Letter – 1st March 2021

                                                                                                            March 1st 2021

Dear parents/Guardians,

The children in Junior Infants to Second class returned today and we are delighted that they are back in school. It’s hard to believe that today was the first school day of 2021! It’s been a long few months for the children and although they engaged really well with remote learning there is no real substitute for face-to face teaching and learning.

All children are different and some children may find it difficult returning to school and interacting with their classmates. It may take a few days or longer for the children to get used to being back in school. If your child is having difficulties being back in school please contact the class teacher.

Attendance at school is vitally important for the children’s educational and social development. If you are having difficulties with your child attending school please contact the school immediately. If your child is absent please e-mail the school.

Although we are delighted the school is open we cannot let our guard down in relation to the virus. We need “buy-in” from everybody in the school community. This includes parents/guardians not congregating outside the school before/after school. We respectfully ask everyone to abide by the advice from NPHET and the government. The number of Covid-19 cases nationwide and in Meath is still very high. We have been off school long enough. We don’t want cases of Covid-19 in the school as a result of people “cutting corners” and taking undue risks.

I want to thank Mrs.Vaughan, Ms O’Donoghue, Mrs Capmbell, Nicola, Mrs Cooke, Helen and Ingrid who are back in the school working under difficult circumstances. Myself and Ms Reynolds will be continuing with remote learning until we are due to be back in school on March 15th with 3rd-6th classes.

I hope everyone in our school community has a safe few weeks. We will get through this if we all work together.


Seamus Tansley