Message from Dermot

Welcome to our CWETNS Newsletter.

Thanks for your participation in this years parent teacher meetings. We really appreciate your involvement and our staff pass on their thanks. The CWETNS Board of Management met last week and the agreed report is on this page. (scroll down)

I would like to thanks the parents association committee for their ongoing work on fundraising. I know they are beavering away behind the scenes at the moment doing huge amounts of work for their upcoming events. Go raibh maith agaibh.

Like all schools, CWETNS continues to manage relentless challenges in staffing. The combined effect of COVID with a chronic teacher shortage has created a perfect storm, which is impacting special education the most. The new contact tracing guidelines are going to further compound the problem. Our 3.6 special education teachers often take the role of the class teacher in the absence of external substitute teachers. I would like to thank our SET team for their patience and understanding, as we continually rely on them to teach mainstream, often at very short notice. Like every national school principal today, I am saddened and regret the effect that this is having on our school. If you have any influence politically or publicly, I ask that you raise this on behalf of our most vulnerable children. Know that I am doing the same.

Beir Bua – Dermot.