School Reopening (Update)

The restrictions announced for Laois, Kildare and Offaly on 7th August have not changed our plans.

We are working towards reopening the school for all pupils from Thursday, 27th August. There will be some changes to the way we normally do things and more information on these will be issued closer to the time.

We’re looking forward to seeing all of our pupils again!

Class of 2020

On Wednesday 24th June 2020, we said ‘Goodbye’ to our wonderful 6th class. The sun shone and car horns blared as we clapped them through a lengthy guard of honour of teachers and extended family on their final drive out the school gates. It was a very special evening and they will be sorely missed. Congratulations, class of 2020!

 

Newsletter 26th June

Our Pupils
What great pupils we have in this school and how we have missed them this year! A school is not a school without them and we want to see them all in the new school year. We were so badly disrupted; what a happy time it will be when they can return and we can pick up where we left off. We look forward to the day.

Teachers 2020/21
Junior Infants       Mrs. Kavanagh
Senior Infants      Ms. Twomey
1st & 2nd Class    Ms. Brennan
1st & 2nd Class    Mrs. Donnelly
3rd Class                 Ms. Cunningham
3rd Class                 Ms. Goff
4th Class                 Ms. Hogan
4th & 5th Class   Ms. Lacey
5th & 6th Class   Mrs. Sukprasert
6th Class                Mrs. Hurley

Special Education Teachers
Ms. Cotter
Mrs. Connolly
Mrs. Moriarty
Ms. Hayden & Mrs. Julian (job-sharing)
Ms. Kiernan

School Uniform Reminder
Green jumper/cardigan, white shirt, grey trousers/skirt/pinafore.
School tracksuit is available through the school and is to be worn with a white polo shirt on P.E. days only. Replacement navy legs (plain only) may be purchased in any shop.
In warm weather, plain navy shorts of an appropriate length may be worn.
We recommend practical footwear, preferably in a dark colour.

School Year 2020/21
We await detailed guidance from the Department of Education & Skills. We are planning for a situation where all pupils will return to school on Thursday, 27th August. More detailed arrangements will follow and will be communicated to you as soon as possible.

End of Year
As we end this extraordinary year I would like to thank all those who help to keep the school running so well, including those who volunteer their time and efforts in many ways, members of the Board of Management and the Parents Association. I especially want to thank the staff for their hard work and for all the dedication and the exceptional care and attention that they give to your children. Most of all this year I want to thank you the parents; not only for your loyal and enthusiastic support of the school but for your efforts in trying to keep your children on track in very demanding circumstances. Take a bow! I dearly wish that during the summer you can find some time for yourselves to rest and relax.

John Threadgold
Principal

6th Class
The final word goes to our 6th Class. They lost so much this year but they will grow stronger from the experience. We did the best we could for them last Wednesday in a strangely rewarding drive-in graduation ceremony on a beautiful evening. It was great even though we all knew it wasn’t the same as the real thing. I think every one of them deserves their name to be mentioned:
Ciara, Andrea, Kaycee, Hannah, Emily, Anna, Megan, Grace, Caitlin, Jenna, Molly, Ailbhe, Caitlin, Ali, Abbie, Simon, Oisín, James, Cian, Jack, Conor, Jake, Fionn, Colm, Dylan, James, Josh, Odhran, Jack, Robbie, Dean, Colum, Samuel, Eoin, Niall, Dean and Shane.

God bless them all.