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19 April 2019

Some Arrangements for next term

Dear Parents,

We have reached the end of term two and are all enjoying our last day. Thank you for all your support during the term. I need to inform you of some changes to our arrangements for next term.

Firstly, all schools must take a day of reflection and planning in connection with the revised Primary Language Curriculum during this school year. The Board of Management has considered this and has decided to schedule this day for Tuesday 4th June. As you might already be aware, school is closed the Friday and Monday of that weekend and so, for children, this will be an additional day when they don’t need to come to school. All staff will be at school participating in this professional development day.

Secondly, we are moving our final end of year assembly to Friday 14th June. At our next assembly, which will happen on 3rd May, medals for pupil of the 2nd term will be presented. Our June assembly will therefore include medals for pupil of the 3rd term and also plaques for pupil pf the year. It was felt that we needed  more time between both assemblies.

For now, I wish everybody a relaxing and enjoyable break. Happy Easter to all who celebrate this. We look forward to seeing everybody back after the holidays on Monday April 29th. 

Best wishes,

Tomás

19 April 2019

Remaining Parent Assemblies

Dear Parents,

Here are the dates for the Parent Assemblies for the rest of the year.

The assembly usually starts 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.

Friday May 3rd

Friday June 14th

19 April 2019

School Closure

School is closed for the holidays for

2 weeks and re-opens

on Monday 29th April at 8.30am.

08 April 2019

Spring Raffle

05 April 2019

FAI 5-a-Side Tournament

This week, our school sent two teams to take part in the annual FAI 5-a-side Soccer Tournament. To say the teams did our school proud would be an understatement. Both teams qualified from their groups with good wins over tough opposition and both teams managed to reach their respective finals. Our boys team managed to score the most goals of any other team in the tournament. Unfortunately (and unbelievably), both teams lost their finals in penalty shoot-outs!

We were so impressed with the level of dedication, skill and sportsmanship shown by all players. Despite some questionable refereeing decisions, you all showed great composure and represented our school brilliantly.

A special mention goes to all of the children that have taken part in soccer this year. Honestly, we could have entered five teams, all of an equally high standard. We had to choose our squads by raffle but those children that missed out this year will be given priority next time around.

 

 

28 March 2019

Traffic Management

28 March 2019.

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your continued co-operation regarding our traffic management strategies. It is only through your support and understanding that we can keep your children safe.

From today, we will close the gates at 8.40am, this is a permanent arrangement. We ask all parking permit holders to leave by 8.40 am each morning.  The gates will remain closed all day. The Board of Management are happy for parents to access the car park of the school to collect a sick child or drop off after an appointment. We ask that you open and close the gates when doing so.

There are signs on the gate with the school telephone number if you have mobility issues and need to gain access to the school. Please pass this information to anyone who collects your child and has a parking permit. We ask that you do not park in front of the closed gates at any time even if it is a quick drop off/pick up to or from the school.

Thank you.

 

12 March 2019

Parent Assembly

Just a reminder the Parents assembly is on Friday 15th of March. The assembly usually starts 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.

School is closed on Monday 18th March and re-opens at 8.30am on Tuesday 19th March.

Regards,

Tomás.

12 March 2019

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019

Hi everyone,

We are celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge this week and yesterday we were very fortunate to have a performance by John Spillane in the hall for the children.  John sang some songs as Gaeilge from his “Songs we learned in Primary school” albums and the children seemed to really enjoy it.  Perhaps they mentioned it when they got home last night.

Go raibh maith agaibh go leir!

Conor

27 February 2019

Literacy Week

WOW –  What a Wonderful Literacy Week in Skerries Educate Together

Literacy week was a huge success in Skerries Educate Together.   The aim of literacy week is to bring the pleasure of books and story to our children.

One of the big events of Literacy week is our Author visits.  Every class had creative writing workshops with the authors and this was an inspirational and engaging experience for our children.   Authors Jane Landy, Megan Wynne, Tony Curtis, Olive Mooney, Catherine Ann Cullen all brought the magic of creativity to our school.

We also had children from 5th and 6th class reading a thought-provoking or inspirational piece from a book every day over the intercom.  This was followed immediately by DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read) The whole school taking part in DEAR time at the same time every day is a lovely thought.  We also had buddy read time where 2 classes of different levels came together, sometimes in our lovely library, sometimes in a classroom, and read books together.

Another very popular event supported by the Parents is the Creative Writing competition.  Every child in the school gets to write their own story in school and the parents have the extremely difficult task of selecting a winner for the WOW AWARD.  WOW stands for Words of Wonder and every piece that we received confirms that that is a very appropriate name.  The children were very proud of their lovely stories and reminded us adults once again how much can be achieved by children when encouraged to explore, experiment and imagine.  Their creativity, ingenuity, and thinking outside the box was overwhelming.  We are delighted that parents get involved in this, particularly as it is part of our curriculum and the home school connection for such an event is always welcome.

Literacy week culminated in a fun creative dress assembly with parents.   The winners of the creative writing competition were presented with the WOW awards at this great event

11 February 2019

Cake Sale