Category: ‘Home-School’

End of year school mass 2022

June 28, 2022

End of year school mass celebration

We held a lovely end of school year mass outside on the front grass last Thursday. Fr Anthony came to school to celebrate the mass with our boys and a huge crowd of parents and family members. The theme of the mass was “ Joy” and it was lovely to be able to gather as a school community together for the first time in 3 years and celebrate the joy that the boys bring to our lives. Thanks to all who were involved in the service especially Majella and her wonderful choir with music who brought joy to our hearts.

Summer newsletter 2022

June 28, 2022

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May 22- Newsletter

June 10, 2022

May 2022

April 22- Newsletter

April 22, 2022

Easter 2022

March 22- Rock your socks

April 7, 2022

A great day in school today ‘Rocking Our Socks’, thanks to all the boys and staff for great effort.
€270 raised for Offaly Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Ireland
#OffalyDownSyndrome Association

Feb 22- Newsletter

February 23, 2022

Please see attached newsletter
Jan Feb 2022

Christmas 21- Newsletter

January 7, 2022

Christmas newsletter 2021

November 2021- Newsletter

December 9, 2021

Nov 2021

7th December – Mask wearing update

December 7, 2021

Mask wearing at school

FAQs Primary Schools and Masks 6 December 2021

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Please see DES FAQ which were issued yesterday along with our updated COVID response plan 6-12-21
The Department of Education announced unexpectedly last week new requirements in relation to mask wearing indoors for pupils from 3rd to 6th class in primary schools.
Our school has adopted a pragmatic approach where Pupils were free to start wearing masks in these classes and indeed most have done so.
Some families of pupils with medical issues and complex needs have already contacted the school regarding individual exemptions which are required in the best interests of each child. And these have been supported.
Some points that I would feel important to note:
• This applies to boys in 3rd / 4th / 5th and 6th classes.
• The guidance notes and letters come directly from NPHET and DES.
• Pupils will only be required to wear masks INDOORS at school and on bus transport.They do not wear masks for PE or eating lunch.
• • School will have an emergency supply of disposable masks but cannot guarantee supply each day.
• The DES envisage this as a short term measure which will be reviewed in February.

Thanks as always for your support and continued co–operation.
Together we will get through these challenging times.
Keep safe, Niall Crofton ( Principal Teacher )

1st December- Mask wearing

December 1, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,
The Department of Education announced yesterday evening ( 30/11/21) new requirements in relation to mask wearing indoors for pupils from 3rd to 6th class in primary schools.
Our school will be adopting a pragmatic approach. Pupils are welcome to start wearing masks in these classes from today and indeed most have done so and from next Monday we aim to implement the requirements.
This will give families time to seek medical advice if they feel the need to do so. Please find further information from the Department of Education attached.
Some points that I would feel important to note:
• This applies to boys in 3rd / 4th / 5th and 6th classes.
• The guidance notes and letters come directly from NPHET and DES.
• Pupils will only be required to wear masks INDOORS at school and on bus transport.
• Facemask safety/ storage will be an important element of this. Boys will be supplied with their own ziplock freezerbag tomorrow.
• School will have an emergency supply of disposable masks but cannot guarantee supply each day.
• Parents enquiring about medical / SEN exemption must contact the school and have all documentation sorted by Monday 6th December.
• The DES envisage this as a short term measure which will be reviewed in February.
Thanks as always for your support and continued co–operation.
Together we will get through these challenging times.
Keep safe,
Niall Crofton
Principal Teacher
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