Board of Management report 02/17

The board of management met in the school on Monday, May 15th.  All members of the board attended except Fr. John Walsh.

The board extends a warm welcome to the Harrison family who have recently joined the school.

Communion took place on Saturday May 13th and went very well.  The board congratulates Joe Dillon on his preparation of the class and thanks the Parents’ Association for the reception and refreshments afterwards.

DEIS:
An appeal has been lodged with the Department of Education regarding the school not being granted DEIS status.  No reply has yet been received.

Pupil numbers:
The school will have 119 pupils during the next school year.  This means there will be no change to our teacher numbers.

Current events:
The 5th/6th hurling team have qualified for the Cumann na mBunscoil county final, which will take place in McHale Park on May 29th.  The board wishes the team the very best for the game!
Drama, yoga and rugby are continuing whilst athletics training for 2nd/3rd class will begin shortly in Claremorris.

Policies:
Following some tweaks, the Administration of Medicines policy needs one final review by the board members.  It is hoped that it will be ratified at the next meeting of the board.

Upcoming:
Fiona Biesty has informed the board that she will be taking maternity leave from the start of the next school year.  This vacancy will be advertised immediately.

The next meeting of the board will take place in June, following the recruitment process for the above position.

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