Swimming tomorrow Friday 30th Sept for Ms Hennessy’s 4th class, Ms Mullally/Ms Doherty’s 6th class and Ms Keaveney’s 6th class
NB: Intimidation We want to alert all parents/guardians that all children are entitled to go home from school free from intimidation. If you witness any of this kind of behavior please alert the school.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – 2 SCHOOL CLOSURES
In-Service half-Day for Diocese
The children will go home early on Thursday 24th November at 12.30pm to facilitate an In-Service Day for the Diocese.
IN-SERVICE DAY – SCHOOL CLOSED MONDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2017. The school will be CLOSED on Monday 27th February 2017 to facilitate training for teachers in the new Primary Language Curriculum.
General Purpose Fees 2016/2017
Thank you to everyone who has paid the G.P. Fee. All fees should be paid in full at this stage. If you have not paid please contact the office.
Please note: for Health & Safety reasons no dogs are allowed on school grounds at any time except for Assistance Dogs.
COW – Cycle on Wednesday
We had a great response to our “Cycle on Wednesday (COW)” initiative. We would encourage as many children as possible to try to participate. Two classes per week get an opportunity during the day to cycle their bicycles on the school campus for exercise and as part of road safety awareness.
Grow-in-Love workbook (Jnr Infants to 2nd class only) – reminder to all children in these classes to bring €5 into class for the workbook immediately.
Drama Classes – Kildare Youth Theatre will be commencing Drama Classes for children from the ages of 7 years to 13 years on Saturday mornings in the school hall. Please see overleaf for further details.
Free App – Infants Classes
As you know we follow the Jolly Phonics Programme in the infant classes. The Jolly Phonics App is free to download at the moment and would be very useful for you as parents to use with your children according as they learn their sounds in school.
Thursday Note and school information also available
on our website www.scoilnanaomhuilig.ie.
Thank you for your co-operation with the above.
The Kildare Youth Theatre drama project “Crooked Mice” are offering weekly drama sessions to children for €2 per workshop commencing this October.
Tutors: The workshops are offered by responsible young people from KYT as a way to help them share their knowledge of drama, to improve their ability to facilitate and to contribute to our community wellbeing. They are aged 18 to 20 and have been Garda Vetted by Crooked House. They are familiar with our Child Protection Policy. They are not, however, skilled in working with special needs children (in which case parents might volunteer to attend the class along with their son/daughter to help). Parents are welcome to attend the class and join in as a support.
Content: The workshops for children focus on: (1) developing social skills through drama; (2) creating short sketches and stories based on the child’s understanding of the world; and (3) nurturing their imagination, playfulness and sense of fun. In time, if children enjoy this activity, they might consider joining Kildare Youth Theatre when they turn 14 years of age.
Start Date: Classes will begin when sufficient numbers have enrolled (usually 10 per group). Classes will run alongside the school terms with none on bank holidays, seasonal holidays and mid-term breaks.
12pm – 1.00pm ages 7,8,9 & “younger” 10 year olds
1.00pm – 2.30pm: ages “older” 10 year olds, 11, 12 and 13.
Please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org or post: Crooked House, 1 Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. You can also leave details into the School Office.
- Your name, telephone number and email address
- Your child’s name and age
- Any particular needs that your child has of which we should be aware
- Your postal address
The school is not responsible for the classes. All enquiries should be made to Crooked Mice. Phone 045 446612