Ballindaggin NS will reopen tomorrow morning at 9am.
There is still snow around the school and outside where people park.
Please allow ample time to travel to school and drop your child off safely in the morning.
Ballindaggin NS will remain closed until further notice due to poor weather and road conditions.
A text was sent this morning at 7.25am communicating the school closure. However, the Text a Parent system may be under pressure and texts may be slow to deliver.
Please follow the school twitter feed for updates as they happen.
As part of our Active School Flag renewal efforts in St. Colman’s we have decided to focus on the Outdoor and Adventure strand of the Curriculum. As well as map reading, orienteering and trails we will be teaching/learning fundamental movement skills such as walking and running.
During the months of February and March, our Active School Leader students will coordinate a Playground Game of the Month. These games have been designed to help the children develop proficient walking and running techniques.
Click on the link below to view our February Newsletter.
On December 11th 2017 new Child Protection Procedures were implemented for all primary and post-primary schools in line with Children First.
This has brought about some changes to the way schools deal with child protection issues.
To facilitate the training of all staff in these new child protection procedures all primary schools are entitled to take two half days to participate in online and offline material.
As our new Child Safety Statement and Risk Assessment must be in place by March 11th 2018 and because the online material has only just been made available St. Colman’s NS will close at 12:00pm on Wednesday February 21st and 28th to facilitate training and the formulation of the Child Safety Statement and Risk Assessment.
Links to Children First and the relevant circular can be found below for anyone interested in further reading.
We thank everyone for their cooperation with this.