Every parent will receive an email invitation to sign up for Aladdin Connect. You can use a mobile, tablet or computer to complete the process. This is a great opportunity to support home-school communication as well as reduce the amount of paper being used by the school. If you have any questions or concerns, please reply to this email.
Change of Board of Management
A new Board of Management will be formed between now and December. Two nominees will be appointed by our patron. Two nominees are staff members. Two nominees are parents, one male and one female. The six members will then select two community nominees. The new Board will be in place for a four-year term. To begin the process, parents may be nominated by other parents or themselves to stand for election for the parent nominee positions. This can be done by completing an online form: https://forms.gle/1a6s1CUDNGRkD5i56. The closing date for nominations will be Monday, 20th October. An election will follow after this nomination period. Please speak to Matt if you have any questions.
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) held their first meeting of this academic year on Wednesday. A list of names to form the Committee for this school year was compiled, though it’s not too late to add your name to the list. The PTA will meet again on Wednesday, 23rd October at 19.00 to select officers for the year, to begin planning events and to discuss the Child Safeguarding Statement and Code of Behaviour. All are welcome!
Three of the classes will be going to Baboró events soon. Senior Infants and First Class will be attending a performance of Stick By Me on Friday, 18th October. Fourth Class will be attending a performance of Francis Footwork on Thursday, 18th October. Second and Third Class will attend a performance later this year, and the Junior Infants will have a special outing in January.
European School Sports Day
Everyone was very active Friday, 27th September to mark European School Sports Day. The goal was to have 120 minutes of activity during the day. We continue to work hard towards achieving an Active Flag for the school.
European Day of Languages
We also celebrated European Day of Languages. Lucía shared a number of books in different languages, children taught each other some words in different languages and we celebrated the language diversity in our school.
Bushfield Care Centre
Fourth Class returned to Bushfield Care Centre near Oranmore this past week. They shared songs and chatted with the residents. The residents shared music and stories. It was a great day for all.