January and winter has flown by and we await the first signs of spring to appear. While winter is over Jack Frost is still about so make sure your child has an adequate jacket, hat, gloves and scarfs.
www.staengusbridgend.com: Our new website is now live. It will be updated more often and it will be a one stop shop for all information on the school. We have just set up a twitter account too so follow us and you will get all updates straight to your phone! A link to our twitter feed can be found on the website homepage. No excuses now for not knowing. ;.)
Child Protection: New child protection guidelines have come out under “Children First.” Every school in the country will have to close for 2 half day in this school year for teacher professional development. The first of our half days will be Wednesday the 14th of February at 12pm.
Midterm: The school is closed on Thursday the 15th and Friday the 16th of February for mid term.
Healthy eating week: Healthy eating week starts on Monday the 19th of February. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be educating the children on the benefits of a healthy lunch. We will be asking the children, parents and teacher to complete a survey to find how best we can form a healthy eating policy in the school.
Children’s Mass: The children choir will be singing at mass on Sunday the 11th of February. There will be a coffee morning afterwards for the school in Burt Parochial Hall. Donations appreciated. Bakers required also. Please contact Karen on 0044 778 432 0633 or any member of the Parents Association. There is also help needed for the table quiz and Lip Sync night so please help out if you can for this great cause.
Debating team: The debating team have reached the regional semi-final so we wish them luck next week in trying to defend our crown as county champs.
Catholic School Week: This was a very positive week in the school. We had a prayer service assembly on Monday, St. Brigit cross making on Wednesday and Grandparents day on Thursday. Over 50 Grandparents visited the school. They shared their stories from school and the children realised how lucky they were to be in such a warm, friendly school. Next year we hope to have even more tea and buns for the grandparents.
Behavioural policy: The school will be reviewing its behavioural policy in the coming months. If you have any suggestions or comments to make please do so. Feedback welcome.
G.A.A.: The school gaelic football, hurling and camogie teams will start back training as soon as the pitches become playable. Make sure your child has the correct gear (i.e. gum shields, helmets, boots etc.).
Parents Mindfulness evening: The mindfulness evening has been moved from Wednesday the 11th to Thursday the 12th. It will start at 7pm. Aoife Valley who will be hosting the event has already done professional development with the teachers.
Head lice: Please check your child’s hair regularly to ensure these nasty critters stay away.
Icy conditions: Please take extra time in the mornings to drop your children safely to school. During these morning the bus and car parks will be closed so the only entrance to the school will be the pedestrian gate.
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