Just a reminder that children cannot be dropped to school until 8.50am. The children are not insured to be on the school property before this time and on a more practical level, the teachers use this time to prepare for the day and we would really appreciate if you could respect this.
Parents, please find information and support that you may need to ensure your child makes the most of their time online and stays safe when interacting with others online. Also, it shows you how to set up parental control over your children's devices.
The Health and Safety Authority has developed resources to give farm safety messages to Primary students in 30 minutes. These are available at www.hsa.ie/education under Teacher Supports and Resources. These include a Farm Safety Presentation-primary: a set of seven PowerPoint slides, specifically developed for use in all Primary classes. Teachers can use them with their whiteboards or print off to photocopy. On the Farm videos showcase child safety on the farm from the child’s own perspective. In addition to this, the HSA's dedicated e-learning portal www.hsalearning.ie contains a short interactive course for Primary students called Keep Safe on the Farm (2 x 40 minute online lessons suitable for the whiteboard). A certificate can be downloaded for the class once complete.
Welcome back, we hope you had an enjoyable midterm. The coming term is set to be a busy one. Please take note of the following:
There will be tag rugby for 3rd – 6th class every Monday for 6 weeks (weather pending). This will be held in the yard in school. The children may wear PE uniforms on this day. Shorts may be worn during rugby/PE but school uniform/tracksuit pants must be worn all other times.
Lisa Kingston will return on Wednesday 6th November to do yoga with every class. Every child may wear their PE uniform on this day.
Dunmanway Christmas Market will be held on 28th November 2019 in St. Patrick’s Hall. We will be singing at the market from 3.45-4pm. We would appreciate if you would be able to bring the children to the event for 3.30pm. If you child is unable to make this, please let us know as soon as possible for organisational purposes. Thanks for your co-operation! The 5th & 6th class will have a stall selling their Junior Entrepreneur produce at the market! Not to be missed!! Full school uniform to be worn on the day with Santa hats.
The Christmas carol service and Nativity will be held on Thursday 12th December at 7.30pm at the church in Ballinacarriga. The 1st-6th class must wear a dark outfit with a Santa hat on the night. The Infants will be asked to wear costumes, details will be forwarded in due course. Another event not to be missed!!
The school will be closed on Tuesday 3rd December for Staff Training.
The Book Fair will be coming on Monday 2nd December. We will give out brochures the previous week and you will be able to purchase books before and after school that week.
The Christmas holidays will be on Friday 20th December at 12pm. A special visitor may call on the day!