Archive | Uncategorized

14 June 2017 ~ Comments Off on Water Outage

Water Outage

Parents, Due to water outage in this area of Skerries, the supply in school is cut off.

We have been informed by Irish Water that water supply will be restored by 11am today.

This is obviously a health and safety concern to us. For any parents who wish to collect their children, they are welcome to do so.

All children in school today will be supervised as normal until the normal finishing times.

Tomas.

Continue Reading

31 May 2017 ~ Comments Off on Bank Holiday Weekend – School closure

Bank Holiday Weekend – School closure

Reminder about the extended bank holiday. School closes at the normal times on Fri 2nd of June and re-opens on Wednesday 7th June at 8.30am. Have a nice bank holiday weekend.

Continue Reading

24 May 2017 ~ Comments Off on End of Year Assembly

End of Year Assembly

Dear Parents,

End of year Assembly will be held on Friday 9th of June at 8.40am for Junior Infants to 1st class and 10.30am for 2nd to 6th class. We hope you can all make it to our last assembly for the year. Tomás

Continue Reading

10 January 2017 ~ Comments Off on Parents’ Assembly Friday 13th January 2017

Parents’ Assembly Friday 13th January 2017

 

Dear Parents,

The next parent assembly is Friday 13th January

at 8.40am for Jun Inf-1st class & 10.40am for 2nd-6th class.

We will present Pupil of the term also.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Continue Reading

02 December 2016 ~ Comments Off on School Book Fair Tues 6th & Wed 7th December

School Book Fair Tues 6th & Wed 7th December

 

book-fair

The school Book Fair will be held on Tuesday 6th and

Wednesday 7th of December

in the school hall.

It will be open from 8.30am till 9am and from 1pm till 2.30pm both days.

Continue Reading

22 September 2016 ~ Comments Off on Traffic Management Plan

Traffic Management Plan

Traffic Management Plan

 

Pedestrians and Cyclists

We would like to inform everyone we now have a bicycle lane and a Pedestrian lane clearly marked at both entrances. Please use either one to gain access to the school grounds. We also like to inform and remind you, that in heavy rainfall the footpath nearest the bike shelter can become flooded and we ask you to use the other entrance at the other side of the school, nearest Seolta where possible on these days.

Motorists

Inside the school grounds

The staff car park is for staff use only unless you have been given a parking permit from the school. To apply for a parking permit, applicants need to email [email protected] requesting the reason needed for a permit. Permits are issued generally to parents who have a mobility issue or whose child has such an issue. The Board of Management will issue a permit once they have considered the written/emailed request.

The designated drop-off areas at the front of the school, in Seolta car park and teachers’ car park are for those with disabled access needs, contractors visiting the school, after school club leaders (only on club business and not at any other times). Parents collecting their sick child before the end of school day are also allowed park in these drop-off zones.

Please do not park in the disabled car parking spaces at any time if you do not have a permit.

Parking outside the school grounds

There are parking areas close to the school: parking in the Skerries Point shopping centre which is free parking is recommended or on the road outside the school on the school side of the road. Please do not park or drop off children at the zig-zag lines both sides of the designated crossing points or at the traffic lights.

We appreciate your co-operation with this as we endeavour to keep the school grounds a safe place for your children.

Continue Reading

22 September 2016 ~ Comments Off on Garda Vetting

Garda Vetting

Dear Parents,
The Board of Management has asked me to contact parents and inform them of new rules in place in connection with Garda Vetting and volunteering for any activities at school. Our school benefits greatly from parents taking part in various activities associated with the school. This could involve helping out occasionally in class with artwork or numeracy or literacy. It could involve looking after the library or an after-schools club. Any activity where a parent might have contact with children other than their own that is associated with the school could come under the rules mentioned above. These are laid out in a circular (0031/2016) from the Department for Education and Skills which is available at the following link ; http://www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/Active-Circulars/cl0031_2016.pdf (It’s a hard read so please don’t feel you have to do so.)
Anyway, the long and the short of it all is that all adults who are volunteering with or employed by the school must be vetted. A new form for this has been devised and this is available at the secretary’s office. In addition to this a ‘statutory declaration’ must be filled out and signed by a peace commissioner or commissioner of oaths as well as a ‘form of undertaking’. And, as if that wasn’t enough, all persons applying to be vetted must also produce proof of address (recent utility bill, less than 6 months old – not a mobile phone bill) and photographic ID (passport or driver’s licence) and bring this to the school to be copied.
So, this involves a certain amount of time and effort on the part of any willing parent. I would appeal to you to consider putting yourself forward for this as we really depend on our pool of vetted volunteers at the school to help things to take place. There may be no specific reason right now to have been vetted, but, you may be happy to – for example – go on a school tour later in the year. The vetting process takes a number of weeks so it would be best to have gone through it and so be ‘ready to go’.
Any parent who has already been vetted before 29th April 2016 need not worry about this straight away. However, I understand that they will be retrospectively re-vetting these people. So, it might make sense to go through the process anyway.
Thanks for your attention. As I said, if you are happy to put yourself forward please, please do so. Just call in to Sharon at the office and she will give you the relevant forms.
Best regards,
Tomás

Continue Reading

29 June 2016 ~ Comments Off on Virtual Cycle

Virtual Cycle

The school raised over 8,500 euro. We had wonderful fun. Sylvia’s class raised the most and won a trip to storm in a tea cup. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Cycle 1 IMG_4803 IMG_4810

Continue Reading

29 June 2016 ~ Comments Off on Senior infants school tour

Senior infants school tour

Senior infants went to Skerries Community Centre and had a great day on the bouncy castles and zorbing.

IMG_4823 IMG_4825 IMG_4827 IMG_4829 FullSizeRender (2) IMG_4845

Continue Reading

29 June 2016 ~ Comments Off on Out and about with Jean’s 1st Class

Out and about with Jean’s 1st Class

Budding archaeologists from first class set off for Loughshinny in May to be close to the Roman settlement site discovered in nearby Drumanagh in recent years.  Peter O’Neill, poet and author, and father of Rebecca in first class,  worked with me to introduce the children to some of the ways of the Romans in the first century.   This project work included learning about the origins of the Roman Empire, schooldays, toys, games, food, clothes, roman numerals, roman pottery and even a little latin.   After a fortnight of classroom learning the children took part in a treasure hunt on Loughshinny beach, marched like legionnaires and some even attempted to play knucklebones (nowadays called Jacks).  The trip to Loughshinny included a visit to the boathouse.  Here, the children discovered an amazing monster made from recycled GAA footballs. Finally we headed back to Ardgillan playground for lots more fun!

Our school tour to Rathbeggan Lakes in June was great fun as we teamed up with Lauren’s and Sylvia’s classes for a action-packed fun-filled day.  A million thanks to all the parents who came along to help.

Finally, I would like to wish my class all the very best in second class!  You are truly wonderful and I will miss you!

JeanJean 11 Jean 10 Jean 9 Jean 8 Jean 7 Jean 6 Jean 5 Jean 4 Jean 3 Jean 2 Jean 1

Continue Reading