St. Nicholas Day

On the 6th December we celebrated St. Nicholas day as a whole school for the first time. St. Nicholas Day, feast day (December 6) of St. Nicholas, the 4th-century bishop of Myra. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of Russia and Greece, of a number of cities, and of sailors and children, among many other groups, and was noted for his generosity. Some countries celebrate St. Nicholas Day on December 5.

In parts of northern Europe, St. Nicholas Day has remained a time when children are given special cookies, chocolate coins and gifts. In the morning, they find small presents under their pillows or in their shoes, stockings, or plates they have set out for him. All of the children across the school learnt about St Nicholas Day and decorated their own shoes. When the children came back after little break, they found chocolate coins on their shoes!

A huge thank you to the Parents Association for organising and funding the chocolate coins. It was wonderful to learn and celebrate a special day that means so much to some of the children in our school!  If there is a special day that you would like to help the school celebrate, please contact Ms Moore or Parents Association by sending an email to pascoilchormaiccns@gmail.com.

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