The BoM and School Staff are looking forward to welcoming all our pupils and parents/ guardians back to school for the 2020/2021 school year on Monday next, 31st August.
We are satisfied that we have control measures in place to ensure that this will be a safe re-opening. It will take some time for all of us to get used to the “new circumstances” as we become familiar with the new routines and procedures designed to keep everyone safe and to prevent the spread of the virus. There will, undoubtedly, be some unforeseen challenges and we will deal with these as they arise.
We have a Covid-19 Response Plan in place for the safe and sustainable return to work. and that can be amended as needed. We will have to work carefully together and keep each other safe.
We would like to thank you for your co-operation in making preparations to date and look forward to working with you as we assist the children adapt to the necessary changes.
We are conscious of the fact that our pupils have not been in school since March and that they are looking forward to coming back to school to meet their friends again. We have lots of catching up to do and we need to know where our pupils’ heads are at. Our focus will be on wellbeing, fun activities and getting used to the very different “norm” with lots of changes to routines and how we can interact with each other.
We are aware that our new pupils are beginning a school year at a challenging time and have made plans to ensure that their arrival will be as free from stress as possible.
School bags will stay at school on week one and children will not be assigned homework.
Vincent Sheehy, Anne-Marie Downes Cathaoirleach, An Bórd Bainistíochta Príomhoide
Take a look back at our whole year - at school & at home. The stars are our pupils from junior infants to 6th class.