Fri, Apr 9th, 2021
I hope that you and your families are keeping well, staying safe and enjoying the longer evenings and improved weather.
As we prepare for a full return to school next Monday, April 12th, I would like to update you on the following:
All of our Covid-related protocols are still in place. These include mask-wearing, social distancing and hand-sanitising. Our school ran very safely and smoothly during First Term and, with everyone’s continued hard work and cooperation, we will hopefully finish out the school year the same way.
Return-to-School Health Declarations
A health declaration form must be submitted by every student who returns to school next week. If a student is over 18 years old, they fill the Student Declaration Form. The Parental Declaration Form should be used by all other students.
Since January, most students have been following a shortened timetable. From next Monday, all students will follow the full timetable.
Computer Rooms (Rooms 18, 22 and 34)
In recent weeks, full class sets of new laptops have been installed in Rooms 18 and 22. Likewise, Room 34 (Technical Graphics) has been refurbished and fitted with new desktop computers. This room, while primarily for use by technical subjects, will be available to all teachers, as required and as available.
Due to Covid regulations, a small number of teachers may not be able to return to the school building at this time. These teachers will continue to teach their classes online. Their students will attend these classes in Room 18/22/34, and will be supervised by another teacher while their regular teacher delivers the classes remotely. To avoid sound feedback, these classes will work best if all students are linked to the audio by earphones/headsets. Please ensure that your son/daughter has earphones or a headset with them everyday.
Next week you will be issued with a calendar of key dates for the last term. The Department of Education and Skills has decided that Friday, May 28th is the last day of term for all secondary schools. This is a week earlier than had been previously scheduled, to allow for work to be completed on the Leaving Cert Accredited Grades process. The dates that we had been working with for a number of end-of-year activities will, consequently, have to be changed.
I hope, as I know you do, that as we prepare for next week’s full reopening, all talk of school closures will soon be a thing of the past. The past year has been very difficult for all young people and we are anxious that there are no further interruptions this year, particularly for our 6th Year students. Everybody has a responsibility to do their best to ensure that this will be the case. In particular, students must continue to behave, both inside and outside of school, in such a way as to minimise the risk of their being positive cases within the school community. I greatly appreciate your understanding and ongoing support in these challenging times, and I know that this will extend to this important point.
If you have particular concerns about your son/daughter and their return to school, do not hesitate to contact us at the school (01-2828126) and we will get back to you without delay.
With best wishes,
Book Rental Collection takes place from Tuesday to Thursday, August 17th to 19th. Please see full details attached and in the pack you received earlier in the summer.
Please comply with dates and times allocated and show appreciation for the work of our parent volunteers.
Best of luck to our Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students who will begin their examinations tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9th!
We hope that everything goes your way over the next three weeks and that all of your hard work will be rewarded.
Please read the attached for some important information.
Please return all books this week, any day from 10.00am to 3.00pm.
Our Book Rental Scheme is run by a team of parents and other volunteers, for which we are extremely grateful. Please play your part by returning books on time.
Friday, May 28th marks the end of what has been a challenging but very successful the school year.
Good luck to the 6th Years in their final preparations for their Leaving Cert exams.
Please return all Book Rental books as soon as possible.
Best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy Summer break!
The Class of 2021 were celebrated in fine style this week with a series of events, culminating in a memorable online Graduation Ceremony on Thursday evening, May 27th.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future are extended to the Class of 2021!
We look forward to a full reopening of school on Monday, April 12th.
This email was sent to Parents/Guardians on Friday, April 9th.
This email was sent to Parents/Guardians of 5th Year students on Friday, March 12th.
This email was sent to all Parents/Guardians on March 1st 2021.
This email was sent to Parents/Guardians of 6th Year students on February 26th 2021.
This update was sent to all Parents/Guardians on Friday, February 12th, at the start of the Mid-Term Break.