulations to these talented young artists Cara, Emma and Isla on their recent success at Drumraney/Tang Community Games Art Competition and well done to all who participated. Best of Luck to Cara in the rounds ahead!
Congratulations to our 2nd Class pupils who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday 14th May 2022. It was a beautiful, sunny day made very special thanks to the collective efforts of so many in our school community! Thank you to everyone who helped prepare the children for the sacrament and to all those who made the day so special for our children and their families. Thanks to Mrs Horan, Fr Godwin, Mrs Seery & Mrs Ganly and the children of the choir, Parents association & their children who baked and catered and cleaned up!, Mrs Hanley, Kitty, Sean Burke photography, Muintir and of course our First Holy Communicants and their parents and families.
Following on from the Internet Safety Workshop that our 3rd - 6th Class pupils participated in on February 8th 2022, Barnardos have extended the following invitation to our parents and teachers.
Barnardos Online Safety Programme would like to invite you to our webinar about cyberbullying on Tuesday, the 31st of May from 10-11.30am. Our event is designed for principals and parents and looks at ways to respond to and prevent cyberbullying in schools.
Based on feedback from schools, our webinar looks at cyberbullying and how to tackle it and is designed for principals, teachers and parents. You’ll hear from Webwise, the tech industry (Youtube, Tik Tok) and from a school about how they are dealing with cyberbullying.
The link to register is here. Please share it with the parents in your school community. There are more details on our website, and the webinar will be recorded for those who can’t attend on the day.
Following our incidental inspection on Anti-Bullying Procedure and school measures to tackle and prevent bullying, the Department of Education inspectorate issued the report below. The inspection was a very positive experience for both school staff and children. Our inspector was very supportive during the whole process and commended all the hard work of pupils, staff and parents in creating a very positive and respectful school environment. The report reaffirms that our procedures and policies met the requirements in relation to implementing all five aspects of the Anti-Bullying Procedures.