St Colman's NS

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Credit Union Quiz

Congratulations to our two quiz teams that represented our school last Sunday in the Credit union Quiz.

Well done we are proud of you all.

 

 

Some snaps from 6th Class’ recent trip to the RDS BT Primary Science Fair

Annual Admissions Notice

Ballindaggin NS

ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE

in respect of admissions to the 2023/2024 school year

 

Admission Policy and Application Form

A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2023/2024 is available as follows: www.ballindagginns.ie

 

Please complete the Application Form for Admission online by following the link which will be live from Tuesday Jan 24th.

 

You may also request an application by emailing  stcolmansnsballindaggin@gmail.com  or writing to : school office, Ballindaggin NS, Ballindaggin, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

or

By writing to: Ballindaggin NS, BAllindaggin, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford y21A371

 

PART 1 – Admissions to the 2023/2024 school year

 

Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2023/2024

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants/First Year (delete as appropriate)

 

The school will commence accepting applications for admission on Jan 24th 
The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on Feb 14th
The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is Feb 28th
The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is March 14th (2 weeks)

 

Note: the school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.

 

*Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn

Number of places being made available in 2023/2024

 

The number of places being made available in junior infants 25
The number of residential places is (boarding schools only) N/A
The number of non-residential places is (boarding schools only) N/A
The number of places being made available in the special class catering for children with [insert category or categories of SEN catered for in the special class]  is N/A

 

School Extension

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

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.

Drafting our School Healthy Eating Policy

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;

 

  1. 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
  2. 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.

Thank you,

Conor Mc Donald

Principal

The Daily Mile

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 

 

 

 

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