Thank you so much to all those parents and guardians who completed our permission form in relation to photographs. If you have not done so already, please complete it now. It only takes a minute!
Dress-up Day and Cake Sale this Thursday
I am so pleased to see our Student Council and Parents Association come together to arrange our fundraiser and fun day this Thursday. This is the first ever time this type of collaboration has happened in our school.
Our Student Council is inviting everyone to dress up on the day - they will be hosting a competition for the most creative costume! Guidelines for dressing up are the same as last year - please remind yourself of them.
Our Parents Association is organising the ever-popular Cake Sale on the same day and are donating a prize of a Cake Sale voucher to the winner of the fancy dress competition!
The reason the groups have come together is to show support and appreciation to our 6th class pupils, who have led the set-up of our school over the last 6 years. They were our first ever Senior Infants, our first ever 1st class and so on all the way to being Citywest Educate Together NS's first ever 6th class and graduating class!
The 6th class school tour will be a residential trip to an adventure centre. While it is a very exciting prospect, there are, of course, extra costs associated with this trip and our community would like to help with that.
We expect that each class will get a super-dee-duper tour in 6th class and so everyone will eventually benefit from this annual fundraiser.
So get baking and then come and enjoy the sumptuous delights on the day!
Parents collecting their children from school will be able to bring their children to the Cake Sale after collection. Those who won't be here can send money into school with your child and your child will be brought to the Cake Sale during the school day. Please put the money into a sealed envelope with your child's name on it as lost money can be very upsetting for children.
On our website:
- Links to local sports teams children can join
- Pupil Insurance in place for all
- Our new ICT suite is set up!
- New books for all class libraries
- 2nd class teach us about the Five Pillars of Islam at School Assembly
- Events planned for this school year
- Minutes of recent Staff Meetings
- PA AGM report
- Minutes of recent Board of Management meeting
- Our children are ACTIVE - cycling and scooting to school!
- Healthy lunchbox ideas
News from our classes:
- Junior Infants settle in so easily!
- Serious learning in Sarah C's class
- Sarah OT's class play
- Lots of news from Bobby's class
- Claire's class study the skeleton
- 5th class are very busy
Code of Conduct
Each year, please make sure to take the time to review the suite of policies that make up our Code of Conduct. These are the policies that guide all of us in our daily interactions with one another. As a community, we all strive to work together and to support our pupils. As the adults in the community, parents, guardians, staff members and others should hold ourselves to at least as high a level as that to which we hold the children. Children learn by example - while none of us can claim to do everything right all of the time, we can at least own our mistakes, take responsibility for them and work to restore relationships. Open and honest communication is always a winner!
If you have any suggestions for how to improve any of our policies, do let us know. While policy work itself can be slow-moving, good practice can be implemented sooner than a policy is ready or reviewed. We love to hear your ideas!
Have a lovely mid-term break!
School closes at 2.10pm this Thursday 25th October (after-school classes WILL take place on Thursday) and will reopen at 8.30am on Monday 5th November.
We hope you have a wonderful break together and we look forward to seeing you for the winter half-term!