Thursday Note 1st Sept 2022

September 1st, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to our new school year. We hope you had a lovely summer and are looking forward to a good school year ahead.

We extend a warm welcome to our new Junior infant pupils and any new pupils joining us in other classes. We are looking forward to getting to know you over the coming weeks and we hope that you enjoy learning lots of new things, make great friends and have happy memories of your time here.

 Our news this week is as follows

  1. Our staff for the school year 2022/23 are:

Junior Infants – Ms Amanda Corry, Senior Infants – Ms Alanna Hansbury, Senior Infants – Ms. Maria Hehir

 1st Class – Ms. Lorna O’ Neill, 2nd Class – Ms Siobhan Kelleher, 3rd Class – Ms; Maeve Clancy,

4th Class – Ms Orla Coughlan, 5th Class – Ms. Lisa Hackett, 6th Class – Mr Alan Baker(covering for Mr Gary Tyrell) 

Solas Class – Ms Noreen Vaughan, Aoibhneas Class – Ms Fiona Burke

SET – Clare Fitzsimons, Edel Halliday, Ciara Cleary, Karen Riordan/Diana Fleming, Hannah Willis( covering for Lorraine Connolly) Kate Flynn

SNAs – Mary O’ Shaughnessy, Sinead Duff, Aoife Dunn, Vivienne Raftery, Michelle Cullinan, Sinead Lenihan, Sinead Hallissey O Grady, Siobhan Casey, Aileen Purcell

We welcome in particular our new staff and hope they are very happy in their time here in St Tolas.

All teachers are happy to meet with you at any stage during the school year if you have a concern or a query. Please ring the office at 061362894 or email  to make an appointment to ensure the teacher is free to speak with you.

2. The school will be open to pupils from 8.45a.m. in the morning. The entrances and exits for the classes are as follows

Juniors and 1st Class – Back gate, Seniors – Side gate, 2nd and 3rd – side door, 4th, 5th and 6th – entrances beside their classrooms

3. The car park is extremely busy at present. The Gardai have told us that parents/guardians can park on the road as long as they do not cause an obstruction. Please enter the car park slowly as there may be small children walking through and they can be hard to see. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

4. Please be mindful that St Tolas operates a healthy eating policy. Crisps, sweets, fizzy drinks are not permitted. Any foods containing nuts are not allowed as we have several members of our school community with severe nut allergies. 

5. Please ensure your child’s name is on their uniform jumpers, PE top & Jackets so that we can return these items to the pupil if it gets misplaced.

6. Please find attached our school calendar for this academic year.

Kind regards, Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, School Principal