Friday, 25th April: We’ve arranged for Magician Marvin to return, this time with a Green Schools show for 1st-5th classes. (Funded by
School Savings: Last day – Friday, 16th May. The school will distribute booklists for ‘08-’09 towards the end of May. (Savings totals (if any) will be noted on each child’s list.)
Looking Ahead: Our school continues to develop. Two groups of junior infants will join us in September, when classes are expected to be organised as follows: (subject to change)‘Room A:’ Junior Infants ‘Room B:’ Junior Infants‘Room C:’ Senior Infants ‘Room D:’ First Class‘Room E:’ Second Class ‘Room F:’ Third & Fourth ‘Room G:’ Fifth & Sixth ClassesThe number of teaching hours dedicated to Learning Support will increase significantly. The school will have an administrative (non-teaching) principal.The school has also secured sanction for specialist provision for up to 6 children with autism (an additional teacher, special needs assistants, specialist equipment, etc.)The additional teachers and special needs assistants will be recruited during the coming months (the children won’t know who their ‘new teacher’ might be until mid-June.)
Work on the site of our new purpose-built permanent building has just begun (see photo below.) Face-to-face meetings with the architect and builders are expected in the coming weeks. Further information to follow….
80’s night: Over €1600 was raised and a great night was had by everyone. Many thanks for all the support, and very special thanks to the dedicated organisers.
Relationships & Sexuality Education: A six-person committee (2 teachers, 2 parents, 2 Board members) is currently preparing a draft of our RSE policy, (the RSE syllabus is a national one.) Every family will receive a copy of the draft during the month of May, and feedback will be encouraged. The Board of Management will consider all feedback during June/September, and redraft and adopt a policy. The programme would be taught in all the classrooms from October/November.
Vision/Hearing Screening: The nurse will visit the school towards the end of the month. She will work with the children of families who returned consent forms.After-school classes: Yoga and guitar lessons are now full. Parents: please check the supervision rota and please be punctual regarding collection times. Many thanks to the parent coordinator. Gaelic Football and Hurling coaching returns in mid-May. Swimming lessons will be available to Andrea, Roisín and Grace’s classes from 19th May.
Race Night: end of May. All support greatly appreciated. (Business owners: please book an ad in the race night booklet.)