New Infants pay us a visit!

Ms Connolly thoroughly enjoyed meeting the new Junior Infants when they visited the school today! The children entered the school safely on their lilypads and had a great time meeting their teachers and making new friends. We can't wait to see them again tomorrow when they start school. THANK YOU to all the parents who dropped the children safely at the school, and wore masks for everyone's safety.

For younger children...

Our younger children may find this Education Desty video helpful in understanding their feelings about returning to school...

School ties

Note from Fiona... You will have one final opportunity to buy school ties before the start of term THIS SATURDAY 29th August at NEWPORT TOURIST OFFICE, Georges Street, from 10am to 1pm. IMPORTANT - there will be NO CHANGE given, to minimise physical contact, so please bring exact amount. This is for CASH SALES ONLY PRICE: €3 per tie If you prefer to purchase online and have the tie(s) posted to your home address, you can purchase them online via the Aladdin Connect Parent portal (credit card only, price of €5 each includes postage and packing) - Orders must be placed by 6pm Thursday 27 Aug to ensure delivery before start of term. Thanks! Fiona

Back to School video

This video contains important back to school advice for children in junior infants to second class. You are encouraged to watch this video with your child before they return to school. For more see http://gov.ie/backtoschool

Communion Day

We hope all of our first holy communion children have a wonderful time on this special day as they make their communion in one of two communion services today - at 11am and at 1pm Both ceremonies will be livestreamed on the Burrishoole Parish Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/burrishooleparish/

School ties

Note from Fiona... I will once again have a supply of school ties available to purchase and collect at NEWPORT TOURIST OFFICE, Georges Street, TOMORROW, SATURDAY 22 AUG, from 10am to 1pm, and also on SATURDAY 29 AUG. IMPORTANT - there will be NO CHANGE given, to minimise physical contact, so please bring exact amount. This is for CASH SALES ONLY PRICE: €3 per tie If you prefer to purchase online and have the tie(s) posted to your home address, you can purchase them online via the Aladdin Connect Parent portal (credit card only, price of €5 each includes postage and packing) Thanks! Fiona

Last chance to order lunch!

If your child would like a school lunch from the school, you should place your online order by FRIDAY 21 AUGUST Here is the link - https://forms.gle/zc5cLz3yP51Uxw8RA Lunch orders placed by that date will commence on the first day of term - any orders placed after that date will start one week late. Fiona

Safe return to school

Dear Parents, I hope that you are all keeping well. We are super excited about returning to work in the next couple of weeks. We are busily preparing the school building and making plans for an exciting new term at school. Following on from the practical and physical work, all staff will receive introductory training around a safe return to school. As mentioned previously, classes and teachers will focus on staying positive, staying active and reconnecting with friends when planning the September curriculum. When possible we will move lessons outdoors where children will learn together in a collaborative way. It is essential that your child wears sensible walking shoes and weather proof clot

Return to School

Dear Parents, This is just a note to reassure you all that we are working quietly behind the scenes to ensure a safe return to school as planned. There are some details yet to be decided and the Board of Management is waiting for direction from the Department of Education. I believe that the delays in getting this information concerns a wish to get things right. All decisions are being informed by the scientific data available from countries which have successfully returned to school. The great news is that in the countries which have resumed onsite learning (Denmark, Germany, Austria and Switzerland) there was no reported increase in cases of Covid-19. We will be in touch closer to our re-o

Shop Local

Here in Newport NS we always like to support the local community and local businesses, especially those run by past pupils! When you are shopping for your child's school stationery items, why not pop in to Ashling's on Main Street. Ashling has a copy of all the class book lists, and can put the items together for you and have ready for collection.

School ties

Note from Fiona... I will once again have a supply of school ties available to purchase and collect at NEWPORT TOURIST OFFICE, Georges Street, NEXT SATURDAY 15 AUG, from 10am to 1pm IMPORTANT - there will be NO CHANGE given, to minimise physical contact, so please bring exact amount. This is for CASH SALES ONLY, I will set up online sales next week to allow others to purchase ties before start of school year. PRICE: €3 per tie Thanks! Fiona

Re-opening our school

(letter below also sent to all parents and staff via email) Dear parents and staff All the news in the media this week has been around the welcome re-opening of our schools. I am delighted to say that we will be opening as planned. We have received a lot of information from the Department of Education throughout the week. The Board of Management is committed to adhering to Government guidelines around measures to avoid the reintroduction of Covid-19. We have been given a "Roadmap" for the full return to school in September. The school will apply a balanced and common sense approach to introducing protocols to limit the transmission of Covid-19. These measures will include emphasis on hand w

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