Class Teachers for 2018/2019

Junior and Senior Infants: Mrs. Irwin

1st & 2nd Class: Ms. Roche

3rd & 4th Class: Mrs. Greally

5th Class: Mr. Dillon

6th Class: Ms. Coleman

Special Education Teachers: Ms. Duffy, Mrs. Purcell & Mrs. Biesty

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Board of Management report 03/18

A meeting of the BOM took place in the school on Thursday, June 14th. Apologies were received from Fr. John Walsh and Peter Cassidy. All other members of the board attended.

Two new school policy documents were formally adopted at this meeting: Behaviour and Critical Incident. They can be viewed or downloaded via the following links:

The board wished Karen Boyle, who is departing the staff next week, the very best for the future and thanked her for her time in the school. Next term the school will welcome back Fiona Biesty and Justine Purcell, who will job share.

The meeting was informed that four new iPads have recently been purchased and will be available for the students to use in September.

During the summer months, the wall at the side of the teachers’ carpark will be renovated, as it is looking very dilapidated.

There are some events of note in the final week of term. Book rental night will take place on Tuesday (June 19th) in the school, from 6.30 – 7pm. Parents who wish to pay their book rental fee for the next school year in advance can do so during this time. The sixth class students are leaving us for secondary school. A graduation ceremony will take place in the school on Wednesday afternoon to bid them farewell.

School will close on Friday 22nd at 12 noon. Everyone is wished well for the holidays. School will reopen for students on September 3rd.

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Junior and Senior Infant Tour 2018

Junior and Senior Infants went on their School Tour to Tumble Jungle in Ballina. We are learning all about the rainforest and jungle during Aistear so we had lots of fun tumbling in the jungle!

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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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