NEWSLETTER 09.01.2014

Welcome to this week’s newsletter.

ETHOS: PETNS are applying for the Active Schools Flag. This is a flag awarded to schools that have a physically active community. We are very proud of our weekly trips and our active community, and look forward to making this a part of our school into the future. You can read more about this initiative by clicking HERE. Our Core Value this month is trust.

OUT AND ABOUT: We are all off to the Natural History Museum tomorrow – on foot as usual.

STAFF: We would like to welcome Sonja to our staff. Sonja will be working as Special Needs Assistant. Sonja comes with a wealth of experience and we are delighted to have her on board.

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT: We are pleased to announce the first two members of our Board of Management:

–          Chairperson: Niamh Shine

–          Patron Representative: Katie Burke.

Niamh, Katie and myself had our first meeting last night, and we can now commence forming the rest of the Board of Management. The first step is to elect two parents to the board, (male and female) followed by two community representatives. If you would like more information on this please come and talk to me or to our Chairperson. We will be planning early February to nominate the parents representatives. The parent body will then vote and elect the parents representatives. While it is not critical, The Board of Management would ideally like members with skills in law or finance. Please do not let this exclude anyone, but if you have these skills, we would appreciate you giving this some thought.

When the Board is fully elected, we can then form the Parents Association.

LOST AND FOUND: A wallet was found in the yard. Please contact me to claim it … if it’s yours!

GAEILGE CLASSES: A parent in our community would like to facilitate classes for parents in Gaeilge. This would be aimed at conversational Irish, and will be good fun. I have been assured there will be no tests or sticks. We have not set times, and would just like an expression of interest at this stage to determine if it there is demand. Please contact the office if you are interested. [email protected]

Have a nice weekend & happy new year from us all,