Due to recent communications from the Department of Education regarding health and safety of employees, starting on Monday March 1st, Mrs. Muireann Johnston will teach first class and Ms. Áine O'Hanrahan will support Mrs. Johnston's SEN pupils remotely, while these pupils remain at home.
As you will appreciate, there is much uncertainty at this time in many sectors, so we value your support of our staff in this matter.
Catholic Schools Week will take place from 24th-31st January 2021.
Please let grandparents know that a special Mass for Grandparents will be celebrated via webcam from Kilkerley at 10am on Tuesday 26th January at 9:30am.
The Mass can be viewed by clicking on the following link: churchmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-immaculate-conception-kilkerley
I hope you and your families are well at this time.
Unfortunately we will not be welcoming your child back into the school building in person on Monday morning. We hope that this period of remote teaching and learning that we are entering into will be a short one. In preparation for it, the staff of Scoil Mhuire gan Smál have been busy organising lessons and resource materials for the coming weeks. Each teacher will post contact details and information relevant to this work on their class blog, found on the school website under 'School Life' (www.kilkerleyns.com/school-life.html). We hope that you are in a position to help and support your child to engage with this work using our online platform Seesaw Plus.
Our teachers are looking forward to speaking with you. A schedule for these 'phone calls will be sent to you shortly. Should you wish to contact me you can do so at email@example.com
As I am sure you are aware, the DES has announced a 3 day extension to the school Christmas holidays. We hope that every member of our school community will follow public health advice closely and minimise their contacts before the return to school on Monday January 11th. Please see full details of the press release here.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.
We express our deepest sympathies to our retired Deputy Principal, Irene Brennan and her family, on the recent death of her son Darren. We ask all in our school community to include them in our prayers.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
The Pupils Personal Accident Insurance forms are being sent home with your child(ren) today.
Please fill in the form and return it to the school if you wish to avail of this cover.
Due to COVID-19 measures, we are asking you where at all possible to please use Databiz, our online payments system, to pay for the insurance. Log in at databizsolutions.ie/login with your username and password. You will see TWO options - 24 hour cover or School Activities only - select the one that applies to you only. Please contact Ciara 042-9337187 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problem using Databiz.
If you choose to pay in cash, exact money only should be sent to the school in an envelope marked with your child's name. No loose money will be accepted.
Below you will find a letter issued by the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, yesterday. We apologise for being unable to provide a link.
Not unlike other years, preparations for back to school take place during the summer months. Covid 19 makes these preparations more challenging but be assured that we will do the best we can to ensure there is a safe learning environment for all in our school community.
In the meantime, we encourage everyone to adhere to official guidelines as detailed by the HSE and to stay safe while enjoying the rest of the summer holidays.