As many of you are aware our school was approved to build two additional classrooms along with an assisted WC a number of years ago.
Last December you received a notice via Aladdin to inform you that the project had moved into the tender process.
Today we were delighted to receive the news from the Department of Education that our tender has been approved and our school building project will get up and running as soon as possible.
When the contractor and design team have a start date confirmed we will let you know.
The plans for the new part of our school can now be viewed by clicking on the ‘New School Plans’ tab above.
Thank you to everyone for taking the time to respond to our consultation survey regarding a school Healthy Eating Policy.
90% of families agree with our school implementing a Healthy Eating Policy.
During the next step of the process the school staff will redraft the policy taking parental feedback into consideration.
Mr. Mc Donald and Ms. Kennedy will then attend a seminar run by the HSE regarding healthy eating in schools and seek feedback on our draft school policy on December 7th.
Following this, the Board of Management will ratify the policy and we should be ready to launch our Healthy Eating Policy in full in January 2023
Please also note the following that may answer some questions that arose during the parental feedback process;
- Food Dudes is a healthy eating programme supported by the Department of Education and The Department of Health. We can only take part in it when we are notified that it is our turn. Having recently participated in the programme our school will have to wait before this is rolled out to us again. More information on Food Dudes can be found here
- DEIS stands for Delivering, Equality in Schools. The DEIS programme is the Department’s main policy initiative to respond to educational disadvantage. The DEIS programme focuses on targeting additional resources to those schools included in the programme to ensure every child has an equal opportunity to achieve their potential. One of the ways that the Department of Education ensures an equal opportunity to pupils in DEIS schools is to provide school lunches to the pupils. We cannot provide this service as we are not a DEIS school and therefore are not funded to engage with school lunch providers. The Department of Education decides if a school is DEIS or non DEIS. More information can be found here
Our school staff will now redraft the policy using the HSE Healthy Eating Policy Toolkit for Primary Schools.
In the meantime we ask that parents make their best effort to send their child to school each day having eaten the healthiest possible breakfast and with the healthiest possible school lunch for their child.
Conor Mc Donald
This year all classes in our school are participating in The Daily Mile.
The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.
More information on regarding The Daily Mile can be seen on their website www.thedailymile.ie
This year your child’s report card will contain their standard score that they received in their Drumcondra Reading, Spelling and Maths test. This score can be found on your child’s report card in the box entitled ‘Standardised test result.’ The information below is aimed at helping you understand your child’s standard score. Click on the image for a larger view. Alternatively, click here for a PDF version of the information.
Please see below a copy of the Principal’s End of Year Report to the Board of Management.
Follow the link below to a PDF version of the document.
Please see below the school calendar for next year. Click on the image or link below for a PDF version that you can print.
We were super lucky to enjoy a visit from Colin from Flew to You today.
Colin and his owls and hawk visited all our classroom and taught us all about birds of prey and how to look out for our native barn owl.