Drom NS awarded Artist in the Primary School Scheme Grant

Drom National School is pleased to announce that we have received a grant from Tipperary County Council to participate in the Artist in the Primary School Scheme with music teacher and musician Avril Kinane. The school applied for the grant early in 2017 and is delighted to have been chosen to engage in the project. More details will follow in the March edition of Drom NewS!

Treating Headlice



What are headlice?

Headlice are little insects with moving legs. They are often not much bigger than a pin head, but may be as big as a sesame seed (the seeds on burger buns). They live on, or very close to, the scalp and don’t wander far down the hairshaft for very long. They can only live on humans; you cannot catch them from animals.

What are nits?

Nits are not the same thing as lice. Nits are egg cases laid by lice, stuck on to hair shafts. They are smaller than a pinhead and pearly white. If you have nits it doesn’t always mean that you have headlice. When you get rid of all the lice,the nits will stay stuck to the hair until it grows out.

How are they spread?

Anyone can pick up headlice. They are most common among young children as they often put heads together during play allowing the lice walk from one head to the next. Headlice do not reflect standards of hygiene. They are just as willing to live in clean or dirty hair.

Can you stop them?

The best way is for families to learn how to check their own heads. This way they find any lice before they have a chance to breed. They can then treat them and stop them being passed round the family. The way to check someone’s head is called “detection combing”. This should be done regularly and in the case of a confirmed infection in one family member, the other members of the household should carry out “detection combing” twice weekly for one week.

How do I do detection combing?

You need a plastic detection comb, good lighting and an ordinary comb.

  • Wash the hair well, then dry it with a towel. The hair should be damp, not dripping. A small amount of conditioner may help if the hair is tangled.
  • Make sure there is good light, daylight is best.
  • Comb the hair with an ordinary comb.
  • Start with the teeth of the detection comb touching the skin of the scalp at the top of the head.
  • Draw the comb carefully towards the edge of the hair.
  • Look carefully at the teeth of the comb in good light.
  • If there are headlice, you will find one or more lice on the teeth of the comb. A magnifying glass may be useful in identifying lice.
  • Do this over and over again from the top of the head to the edge of the hair in all directions, working round the head.
  • Do this for several minutes. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to do it properly for each head.

Who needs treatment?

Only treat those who have living, moving lice. If more than one family member has lice, treat all those at the same time.

How do I treat them?

A headlice lotion (not shampoo) should be used. Ask your local pharmacist, public health nurse or GP which lotion to use, and how long to leave it on. Follow the instructions that come with the particular product.

  • Repeat treatment again seven days later, in the same way, with the same lotion.
  • Check all heads a day or two after the second treatment. If you still find living, moving lice, ask your public health nurse or GP for advice.

Daffodil Day – 24th March 2017

On Daffodil Day, 24th March 2017, we are holding a cake sale to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. We would be so grateful for donations of buns, biscuits, cakes and breads for our cake sale on this day. Please bring them to the school of Friday, 24th March before 9.20am.Image result for daffodil day

The children will have an opportunity to purchase cakes etc. throughout the day. Parents / Guardians are invited to join us from 9.30am to 10.30am and again from 3.00pm to 3.30pm for the cake sale.

Of course, we would also be delighted to receive gifts of daffodils to brighten up our school on this day. The children are encouraged to wear something yellow to mark the day.

Thank you for your kind support.

Skip Counting – Fun with Numbers

In First Class we are learning about skip counting. Check out this website for some great fun activities


Ash Wednesday Mass

We will attend mass for Ash Wednesday in St. Mary’s Church, Drom on Wednesday 1st March at 10am. Should your child not be able to attend please let the school know with a note in your child’s diary. 

Pancake Tuesday 28th Feb. 2017

We will celebrate Pancake Tuesday on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 in our school. We will serve up delicious pancakes to all the students topped with lemon, sugar and butter or maybe even chocolate spread. Should your child have any dietary needs which would prevent your child from taking part in Pancake Tuesday please let us know with a note in your child’s diary. 

February Newsletter Now Available!

The February edition of Drom NewS is now available to view in News and Events section of our website. We hope you enjoy reading it. Parents / Guardians should contact the school for the password if they have misplaced the text containing same. 

‘Harty’ Congratulations to Our Lady’s

‘Harty’ congratulations to the former students of Drom NS who were part of the team from Our Lady’s Secondary School in Templemore who beat St. Coleman’s College, Cork to claim the Dr Harty Cup for the first time in 39 years on Sat. last. They are a credit to their families, their parish, their club and their school. We wish them every success in the future. Well done!

School Tour Consent Forms

Below please find the consent forms for the Junior and Senior School Tours. Please send the consent form and a deposit of €10 to school with your child before February 28th to ensure that a place is booked for your child / children. 

Senior School Tour 2017 Consent Form

School Tour June 2017 – Junior Infants to First Class


Seachtain na Gaeilge 1ú – 17ú Márta

In Drom National School, we will mark Seachtain na Gaeilge by trying to use common phrases in Irish each day in class, in the yard and at home. The phrases have been included in February’s newsletter and will also be available on the school noticeboard so we would ask you to join in and use the phrases throughout the week at home. For more information on Seachtain na Gaeilge visit snag.ie. Below you will find a link to the phrases we will use each day from Monday, 6th March to Friday, 10th March. You will also find some colouring pages that may be fun to complete during the week. Mar sin, Bí cróga, tóg seans agus labhair Gaeilge linn! 

Seachtain na Gaeilge Phrases

Seachtain na Gaeilge Colouring Pages