Senior Infants Class

Welcome to Ms. Brigid O'Donnell's Senior Infants Class

Welcome to our classroom!

Here is a copy of the school calendar for 2023/2024:

https://mounthanoverns.ie/school-updates/school-calendar/

Our Classroom News!

2024/2025 School Year

The school reports have been posted home this week.

You will find a copy of the school calendar for 2024/2025 and a note on how to pay school photocopying fees enclosed with the reports.

Art and Craft material, photocopying and stationery:                                   €40

Personal Pupil Insurance (24hr cover) **Optional**                                    €9

Payment can be made online through the following portal:

https://www.aladdin.ie/p/6180051006521344

Please ensure payment is made on or before Friday September 20th 2024.

School Calendar for 2024/2025:

Easter Events!

How lucky were we to have the Easter Bunny visit us before the holidays!!

We also had an Easter Egg hunt. It was so much fun!!

There was also an Easter Egg raffle. The hampers were kindly donated by Mount Hanover Farms. One hamper was raffled per classroom. Congratulations to the lucky winners!!

Back to School!!!

Looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow!

Staff List 2023/2024:

Junior Infants: Ms Mary Clayton

Senior Infants: Ms Brigid O Donnell

1st/2nd: Ms Lisa Maher

3rd/4th: Mr Padraig McGroggan

5th/6th: Ms Lorraine O’Loughlin

SET: Ms Laura McGinty

SNA: Mrs Mary Kennedy

Secretary: Mrs Jennifer Donoghue

Art and Craft material, photocopying and stationery:                                   €40

Personal Pupil Insurance (24hr cover) **Optional**                                    €9

Payment can be made online through the following portal:

https://www.aladdin.ie/p/6180051006521344

Please ensure payment is made on or before Friday September 22nd 2023

See you all at 8.50am tomorrow!!

Re-Opening August 2021

The Department of Education have published advice for parents as we prepare to return to school on August 31st.

Please follow the link below to view the material.

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families/#returning-to-school

Please use the following links to access up to date information on the return to school.

  • Information for Parents:
    1. Posters for Parents re returning to school in September 2021 – click here 
    2. Video for parents of children in Junior Infants  – https://youtu.be/UomH_vakjDI
    3. Video for parents of children Senior Infants – RII – https://youtu.be/4smnni5jpGI
    4. Video for parents of children RIII – RVI – https://youtu.be/97nErW1-0YU
    5. A Parent’s Guide to Close Contacts – click here
    6. Multi-lingual advice for parents – click here
    7. Department letter re school transport for parents – click here
  • Reminders for Parents:
    • Do not congregate at or near school during drop off and collection times
    • Communication with the school must take place by phone or online
    • Do not to send children to school if they are:
      • close contacts of a person with COVID-19
      • are awaiting a test
      • are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
      • if they live with someone who has symptoms of the virus
      • if they have travelled outside of Ireland (see latest Govt. advice – click here

Student Corner

Notes & Reminders

Infant Day:

8:50: Drop Off

1.30: Infant Home Time

General Notes:

Tracksuit to be worn on PE day only

Healthy Eating Policy:

At Scoil Cholmcille, we have a healthy eating policy. The children are encouraged to eat fruit and veg. Sweets, chocolate, biscuits and crisps are not allowed in school.

As Scoil Cholmcille is a NUT FREE SCHOOL, we would ask that parents do not give their children nut products for lunch.

Useful Class Links

English Curriculum and ICT Links

Oral Language:

Letter Stories

Listen and Respond

Reading:

Starfall Poetry

Literactive

Starfall Reading

Writing:

Sky Writer Letters

Class Booklist

Reading Corner

Nothing Found, Stay Tuned Though!

Extra Information

NCCA: National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

General Curriculum Information for Parents

Please click link below to view a podcast, tip sheets and video clips that will tell you about the maths your child will learn in junior and senior infants and give you tips about how you can help your child at home. 

http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Parents/maths

Helping your Child at Home with Maths

Raising Boys Achievement

Encouraging Boys: Five Top tips for getting boys reading by: Gary Wilson