Applications are now open for places in Junior Infants for September 2021.
Please return you completed “Application for Admission Form” for Junior Infants 2021 to email@example.com or alternatively, to the school office by the 20th November 2020.
Our Admissions Policy, Annual Admissions Notice and Application for Admission Form can be downloaded below.
Please read this important update for all parents, it will give guidance on what to do if your child is unwell or is sent home from school unwell. This update was also sent to all parents via text message today.
As always, the guidance and advice from the Department of Education and the HSE is subject to change as more information comes to light.
Many thanks for your continued patience and cooperation in helping us curb the spread of the virus in our community and ensuring our school is safe for our staff and pupils.
We look forward to welcoming back our pupils, old and new, this week.
We look forward to welcoming all our pupils, parents and staff to school this week and a special welcome to our new Junior Infant pupils. The past few months have been challenging and difficult for us all, but we are so proud of how our pupils, families and staff dealt with and rose to the challenge.
School will look slightly different when our children return but all these measures are in line with HSE and Department of Education advice and are in place to keep our school as safe as possible for our pupils and staff. It is so important for all of us that we adhere to these measures so our children and staff can work and learn in a safe environment.
Your patience is requested in these difficult times. As you are aware, guidance is ever changing so please be prepared for this. Updates will be provided to families via our school website, text message and email so please ensure the office has correct contact details for you.
In these times, parents/guardians are not permitted on school grounds so if you wish to speak to a staff member regarding any matter, please make an appointment by emailing the office at, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the office on 042 9331575.
If you do attend a physical meeting in school, you must adhere to strict social distancing guidance, coughing and sneezing etiquette, wear a face covering throughout the time you are in the school and sanitise upon entering and exiting the school. Contact details will be logged at the reception for all visitors to the school.
Please be fully aware of the symptoms of Covid-19 and do not come to the school if you, or anyone in your house, has been tested for Covid-19 or is displaying symptoms.
Your continued support during these times is greatly appreciated.
Roisin Hughes & Staff
Please read through our reopening procedures carefully. Advice from the HSE and the Department of Education is ever changing so please be prepared that our procedures may need to change over time.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office (042 9331575 or email@example.com) or our HSCL, Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 7921493)
Please see the information below which may be of interest to some of our parents as you prepare for children to return to school:
The Genesis Programme are hosting an online workshop with Dr Malie Coyne; Clinical Psychologist and Psychology Lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway, for parents to support their children going back to school.
The workshop takes place on Thursday 27th August 2020. Booking is essential, priority will be given to parents with children attending Primary Schools in Co. Louth as there are limited places available.
Register by sending a private message to the Genesis Programme Facebook page with your name and address of your child’s school or email the details to email@example.com
The Genesis Programme have also developed a Tip Sheet called ‘Parents, Let’s Get Ready for Your Child Starting School’. You can download it at: https://flyingstart.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/starting-school-flyer-.pdf
We look forward to welcoming all our pupils back to school next week.
We have been working hard behind the scenes creating a plan to make our school as safe as possible for our staff and pupils.
Please see the letter attached below from the Minister of Education, Norma Foley to parents.
Our website will have regular updates about our re-opening plans.
It has lots of fun facts and characters based on Co. Louth, follow the link below,
Cooking and baking can be a fun learning activity to do at home with the whole family.
Here are some simple, easy to follow recipes you could try out at home, keep checking back and we will add to the recipe ideas!
If you try out some of the recipes, why not take a picture of the end product and share with your teacher on Seesaw!
Many parents will have now received a text and email providing them with their child’s login details for Seesaw.
Seesaw is a website that we will be using to provide our pupils with school work and to interact with families during school closures.
The codes teachers’ have sent you are very important – they are like a password so keep them very safe and don’t share with anyone else!
Your child’s teacher will also have given you their school email address so you can contact them if you have any questions about the school work that has been set by them.
Here are the instructions for setting up Seesaw:
Please sign in with your Home Learning code following the steps below:
1. Go to https://web.seesaw.me on a computer or install the Seesaw Class iOS or Android app.
2. Tap “I’m a Student”.
3. Scan or type in your Home Learning code.
4. Post to your journal, respond to activities, and view class announcements.
5. Remember, this code is like a password. Keep it safe!
Please see link below to a letter from our principal updating parents about our preschool service for September 2020. Please pass the message on to other parents who also may have children enrolled in the preschool.
Our school office is currently closed due to COVID-19 however we can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
“Every day is a school day”
When we think about learning, we often think about our school books and writing in our copies.
But we now have the chance to get back to basics and there are endless opportunities for learning in the home, for example,
Here is a link to lots and lots of different ideas for learning at home – Never underestimate the life skills children can learn from you!
Exciting News…Collins have made their Big Cats eBooks and worksheets free for parents to use during school closures!
The Big Cats programme is our daily reading programme for our pupils and you may see that your child’s teacher has included it in the work they send out to you.
If you follow the link below it will lead you to the website,
Here you will see instructions and login details.
Here are some fun, simple Easter activities that our pupils will enjoy!
Normally our teachers would get to do some of these with their classes in the lead up to the Easter holidays, but maybe this year you can try them out at home with your family!
Follow the links:
Keeping children active and allowing them to be creative is just as important as other subjects.
Here are some links to websites that I am sure our pupils will get great fun and enjoyment from,
Search PE with Joe Wicks on Youtube for fun workout videos
Here are some useful websites for Maths activities,
https://global.cbeebies.com/ – Numberblocks
www.cjfallon.ie – allowing free access for pupils and parents, this is where you will find our Maths books.
http://www.haveyougotmathseyes.com/ – Fun, real life Maths activities.
Remember how useful everyday tasks can be in helping children with their Maths, telling the time, counting money when planning shopping, weighing food for cooking and baking, etc.
There are lots of opportunities to practice Maths in everyday tasks around the home!
We understand this is a difficult time for families and it can be tricky to keep children busy and occupied all day!
We are aware that parents want their children to continue learning in some way so we have put together a list of websites that you may find useful to help your child with reading, phonics, writing and oral language.
Normally a fee paying website but sign up has been made free for parents during school closures due to COVID-19. It has endless worksheets, games, activities, art ideas, etc. that cover ALL subjects.
https://www.seussville.com/ – games and stories by Dr. Seuss – a favourite with children!
https://www.folensonline.ie/ – parents can now sign up for free, a lot of our books we use in school are on this website.
https://www.funbrain.com/ – Maths and reading skills
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html – lots of fun activities for kids.
www.worldofdavidwalliams.com – David Walliams is very popular with our pupils, check out his website, he is releasing an audio story every day for 30 days!
Most of the Jolly Phonics songs can be found online and on Youtube – another great way to practice phonics with your child.
Always remember the value of just reading a story with your child and take the time to ask him/her questions about the story, discuss the characters, where the story took place, etc.
We hope we will get to see you all very soon!
Keep checking back here for new activities and websites to help your learning!
We hope all our pupils and their families are keeping well during this difficult time.
Follow the links below to find some stories and posters to help answer childrens’ questions about the virus.
We hope this information will help our pupils and families!
On Thursday, 18th October 2018, we held our annual Attendance Awards Prize-giving in our school hall. Parents and friends were invited to see some of our pupils receive certificates and trophies for excellent attendance in school last year.
We are very proud of all the pupils who received certificates.