A Chairde,

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well. We find ourselves in an unprecedented emergency situation which has left all of us sailing in unchartered waters. I want you all to know that none of us know what is the right or wrong thing to do in this surreal world that has now become a reality for us all. We are working to try and support you as parents and primary educators through creating a distance learning programme for our pupils. But ultimately, we urge each of you to keep perspective throughout this time of emergency. Our key focus at this time is to ensure that families are safe and happy. We have to look after “happy” and “safe” before we look at “learning” so please don’t feel under pressure! Engage as much as you can. Not every family will be in a position to participate in Home Learning activities. As a staff, we understand this and value every family’s decision equally. There is no obligation on families to complete the activities we will suggest. Everyone’s main focus should be on keeping safe and healthy.

We don’t know when this will be all over and the last thing we want is for parents to become overwhelmed. We will have a new section on our website which will include useful websites and tips for parents. We will have the Seesaw app up and running after the Easter break where we as a staff will be there to support you along the way. Please be assured that when we are back to normality, we will be adapting the curriculum as necessary in order to support your child’s learning and no one will be at a disadvantage.

I would like to wish you all a happy and safe Easter break and I hope to see you all soon.

Le Gach Dea Ghuí agus beannacht Dé oraibh go léir,