Senior Primary, Tara Road, Bettystown, Co Meath.  A92 XK64 – Telephone 041 9828091 – Email secretary@ssnlaytown.ie

Welcome to our school!

We are a senior primary school, educating children from 3rd class to 6th class.  We are looking forward to moving into our new school building before the end of the school year.  Exciting times ahead!

Upcoming School Closures:

  • Friday, 17thMay – school is closed – Staff Training, Primary Maths Curriculum.
  • Friday 31stMay and Monday 3rd of June – school is closed for June Holiday weekend.
  • Monday, 24th June – Graduation Day for 6th class children. Further details to follow.
  • Friday 28th June – School closes for the summer holidays.

School Calendar 2024/25

School Calendar for 2024/25 is available here

Summer Programme:

The school will be facilitating the Summer Programme for the first 2 weeks in July: – 1st to 5th July and 8th to 12th July.  9.30am to 3pm each day.  (For children who meet the criteria and who are currently enrolled in our school). Details available under the Parent Tab.

All correspondence directly to this email only please  SP24@ssnlaytown.ie

Be safe on-line!

We were delighted to welcome members of the new Garda Community Policing unit, who delivered a suite of talks to our children on Internet Safety and Civic Behaviour.  We encourage parents to familiarize themselves with the range of social media platforms with which your child engages and ensure that they are age appropriate. Children accessing inappropriate apps and social media platforms can lead to unsafe practices and situations developing for your child, according to the Gardai.

NEW SCHOOL UPDATE

Dear Parents & Guardians,

The Board of Management were pleased to receive the keys of the new school on the 24th of May.

The next few weeks will be a very busy time with the installation of ICT in every room and delivery of furniture and related goods.

The Board have agreed to close the school on Monday the 17th of June and Tuesday the 18th of June, in compliance with School Governance guidance, as exceptional closure days.
Our school move will take place over Saturday 15th June, Monday the 17th of June and Tuesday the 18th of June.  This will facilitate the Staff time to set up classrooms and plan for the safe arrival of pupils on the 19th of June, all going to plan.

The pupils will be provided with work on google classroom, and wellbeing check ins for our priority pupils will be coordinated also with the Teacher and SNA (on the 17th & 18th of June).

We are working towards the opening of the new school on Wednesday the 19th of June, all going well.

Should there be any change to the timeline, I will advise the Parent Community immediately.

We would appreciate your cooperation with all of the above.

It is a very exciting time in the history of the school and yet some trepidation too. One cannot underestimate how big the move will be, however, we will work tirelessly to ensure it happens on those dates, or as close as is possible.

Many thanks for your support.

Kind regards

Blaithin Maguire

Principal

Confirmation Day

Our children and their families had a wonderful Confirmation Day on 21st March. Our thanks to Bishop Tom Deenihan and Fr Denis for the lovely service, and to Mrs Carter and Mr Kavanagh for the wonderful singing and music.  Special thanks to our hard-working 6th class team for preparing the children so well for Confirmation. And to our SNA staff for their preparation of the Confirmation robes and the artwork, which made such a striking display in the Church.

 

Admissions Information

Scoil an Spoiraid Naoimh is a is a senior primary school. We cater for children from third class upwards.

Forms for admission for 2024-2025:

All enrolment applications must be accompanied by a birth certificate, proof of address, school reports, any additional documentation relating to any additional resources provided at current school.

If your child has a medical condition, or requires medication to be kept in school, please also complete a Healthcare Plan. Applications will not be considered until all relevant documentation is provided.

Databiz App:

Our school now uses the Databiz Eolas App. Parents must sign up to this Eolas App. It enables parents to track attendance, receive messages, school reports, school events and calendar, etc.

 

 Instructions are provided below:

 All queries regarding enrolment places for the rest of this school year 2023/24 should be emailed to the Secretary’s Office – secretary@ssnlaytown.ie

Information for new pupils and parents

Please browse our School Website for information about our school. Under the Parent Tab above is where we publish information relating to Resources Lists, School Uniform, School Payments, etc.  Our School Policies and procedures are available under the About Us Tab above.

Parents and Guardians

Arrangements for collecting children early from our temporary school:

Parents please note – there are no cars permitted onto the school grounds. Parking is available at the car park across the road. Parents should go to the pedestrian gate – which is the main entrance gate for the children, and call the Office. The Secretary will bring out to you a Sign Out Form and your child. No child can be released from school without a Sign Out Form being completed. Written notice needs to be provided in advance of a child being collected early from school. Please avoid collecting children over the lunchtime period unless absolutely necessary.  We appreciate your co-operation.

Children starting in 3rd class in September 2022.

All parents of children starting in our school in September 2022 will have received a confirmation email from the Office.  If you have not received an email confirming a place for your child you need to contact the Secretary immediately on secretary@ssnlaytown.ie  We will be in contact with new parents in due course regarding an Open event.

Public Health updates:

We are expecting further update from Public Health.  In the interim, the Public Health Schools teams have requested schools to regularly reinforce these messages to our school communities to help keep everybody safe.

Your child should not attend school if they are unwell.

Before attending school:

  • Symptoms– your children must not attend school if they have any symptoms of Covid-19 infection.
  • Symptomatic household members– a reminder to parents that no child should be attending school if they have any household member who has signs or symptoms of Covid-19; they should be restricting their movements until it is clear whether the household member has Covid-19 infection or not.
  • Close contacts– children or parents need to restrict their movements and undergo testing if they have been told by their doctor / HSE services that they are a close contact of a case of Covid-19; they should not be attending any school.

We appreciate your support and co-operation in helping us to keep our school safe and open, by abiding by the national public health measures currently in place at all times e.g. restricting movements and social contacts, social distancing, use of facial coverings and hand hygiene.  It is our priority to continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for your children and our staff.