All schools in Ireland are raising the Irish flag on Tuesday 15th March (Proclamation Day) to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising.
As part of the Ireland 2016 commemorative programme, the Dept. of Education and skills has provided time for schools to commemorate and reflect upon the events of 100 years ago.
We will begin the day on Tuesday 15th with a flag-raising ceremony. The children will sing the National Anthem.
A major focus on Proclamation Day will be the reading of the original Proclamation and the unveiling and reading of the schools own “Proclamation for a New Generation”. This will follow on from the Flag Raising ceremony and depending on the weather will take place outside the front of the school or in the assembly classroom. Each class will then perform a piece of poetry or a song as Gaeilge, followed by the monthly prize giving ceremony.
We would ask if your child could wear their full school uniform on this day (No tracksuits please!)