HOLIDAYS Just to remind you that school holidays begin on Friday next week June 30th at 12 noon. Reopening Wednesday 30th August at 8.50am.
GP Fee for 2017/2018 – overleaf
Total cost for :
1 Child is €100,
2 Children in the same family €160,
3 or more children in the same family: €200. The Book Rental fee has been itemised separately this year and is fully explained overleaf. These costs were lowered during the recession to alleviate financial pressures on families.
Swimming tomorrow for Mr. O’Toole’s 3rd Class and Ms. Egan’ 5th Class.
Attendance: Congratulations to all the boys and girls who had full attendance at school during this school year. Well done to all children who missed 3 days or less.
I appeal to the parents of children who missed more than 10 days, without having a certified illness, to make every attempt to have their children in school more regularly next year. If your child misses more than 20 days we are obliged by the Department of Education to forward their name onto An Tusla, regardless of the reasons.
Congratulations to our 6th Class pupils who will graduate Tuesday next 27th June. We wish them well in Secondary School and in the future.
End of year school mass will take place next MONDAY 26th June at 1.40pm in the Dominican Church. All parents are welcome.
Junior and Senior Infant parents please collect your child at 1.20pm on that afternoon . All 1st class to 6th class go home from the Dominican Church after mass.
A Second Hand Uniform Sale Monday next 26th June at 9am – the Parents Association has organised this initiative and it is an excellent opportunity to dress your children for school at a reduced cost. We have received donations of some really good quality school uniforms/tracksuits which will be available to purchase at minimal cost on Monday next.
School Reports we are still awaiting a number of self-addressed envelopes, with a stamp on in order to receive your child’s school report.
Pupil Numbers for classes in Scoil na Naomh Uilig for next year.
At the moment we are organizing our classes & teachers for next year. Teaching jobs are sanctioned by the Department of Education based on the pupil population. It is very important to us and we work very hard to retain our pupils. Therefore, we would appreciate it if you could give us plenty of advance notice if you are planning to move from this area.
Parents Association Fundraising for the past year (including bake sales, clothing collection, Christmas cards and Quiz night) has raised approximately €6,000!
This money will help towards the purchase of computers, laptops and IPads for the school. Many thanks to all who helped in raising these funds and investing in your children and their learning. We hope you all have a fantastic summer and look forward to your continued support in the school year ahead.
A number of Summer camps will run in the school during July:
Summer Sports Camp 3rd – 7th July. Forms available from school office.
Lenny’s Basketball Camp: Two separate camps: 10th – 14th July and 24th – 28th July. Contact Lenny on 087 6117231
Stage Academy Kidzone 2017: 17th – 21st July. Contact Stage Academy www.stageacademynewbridge.ie
GP Fee for 2017/2018
The GP fee covers book rental, 24 hour insurance, school journal as well as the provision of laptops and iPads for the children. The Board of Management has decided to separate the book rental element from the rest of the GP fee. To facilitate the purchase of books and equipment,we are asking you to pay this book rental fee before the end of the school year as follows:
The book rental fee is:
Junior Infants to 1st class (inclusive) €50
2nd class to 6th class €75.
The balance of the GP fee up to €100 (€160 or €200) must be paid before 15th September.
Because so many books are bought by the school, every child benefits and the number of books that need to be purchased by families is greatly reduced.
The school office will remain open, up to and including 7th July. Online payment is available (details on school website). We also operate a “payment by installments” scheme to facilitate easy payments. Please contact the office to collect a form.
Thank you for your co-operation with the above.