There was a warm welcome for 4 officers of Kiltimagh District Credit Union when they arrived to the end-of-year assembly in the school. Mick Dolan, Kevin Garvey, Mairead King and Aidan Staunton were visiting to mark a significant milestone for both the school and Credit Union. For 30 years the pupils of St. Aidan’s have been given the opportunity to become Credit Union savers.
The habit of saving is real life maths. We are encouraging the pupils to take up this habit in the hope that there will be many real life benefits for them as they grow older.
Anne Cunnane spoke of how both she and former Principal, Mairead King started up this initiative in Spring 1989. The project has been a wonderful success story.
Mick Dolan, Chairperson of KDCU acknowledged that approximately one third of the Credit Union membership started as members while in St. Aidan’s.
In return for the promotion of savings in the school Kiltimagh Credit Union has been extremely good to St. Aidan’s all through the last 30 years. Year after year KDCU have supported all our fundraising events and have been delighted to provide us with sponsorship, raffle prizes and resources for the school.
The pupils look forward every year to the Annual Poster Competition in October and the Table Quiz every January. Kevin Garvey, Office Manager, thanked the staff for facilitating the competitions. Many of our pupils have experienced success at Local and Chapter Levels through the years and some have progressed to National Level of the competitions.
Anne thanked the officers sincerely for the commitment of Kiltimagh Credit Union to St. Aidan’s and she hopes this well established relationship continues long into the future. She accepted a very generous donation of €500 from Mick Dolan, Chairperson, towards the start-up of a sensory garden at the school.
Outside an ice-cream van was set up to provide all pupils to an ice-cream cone treat from Kiltimagh Credit Union.
The occasion was greatly enjoyed by students and staff.