Category: ‘Home-School’

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
Face Covering for Primary PupilsCMO Letter to schools FINAL_Guidance on the use of face coverings in Primary schools 301121 Final (00000002)

Nov 21- Admission Notice 2022

November 1, 2021

12370c Admissions-notice 2022

school debating team 2021

October 20, 2021

School debating team
We have a talented and hardworking group of boys who are representing the school this year in the Midlands school debating competition. The competition is via zoom and Round 1 is against Shinrone with the title—Billionaires should not travel to space. We wish the team well in the debate.
Team—Shane Dillon / Charlie Hoctor / Robert Landy / Leeland Delaney / Michael Kelly and Peter Spain. Thanks to Ms Grace and Mr Crofton for their preparation with the team. ( Pictured)

Sept/Oct 2021 Newsletter

October 20, 2021

sept.oct 2021

BOM annual review of Child Safeguarding at St Brendans PS

October 7, 2021

BOM review 2021 2022 Safeguarding Statement (2)

School reopening Tuesday 31st August 2021

August 26, 2021

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St Brendan’s PS School_Response_Plan_Updated August 2021

Isolation quick guide under 13s

Return to Education Parental Declaration Form

DEIS summer literacy and numeracy camp 2021

August 20, 2021

2021 Summer camp information for parents

Parents of the 36 boys who have places can access information above or please contact the school at principal@stbrendansps.ie