A Farewell message to 6th class 2016/17

Dear 6th class,

This time of the school year is always bittersweet for me. It’s been a long year and the holidays are greatly welcomed but at the same time I must say goodbye to the children that I have taught for the last school year. There is a possibility when you teach 6th class that we may not see some of you for a long time. I have grown so fond of each child.

I have enjoyed teaching each and every one of you. You were such a credit to your families and my job was made so much easier by your co-operation and kindness. We had such a good year. The singing, dancing, school tour, science fair, confirmation, sports, cake sale and the play.

I always find it difficult to say goodbye but I know that you will do great things in your lives. I wish you all the very best and thanks so much for all the happy memories. Your families should be so proud of the people you have become.

To the parents of 6th class, thank you for the lovely cards and gifts. There was no need but thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Your co-operation as parents made my life so much easier this year. I always felt that I had your full support.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. O’Sullivan.



I leave you with a poem by Séamus Ó Néill entitled Subh Milis. It reminds me to embrace every moment we have with these wonderful children.


Subh Milis

Bhí subh mhilis

Ar bhaschrann an dorais

Ach mhuch mé an corraí

Ionam a d’éirigh,

Mar smaoinigh mé ar an lá

Nuair a bheas an bhaschrann glan,

Agus an lámh bheag

Ar iarraidh.


English Translation

There was jam

On the doorhandle

But I suppressed the anger

That arose in me,

Because I thought of the day

when the doorhandle would be clean

And the little hand