Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh – October 2020

Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh

Safety and Control Measures

The Board of Management, School leadership and Staff are very conscious of the paramount need to keep all Pupils, Staff and Visitors safe while in the school. The school is a controlled environment. There are control measures in place to combat the introduction or spread of COVID-19. These are based on:

  • Physical Distancing
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Respiratory and Hygiene Etiquette
  • Mask Wearing, where necessary.

Notice from the National Parents Council

Dr. Colman Noctor, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, in a series of four sessions, which will be held each Wednesday in October, will provide support for parents looking at the following:  

  • Let’s talk about connecting with your child – 7th October
  • Let’s talk about helping anxious children – 14th October
  • Let’s talk about your child’s online life – 21st October
  • Let’s talk about building your child’s social savvy – 28th October

Each of the four sessions will last for 40 minutes beginning at 8pm and they will be interactive giving parents an opportunity to ask questions.

All sessions will be online and FREE of charge.

You can register to attend one or all of these sessions by clicking this link

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Lets_talk_a_series_of_conversations_with_Dr_Colman_Noctor

or by calling 01-8874034.

Booking in advance is essential, as places are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis.

SSN Covid procedures

The Staff of SSN have very successfully supported the transition of our Pupils to school. The pupils have adapted very well to the new protocols and procedures in place to ensure the minimising of the risk of the transmission. A huge emphasis is on developing the SPHE program to its fullest capacity this term. The emphasis is on the wellbeing and the health and safety of our pupil community. We finished off the last Friday in the month of September with our friendly Friday treat celebrating zero tolerance of bullying in our school.

We have a fantastic Staff to support the teaching and learning this year. A huge warm welcome to Mark Whelehan and Aisling Brassil who have joined our Staff in a permanent capacity. A warm welcome to Louise our on-site cleaner who has proven to be a great support to the implementation of the new protocols.

We are developing Digital Technologies to include the introduction of G-Suite in our school. We have purchased another suite of Chrome books and are engaging in further Professional Development with the PDST.

We are taking one day at a time, promoting outdoor education with lots of field trips to the beach. This year we have introduced a series of whole school Mindful activities on a daily basis. Maeve Mc Fadden our SET teacher in 3rd class provides us with a Mindful thought for each morning and checks in again in the afternoon to promote positive thoughts and gratitude.

Our 4 3rd classes have transitioned in very well to our school. There was great excitement as they were celebrating their First Communion in the local Sacred Heart Church. Congratulations to all our 3rd pupils on this wonderful milestone.

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