It’s wonderful to see children and staff back at school and it’s really great to have such a full attendance. The new start time of 08:30 – 08:45 is working well. Thank you to all families for getting to school on time! Please remember to wear a face covering in the yard at drop off and pick up and to adhere to distancing guidelines at all times.
We held our welcome evening for new 2021 families on Zoom last night and it was a lovely evening. Our Board of Management met on Wednesday and the agreed report can be found on our Board of Management webpage HERE.
We have sent the books home today as a precaution – but lets be hopeful and positive this is just healthy paranoia on my part. We planned on slipping them home discretely however this information will be confirmed and featured on the 6oclock news tonight – in Canal Way style ! Emma O Kelly from RTE kindly asked to do an item in our school today for the news, and we obliged. We will be talking about the challenges of COVID in schools, and how we are adapting, and of course the books going home !
I am personally delighted with how well our short return went, bearing in mind the incidents of COVID in city schools. Thank you to the whole school community and especially to the teachers and school staff for making our return to school so safe and successful.
Bain taitneamh as an sos,
Spring Holidays reminder
We will reopen on April 12th with our staggered arrival time of 08:30 – 08:45am. In the meantime, we all need to adhere to the guidelines to keep everyone safe.
Jurors at the school!
We are delighted to reveal that we have been chosen as Jurors for Children’s Books Ireland Awards! — judging eight outstanding books for children and young people. There is a really fine selection of books to choose from. Find out more about the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2021
If you haven’t discovered us on Twitter than maybe now is the time! We share some of what’s going on at school, plus things going on that you might find interesting socially and culturally.
Getting to know you…SNA Deirdre!
I remember as a young teenager myself and my friends used to pal around on a green with a phone box beside it. We used to ring random people and tell them we were from a certain radio station and get them to sing songs for prizes. We thought this was the funniest thing ever. Also at the same green Bono lived a few doors up so we all called in for his autograph. We didn’t have pen or paper and none of us were fans. He was so nice and went and got a pice of paper and wrote us all a lovely message. Of course we thought this was hilariously funny and threw them in the bin an hour later. Little did we know.
Has to be being a mother of three amazing children and what they have achieved and overcome so far in their lives.
Thing you most like about yourself
That I am still getting on with my family after the last year. After a year of lockdown and between homeschooling and everyone working from home that we are all still talking.
What are you good at?
Being there for my friends and family when they need me.
What makes you happy?
I love a good holiday with family and friends. Just waiting on the green light to fly and I will be gone.
What is the best thing to happen to you in a while?
Three weeks ago when my Mam rang me on her way to the GP with Dad to get their covid vaccinations. She was like a child, so excited. Hopefully I will get to see them soon as they live in Wexford and haven’t seen them since early December.
What do you do when you are sad?
Go for a walk with my dog and have a good chat with my hubbie.
I love reading and walking with my dog Duke. Both have kept me sane in the last 12 months.
Who would play you in the movies?
No idea but I can relate to Shirley Valentine. Disappearing to a Greek Island sounds heavenly.
Who is your favourite cartoon character?
Toy story is one of my favourite movies so it would have to be Woody.
What is you favourite food?
What will we never see you doing?
Loads of things. Terrified of heights so no skiing, skydiving, cable cars, mountain treks.
What is your least favourite food?
Beach or mountains?
Definitely beach. I would spend hours on holidays especially if the sea is warm and nice taverns beside it.
Who is your favourite musician/sporting hero?
Queen would have to be up there as one of my favourite bands. Was lucky enough to have been in Slane when they played.
Packie Bonner has to be my sporting hero.
I was living in London in the early 90s and he really gave us something to be proud of. Some great days and nights watching Italian 90.
Covid to disappear
Have a big party with all my family and friends
Go on a sun holiday..
Survey of park usage
DCC & DCU University want to know how you’ve use parks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s the survey. It runs until 28 March
Wonderful to have the children back in the garden again.We are just in time to see the bulbs we planted last autumn, and some we didn’t plant , in bloom. There was great excitement to see frogspawn again this year in our pond. Fantastic to know the children aren’t the only ones thriving in our school garden!
Message from Parent’s Association
We hope everyone is enjoying being back in school. Well done all. Our Altruism page is doing brilliantly, so far there has been 3200 Euros raised, with a significant increase in due to the photo competition. Thank you so much! All winners should have had a message from Eavan. At some point there will be a display of the pictures you all submitted.
Take care of each other during your Spring break, we want to see all children in school for the remainder of the year.