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

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. 

Christmas Holidays – school closes at 12 noon on 21st December and re-opens on 5th January 2023

Admissions Information

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

Admissions Forms – Enrolments for 3rd class in September 2023/24 will open from 7th November.                                                                                                                                

It is now possible to complete an Application Form on-line.

This is a more convenient way to apply and ensure that your application is received on time. 

Alternatively, Admission Forms are also available from the school office or below, you may fill in the form manually and mail it to the school.

Forms for admission for 2023 – 2024:

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

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.

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 – secretary@ssnlaytown.ie

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.