Policy updates

Dear Parents,

Updates to the following policies have been made and available to view on our policy page or by requesting a copy from Catherine in the office.

  1. Playground/Supervision Policy
  2. Child Safeguarding Statement and Risk Assessment
  3. Covid19 Response Plan
  4. Assessment Policy
  5. Irish Exemption Policy
  6. Special Needs Assistant Policy
  7. Whole School Maths Plan
  8. Relationships and Sexuality Education Policy
  9. Anti-Bullying Policy
  10. Special Educational Needs Policy

Kind regards,

Kathy McGeeney

School Reopening

From Monday 22nd February 2021 our school reopens for students of Ms.Martin’s class. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school and hope they readjust to school life with ease.
On Monday 22nd February we will host a whole school assembly and a zoom call invitation will be sent to parents only inviting you to join us. Our thanks to Rev’d Kevin who has agreed to lead us in prayer at our assembly. The theme of our assembly will be that of “Friendship”.

Christmas at St.Mary’s!

Our students have been busily enjoying creative festive scenes to decorate our PE Hall in recent days. All teachers have worked very hard to ensure some festive spirit could be enjoyed this year despite our obvious restrictions.

Here are some photos to show you how our days have been spent leading up to the Christmas break.

Activities included, festive cooking by some students, a charity walk for SVP, lots of artwork and of course the obligatory festive jumpers by many of our students!

Merry Christmas to everyone from the staff of St.Mary’s NS.

St.Mary’s NS Admissions Statement

Please see attached our Admissions Statement in respect of admissions to the 2021/2022 school year.

We will begin accepting applications on January 11th 2021 with a strict closing date of February 5th. Failure to apply within this time-frame may result in your application not being accepted.

Application forms are available on request only through our office. Please contact Catherine on 0599721021 or email stmarysnsbagenalstown@gmail.com

Kind regards,

Kathy McGeeney

Updated Policies

1st December 2020

An update of our Covid19 Response Plan has recently been made to reflect what works best on a daily basis in our school. To view please click the link below.

Our privacy notice has also been updated which is available to view below.

Annually our Child Safeguarding Statement is reviewed. It is available to view below. Should you have any concerns, or comments on these policies we ask you contact us by emailing principal.stmarysnsbagenalstown@gmail.com

Thank you. Kathy McGeeney

Halloween Hamper Winners!

Congratulations Freddie on winning the Halloween Trick or Trick for Temple Street Hamper!!

Thank you to all who donated to our charity fundraiser for Trick or Treat for Temple Street. This year a fantastic €400 was raised. We are hugely appreciative of everyone who donated. Well done to Freddie and Tilly who won the raffle hampers, we hope you enjoyed them over the midterm break!

Congratulations Tilly on the runner up hamper for Trick or Treat for Temple Street Raffle!

Survey Monkey – Results

14th October 2020

Thanks is given to everyone who took part in our short survey this week. To view the results of this survey you are invited to click on the below link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-HZGSVTMP7/

There was a majority who agreed in undertaking training on a remote learning app for the benefit of students.
Details of available courses will follow after the Halloween midterm break. Webinars are currently in development through the PDST.
We will update you when this information is available, and when an appropriate webinar is scheduled.

Kind regards

Kathy McGeeney

Unexpected School Closures – how to contact the school

12th October 2020

The public health restrictions which resulted in the closure of schools in March 2020 highlighted the need in providing continuity of schooling in the future should schools close again, or if a student is off school for an extended period of time due to COVID19.

Should a parent need to contact a member of staff during an unexpected school closure like in March 2020, please use the email address: stmarysnsbagenalstown@gmail.com and your messages will be forwarded to the relevant teacher.

Communication from teachers and the school will be communicated to parents using Aladdin Connect notices and any further details will be posted on our school website for your reference.

The school phone may not be manned during unexpected school closures, so we ask that parents use the given email address to ensure your message is seen.

Kind regards,

Kathy McGeeney