Board of Management report 02/18

A meeting of the BOM took place in the school on Monday, April 30th. All members of the board attended.

The school’s new Child Protection Statement was formally adopted at this meeting. It will be displayed in the school and is also available by clicking the following link: school-safety-statement.pdf.

Related to this, the staff have made some changes to the running to the school. In the mornings, instead of waiting at the gate, pupils are now allowed to enter the yard, where they are supervised until the school building is opened at 9.10am. Lunchtime has also changed: there is a first bell at 12.30 but pupils remain in their seats, eating their lunch, until a second bell is sounded (at 12.35), following which they can then go outside.

The discussion of the draft Critical Incident Policy has been postponed until the next board meeting.

First Communion took place on the Saturday before the meeting. The board wishes all the children who took part the very best and thanks the Parents’ Association for their providing of the refreshments afterwards.

The next meeting of the board will take place in the school on June 11th.

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April Aistear and Literacy Lift Off

Thank you to all the Junior and Senior Infant parents who have volunteered to help us with Literacy Lift Off. It will run for the next six weeks in our classroom and is a wonderful opportunity to engage with your child’s learning and see all of the hard work they do at school. Our infant class blog has also been updated click here to see what we have been learning about “The Supermarket”. We are happy to see so many parents have logged into their child’s Seesaw account to see their videos, pictures and writing stored in their ePortfolios. They will be updated regularly! 

 

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East Mayo Champions!

Well done to our boys who are now the East Mayo Mini Sevens Champions. They saw off stiff competition from Carracastle/Derrinbroc, Aghamore, Ballyhaunis and Kilmovee.

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Board of Management report 01/18

A meeting of the BOM took place in the school on Monday, February 26th. All members of the board attended.

Enrolment has taken place for next year’s junior infants. 12 children will enter that class in September 2018. On the other side of the equation, 16 children will be leaving for secondary education, meaning the school will have 113 pupils during the next school year.

Critical incident policy: The critical incident policy draft is now completed. Each member of the board was given a copy at this meeting, to take home and review over the coming weeks. The intention is then to ratify the policy at the next BOM meeting.

The board hopes to secure cross-community support for the installation of a defibrillator on the school grounds. Other organisations in the community will be contacted in the weeks ahead, in relation to this.

The board sends its sincerest best wishes to teacher Elaine Cresham, who will be getting married on St. Patrick’s Day!

The next meeting of the board will take place in the school on Monday, April 16th, at 8pm.

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Junior and Senior Infant work Spring 2018

Check out the Junior and Senior Infant blog, we have been very busy learning lots and having fun using the iPads in our classroom!

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Junior and Senior Infant Christmas Show 2017

Junior and Senior Infants performed their Christmas show for their families on Thursday 14th December. Click here to check out their class blog to see all of their winter work!

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Board of Management report 04/17

A meeting of the BOM took place in the school on Monday, November 13th. All members of the board attended except Fr. John Walsh and Helen Lenehan.

The board was informed that there were some problems with the heating system in recent weeks. This is due to an issue with the amount of pressure in the school’s water supply.  A temporary solution is currently in place and hopefully the situation can be permanently  remedied in the near future.

The board noted and welcomed the installation of speed calming measures by the TII. However, the board hopes to push for even further measures, such as the reduction of the speed limit in the village to 50 kph and the relocation of the speed-checking sign near the Hall to the other side of the road.

Head lice remain a problem in the school and parents are asked to be diligent in checking their children for these.

Christmas concerts: The annual shows will take place on December 14th.  The infants classes’ show will be at 12 noon in the school hall, followed by 1st and 2nd class, at 1.15pm, in the same location. The older children’s carol service (3rd to 6th classes) will then take place in the church at 2.15pm that same day.

Critical incident policy: This is the next policy that needs updating. Hopefully the board will have a draft to consider at the next meeting.

School photos were due to be taken on Monday, November 20th. However, it now looks as if this will have to be rearranged, as several classes will be in PE gear on that date.

The next meeting of the board will take place on January 15th, 2018, in the school.

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The National School Design Challenge

On Wednesday 15th November in the McWilliam Park Hotel, some of our students took part in a Raft Design Challenge. The Raft Challenge was open to all school throughout the country as part of the 2017 Mayo Science & Technology Festival. It was a great day and we had two teams take part. The teams were made up of Adam O’Grady, Ethan Henry, Laura Flanagan and Aoibhinn Lynskey also Julie Lecky, Leah Greally, Matthew Delaney and Serena Henry.

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Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

We had a very successful Shoe Box Appeal this year, with a total of 111 boxes donated. Thank you to everyone who went to such an effort to help this cause. The children were very excited today helping to count and stack the boxes for collection.

 

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Cross Country Running

Well done to the cross country runners who qualified for the County Final last month. Our 3rd/4th class team qualified from the East Mayo region along with both Sean Lynskey and Kate Flanagan who qualified in the top 10 of the 5th/6th Class division. We wish David Delaney the best of luck in the Connacht Final this weekend after he qualified in the top 10 of the County final!  

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