Newsletter May 2020

Dear Parents,

We hope you are all healthy and keeping well. I would like to thank you all for the fantastic work you are doing in supporting your children with their learning at home. We appreciate the effort that you continue to make in helping us to deliver a remote learning programme our pupils. We miss seeing them all so much and look forward to returning to school.

Thank you to all who completed the online survey on Home Learning. The feedback we received was very positive and encouraging, we are glad to see the continued level of engagement from children and parents, thank you for your support. Teachers will continue to engage with children online via Seesaw and we are looking at ways to increase our interaction with pupils and parents, we’ll keep you updated on this.

Thank you to Ms Anglim, Ms. Butler and Fr. Chris for arranging online masses for First Holy Communion and Confirmation classes. While it’s not how children would have imagined their special day, it is certainly a new unique part of history! We look forward to celebrating these sacraments together in the future when permitted.

We will be starting a Transition Programme for 6th class pupils in the coming weeks. I have been in contact with secondary school principals, and can reassure our 6th class pupils that they are working hard to ensure a smooth transition for incoming 1st years into secondary school.

Following the announcement that schools will not reopen until September, we must now begin planning from the 2020/21 school year.

In the coming weeks we will be updating parents on the following:

  • Teacher/Class allocations for 2020/21
  • End of Year Graduation for 6th class
  • Refunds of School Tour/Swimming monies paid
  • School photos taken by Chantal prior to closure
  • 2020/21 School Calendar
  • 2020/21 Book Rental
  • Items needed for September

The Department of Education has not yet issued guidelines on what measures schools need to implement to ensure the safe reopening of schools in September, we will keep families updated as we receive information. In the meantime stay healthy and stay safe.

Yours sincerely,

Majella Clarke,