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01 May 2013 ~ Comments Off on Update on new arrangements in mornings

Update on new arrangements in mornings

Can’t wait to get into class. Life is so good!

A group of teachers and parents met recently to share views on how things are going with children entering the school building unaccompanied in the mornings. It was agreed that this transition has worked very well. Many thanks to all parents and children who have helped this to happen. The school day gets off to a much calmer start and teaching and learning begin more efficiently each morning.

Some parents were a little unhappy about not being able to pass on the occasional message to a teacher in the morning. It wasn’t intended that this type of communication should stop altogether. Let me assure all parents that if they do have a need for a quick word in the morning with their child’s teacher then this is fine. Just mention it to myself or Jean as you pass us and continue on into the school.

Other parents mentioned how their children sometimes encourage them not to come into the school grounds. Again, this is not what was intended and I will talk to all children at assembly and let them know this. We will tell children how much we like it when their parents come to the school door  and give us a chance to chat or say hello.

Finally, some parents have expressed how they miss having the opportunity to see some of the work their children have been involved with –  artwork or projects on display about the school. This is a very important issue and one which teachers will consider at their next teachers’ meeting. We will explore what opportunities can be used to maintain and develop this important link for parents and our learning environment within the school building. Certainly our new extension should make it easier to accommodate more parental access to the school and their children’s learning here.

Thanks again to everybody for your cooperation.

Tomás

 

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29 April 2013 ~ Comments Off on May Bank Holiday Arrangements

May Bank Holiday Arrangements

May Bank Holiday Arrangements

School is  closed on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th of May.

School will re-open on Wednesday 8th of May at 8.30am. Have a nice bank holiday Weekend.

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14 March 2013 ~ Comments Off on World Book Day vouchers

World Book Day vouchers

Some Junior classes in our school were recently given vouchers to celebrate World Book Day. These vouchers gave a huge discount on many children’s books. Unfortunately, we did not receive enough vouchers for all children in the school.

However, Skerries Bookshop have kindly agreed to sell the books included in this deal to children from our school at the discounted price without the WBD voucher.

So go along and pick up a bargain!

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30 January 2013 ~ Comments Off on Good Luck Sixth Class

Good Luck Sixth Class

Children in 6th Class have been getting very excited recently as our first experience of Secondary school life draws near.

The class have been showing great maturity, trying their best and also doing a small bit of worrying as the Entrance Exams get closer.

Some children will be sitting these exams this coming weekend while others have another few weeks to wait!

We are very proud of the class for the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm they have shown.

We wish them the very best of luck from everyone here in Skerries Educate Together N.S.

 

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12 November 2012 ~ Comments Off on Traffic Management

Traffic Management

12th November 2012

Re: Safety of our children coming and going to school.

Dear Parents

It has been brought to our attention that there are problems with some people driving into the school grounds and also with people parking directly in front of the gates. The Board is very concerned about this as we do not wish to see any children getting hurt as a result of traffic accidents. We need to restate the following points and ask for all parents’ cooperation with this.

1. School staff cars only are allowed past the school gate in the morning time and at going home time.
2. Parents who have mobility problems are asked to apply to the school for a special pass which will be issued by the Board of Management allowing an exception to be made in such cases.
3. Parents are asked not to park directly in front of the school gates as this causes congestion and could lead to an accident. Also, this area is supposed to be free of stationary vehicles for health and safety reasons. Access for ambulances and fire-brigade should be available at all times.

The Board of Management is considering how best to improve the situation with parking outside in the mornings and is in consultation with Fingal County Council on the matter. Parents are asked to cooperate with the following:
• One suggestion put to us by Fingal Co.Council is that we encourage parents to park in Skerries Point shopping centre and then walk to the school grounds with their children from here.
• We have also been asked to encourage families to walk to school if they live nearby.
• When arriving at the school gate it would be very helpful if parents drove well beyond the gate on the road outside the school and turned their car around a good distance down this section of the road.
• Parents could then come back towards the school and park on the side of the road adjacent to the school railings.
• In this way children could be made to get out of the car on the safe side of the road walking straight onto the grass verge up to the school gate.

We ask parents to consider all of the above very carefully and to help make our school a safe place for our children.

Yours truly,

Aisling O’Connell, Chairperson, Tomás Hickey, Principal
Board of Management .

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21 September 2012 ~ Comments Off on 6th Class has the X Factor!

6th Class has the X Factor!

David’s 6th Class have been learning about sound recording recently. We were experimenting with lots of cool recording equipment like microphones and amps.

To show off our skills we decided to try our hand at recording a song for our fans. We chose the Green Day song ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ as we thought it was a fitting idea for all those Back to School Blues.

The song can be heard and downloaded at;

www.soundcloud.com/Ske-1

We hope you enjoy. Bring on the Christmas Number 1!

 

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11 December 2011 ~ Comments Off on Human Rights Day 10th December 2011

Human Rights Day 10th December 2011

Every class in our school marked human rights day on 9th December 2011.  The Junior Classes explored the Rights of the Child through story, circle time, role play and art activities.  Our senior students read some inspirational poetry to the whole school over the intercom.  Joanne’s 2nd Class have been learning about the Rights of the Child over the last few weeks.  On Friday 9th, they chose one right that they thought was important and expressed it through art.  Dara’s 3rd Class worked together to create this beautiful and colourful masterpiece about Human Rights.

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