Message from the Principal - 25th of May
It’s hard to believe that we are almost at the end of May already. We hope that you and all of your family are keeping well.
Suggested learning activities for this week have been added to the website above and to Edmodo for the Senior Classes. Remember it is up to you, the parent, to decide how much work your child does each week. Circumstances may vary from week to week and sometimes your child (or yourself) may need a break from the work. You will know best.
Thanks to all who have responded to the online questionnaire. If you haven’t had a chance to fill it in yet, we would appreciate if you could do so before the end of the week.
Teachers will be in the school building this week and we will arrange pick up times for you to collect the resources requested by some of the children.
Fair play to you all and to all of the children for persevering with the school work at home. We realise it is difficult but we love seeing all the work the children are doing and their creativity – it really is a credit to you all so keep the photos coming if you can.
Once again, we would like to remind you to please get in touch if we can do anything at all to assist your child or family during these difficult times.
Fiona & Staff
A short video for all of our pupils.
Message from the Principal - 5th of May
New Admissions Policy:
Under the Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018, the Board of Management was asked to draft a new Admissions Policy. This is now available for consultation with you, the parents of Cloughfin N.S. The draft policy is available for viewing here Admissions Policy You may comment through the feedback form beneath the policy up until and including Wednesday 29th of April. Many thanks.
Message from the Principal - 19th of April 2020
We hope you and yours are keeping well in these strange times. Please tell the children we miss them and hope to see them in the not so distant future.
At the moment we do not have any idea when we will be given a return date and although there is a lot of false speculation, it is important that we take it on a week to week basis until we are given official confirmation. However, I cannot see a return before June at the earliest.
Work for the Junior Room for this week will be put up on the school website shortly. Ms. McEleney has also posted some worksheets to all of her pupils and you should receive these from An Post on Monday or Tuesday. We will also be posting some workbooks to all Junior Room pupils but we are waiting for them to be delivered.
Senior Room work will be added to the Online Learning Platform Edmodo before tomorrow. I have created some videos especially for Maths and Irish which may help explain the topics for this week. Quizzes/assessments will be added during the week. We have also ordered some workbooks for these pupils and they will be posted out in due course.
If your child finds any worksheet/activity too difficult – leave it and keep a note of this. We will go over this work with them when they return to school. There is no point in causing unnecessary stress for you or your child.
As mentioned before, these are only suggested activities for your child. We have to make some work available but it’s up to you how much or how little they do. However, we would strongly encourage that some reading should be done every day or read stories to younger children.
If you feel your circumstances have changed and would now like a food pack of non-perishable goods delivered to you under the Schools Meals Programme (Pasta, Cereal, Bread etc.) please email the school confidentially for more information or fill in the Contact Us form below.
The Board of Management has been asked to add a new Admissions Policy to the school website so that parents can view it before it is sent to the patron. This will be available for viewing before the end of the week. You are asked to contact the school before 28th of April should you have any concerns regarding this policy.
If you have any worries regarding your child/children, would like to seek advice or have any questions at all, please feel free to contact any of the teachers.
Ms. McEleney – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Farry & Ms. Long – email@example.com
Finally, each child will catch up properly on school work when they return to school. Every child in the country is in the same boat. The priority is that your child/children and family circle are safe and healthy. This will eventually pass and normality will return. In the meantime, take care of yourselves and don’t be afraid to contact us.
Fiona & staff.
A message to all parents from the principal. (March 27th)
We hope that you and your family are keeping safe in these unprecedented, worrying times.
As you may be aware schools will now remain closed until the 20th of April at the earliest.
We do not want you to worry about school work during these times. The most important thing you can do for your child/children is to keep them safe and practise social distancing.
Whilst we have provided links for online learning and have the online learning platform Edmodo for the senior pupils, any work assigned is optional. We will also be posting some work for the Junior Room pupils on the school website from next Monday. It is up to you what tasks you wish them to perform.
We are continuing to update the learning links for each class so please check them and the school website regularly.
They will not fall behind. We will do our very best to make up for lost time when we return to school. Keep in mind all of the activities that your child is doing at home from free play, to lego, to art, to helping around the house – these are all forms of learning. Reading stories together or reading books is one of the most valuable activities at this time.
If however, you do not have access to printing facilities, good internet or sufficient devices or books and would like some printed worksheets please email the school today or tomorrow (March 28th) at the latest and I can make up some for you. I can arrange to leave them in the shed where you can collect it whenever suits you. (following appropriate HSE guidelines)
Again do not stress about school work, just ensure that you and yours are safe.
Please feel free to email the school at any stage if you have any questions or want advice. If at all possible we will do whatever we can to assist you.
Fiona & the staff of Cloughfin N.S.
School Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Us form below.