Laytown, Co. Meath A92E273 - Telephone 041 9828091 - Email secretary@ssnlaytown.ie

LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL

Welcome to Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh. Owing to the on-going Health Emergency, we have moved our school to an on-line platform. This is enabling us to continue to remotely provide excellence in teaching and learning for our children, who we miss seeing every day in our school.

Here on our website, parents will find information, news and resources to assist and inform them of developments concerning our school community and the on-going health emergency, as and when they arise.

The Class Dojo bar is highlighted in red and is our main means of communication between you and your child’s teacher.  Parents are encouraged to check their Class Dojo daily for updates.

We will also feature a number of videos and assemblies on the home page, as they are produced, which are receiving great feedback from our school community, especially now that it is not possible for us to physically be with one another.

Under the Parent tab – existing parents, and parents that are expected to join our school community in September, will find information on Booklists, uniforms, enrolment procedures, our hard-working Parents Association, etc., as and when this information is available.  Our traditional enrolment evening will not take place under current restrictions,

Under the News tab, you will also find the Principal’s Blog, which I have recently established.

We are currently working on our School Road Map to ensure that we can be as prepared as possible for our school re-opening in September 2020.  We will post updates here on our website and on Class Dojo, on all on-going developments.

As school Principal, and a parent, I appreciate the challenges that many of you are facing in having your children at home while you try to juggle work, schooling and a myriad other tasks.  As a school, we are here to help and support you as best we can.  Please do keep in contact through Class Dojo and we will accommodate any additional supports you may need in as much as we possibly can.

Please do look after your mental well-being, which is so important under these circumstances.  You may find some useful links under the Covid tabs.

Keep safe and healthy.  We are all looking forward to welcoming our children back to our school again soon.

 

Blaithin Maguire

 School Principal

 

Confirmation 4th March 2020

Our 6th class children were fortunate to have the opportunity to celebrate a special day of Confirmation on March 4th, in two confirmation ceremonies.

As you can see the photographs, our boys and girls were resplendent in their Confirmation Robes, as was our school choir. Bishop Tom Deenihan complimented the lovely readings, the artwork in the church, the choir singing and the beautifully behaved children as they took their Confirmation vows. We had beautiful weather on the day and we celebrated with parents, families and teachers after each ceremony, in our school. We are grateful to our Parents Association who provided the excellent refreshments on both occasions. A big thank you to Bishop Deenihan and Fr Denis for the beautiful ceremonies, to all of our staff who worked behind the scenes - particularly our 6th Class teachers who worked hard preparing the children for their big day. Thank you to everyone involved in making it a truly memorable day for our pupils and their families.

Please note that the school will be in touch, via Class Dojo, regarding orders that were placed for Confirmation photos and DVDs just before school closed, and arrangements for obtaining same, in due course.