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19 December 2016

Happy Holidays

Dear Parents,

School finishes at 11.40am on Thursday 22nd December. There is no school lunch delivery on 22/12/16.

School will re-open on Monday 9th of January 2017

at 8.30am for everyone.

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and Peaceful New Year.

06 December 2016

School Disco Friday 9th of December

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06 December 2016

Sam Maguire visit 23rd November 2016

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We had the privilege again of the Sam Maguire Cup visiting our school on Wednesday 23rd of November 2016.

Davy Byrne from the Dublin team accompanied the local GAA representatives and received a warm welcome from our school. The children had a chance to ask a few questions and get their photo taken with Davy and the Sam Maguire.

02 December 2016

School Book Fair Tues 6th & Wed 7th December

 

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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.

30 November 2016

School Disco Friday 9th December

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School Disco on

Friday 9 December

Junior Infants-1st class disco

from 5-6pm

and 2nd class-6th class disco

from 6.30-8pm.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

29 November 2016

Parent Assembly Friday 2nd December 2016

All Welcome to Parent Assembly,

 on Friday 2nd of December 

at 8.40am for Jun Inf-1st class

& 10.40am for 2nd-6th class. 

28 October 2016

Mid-term break

School finishes at the usual times for the mid-term break today 28th of October. We re-open on Monday 7/11 at 8.30am. Have a great mid-term everybody. Tomas

05 October 2016

Pumpkinfest and Craft Fair, Sunday 16th October, 3-6pm

Skerries Educate Together National School presents its first annual Pumpkinfest and Craft Fair on Sunday 16th October in the school grounds, from 3pm to 6pm.  It promises to be a fun-filled afternoon, with activities for all the family, and a craft fair featuring a wide range of high quality, locally produced craftworks.  The event is open to the public, and is free to enter.

The Pumpkinfest fun-day will be jam-packed with family-friendly activities, from a spooky bake-off and cake sale to arts and craft activities, face-painting, a wrap-a-mummy contest, and much, much more.  There will be prizes for best costumes, musical performances, a treasure hunt, second-hand book fair, and hair-raising tales in our story-telling tent. […Read More]

22 September 2016

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.

22 September 2016

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