School Tracksuit for 2022/2023May 20th, 2022
Uniform Survey for Parents Feedback
Many thanks to all those who took time to complete our recent uniform survey. It was great to get feedback from parents and it has been very beneficial in helping us make decisions about our uniform and tracksuit.
- 94.4% of parents are in favour of having a school tracksuit.
- 85.2% of parents are in favour of having a school uniform.
Therefore, pupils will continue to wear tracksuit or uniform to school.
Cost and accessibility were at the forefront of concerns for parents, therefore if you do not wish for your child to wear the uniform then they may wear the school tracksuit every day.
In September, teachers will notify parents and pupils of PE days to ensure tracksuits are worn on those days for those who would like to wear the uniform.
The school uniform will remain the same.
Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore
Blue and white tie. (The tie is optional)
Following on further from your feedback, we have decided to change the tracksuit to make it more accessible, more cost effective and more comfortable. Parents were particularly concerned about the bottoms being easy to get and being able to purchase them all year round.
From September 2022 the school tracksuit will be as follows:
New Design Blue Tracksuit Top –
Purchased from Boru Sports, Smithstown 061 364750 (approximately €26)
Blue Polo Shirt –
Can be purchased anywhere
Plain Navy Tracksuit Bottoms –
These can be purchased anywhere. (*Please ensure there is no other colours or stripes on them, just plain navy*. Leggings are not allowed)
Pupils can continue to wear the old tracksuit top with navy bottoms for the coming school year 2022/23.
*Please Note – We will notify parents by text and email as soon as the new tracksuit tops are available to purchase from Boru Sports*.
Please see images below of school tracksuit items:
School Calendar 2022/2023May 20th, 2022
School Calendar 2022/2023
School reopens for all pupils on Thursday 1st September 2022
School closed from Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November 2022
School finishes on Wednesday 21st December & reopens on Thursday 5th January 2023
ST BRIGID’S DAY BANK HOLIDAY
School will be closed on bank holiday Monday 6th February 2023
School will be closed on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February 2023
ST. PATRICK’S DAY BANK HOLIDAY
School will be closed on Friday 17th 2023
School finishes on Friday 31st March and reopens on Monday 17th April 2023
MAY BANK HOLIDAY
School closed on Monday 1st May 2023
JUNE MIDTERM BANK HOLIDAY
School closed on Monday 5th June and Tuesday 6th June 2023
School will finish on Tuesday 27th June 2023
*Please note May is the month designated for compulsory testing in schools for 1st to 6th classes. It is advisable for students, failing illness, to be at school during this time.
**Also please note that once a student misses in excess of 20 days, regardless of reason, we are obliged to report same to TUSLA, the Child & Family Agency. It is therefore essential that all absences are explained by a written note or phone call thank you.
Thursday Note 25th NovemberDecember 3rd, 2021
We hope you are keeping well. Our news this week is as follows
- Unfortunately we still have positive Covid cases in our school community. From next Monday 29th November parents/guardians are required to inform the school if your child tests positive for Covid 19 and they would remain at home for the time directed by the HSE. We will be informing the parents of the pupils in the child’s pod of a positive case in the pod but not identifying the child concerned. Parents of pupils in the affected pod will be able to access antigen tests to check their child. If two pupils test positive in different pods antigen tests will be made available to all the pupils in the class. At present the Department of Education or the HSE have NOT informed schools how these tests will be made available to families. As soon as this information is made available to us we will let you know. At present the information we have received on this scheme has come through media channels only with no detail given.
- Once again we are extremely grateful to the families who have informed us to date if their child tests positive. This has allowed us to communicate with the parents of all the pupils in the class so that they can be alert to any signs or symptoms of Covid. We are also very grateful to the families who have kept their child at home if they have any symptoms and in many cases got a PCR test to check and it turned out to be negative. I am also thankful to the staff members who have remained at home if they have any signs and symptoms and who have got PCR tests. We all have to be extremely vigilant and work together on this. All classes are reinforcing the message on the importance of washing and sanitising hands regularly throughout the day, keeping our distance and staying in our pods during the day, ventilating classrooms regularly throughout the day by opening windows and doors at breaktimes and during the day and staying in our class bubbles at breaktimes. Let’s hope the level of virus circulating at present will drop in the weeks ahead.
- As we are going outside as much as possible for breaks and lunch please ensure your child has a warm coat and hat and gloves if necessary. The temperature has dropped this week and coats are necessary particularly for the early break.
- Christmas/Winter Annuals – This year we are going with educate.ie for our Christmas Annuals & orders can be done online by parents via the link below. If you wish to order an annual for your child click on the link and this takes you to the order system & select class level and annual you want to order. Cost is 2euro per annual and all orders will be delivered to the school in the first week of December and distributed to any pupil who has ordered one. Orders need to be placed by tomorrow Friday 26th November @ 5pm or alternatively your child can bring in 2euro tomorrow to class teacher and one will be ordered for them. Link to order via online system is https://annualorders.educate.ie/19552U/tracey
- Our 4th class pupils have started up a penpal correspondence with a school in Adamstown in Dublin. Our pupils wrote the first letter and there was great excitement this week when they got their first replies. They are learning all about the pupils in another school and are finding out that there are many similarities with things they like. Our 4th class are now beginning to draft their replies. Well done 4th class!
- Due to Covid restrictions we will not be in a position to invite parents/guardians into the school at the end of term for our annual Christmas concert. Each class will prepare a short poem/song and send it home via Seesaw . We will hold our annual Carol service on zoom again this year and we will invite all parents/guardians to attend virtually. This will take place on 22nd Dec and more information will follow closer to the time.
Kind regards, Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, Principal
Students of the week 3rd Sept 2021September 3rd, 2021
Well done to our students of this week!