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.
This year as part of SPHE children from first and second class will take part in Zippy’s Friends. Zippy’s Friends is a programme that is used in many countries to help young children to cope with everyday difficulties, to identify and talk about their feelings and to explore ways of dealing with them. During these sessions, the children will listen to stories and take part in activities based on the modules below.
3. Making and breaking relationships
4. Conflict resolution
5. Dealing with change and loss
We will commence this programme this Wednesday and it will run over the course of the school year. We are looking forward to getting started!
As usual the last term is looking like a busy one! The following is a list of dates that might be relevant to just some classes or the whole school. Please take note of those that apply to your children.
Included in this note also is the cost of the school tour.
Thursday 16th May: 12.30pm - Debate in the West Cork Education Centre (5th and 6th class only).
Monday 20th May: School Photo’s
Tuesday 21st May: Science Blast, Mary Immaculate, Limerick. (5th and 6th class only) - (separate note with more details included).
Thursday 23rd May: Sciath na Scol Finals, Clonakilty. (5th and 6th class).
Friday 24th May: Swimming
Saturday 25th May: First Holy Communion - 11.00am (Whole school attendance desirable).
Tuesday 28th and
Wednesday 29th May: Drumcondra Tests (1st -6th class).
Thursday30th May: Cork City Sports (additional information not available yet).
Friday 31st May: Swimming
Monday 3rd and
Tuesday 4th June: School closed
Thursday 6th June: Tony in the hall
Friday 7th June: Swimming
Wednesday 12th June: New Infants Induction day.
Friday 14th June: Swimming
Wednesday 19th June: Graduation for 6th class and Amber Flag raising - 1pm
Thursday 20th June: School Tour - Just4fun, Cork (Whole school).
Friday 21st June: Swimming
Tuesday 25th June: School closes at 12pm for summer holidays.
More dates may be added to these and all are available on the school website.
• Bus to Just4fun €10.00 per pupil
• Activities €24.00 per pupil
• Total cost per pupil €34.00 per pupil
The bus will leave at 8.30am in the morning, children can be in school at 8.20am
and will return to school at 4.45pm approximately.
Children will need to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.
We wish to congratulate the girl’s and the boy’s football teams on their recent success in the Sciath na Scol finals on Thursday 23rd of May in Dunmanway.
It is a huge achievement for both teams to have won and to celebrate this we would like to invite all parents into school on Friday afternoon at 1.45pm for a medal presentation.
We will also be saying goodbye to Ms. Hume on Friday and there will be tea and coffee for all those attending the presentations.
Growing up with Dyslexia
Date : Wed 12th June
Speaker: Dr. Jason Van Der Velde (Rapid Response)
Topic: Growing up with dyslexia.
Jason will give a full account of his experiences as a child, growing up with dyslexia and the challenges he faced. This will be a highly motivational and inspirational talk and not to be missed!
Venue: The Clonakilty Hotel, Wolfe Tone St (across from Richys)
Cost: €5 at door, Kids with accompanying adult go free ( suitable from 9years plus)
The West Cork Learning Support Group will be running its first summer camp this year
Date: 8th to 12th July, 10am to 2pm
This is geared primarily at kids with dyslexia, but will have elements that will help kids with dyscalculia and dyspraxia also.
Suitability age: 9-12 years (3rd to 6th class)
The camp will cover a mixture of computer skills, reading games, numeracy, art and sport. The main focus is to lift self esteem and boost learning through our fun approach within this camp.
Cost €55 per child, limited to 12 kids
Please email email@example.com to enquire
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.