Imlitir 25 2nd March, 2020.
Coronavirus COVID – 19
Please find attached information provided by the HSE on COVID-19 . We have a pupil in 2nd class who has Cystic Fibrosis. Children with C.F. are at a very high risk to viruses e.g. Coronavirus etc. and contacting these viruses can be life-threatening. We are asking all parents/guardians to ensure that their children wash their hands regularly and properly at home and at school. We will be monitoring the washing of hands in schools. If children have hand gels they can use them in school also.
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth classes had their first swimming session last Tuesday. It went very well and we must commend all the pupils for their exemplary
behaviour on the bus and at the pool. If you haven’t paid for swimming lessons please do so as soon as possible. (€35.00).
Our sixth class pupils are travelling to Baldoyle this Wednesday to participate in a badminton competition. We thank Teresa for organising this again this year. We are delighted that the children are being given the opportunity to participate and enjoy a sport that they don’t regularly participate in. They are leaving the school by bus at 9.00a.m. The cost of the bus is €10.00. Parents/guardians must organise lifts to bring the children home. Teresa will inform parents/guardians by WhatsApp an approximate ending time. (at least an hour beforehand). The ending time is dependent on how far the children progress in the competition. Best of luck to all pupils.
World Book Day
We will be celebrating World Book Day this Thursday. The children in all classes will be participating in various activities during the week. There will be no written homework on Thursday.
We are well underway to achieving a Green Flag for the school. We thank all the children and parents/guardians who are on the Green School Committee for their time and dedication in getting the Green School message across to all children and staff in the school. All the children in the school are making a great effort in making our school ‘Greener’. We have a ‘Green School’ visit from the Green School co-ordinator this Friday. They will be meeting with Mrs Campbell and the Green School Committee to see our great efforts to date and they will be making recommendations as to areas that need improvement.
Pancake Tuesday/Amber Flag Day
Our sixth class pupils did a great job making pancakes for all the pupils and staff last Tuesday. It went very smoothly. It was only made possible by Jackie, Caroline, Helen, Suzie and Liz who gave of their time Tuesday morning. We collected €186.80 for Pieta House as part of our Amber Flag Mental Health Initiative. We thank Ms. Ward for co-ordinating this.
Primary Language Curriculum / PDST
The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) are liaising with primary schools to assist in the full implementation of the New Primary Language Curriculum (English/Irish). The school will be closed on March 30th and May 1st to enable us to fully engage with the PDST facilitator in the implementation of the Irish/English curriculum (Circular 45/2019). These dates were organised with our PDST facilitator at our planning meeting last Monday. I sent a text to all parents/guardians about this last Tuesday.