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1st Year Parent-Teacher Meeting - Thursday, January 26th 2023

2023/01/24 13:30:03

<p><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;color:#000000;">A reminder to all parent(s)/guardian(s) that school will finish at the earlier time of <strong><span style="font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;">2:50 pm on Thursday, January 26th 2023</span></strong> to facilitate the <strong><span style="font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;">1st Year parent-teacher meeting</span></strong>. Supervised study will take place as normal on Thursday evening.</span></p> <p style="word-spacing:0px;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;color:#000000;">1st Year parent(s)/guardian(s), please be advised that the parent-teacher meeting will take place in the school Concert Hall and Knapsack Lodge from <strong><span style="font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;">4:15 pm – 6:45 pm - the meeting will conclude at 6:45 pm sharp</span></strong>. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are asked to limit their time with each teacher to approximately five minutes to ensure a continuous flow throughout the evening. </span></p> <p style="word-spacing:0px;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;color:#000000;">If any parent(s)/guardian(s) are unable to attend on Thursday evening, please notify the school where possible via the school app. </span></p> <p style="word-spacing:0px;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;color:#000000;">Christmas reports for all 1st Year pupils can now be viewed on Compass and should be printed and brought to the meeting. </span></p>

Pre-Exams 2023

2023/01/18 16:06:13

<p><span>A reminder to all 3rd and 6th Year Parent(s)/Guardian(s) that payment for the Pre-Junior Cycle and Pre-Leaving Certificate exams is now due. Payment can be made via the school app. </span></p> <p><span>The exams will begin on January 30th 2023 for Leaving Certificate students and February 2nd 2023 for Junior Cycle pupils. <span> </span></span></p>

Frozen Pitch - Hockey cancelled today.

2023/01/18 12:48:24

Unfortunately Hockey is cancelled after school today due to weather .  <div> See you at the next training session. </div> <div> Thank you.  </div>

School Closure at 2:50 pm - Wednesday, January 18th 2023

2023/01/17 19:20:02

<p>A reminder to all parent(s)/guardian(s) that school will finish at the earlier time of 2:50 pm tomorrow evening – <strong>Wednesday, January 18th 2023</strong> to facilitate the 2nd Year parent-teacher meeting. Supervised study will take place as normal on Wednesday evening.</p> <p>2nd Year parent(s)/guardian(s), please be advised that the parent-teacher meeting will take place in the school Concert Hall and Knapsack Lodge from 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm. </p>

Ski Tour Meeting

2023/01/12 21:18:17

Reminder parents of Transition Years going in the ski tour in February. An information evening will take place Tues 17 January at 7:30pm in the concert hall. The meeting will last 30 mins approx. Students need not attend.

Important School Information - January 12th & 13th 2023

2023/01/11 10:00:02

<p><span>A reminder to all parent(s)/guardian(s) that school will finish at the earlier time of 2:50 pm tomorrow evening – <strong>Thursday, January 12th 2023</strong> to facilitate the 5th Year parent-teacher meeting. Supervised study will take place as normal on Thursday evening. </span></p> <p><span>5th Year parent(s)/guardian(s), please be advised that the parent-teacher meeting will take place in the school Concert Hall and Knapsack Lodge from 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm. Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ also have a parent-teacher meeting on Thursday, January 12th 2023. The car park beside St Clement’s College on Laurel Hill Avenue will be open for parking as we expect both schools to be busy on the evening. </span></p> <p><span>Christmas reports for all 1st, 2nd & 5th Year students are now live and can be viewed on Compass. </span></p> <p><span>A reminder also that school will be closed for a Junior Cycle Inservice Day on <strong>Friday, January 13th 2023</strong>. Supervised study <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">will not</span></strong> take place on this day.</span></p>

School Closure Information - Thursday, January 12th & Friday, January 13th 2023

2023/01/05 12:06:43

<p><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;">In order to facilitate the 5th Year Parent-Teacher meeting on <strong>Thursday, January 12th, school will finish at the earlier time of 2:50 pm for all year groups</strong>. Supervised study will go ahead as normal after school on this day.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;">School will be closed for all year groups on <strong>Friday, January 13th 2023</strong> to facilitate a Junior Cycle Planning/Training Day. Supervised study <strong>will not</strong> take place on this day. School will reopen as normal for all year groups on <strong>Monday, January 16th 2023</strong>. </span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

