Christmas Greetings from the Principal
What a year it has been! On behalf of myself and staff, I wish everyone in our school community a happy and safe Christmas. These continue to be challenging times for all of us and we hope that the Christmas holiday is a time of rest and recuperation for you and your families. We are thinking especially of those of you in our school community who may have loved ones who are unwell, or who have lost loved ones this year – may they rest in peace.
My thanks to our wonderful Staff, who have worked so hard this term in very extraordinary times to keep our children safe and well, in addition to providing them with an excellent education. Our Board of Management and Parents Association deserve our special thanks for their support of our School Community. The priority for the School Community has been very much the Wellbeing of each Pupil and their family. We have remained healthy and well and stayed positive throughout Term 1.
A Happy New Year to everyone in our School Community!
School Christmas Holiday:
School closes at 12.10pm on Tuesday, 22nd of December and re-opens on Wednesday, 6th January 2021.
Enrolment for September 2021 – now open:
Parents and Guardians of 2nd class children in Scoil Oilibheir Naofa, and others wishing to enrol their children in our school for 3rd Class in September 2021, please note that we are now accepting applications. Please see our school website – www.ssnlaytown.ie – where you can view and download our Admission Notice, Admission Policy, and the Application for Admission Form. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Friday, 8th January 2021.
Parents Association non-Uniform Day.
The Pupils and indeed some of the Staff! – had great fun dressing up for our Halloween Non-Uniform Day. The school was over-run with angels, witches, superheroes and scary ghosts – well done everyone!
Thank you to our PA – €218.80 was raised through this initiative.
Reminder to Parents – It’s colder and darker out there!
Please ensure your children have coats and jackets with them every day, so that we can ensure the children get fresh air during play time, even if the weather is cold. Please also ensure that they have reflective stickers on school bags and clothing to make them more visible in dull weather and darker mornings.
Festive Artwork by the children in Réaltaí and Loinnir?
Our children in ASD classes have been working hard to produce some fabulous artworks for the festive season!
Good Good News!
Our very creative 5th class students have been buzzing with excitement this week producing the first edition of “The Good Good News Paper”. The 5th class children were asked to find good news stories; either in the media, their locality or to share their own good news. The result is a brilliant 6 page compilation crammed full of Good News in the form of articles, jokes, reviews and artwork, “written by kids, for kids”. With the first edition hot off the press, the students are already planning their contributions for the next edition. Maith Thú 5th Class!
Our 6th class pupils thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Civil Rights Movement this term and were fascinated by the life stories of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. The children worked on individual projects on this topic on Google Classroom which they enjoyed presenting to their classes and Ms D’Arcy’s class also completed a beautiful collaborative portrait of Martin Luther King.