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29 April 2015 ~ Comments Off on Parent Assembly and Bank Holiday

Parent Assembly and Bank Holiday

Reminder, next parent assembly is Fri 1st May @ 8.40am for Jun Inf-1st class & 10.40am for 2nd-6th class, we look forward to seeing you all there.

School finishes at the normal time on Fri 1st May and re-opens on Tues 5th of May at 8.30am after the bank holiday.

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22 April 2015 ~ Comments Off on Our School Football Team

Our School Football Team

 

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The Skerries Educate Together Football Team will have its first training session on Thursday the 23rd April at 2:10 on the big yard. The team will be made up of children from 4th, 5th and 6th class and we hope to play some matches against other schools soon.

Thanks,

Cian.

 

Cian Klopp

 

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26 March 2015 ~ Comments Off on Lost Property

Lost Property

Please check the lost property area by Friday (27/3) as all lost property will be recycled at the end of that school day. Thank you.

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26 March 2015 ~ Comments Off on Easter Holidays

Easter Holidays

School closes at 11.40am tomorrow (Fri 27/3)

for the Easter holidays

and re-opens on

Monday 13th April at 8.30am.

Enjoy the break, Tomás.

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23 March 2015 ~ Comments Off on Attendance

Attendance

Attendance

Good attendance and punctuality are valued here in Skerries Educate Together. We hope that this FAQ leaflet will answer some questions that you may have regarding attendance.

What are my legal responsibilities regarding my child’s attendance at school?

  • As a parent/guardian it is your responsibility to ensure that your child attends school both regularly and punctually. Tusla (Child and Family Agency) has a duty to ensure that all parents/guardians fulfil this responsibility.Why is it important for my child to attend school regularly?
  • Regular school attendance and punctuality means your child can make the most of their education and this will improve their choices in adult life. It will also help them when they enter the world of work.
  • School helps children and young people with social skills, making and maintaining friendships, building confidence and self esteem.
  • Good attendance helps children to become reliable. It helps them take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Research suggests that children who attend school regularly could also be at less risk of getting involved in antisocial behaviour or crime.
  • If your child does not attend school regularly it could affect their grades in exams and tests.   
  • You must tell the school the reason why your child is absent.
  • What must I do if my child is absent from school?
  • This is important information. It is entered into our database and used for our attendance returns to Tusla (Child and Family Agency). The class teacher will have to contact you if we have any unexplained absences. We thank you in advance for supporting this request.

 

 

You can tell us in a number of ways:

  • Write a note in the homework journal
  • Send in a note to the class teacher
  • Send in an absence form (available from class teacher, webpage or office).  
  • How can I help my child attend school regularly 
  • Always talk to your child about school. Explain why good attendance and punctuality benefits them academically, socially and holistically.
  • Take a positive interest in your child’s work, including homework.
  • Attend parent’s evenings and other school events.
  • Make sure your child is on time in the morning. Punctuality ensures that your child does not miss out on the core subjects that are often taught first thing in the morning. It also gives your child a natural time to settle in to school and to interact socially with peers and class teacher.
  • Please do not engage the class teacher in conversation before school begins. The teacher has responsibilities to all children at this time. If you wish to discuss a matter with the teacher please make an appointment for a more appropriate time.

 

  • Does the school reward good attendance 
  • Yes, we award certificates at End of Term assemblies.
  • We also award medals and trophies at End of Year assembly.

 

  • What will happen if my child does not attend school regularly?
    • If your child misses 15 days at school we will contact you and arrange a meeting to discuss your child’s attendance.
  • If your child misses 20 days we are obliged to inform the Tusla (Child and Family Agency). If there are concerns about your child’s attendance you may be visited by an Educational Welfare Officer who will work with you to ensure that your child receives his/her entitlement to an education.  

 

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  • Punctuality  Good time keeping is an important life skill for all of us. Our yard is supervised from 8.20 each morning. Please ensure your child is in the line by 8.30. The class teacher will bring each class into the school. Lessons begin punctually.

 

  • If you have any questions regarding school attendance, please contact Orla Farrell, Home School Liaison Teacher (0872673416).

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18 March 2015 ~ Comments Off on Child Protection and Anti – Bullying Policies

Child Protection and Anti – Bullying Policies

Parents and Friends,

child-protectionWe all know how important it is that children feel safe at home and at school. All schools, rightly so, must have policies formed on both Child Protection and on Anti-Bullying. When a parent enrols their child in our school it is understood that they accept the policies of the school and agree to cooperate with them. Our policies in these areas are uploaded under the ‘Policies and Reports’ tab on this website. We have also uploaded the guidelines and procedures issued by the Department of Education and Science under whose terms these policies must be formulated and implemented. I would like to encourage parents to familiarise themselves with them. If anybody has questions about these please feel free to approach us and ask.

Tomás

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03 March 2015 ~ Comments Off on Parent Assembly Friday 6th March 2015.

Parent Assembly Friday 6th March 2015.

Reminder, next parent assembly is Fri 6th March at  8.40am for Jun Inf -1st class & 10.40am for 2nd-6th class, we look forward to seeing you all there.

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12 January 2015 ~ Comments Off on School Closure Friday 16th January 2015

School Closure Friday 16th January 2015

Parents and ctraininghildren are reminded that our school will be closed for pupils this Friday, 16th January 2015. This is necessary in order to facilitate staff training which will take place on that day.

Tomás

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25 November 2014 ~ Comments Off on

STUDENT DISCO

 

Friday 5th December

in the school hall

 

Junior/Senior Infants & 1st class

5pm – 6pm

 

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class

7pm – 8.30pm

 

– Free entry to all students of Skerries ETNS

-Children will need to be dropped off and picked up by a parent/carer

– No stiletto heels to be worn

 

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19 November 2014 ~ Comments Off on Whole School Training for Staff and closing of school Friday 16th January 2015

Whole School Training for Staff and closing of school Friday 16th January 2015

Children working hard in Seolta

Hello Everybody,
I want to let people know about an important event coming up which will effect everybody in the school.  By now everybody will be aware that we have a unit at our school called Seolta. This is for children who must cope with the condition of Autistic Spectrum Disorder as well as learn like all other children. Our unit caters especially for very young children hoping to give them a good start with learning.
Whenever a school opens a unit,  staff are given training on the condition and on ways to help make the unit a success. The body who supply this particular training are the Special Education Support Service. They have made contact with the school and have arranged such training for the staff at our school on Friday 16th January. All staff will attend for this and this means that the school will be closed to pupils on this day. Parents are asked for their cooperation with this arrangement and be prepared for it with child-minding arrangements for the day.
The school will benefit from this training with increased knowledge on the condition being more widespread among the staff . Also, together we can make more informed decisions about the development of the unit and how best to include the children there in the normal activities of the school.

So, I hope this doesn’t cause undue problems for families and that parents have enough notice at this stage. The Board expects the unit to expand next year and it is a great support to the children and their families who attend the unit to know that as many as possible of the staff at the school are well informed about Autism. Many thanks to all those parents who have already donated useful toys and other equipment to the unit. It all helps.

Tomás

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