Newsletter 26th April 2018

Well done to the children who made their Confirmation recently. It was a lovely ceremony in beautiful weather! We hope you had a memorable family day. Thanks to all who helped in the preparation of the children. First Communion will be on Saturday, 26th May.

Tin Whistle, Homework Club
Continuing as normal. If you’d like your child to take part, please contact the school.

FREE Triple P Parenting Programme
For parents of children 2-10 years. Triple P gives you tips and strategies to make family life less stressful with children, giving good understanding of positive parenting with plenty of ideas to make parenting easier.The Programme takes 7 weeks. Each session lasts 2 hrs. After 4 weekly sessions, you have 2 weeks to practice Triple P at home with support phone calls. Check their website . We hope to arrange some further sessions in the Ballylinan area in the next few months.

 Junior Infants 2018/19
Talks for new parents: incoming parents will be notified next week about upcoming dates.

Social, Personal and Health Education
This is one of the curriculum areas that we implement in the school. During the course of the year the children in all classes have been taught the ‘Stay Safe’ programme. We also teach the RSE (relationships and sexuality education) programme which includes modules on growing and changing. If you have any queries please contact your child’s teacher. Thank you.

It’s a good time to ensure that your child’s name is on all clothing. We can have great difficulty identifying jumpers/tracksuit tops in the playground. Please check now!

Half Day
Please note that all school staff are required to undergo training in relation to child protection matters. To facilitate this the school will close for children at 12:30 on Wednesday 2nd May (next week).