Thursday Note 7th May 2020

May 7th, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardians,

We hope you are keeping well and safe. Our news this week is as follows

  • Following the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s announcement last Friday we now know that schools will not re-open until September. St Tola’s will continue to support our pupils remotely. Guidance and work for each week will be emailed on a Friday for the following week. Teachers can be contacted on their individual emails which are included in their work each week. From the 18th May school staff will be permitted in the building for the purpose of supporting remote learning while adhering to social distancing measures. At present all staff are working from home.

      The survey will remain open until 3p.m. on Friday 8th May. This              information will prove very useful to help guide teachers on how          best to support our pupils in the current situation.  We will share          findings with you next week.

  • We are mindful that with schools not returning this academic year our 6th class pupils will miss those final few weeks in St. Tola’s We will however continue the tradition of the class hoodies. Ms Kelleher will be in touch with 6th class pupils in relation to this. As it is a most unusual time the Parents Association and the school will share the cost of the hoodies for 6th class for this year. We will also organise some form of graduation ceremony for the pupils. Details of date/times and how this can be managed within the health regulations will be sent out later in the year.
  • We still have no updates in relation to First Communion or Confirmation. As soon as this is available we will let you know.
  • A very useful resource for all age groups is the library online service.  This may be accessed at This service is free and there are over 12 million books, movies, magazines and more to borrow. There are also digital storytimes during May and lots of lovely books for all age groups.  Why not check it out and pupils can choose the books that most interest them.

Kind regards,

Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, Principal