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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

24 January 2019

After School Clubs Spring 2019

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS REGISTRATION PROCESS

Please read carefully as the system has changed.

You must register for clubs online via the school website.

Registration will be open on Friday morning, 25th January and close at 9pm on Sunday 27th.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Complete the form online (1 form per child) – following instructions.

In the interest of fairness you may book each child on a maximum of two clubs. You may select 1st and 2nd preference for each club. As far as possible every child will be allocated one club of their choice before any child is allocated a second club.

Please take time to choose you child’s options carefully. All applications will be processed after booking closes. Applications received will be sorted randomly rather than on a first come first served basis, places will then be allocated automatically. This is fair to all parents and avoids the situation where parents feel under time pressure which results in errors in completing the application forms.

Please only choose a club that your child intends to take part in – it is not possible to have a second round of allocations so if your child is allocated a place and does not take it up some other child misses out.

You will receive confirmation email that your application has been received.

Club places will be allocated on Monday when you will receive details of your allocated clubs and what payment is due.

Early applications will not be processed.

PAYMENT SYSTEM

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When:  Thursday 31st January

Where:  At the school (front entrance by bike shed)

Time: 6-8pm

WHAT TO BRING

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  • Payment for the clubs allocated to your child as per the email received
  • If your child did not take part in clubs last term and did not take out the pupil protector insurance you will need to complete a form on payment night and pay €7.50

If payment is not received on payment night you will lose your place in the club. If you cannot attend payment you can send someone else in your place.

Please do not contact the school as clubs are not run by the school.

14 January 2019

PTA Pub Quiz

09 January 2019

Parent Assembly

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year!

Just a reminder the Parents assembly is on Friday 11th of January.

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.

Regards,

Tomás.