Newsletter, 2nd October 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

All pupils are now settling back into the school and we would like to thank all families for their help and co-operation. Please take note of the following items of information:

1. Allianz Pupil Personal Accident Insurance.

All pupils have been given a Pupil Personal Accident Insurance Form. The closing date for the return of the form is Friday week, October 11th. Late forms will not be accepted, please send back the form with money to the class teacher, as soon as possible.

2. Attendance Week.

Our Attendance Week is going very well at the moment. Monday 30/09/2019 – 96.5% of pupils present (3 classes with full attendance). Tuesday 01/10/2019 95% present (4 classes with full attendance). Wednesday 02/10/2019 96% present (4 classes with full attendance).

3. Secondary School Open Nights.

The final two Open Nights for the Secondary Schools in the town are on this week. Tomorrow night, October 3rd – at 6.00 pm St. Joseph’s Girls’ Secondary School, Navan. Monday next, October 7th - St. Patrick’s Classical School for Boys Navan at 7.30 pm (Parents Only).

4. Sacramental Classes Enrolment Masses:

  • Sunday next, October 6th at 1.00 pm Mass in St. Mary’s Church Confirmation Enrolment Mass.
  • Sunday, October 13th at 1.00 pm Mass in St. Mary’s Church First Communion Enrolment Mass.

5. Enrolment for Junior Infants 2020.

Any family who has a son/daughter at home who is four years old or who will be four in 2020 are invited to get an ‘Application for Admission’ form for Junior Infants from the school office to fill in. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate, PPS No. and proof of address. Enrolment is open from Friday, October 4th to Friday, October 25th at noon.

6. Parents’ Representatives on School Board of Management.

All schools will be setting up New Boards of Management in November 2019. Each Board has two parents’ representitives on it; a mothers’ representative and a fathers’ representative. The current representatives are Mrs. Emer O’Sullivan and Mr. Richard Kolodziej. A meeting to select two new representatives will be held on Tuesday, October 15th at 7.30 pm in the Senior School Parents’ Room. All parents are requested to come along and vote for parents who will be selected on the night. I look forward to a good attendance on the night.

7. Birthday Party Treats/Invitations.

In line with established school policy parents are reminded that pupils’ birthdays must be celebrated at home. We do not allow families to bring in treats for the whole class. These celebrations are for home only. The same goes for Birthday Party Invitations. These invitations should be given outside of school premises as naturally all classmates cannot be invited and this can cause upset. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Colm Devlin, School Principal