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Dear Parents,

I hope you are all keeping well.

It is hard to believe that June has arrived, the traditional month of school tours, sport’s days, our Open Day and lots of other fun end-of- year activities.

Since schools were closed in March the children have been interacting wonderfully well with all the teachers and some brilliant work has been completed and sent back.  You can see examples of some of this work in the respective class pages of the website. Well done to you all for the enthusiasm shown in what has been challenging times.

It has also been great to see the children and speak to them over the last few weeks through our Google Meet classes.

Now, with four weeks of school left, teachers will continue to post learning activities and, as before, just do what you can and don’t feel under pressure to complete all the work each day.

In the coming weeks we will be sending out end-of-year reports, booklists and a calendar for the new school year.  Hopefully within the next fortnight we will have a better idea of what school will be like in September as the Dept. of Education are due to issue guidance on the re-opening of schools.

We will also arrange a day towards the end of June for rental books to be returned and for any children’s belongings to be collected.

All teachers can be contacted by email and please feel free to get in touch with me at geashillns1@gmail.com if you have any query whatsoever.

As always, thanks for your continued support.

Best wishes,

Mícheál Hyland

 

 

My Communion Day in Quarantine

A special mention to our wonderful 2nd Class who should have made their First Holy Communion this weekend. All of these boys and girls put in tremendous work to prepare for this special occasion and were all looking forward to celebrating with family and friends. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of how you and your families spent the day.

Ms. Shaughnessy

 

 



 

Thinking of 2nd Class!

This weekend 2nd Class should have been having a very special family celebration for their First Holy Communion.

As we’re all aware this won’t be happening as planned and I’m sure all the boys and girls as well as their families are disappointed that the big day has had to be postponed.

Hopefully we’ll be able to make up for this disappointment later on this year when regulations will allow the ceremony to go ahead.

This morning Msgr. Coonan celebrated a special Mass from his home for all the boys and girls in 2nd Class.  I know he has missed visiting the school over the past couple of months and meeting up with all the wonderful 2nd Class.

Bishop Denis Nulty recorded a message for all the boys and girls of our diocese who had been preparing for First Communion this year.  You can see it here.

As the weather looks good for the next few days, hopefully all the children will still get to enjoy the weekend.



 

School Closure Extended.

Dear Parents,

I hope you are all keeping well at this time.

As I’m sure you are aware the Taoiseach announced on Friday that schools are to remain closed for the remainder of this academic year.  I know this is a difficult situation for you all.  Obviously it’s disappointing that the children won’t get a chance to meet up with their classmates before the end of the school year and it’s especially hard for 6th Class to end their primary school life this way.  We’ll make every effort to mark this milestone in a creative way.

From a teacher point of view there is nothing that we would like more than to get back to normal school and meet up with our classes as usual.  As this will not be possible we will continue with our online activities as best as we can for the coming weeks.  Only do what is possible and please don’t let the work be a cause of stress or anxiety in your family.

All teachers will continue to communicate with pupils.  If you or your child would like any extra help or advice just email any of us or send a message through Class Dojo and we will call or email you or your children personally.

I want to say a special well done to you and your children for the wonderful response to Active Home Week.  It was great to see such enthusiasm and activity.  Thanks to Ms. Leonard for all the organising which made the week so enjoyable and successful.

Thanks again for all your support.

Mícheál Hyland and Staff.