January & February 2023 Supervised Study

2023/01/05 10:00:02

<p><span>Supervised study payments for January/February 2023 will close tomorrow – <strong>Friday, January 6th at 3:05 pm.</strong> Places are limited and will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. </span></p> <p><span>Weekend study will commence for 5th & 6th Years on <strong>Saturday, January 7th at 10:00 am</strong> in the Áras Building. </span></p> <p><span>Weekday/Evening study will commence on <strong>Monday, January 9th</strong> after school also in the Áras Building. </span></p>

Happy New Year

2023/01/04 16:12:55

Dear Parent/Guardian, I do hope you and your family had a nice Christmas and New Year. <div>As we start a new term, may I remind all students to be punctual and in full uniform on return to school tomorrow.</div> Unfortunately, there has been an increase of illness/sickness over the Christmas period. May I ask you to keep your daughter at home if they are showing any new symptoms, as advised by the Chief Medical Officer in the following statement. "I<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);">f your child has any new-onset flu-like symptoms, such as congestion, cough, runny nose or high temperature, parents should continue to be mindful of others and, if possible, keep their children at home from school</span>. "<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);">Children should be kept at home for at least 48 hours after their symptoms have fully or substantially resolved."</span> <div>Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy New Year. Kindest regards James Collins</div>

Supervised Study January/February 2023

2022/12/20 12:30:41

<p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Supervised study packages will remain a payment option on the school app until 3:05 pm on January 6th, 2023. After this date enrollment to supervised study for January/February 2023 will be closed. Places are limited and will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span>Supervised Study Commencement and Finishing Dates January/February 2023:</span></span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">Weekday Supervised Study (3rd, 5th & 6th Year Students): January 9th, 2023 – February 9th, 2023</span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">5th & 6th Year Weekday & Saturday Study</span></strong><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;">: <strong><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;font-weight:normal;">January 7th, 2023 – February 9th, 2023</span></strong>. <strong><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;font-weight:normal;">Includes Saturday Study on January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and February 4th </span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">5th & 6th Year Weekday & Weekend Study</span></strong></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">. <strong><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;font-weight:normal;">January 7th, 2023 – February 9th, 2023</span></strong>. <strong><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;font-weight:normal;">Includes Saturday and Sunday Study x 5 weekends</span></strong></span></span></p>

Transition Year

2022/12/19 14:00:26

Dear Parent/Guardian, <div> <br /></div> <div> Transition Year students will finish school on Monday 19th December following their excursion to Galway.  </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Wishing you and your family a safe and peaceful Christmas.  </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Kindest regards, </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> James Collins </div>

School Closure

2022/12/19 14:00:00

Dear Parent / Guardian,  <div> <br /></div> <div> Please find the finishing times for each Year group for the Christmas Holidays. </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> School reopens on Thursday 5th January for all Yeargroups.  </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Monday 19th December 3.45pm - Transition Years </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Tuesday 20th December 3.45pm - 3rd, 5th and 6th Year.  </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Wednesday 21st December 10.50am - 1st and 2nd years  </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Wishing you and your family a safe and peaceful Christmas.  </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Kindest Regards, </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> James Collins </div>

REMINDER: Important Opening/Closure Information W/O December 12th 2022

2022/12/15 13:50:03

<p>Please note school will be closed on <strong>Tuesday, December 13th 2022</strong> for the full day to facilitate in-service training. Supervised study will <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>not</strong></span> take place on this day. School will re-open on Wednesday, December 14th as normal.</p> <p>School will also finish on <strong>Friday, December 16th</strong> at 12:25 pm for all year groups with the exception of 6th Years. Supervised study will <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>not</strong></span> take place on the evening of Friday, December 16th. School will be open as normal for all year groups on Monday, December 19th. </p>

Christmas Hockey Celebrations.

2022/12/14 20:36:54

We had a festive hockey session after school today. We went indoors given the conditions and had great fun with relay races, dodge ball and multi sports games. Everyone made huge effort dressing up and even the hockey sticks we decorated with great creativity . We even had an elf climbing up a hockey stick be decked in lights. Well done girls. Great fun was had by players, teachers and coaches. Many thanks to all who dropped by to see us and to Mr Collins for the T-Shirts and sponsoring the prizes. This was our last session for 2022 and we look forward to returning to hockey in the new year. 

