Our Health and Safety Policy has been reviewed and updated. All input from parents is welcome. Please let us know if you have any ideas, questions or observations regarding this policy.
We are in the process of reviewing and updating our Child Protection Safeguarding statement in light of the revised guidelines 2023. Below please see a copy of our draft. Parents will also be emailed a copy. We would appreciate your feedback in relation to this.
New Primary Mathematics Curriculum
The aim of the new Primary Mathematics Curriculum is that children see Maths as important and useful to their everyday lives. It is essential that parents/guardians are made aware of the changes to the curriculum that have taken place to date and what will be happening over the years to come. In this regard the Department, in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) and the Professional Development for Teachers (PDST), has developed a leaflet which is designed to introduce these changes and encourage parents/guardians to engage in the future consultations seeking feedback on the draft curriculum areas and subjects of the new curriculum. Please see the attached leaflet for details on the new Primary Maths Curriculum.
We have been sanctioned to open a special class for Autism in September 2023. We are now accepting applications for the class. Please contact us on 041 6854178 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Enrolment form is available to download from the website under Information for Parents- Enrolment.
In accordance with Section 62 of the Education Act 1998, the board of management of S. N Pheadair agus Phóil has inserted the following text in the school’s Admission Statement, Section 3, as required by the Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Education Needs) Act 2022:
“S. N Pheadair agus Phóil, will cooperate with the NCSE in the performance by the Council of functions under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 in relation to the provision of education to children with special educational needs, including in particular by the provision and operation of a special class or classes when required to do so by the Council.”
“S. N Pheadair agus Phóil, will comply with any direction served on the board or the patron under Section 37A and 67(4)(b) of the Education Act 1998.”
A copy of the updated Admission Policy is now available in the school and available to download from our school website under the school policies section.
Congratulations to our Girls Gaelic team who won the final of the Meath Cumann na mBunscol last Sunday 13th November in Navan. The final score was 4-07 to 3-03. This is the first time in the history of the school that we have a won a Meath final and we are so very proud of them all. Thanks to Dee Rangers Ladies for the loan of their jerseys. Thanks to all of our supporters and especially Drumconrath GFC. Huge thanks to Mr. Hickey and Mr. Rowe for all of their hard work preparing them for this. We will enjoy a week of celebrations at school with a whole school assembly and lunch for all on Thursday .
Active Week took place in our school from Monday 30th May until Friday 3rd June 2022. We thank everyone involved in our Active Week. We thank Drumconrath Football Club for providing the jerseys for the teachers. We thank all of our Local Heroes for their videos and advice. We thank all of our coaches who helped out during the week. We thank Mr. Hickey, our Active School Co-ordinator for his hard work preparing and organising this special week. And lastly, we say a special thanks to all of our pupils and teachers who participated in and embraced every minute of the week with good humour, team spirit and fun. Pupils took part in tennis, GAA, soccer, Active trails and a walk in Lough Bracken. The week ended with our annual sport's Day and a highly anticipated soccer game 6th Class versus the teachers. A really enjoyable week!
School Calendar for next year and booklists have been sent home today. They are also available to download from our website under the Home- Booklists tab.
First Holy Communion will take place in St. Peter and Paul's Church, Drumconrath on Saturday 14th may at 12 noon.
First confession will take place on Thursday 31st March at 7.30pm in Drumconrath Church.
Joanne Carroll (Principal)