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13 February 2018 ~ Comments Off on February Mid-term break

February Mid-term break

Dear Parents,

School is closed for February mid-term break on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February.

School re-opens as normal on Monday 19th February at 8.30am.

 Regards, Tomás.

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05 February 2018 ~ Comments Off on New Year Newsletter

New Year Newsletter

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New Year Newsletter 2018

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26 January 2018 ~ Comments Off on Revised Language Curriculum Training Day for staff on Wednesday 7th February

Revised Language Curriculum Training Day for staff on Wednesday 7th February

Dear Parents,

I am writing to remind all parents of some staff training taking place resulting in a one-day closure on Wednesday 7th February 2018.

All teachers will be attending the second in-service training in connection with the Revised Language Curriculum at school on that day. This covers new methodology and planning in the way that both English and Irish is taught in school. It includes approaches to developing Oral language, Reading and Writing in both languages. This is happening in all primary schools in the country as directed by the Department for Education and Skills and is part of a three year roll-out of this new programme. Dates for further training over the next three years will be confirmed nearer the times. For any parents who wish to know more about this the following link will provide more comprehensive information:

https://www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/Active-Circulars/cl0061_2015.pdf

The Board has decided on the above date for this training and has asked us to communicate it to you with as much notice as possible. We thank you for your continued cooperation.

Best regards,

Tomás Hickey, Principal.

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25 January 2018 ~ Comments Off on After School Clubs Spring 2018

After School Clubs Spring 2018

We are pleased to inform you that our After School Clubs will be commencing on Monday 12th February. This term will run for a period of 10 weeks.  However, due to the mid term break the Thursday clubs will not start until the 22nd February.  Please note that parents can not enrol their child(ren) in more than two clubs.  This is to ensure that all children get a chance to participate in the afterschool clubs.  If there are still places available on clubs after registration day we will notify all parents and you may then book further clubs.  In the interest of fairness we would ask that parents only enrol their own children.

Registration Day

When?  Saturday 27th January at 10am        

Where?  At the school

What do I need to bring?

  • A completed registration form (one form to be completed for each child).
  • Fee – please bring exact change (cheques are welcome but don’t write the amount until places are secured).

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09 January 2018 ~ Comments Off on Parents Assembly Friday 12th of January 2018

Parents Assembly Friday 12th of January 2018

Dear Parents,

Happy New year and welcome back to school.

The next parent assembly is Friday 12th of January 

at 8.40am for junior infants to second class

and at 10.30 am for 3rd to 6th class.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

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19 December 2017 ~ Comments Off on Fingal County Council Environmental Christmas Competition Results

Fingal County Council Environmental Christmas Competition Results

Fingal County Council Environmental Christmas Competition Results

Congratulations to Valerija and Jane from 5th class who represented their class in Fingal County Council’s Environmental Christmas competition. Jane and Valerija won 2nd place in the ‘senior primary category’ for their poster with a christmas environmental message.
Their message to you this Christmas is
‘Recycling is fun,
Once you have it done!
Save trees. When you’re unwrapping your presents, open the paper carefully and reuse the paper next time!’

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18 December 2017 ~ Comments Off on Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

 

 

Dear  Parents,

Reminder school closes at 11.40am on Friday 22/12/17 for the holidays.

There is no school lunch delivery on Friday.

School re-opens on Monday 8th of January at 8.30am.

Have a great break everyone.

Tomás and Staff.

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12 December 2017 ~ Comments Off on Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

On behalf of the Inner City Helping Homeless charity, we would like to thank all parents, guardians and pupils for your incredibly generous and thoughtful donations of shoeboxes last Friday morning.

It was a very cold morning and it made us realise how important your support to this charity is.

We are very pleased to tell you all that 234 shoeboxes were donated.

Well done everyone and thank you!

The Student Council

 

 

 

 

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04 December 2017 ~ Comments Off on Parent Assembly 8th of December 2017

Parent Assembly 8th of December 2017

The next parent assembly is Friday 8th of December at 8.40am for junior infants to second class and at 10.30 am for 3rd to 6th class.

The student council asked me to remind you about the shoebox appeal also. Shoeboxes are being collected by the charity Inner City Helping  Homeless that day.

Regards, Tomas.

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20 November 2017 ~ Comments Off on Shoebox Appeal

Shoebox Appeal

Dear parents,

We are the student council and one of our jobs is to choose a charity to work with this year.

Last Friday, we met with Maria Roche and she talked to us about homelessness. She works for a charity called Inner City Helping Homeless and this year they are running a shoebox appeal.

She asked us to wrap and fill a shoebox with items such as shampoo and soap, deodorant and warm clothes. We discussed this and agreed to support the charity.

We are asking children in the school to bring in a shoebox on 8th December with some of these items. We will use the boxes to build a Christmas tree and then give the boxes to the charity.

The student council spoke to children in school at a special assembly today to give them more details.

This is voluntary and we hope that people would like to support this appeal. If you choose to support the charity, we would ask that you fill one shoebox per family only and bring it to school on the 8th.

 

Thank you,

 

The Student Council

Luca, Keva, Finn, Mia, Mathilde

There are currently 8,374 people homeless in Ireland today including 3,124 children.

As Christmas is approaching we at Inner City Helping Homeless are launching an initiative to collect essential items for those who find themselves homeless this Christmas.

We would like parents to consider getting their family involved to make up a Shoebox containing some of these items for the appeal. We are hoping to get one donation per family.   ICHH will make sure that all donations received will be given as presents to Dublin’s homeless community this Christmas, not only rough sleepers but families in emergency accommodation, hostels and refuge centres.

We will be collecting the shoeboxes on December 8th at 8.30am, 1.10pm and 2.10pm at the outdoor classroom. Your support would be very much appreciated

 

Yours sincerely

Maria Roche

Volunteer at Inner City Helping Homeless

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