Christmas Events

2022/12/14 18:46:57

Christmas jumper / Festive Friday Colours Day takes place on <b> Friday 16 Dec</b> in aid of Pieta House.  <div> <br /></div> <div> Please bring in €2 tomorrow or Friday. Money will be collected during first class each day.  </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Remember there’s a prize for best dressed class in each year so get creative & colourful </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Student council have invited a very special person to visit <b>tomorrow</b>… </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Get your photo taken with him for 20c per person. Photos will be taken during lunch in the library.  </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> You will receive your printed photo early next week. <br /></div>

Annual food collection

2022/12/13 16:51:52

<div> Tomorrow is the last day to bring in non perishable food items for our Annual Food collection.  </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> We collect food and give it to the Redemptorists who make up about 6,000 hampers to give out at Christmas.  </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Please try and bring in some non perishable food items if you can please and put in any of the collection boxes around the school.  </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Thank you. </div> <div> <br /></div> <div> Give a little, it means a lot" </div>

No Hockey Monday

2022/12/11 22:31:14

There will be no Training before or after school on Monday due to weather conditions and Frozen Pitch.   <div> Many thanks.  </div> <br />

No Hockey - Frozen Pitch

2022/12/09 11:14:02

Unfortunately there will be no hockey today after school due to the weather conditions.  <div> See you next week - all going well .  </div>

Important Letter from the HSE

2022/12/08 08:08:27

Dear Parent / Guardian, Please see important email from school with attached letter from HSE regarding the significant increase in viral infections and Group A Strep infections. The message from the HSE for families and children regarding infections are as follows: <ul><li>Stay at home if you are unwell</li><li>Infections, prevention and control measures</li><li>Vaccination</li><li>Measures if you are concerned about your child</li></ul> If you have any concerns, please contact your local GP. Take care and stay safe. kindest regards James Collins Principal

Signing-In & Signing-Out Procedure

2022/12/05 15:50:02

<p><span>A reminder to all parent(s)/guardian(s) that if your daughter needs to leave school early for a pre-planned reason (e.g. a dentist appointment, etc.), a note must be submitted via the school app for approval by the Year Head before 8:50 am on the day. Submitting notes before 8:50 am will allow the signing-out process to take place in a quick and efficient manner. Notes submitted after 8:50 am may not be approved as classes will be ongoing. </span></p> <p><span>Should a student become ill or need to go home during the school day unexpectedly a parent(s)/guardian(s) can sign out the pupil at reception as needed. </span></p> <p><span>No student is permitted to leave the school unless they are signed out at reception and accompanied by a parent(s)/guardian(s).</span></p>

First Year Hockey

2022/12/05 14:39:18

First year hockey after school today is cancelled.  <div> Many thanks  </div>

Supervised Study - January & February 2023

2022/12/02 16:34:19

<p>Supervised study will be available for 3rd, 5th and 6th Year pupils after the Christmas Holidays. All study payments will be payable on the school app from 8:50 am on Tuesday, December 6th. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.</p> <p><span>Please see the study options and prices available to the various year groups below:</span></p> <p><strong><span>Christmas Supervised Study (6th Year students only – a minimum of 15 students required) <span> </span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>10:00 am – 5:00 pm December 28th/29th/30th & January 2nd/3rd/4th </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Cost €30.00 </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span> </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Weekday Supervised Study (Available to 3rd, 5th & 6th Year students)</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>January 9th 2023 – February 9th 2023</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Cost: Junior students €50.00/Senior students €75.00 as per the school journal </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span> </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>5th & 6th Year Weekday & Saturday Study </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>January 7th 2023 – February 9th 2023</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Includes Saturday Study on January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and February 4th </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Cost: €110.00</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span> </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>5th & 6th Year Weekday & Weekend Study </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>January 7th 2023 – February 9th 2023 </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Includes Saturday and Sunday Study x 5 weekends</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Cost: €125.00</span></strong></p>

'Grease' the Musical

2022/12/02 16:00:03

<p>Please see photos attached of this school musical 'Grease' which took place in TUS Millennium Theatre earlier this month. Enjoy!  </p>

6th Year Updates

2022/12/02 15:56:27

Dear Parent / Guardian, I hope you and your family are well. It was a pleasure to meet all Parents/Guardians at the 6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting last week. I would like to thank you for the support and appreciation shown to all our 6th Year teachers, for their dedication to your daughters personal, social and academic attainment. Our school has planned a Christmas Dinner for Staff and 6th year students on Friday 16th December in what should be a memorable occasion for all involved. The cost of the dinner is €10 which is subsidised by the school. Payment can be made via the school App. Finally, I would to thank Sr. Geraldine and all the girls who attended todays retreat in the school. I know the girls had a wonderful experience in a very worthwhile event. Have a lovely weekend Kind regards James Collins Principal

1st Year Hockey Training

2022/11/30 13:29:06

1st Year hockey training will take place at the earlier time of 3:15 to 4:15 for today only. 

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