Newsletter 31st May

IMPORTANT:  Morning Arrangements
Please read the following carefully, as for some of our parents this will be the first time that our normal morning arrangements will be in effect:

Starting on Wednesday, 8th June – after the coming long weekend – we are glad to be able to revert to our usual (pre-Covid) arrangements as follows:

School starts at 9:15 a.m. which is unchanged. However, children who arrive early (i.e. before that time) will line up in designated areas in the yard to the rear of the school. If it is very wet, children will be brought into the hall. Please note that the Board of Management does not accept responsibility for children who arrive more than ten minutes before the school starting time as they will be unsupervised.

As usual, please remember that the drop-off zone in the mornings is only designed for you to drop and go. If you need to get out of your car at all or if you need to wait for any reason, please use the designated parking spaces.

As some parents may now choose to arrive a little later, it’s possible that traffic will be more grouped together at times and we ask for your patience and understanding particularly for the first day or two as the renewed arrangements settle in.

Thank you for your cooperation as always, we really appreciate it.

Incoming Junior Infants
Our new pupils (with their parents) visited us on the afternoon of Wednesday, 25th May. We were happy to meet them and look forward to seeing them after the summer (or at our summer camp, see below).

SNA Appointment
The Board of Management has appointed Ms. Andrea Woods to the position of SNA in the school, replacing Mary Kehoe who retired during the year. Mrs. Kehoe worked in the school for 20 years and we will all miss her greatly. We thank her for her dedication to the pupils in her care and wish her many years of health and happiness to come.

Superstars Summer Camp
We’re delighted that our camp is making a return this year. It will take place in the school from 27th June – 1st July for incoming Junior Infants upwards. If you wish to book, please contact the school. Thank you.

Calendar 22/23
After the summer, school will reopen for all pupils on Wednesday, 31st August.

Upcoming Closures
Please note that inservice required by the Department of Education will take place this Friday afternoon (3rd June) so school will finish at 12:15 for infants and 12:30 for all other pupils. School will be closed as planned next Monday and Tuesday, 6th & 7th June.

Newsletter 19th May

Well done to those pupils in 2nd and 6th Classes who made their First Communion and Confirmation recently. Thanks to the teachers who helped in the preparation and on the day. We hope that you had a lovely family celebration too.

Incoming Junior Infants
Our new pupils (with their parents) will be visiting us on the afternoon of Wednesday, 25th May. Thankfully it looks like Covid will not disrupt us as it has done for the past two years!

2022 Home-Based Summer Programme
A home-based programme continues to be available for students with complex needs (the school is not in a position to provide a school-based programme). Please contact the school if you think your child may be eligible and we can provide the necessary documentation and endeavour to put you in touch with a teacher who is available to carry out the programme.
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Superstars Summer Camp
Our camp is making a return this year! It will take place in the school this year 27th June – 1st July for incoming Junior Infants upwards. More details to follow.

School Tours
Our school tours are also – thankfully – making a return this year. Payments (via instalments if preferred) may be made via Aladdin.

Uniform Matters
Between now and the end of June, shorts are acceptable as part of the school uniform as long as they are plain navy and of an appropriate (knee) length. Grey, tailored knee-length shorts with the main uniform are also acceptable. Football shorts etc. are not acceptable.

Thank you all for your support as always.