Below is a link to a document unique to our school. It contains important information that you should familiarise yourselves with prior to school reopening. It is subject to change as the situation evolves but we hope that it will provide support and reassurance at a difficult time.
As teachers, we will be focusing on our students’ mental wellbeing as we help them readjust to school life in the early stages of the new academic year. Then, in line with DES advice, our curricular priorities will be SPHE, literacy, numeracy and PE.
An important message about return of book rental books.
Please return your child’s books from last year on Monday 24th August between 9.30 and 12 noon. Books should be in a sealed plastic bag labelled with your child’s name. There will be a drop off depot on the yard on the day, this will be announced closer to the time.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as we organise books for the coming year. Many thanks
Parents, please note that school tracksuits and water bottles will be available for sale in school at the following times on Tuesday 25th August:
Jnr infants: 9am
Snr infants: 9.45
Your cooperation in adhering to the timetable is appreciated given the current situation. Please queue at school door and allow for social distancing. Many thanks to Eilis Kavanagh for facilitating sale of uniforms.
For your information, here is a letter from the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, regarding return to school. We are currently working on putting all measures in place to make the school environment as safe and happy as we can.
We will be in touch when plans are formalised.
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We may have been apart but that did not detract from the unity of sports day this year. Thanks to Ms. D’Arcy for coordinating a fantastic day in connection with Healthy Kidz. For three weeks, students uploaded their daily practices in welly throw, sprint, marathon, strength, egg and spoon and obstacle course activities.
Ms. Byrne’s class were the outright winners and will receive yummy fruit pots in September. Top class participants will also win fruit pots.
We were delighted to be top of the national leaderboard yesterday!
We are really looking forward to welcoming the newest members of our school community this September. This year has not allowed us to have the traditional welcome that we would normally extend to students and their families so we hope that the Zoom connections, videos and emails have helped somewhat. Below are some supports that may help you prepare for the transition to school in September. Be reassured that we are on hand to nurture your child as they enter school for the first time!
Here is a lovely, classic story that may help your child to visualise starting school. All the details are not exactly the same but it will give the sense of what school is like. You could ask them to imagine what their favourite activities might be.
This is a set of books around the theme of starting school. They are available on Oxford Owl. Parents can sign up for free at the moment to this great reading site. It will continue to be a useful reading site throughout school!
There is no debating the fact that our 6th class students have missed out on a great deal. Their last few months play on the school field, the debating county final, Rackard League hurling, final school tour, bending the rules a little ….the list goes on
We have tried to mark this occasion with a special souvenir newsletter compiled by all the staff who care for you and will miss you greatly. I am also grateful to the other community members who contributed to this newsletter. I hope that you all enjoy this souvenir and we hope to see you very soon.
I hope you like your special badge and cert. We will sort your leavers’ hoodies when social distancing allows us to organise sizing