Senior Primary, Tara Road, Bettystown, Co Meath. A92 XK64 – Telephone 041 9828091 – Email email@example.com
Happy New Year
A very Happy New Year to everyone in our school community – we hope that you all enjoyed the holidays.
Unfortunately, there still seems to be a lot of respiratory and other infections circulating in our communities, so we ask parents to be mindful of the HSE advice – as per the recent HSE memo emailed to parents – and keep children at home from school if they are unwell. We need all to stay as well as possible as we head into this busy new school term.
Our new School!
This year promises to be another exciting milestone year for Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh as we look forward to the completion of our new school. Building work is going to plan so far and we will keep
Parents and the school community updated on progress.
Updated School Calendar – please see dates below and the full School Calendar under the Parent tab above.
- Monday 16th January – Staff Meeting – school closes early at 1.35pm
- 25th January – deadline for receipt of applications for special classes for Sept 2023.
- Monday 6th February – school is closed – St Brigid’s Day
- Monday 13th to Friday 17th February – school is closed for Mid Term break.
A New Year – a Healthy start!
This is a time of year when we naturally look to our health and well-being. We encourage parents to ensure that their children are eating well, bringing Healthy Lunches and snacks to school – (see our Healthy Lunch Policy under the Parent tab) and ensuring that children are getting adequate uninterrupted sleep at night, so that they suitably rested and able to concentrate well at school. The School will be participating in Food Dudes Week in February, which encourages children to try different fruit and vegetables, with samples delivered to the school.
Be Safe – Be Seen!
With dark mornings and evenings still very much with us – we encourage parents to check that children have adequate reflectors and working lights on bicycles and scooters, and that they also have reflectors on school bags and coats. Children can be unaware how difficult it is for motorists to see them clearly during school commuting times.
Be safe on-line!
We were delighted to welcome some members of the new Garda Community Policing unit, who are delivering a suite of talks to our children on Internet Safety and Civic Behaviour. The children actively engaged in the Q and A sessions following each session. 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.
Enrolment for September 2023.
All applications received before the deadline for 3rd class places in September have now been responded to and places offered. If you have applied and have not received an offer of a place please contact the school immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org We will contact new parents with further details in due course.
The deadline for receipt of applications for Special Classes is January 25th.
NEW SCHOOL UPDATE
We were thrilled to see the first vertical wall of our new school build going up on 10th October. A wonderful milestone!. The building is progressing at a great pace and we are so looking forward to our new school. We have worked hard this term to ensure the pupils are realizing their full potential while also enjoying plenty of fun learning too. The pupils demonstrated their creativity during Space Week, creating wonderful spacecrafts and learning lots about the Solar system. During Maths Week, the pupils demonstrated their love of numbers and achieved very high scores in our new Maths Rock Stars Tables programme.
Our pupils continue to keep fit with lots of movement breaks, walks and GAA coaching.
They are also busy exercising their musical abilities with Choir practise and Band practise in full swing – great to hear! Their enthusiasm for all things musical is evident.
Photo: Left – Signing the contract for the new school, Noel Quinn Chairman BOM, Principal Bláithin Maguire, Niamh Kierans Staff Rep BOM. Right – New School Building November 2022.
Scoil an Spoiraid Naoimh is a senior primary school. We cater for children from third class upwards.
Forms for admission for 2023 – 2024:
- 3rd Class Application for Admission Form (click here)
- ASD Classes Application for Admission Form 2023-24 (click here)
Deadline is 25th November for 3rd class applications
Deadline is 25th January for ASD class applications
As more families continue to move into the area, we would encourage all parents to have their application in on time in order to secure a place for their child. This includes parents with children in 2nd class in Scoil Oilibheir Naofa.
Information for new pupils and parents
Please use our School Website for information about our school. Under the Parent Tab above is where we publish information relating to Book Lists, School Uniform, School Payments, etc. Our School Policies and procedures are available under the About Us Tab above.
Admissions Notice 2023 – 2024
- Admissions Notice 2023/24 (click link to Admissions Notice)
All enrolments must be accompanied by a birth certificate and proof of address.
Please note: If your child has a medical condition, or requires medication to be kept in school, please complete a Healthcare Plan.
- Admissions Policy (click link to Admissions Policy)
New Databiz App:
The majority of our parents have already signed up to the Databiz App – which is a new comprehensive communications tool for our school. It enables parents to track attendance, receive messages, school reports, school events and calendar, etc.
Remaining parents please sign up, using the instructions below:
All queries regarding enrolment places for the rest of this school year 2022/23 should be emailed to the Secretary’s Office – email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.