25th March 2014.
We would like to congratulate all the sixth class pupils after receiving their Confirmation last Sunday in Skryne Church. It was a beautiful ceremony and we were very lucky with the glorious sunshine. I would like to thank all the sixth class pupils for working hard in preparing for their big day. They showed great confidence and maturity on the day and we were very proud of them. We also want to thank all the children who sang in the choir and to Ms.O’Donoghue for assisting with the choir. The Skryne/Rathfeigh Parents’ Associations did a fantastic job in providing refreshments for the large crowd in the hall afterwards. The children really enjoyed the preparatory masses for the Confirmation and we thank all the parents who helped with these masses.
First Confession for second class pupils will be held in Rathfeigh Church on Tuesday April 8th at 7.30p.m.. First Communion is Saturday May 10th.
All classes are going on school tour on Thursday June 5th.The list of school tours and prices are below. The prices do not include the cost of buses. We will let you know the cost of buses next week. We are asking you to send in a €10.00 deposit for Let’s Go Camp and a €20.00 deposit for Carlingford. Please send in money in an envelope as soon as possible.
Junior + Senior Infants Let’s Go Camp Gormanstown (Half Day) €16.00.
First to Fourth Lets’s Go Camp Gormanstown (Full Day) €22.00.
Fifth + Sixth Carlingford Adventure Centre €45.00.
Please find attached a letter on Child Protection: Procedures and Practice.
Child Protection: Procedures and Practice
25th March, 2014.
In recent years, as a society, we have become very aware of the problem of child abuse through neglect, emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
Each one of us has a duty to protect children and Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2011) notes that teachers, who are the main care givers to children outside the family, are particularly well placed to observe and monitor children for signs of abuse.
In response to this, the Department of Education and Skills published Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools (2011) in relation to child protection and welfare. These procedures promote the safety and welfare of all children and are to be welcomed.
The Board of Management of Rathfeigh N.S. has adopted these procedures as school policy. Consequently, if school staff suspect or are alerted to possible child abuse (neglect, emotional, physical and /or sexual abuse) they are obliged to refer this matter to Children and Family Service of the HSE. The HSE will then assess the situation and provide support for the child concerned. In our school the Designated Liaison Person for dealing with Child Protection is Mr. Seamus Tansley.
Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children may be accessed on the website of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (www.dcya.ie) and the Department of Education and Skills Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools can be read on the Department’s website (www.education.ie) Parents/Guardians are also welcome to look through the procedures and Child Protection Policy here at the school.