Information Sheet: Jan 18
Dates to Remember:
Jan 28th to Feb 4th : Catholic Schools’ Week.
Feb 1st: School Mass 10am St. Bridget’s Day
Thursday Feb 1st: Closing Date for Junior Infant and A.S.D. applications for Sept. 2018
Feb 15th & 16th: School Closed: Midterm Break
Feb 27th :School Closed. Inservice Day
Junior Infant Applications
The closing date for applications for Junior Infant places for September 2018 is Thursday February 1st 2018. Applications will be accepted for children who are four years of age by 30 June 2018. Places are allocated, according to our enrolment policy, in the following order: Category 1: Parish Applicants. Category 2: Siblings of children who have already attended the school. 3: Children of past pupils living locally. Category 4: All other applications. Places in all categories are allocated in order of receipt of applications. The full enrolment policy is available on the school website: www.stcanicesschool.ie.
Each applicant will receive a written reply within three weeks of the closing date. If an applicant has not been allocated a place, he/she will be given a number on the waiting list in accordance with the above categories. If further places arise, they will be allocated according to this list.
Please note that applications, even from Categories 1 and 2, i.e. Parish and Family, received after the closing date cannot be guaranteed a place, particularly as there is a high number of Category 1 and Category 2 applicants this year.
Applications forms available from the school secretary.
If you know of any child for Junior Infants for Sept. 2018 please ensure that application forms are sent in as soon as possible.
Catholic Schools’ Week
The theme for Catholic Schools’ Week this year is “Catholic Schools: Families of Faith.” Various activities will take place during the week. Fr. Jim will visit many of the classes. We will celebrate mass on Feb 1st for St. Bridget’s Day.
The first workshop for confirmation candidates is on this evening 7.30-8.30pm in the school. Entry will be through Mr Crowley’s side door. Pupils must be collected from that door also. Please drop off and collect your children punctually. Thanks to all the parents who volunteered to facilitate these workshops and to Fr. Peter who is co-ordinating this activity.
All classes will be covering the “Stay Safe Programme” at some stage between now and midterm. Details on www.staysafe.ie
Winter Colds and Flu.
We are implementing good hygiene practices, as recommended by the H.S.E., to prevent spread of colds and flu. Basically this involves washing hands regularly and sneezing or coughing either into a tissue or crook of elbow. As per school policy, each child should have a small towel/face cloth or some sheets of kitchen roll for hand drying. Any pupil with the flu should remain at home. Children with other infections should be advised by their doctor as to when they can safely attend school.
Board of Management Reminder.
Please drop off and collect your children punctually. It is not fair to leave children waiting as they become anxious. The school yard is quite a daunting place outside school hours and is not an ideal environment for a child left alone and uncollected. If you are delayed please phone ahead and we can reassure your child that everything is ok. The school playground is supervised from 8.40 to 8.50am in the mornings.
Parking outside the gates is still a problem as people are parking on the zig zag lines and obstructing the view of drivers exiting the school. It is a very dangerous practice and we ask you to obey the rules of the road and the road signs as this will help us all keep the children safe.
We would also ask you to treat fellow parents and staff with respect at all times.
Happy New Year to one and all.