Newsletter, 20th January 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to all families after the Christmas break. Please take note of the following items of information:

1. Early School Closure.

The school will close for all pupils (except Room 7 & 8) at 1.45 pm this Thursday, 23rd January 2020. This is to facilitate a staff meeting. There will be no Homework Club that evening or no Activity Hour for the Senior Infant pupils. Please collect all mainstream children promptly at 1.45 pm on that day.

2. Cinderella.

All classes will attend a performance of ‘Cinderella’ from M & M Theatre Productions in the hall at 9.45 am this Thursday, 23rd January. The school will cover the cost of this performance for the pupils.

3. Cycle Safety Course.

Pupils from 5th Class will start the Cycle Safety Course next Friday, January 24th. The school will cover the cost of this course which will last for seven weeks. Bicycles and helmets are provided by the course organisers.

4. MMR & 4 IN 1 Vaccinations.

The H.S.E. Vaccination Team will visit the school on Thursday, 30th January 2020 at 9.30 am. They will vaccinate Junior Infants pupils only Booster of 4 in 1 – Diphtheria, Polio, Tetanus, Whooping Cough and MMR – Measles, Mumps and Rubella. All forms need to be returned signed even if the family are not consenting to the child being vaccinated. Please return signed form, as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.

5. First Penance Ceremony.

Pupils from 2nd Class and Room 8 will receive the Sacrament of First Penance with Fr. Shane Crombie in St. Anne’s Chapel on Tuesday, 4th February 2020 at 7.00 pm. First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday, 16th May 2020. All pupils are requested to be in their seats by 6.45 pm and to wear their full school uniform.

6. Secondary Schools’ Entrance Exams.

  • Beaufort Community College – Saturday 1st February 2020 – there will be 2 time slots 9.00 am and 12 noon the school will inform you of time.
  • St. Joseph’s Mercy Secondary – Saturday, 1st February 2020 at 9.15 am.
  • St. Michael’s Secondary – Saturday, 1st February 2020 at 8.45 am.
  • Coláiste na Mí – Saturday, 1st February 2020 at 8.45 am.

7. Child Safeguarding Statement.

At the recent Board of Management meeting on Wednesday, 15th January 2020 the annual review of the Child Safeguarding Statement was conducted. Please click here for details.

8. February Mid-term Break.

The school will be closed for two days on Thursday, 20th February and Friday, 21st February 2020 for mid-term break.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Colm Devlin, School Principal