13 May 2016

School Closure Tuesday 7th of June

13th May 2016,


Dear Parents,

I am writing to inform all parents of some staff training that needs to take place in the near future resulting in a one-day closure on Tuesday 7th June. This means that after the June bank holiday school reopens for children on Wednesday 8th June.

All teachers will be attending in-service training in connection with the Revised Language Curriculum at school on that day. This covers new methodology and planning in the way that both English and Irish is taught in school. It includes approaches to developing Oral language, Reading and Writing in both languages. This is happening in all primary schools in the country as directed by the Department for Education and Skills and is part of a three year roll-out of this new programme. Dates for further training over the next three years will be confirmed nearer the times. For any parents who wish to know more about this the following link will provide more comprehensive information:


The Board has decided on the above date for this training and has asked us to communicate it to you with as much notice as possible. We thank you for your continued cooperation.

Best regards,

Tomás Hickey, Principal.