NEWSLETTER 16.01.2014

Dear Parents / Guardians,

Welcome to this weeks Newsletter:

ETHOS: Core Value this month is Trust. Chinese New Year is approaching and we will be looking forward to learning all about this. The Board of Management are currently researching community representatives for the board. Thank-you to all those who have spoken to me regarding the parents representative positions, and we will be in touch when we are ready to have elections.

STAFF MEETING: First and second class will finish at 13.10hrs (1 hour early) this Wednesday 22nd January, to facilitate a staff meeting. Please inform child care, crèches and minders.

HOLIDAYS: reminder of forthcoming holidays –

  • Mid-term break 19th / 20th / 21st February
  • St Patricks Day (Bank Holiday) – 17th March
  • Easter break begins Monday 14th – ends Friday 25th – back in school Monday 28th
  • May 5th Bank Holiday
  • June 2nd & 3rd

Normal finishing time for school days immediately prior to these holidays except the last day of term three, when we will have a half day 11.40 am.

GAEILGE CLASSES: We had a great response to the classes that are being facilitated by a parent. Anyone still interested please contact the office. They are starting soon.

ENROLMENTS 2014 : Portobello Educate Together have sent out their offers of places for 2014 on the 15th of January. These initial offers have 14 days to accept, after which unaccepted places will be offered to the next on the list, and this will continue until the class is full. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified when the class is full. Unfortunately, we cannot to be sure if the class in truly full, as we may see movement up until August as people’s circumstances change. For Further information, please read the enrolment policy. Please be reminded that Portobello Educate Together does not have a sibling policy, as set out by Educate Together.

OUT AND ABOUT: I have attached some pictures of our trip last week to the Natural History Museum. I have also attached some pictures from around the school. Fiona is currently doing gymnastics with the school. See Gallery or the previous post below.

REMINDERS: Please wear appropriate PE shoes on Tuesday and Thursday. Also healthy lunches as always.

Have a nice weekend,


Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum