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News 2008/2009

Well done to everyone who has helped with this initiative over the last thirteen years.
Please keep up the initiatives( boot sales, raffles, auctions, birthday parties, tennis marathons etc. )to maintain the great tradition and you too can be part of the exciting future for the project.
Ali Hewson will be there!

We would appreciate help with a new web design so if anyone has expertise and a bit of time it would be a great help. Thanks .<

Daniel, Ben, Frank and Luke are having a "Crazy Hoops" business at the People's Park Market in Dun Laoghaire this Sunday, 19th July, 2009, from 11am till 1pm. The proceeds of the day will go to the Feeding Centre at the Botshabelo Township in South Africa and the Kidzone Programme at Monkstown Pool and Leisure Centre. Ali Hewson is disappointed she can't be there but has wished the boys all the best<.<
we would like to thank the following schools for their support and contributions.

Scoil Mhuire in Moycullen have had a fundraiser and want to donate the proceeds to the fund. Well done to everyone involved.Thanks.
Notre Dame Junior School fourth class in Dundrum raised 109 from the sale of a student magazine "Notre Dame Knockout" and the proceeds will go to local children. More details soon.

St. Killian's National School in Bluebell, Dublin 12 had a fundraiser and donated over 26 to the fund. Many thanks to all involved.This money will be added to the total for Notre Dame's "Red Day" and proceeds from the "Notre Dame Knockout" for Barnardos

Notre Dame Junior School in Dundrum had a "Red Day" for Barnardos and raised over 350. Well done to all the girls for wearing red. br>
We have a Leinster jersey and rugby ball both signed by the team for auction. The jersey made 1100 and the ball 80 so far. Proceeds will go to Operation Smile and the Special Olympics.

Notre Dame Junior School had a Green Day for St. Patrick's Day and Seachtain na Gaeilge and raised 532 for ACET Ireland which provides school breakfasts for children in Zimbabwe. Wendy Philips from ACET Ireland visited the school on Monday, 23rd March to accept the money. Well done to all who supported such a good cause.<

Nancy from Dun Laoghaire is planning a fun sale at her house in early summer to raise money for children in South Africa. Best of luck, Nancy! The sale "Nancy's Novels" was a great success and raised 590 for local children through Barnardos and children in Botshabello township in South Africa. Well done to everyone who donated books, money and their time on the day. We appreciate it. <

Ali Hewson came to Notre Dame Junior School Dundrum on Wednesday, 11th March to launch this year's initiative.

Fifth class girls in Notre Dame, with the help of Miss Doran and Mr. King, have set up mini businesses and begin selling in the school on Monday, 11th May, to help less fortunate children locally, nationally and internationally. The girls will learn how to set up and manage a business and learn about children facing difficult situations in their daily lives. The girls have written letters to companies for sponsorship and most of them actually received the sonsorship. The P5 girls had two open days for their mini businesses on Monday, 11th May and Wednesday, 3rd June and did brilliantly. The girls raised 3,522 including the jersey auctioned for Operation Smile. Photos to follow.Best of luck.

Notre Dame Junior School supported their senior school in the "Build a Brick" campaign on Thursday, 12th March and raised 500 for Educo which helps children escape poverty through education. Well done to all concerned.

There was a "Yellow Day" in Notre Dame Junior School just before Easter. All the girls wore yellow and donated 357 to the Make a Wish Foundation. Well done. <

Elizabeth Maguire and many of the teachers ran in the Women's Mini Marathon for the Special Olympics and raised over 500. A group of P1 mums at Notre Dame Junior School had a fundraising meal and raised 2000. Congrats.

Tanya,Orla, Laura, Katie, Edward, Shauna, Lauren, Shane and Ryan, sixth class pupils from Newtown Dunleckney National School in Carlow, had a bring and buy sale and raised 622.70 for a feeding centre in Botshabello Township near Bloemfontain in South Africa. Brilliant work. <

Everyone at Lanesborough Primary School raised 20 for the fund and we will include this in the donation to the feedig centre in Botshabello Township near Bloemfontain in South Africa. Well done to Ms. Murphy and all at Lanesborough.Many thanks.

Your efforts for last year are shown below and are much appreciated.
2007/2008 Exhibition Day was on Friday May 23rd.
We are especially greatful to Mary Hanafin(now the minister for Family and Social Affairs) for turning up for the Seventh year in a row.
The exhibition took place despite the school being off that day due to a cut in water supply.
We want to especially thank the Parents Committee especially Emer, Mary, Jean and Maria for deciding to press ahead with what turned a great day.
Well done to all the boys, their parents and Mr. King who returned to give support on the day.
John O Connor and Scott Bradshaw were declared Entrepenuers of the Year


Rugby ball and Jersey signed by the entire Leinster Team are still on Auction - more details available from Sixth Class.

Our Music teacher Mr. Dave O Reilly succeeded in scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa on December 28th to help raise money for Christian Brothers Arusha project in Tanzania and the Mountown Project in Monkstown.Altogether he raised an incredible 5,900 euro for the fund

- THANKS dave!
(Left Dave giving a talk and showing a video of the Climb on Wednesday 7th of May)

2007/2008 total confirmed at € 31,000

We would like to thank Mr. King for initiating this project and for all his help over the last many, many years. He has done a lot for us and the kids in need.
We would like to wish Mr. king the best of luck in his new job and welcome Mr. Devlin who has taken over Sixth Class.

Thanks to Martin O' Sullivan for investing money in oil for the boys which made 1400 euro.

The school raffle raised 600 euro