Video message for the pupils of the school from the principal
Update from principal and staff of scoil Íde Naofa 3rd April 2020
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
I hope this message finds all of you, your families and friends safe and well.
In any other year, today would have marked the end of Term 2 of the school year and the start of our Easter Holidays…oh for it to be any other year!
On behalf of everyone in the school, thank you so much for your efforts in keeping your child’s education going during these challenging times. Whether you have followed the work assigned by the class teacher or have decided to use this time to re-introduce or introduce your child for the first time to simple every day skills and jobs I assure you, WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING IS ENOUGH. Remember, you know your child(ren) best and you are their primary educator through how you interact with them. They are learning from you all the time and I’m sure you are all doing a great job.
Following advice given by the I.N.T.O. to all teachers and schools we will not be assigning new work for the two weeks that should have been the Easter Holidays. You are, of course, free to continue with the work assigned and to access the websites suggested here previously if you feel that is what is best for your child(ren).
We will be in touch with new information as this scenario continues to unfold but for now from everyone at the school, we wish you a safe, happy and as relaxing as possible couple of weeks. We all look forward to getting back to school as soon as possible with everyone safe and healthy.
Look after yourselves and each other,
Rob & all the teachers and staff of Scoil Íde Naofa.
Update from the principal and staff of scoil Íde Naofa
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Firstly, I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Myself and Joan were delighted to speak to so many of you last Wednesday to touch base (apologies to anyone we didn’t speak with- either there was no voice mail set up on the phone or the number didn’t connect) and we were heartened to hear everyone was coping well in these challenging times.
We have uploaded suggested work for the week ahead to the relevant class area on the website. Again, as with previous work, it is purely a suggestion- there is no obligation for your child to do any of this work. The most important thing is we all stay safe and follow the expert advice so that we will get beyond this as safely and quickly as possible.
I would recommend, if possible, that your child(ren) check out the RTE School on television starting on Monday 30th March from 11am-12pm. Even if this is all the children do each day in order to keep a routine going, it will help.
We would encourage your children to read everyday and to this end they can access the school’s accelerated reading at: https://ukhosted105.renlearn.co.uk/6935273
Further updates from the school will appear here and on our school twitter account @idenaofa and you will be notified via textaparent aswell.
Rob and all the teachers and staff at Scoil Íde Naofa.
Message to all Parents
Please find below a list of resources and websites that may be useful to you and your children over the next couple of weeks. Any websites or work mentioned is purely a suggestion- there is no obligation for your child to do any of this work. The most important thing at this time is to look out for and care for each other. Please listen to and obey all advice given by the Health Officials. Things will return to normal at some stage- the most important thing is that everyone we care about is there with us when we get back to normal life.
This link will take you to twinkl.ie who have produced 3 weeks worth of school closures packs for each class level
An excellent site that has online maths and English activities for all class levels
Again, these are just suggestions that you or your children might like to use. Most importantly is that we all stay safe and keep our loved ones safe. Further updates from the school will appear here and on our school twitter account @idenaofa and you will be notified via textaparent aswell.
Agreed Report of Board of Management Meeting Tuesday 4th February 2020
A meeting of the board of management of Scoil Íde Naofa was held in the school on Tuesday 4th February 2020. The following is the agreed report to be distributed to the school community.
Following the opening prayer all members of the board were welcomed by the chairperson and presented with their copy of the Governance Manual for Primary School Boards of Management as this was the first meeting of the new board of management which will run from November 2019 until November 2023.
The minutes of the last meeting were circulated and adopted.
Treasurer of the board was elected in lines with procedure and secretary and Health and Safety Officer on the board were appointed.
During the correspondence the secretary read from the CPSMA newsletter as well as updated and new circulars from the Department of Education and Skills.
The treasurer presented his report to the board and informed the board that all documentation required by the Department of Education and Skills will be with them before the 2020 deadline.
In his report the principal notified the board of the latest happenings in the school. The principal started by presenting the principal’s child protection oversight report to the board. The principal informed the board that a full record of teacher absences and Croke Park hours are being kept and gave updates on the school’s progress in the SSE, new Primary Language Curriculum and Digital Literacy Plan. Updates in the school’s progress in Green Schools, Active schools, Amber Flag, sports, debating, student council, quiz competitions and chess competitions were all given. The principal notified the board of the school’s upcoming Friendship Fortnight as part of the school’s Anti Bullying Policy as well as CPD received by teachers in the Friends for Life programme. This concluded the principal’s report.
Under policies to be reviewed the school’s draft policies on Code of Behaviour, Anti- Bullying, Irish Exemptions and the school’s Drama Plan were all reviewed. These draft policies will now be made available to the Parents’ Council and will be reviewed by the student council for input as well as being made available to parents in the school office until the next BOM meeting when any amendments will be made and they will then be ratified.
That concluded the business of the meeting.
Please follow the hyperlink for a very handy and informative guide on how to help your child transition from Primary School to Secondary School
A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support our Christmas Carol Service in aid of St. Vincent De Paul. Thanks to your generosity and support we raised €729 for a fantastic cause!
Please join us for our Christmas Carol Service. All donations are going to the St. Vincent de Paul
NOW ENROLLING FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PARENTS ASSOCIATION CHRISTMAS RAFFLE! ALL PROCEEDS GOING TOWARDS IMPROVING OUR SPORTING EQUIPMENT AT THE SCHOOL!
Great value to be had at our Halloween Book Sale in the school library on Friday! All books must go! 50c per book or 3 books for €1!
Friday- In Association with our Student Council- we will be having our GOAL Jersey Day/ Non- Uniform Day. We are looking forward to all our pupils taking part for an excellent cause!
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Recently we celebrated the retirement of Mr. Ed Kirwan after 23 years of amazing leadership of the school. Everyone in the school wishes Ed a very long, happy and healthy retirement!
Two proud Limerick men with Liam McCarthy.
Mr Kirwan and limerick hurler David Reidy.
Ms. Fitzpatrick, with Louise, Kate and Ms. Kennedy presenting the proceeds
from their wonderful production of Aladdin to Down Syndrome Ireland.
Almost 1000 euro for a great cause. Well done to all involved.
The boys and girls showing of their
mindful collages for wellness week.
Please find the latest newsletter below:
Please find our current Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment below:
Congratulations to all the boys and girls selected to be part of our
Student Council. Keep the great ideas coming guys.
Please find our updated child safeguarding statement below:
Well done to all the boys and girls who make up our fantastic
Amber Flag Committee who are helping to promote positive mental
health and well-being.
A big well done to all the boys and girls for taking part in our
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
A huge thank you to all the boys and girls and mums and dads.
A huge collection of shoeboxes of toys and treats for Team Hope this
Christmas. Well done everybody!
Junior Infants enjoying the fantastic new Numicon resources kindly bought
by the Parent’s Association.
What a show!! The boys and girls had a great time at Matilda in the Bord Gáis Theatre.
The school was thrilled to have children’s author Olive Mooney
in our school today for a reading and Q & A session with the children.
A huge thank you to the Parents Association who recently
unveiled this beautiful fairy garden in our school: