We have started our year with a positive mindset. As a class, we are teammates and every member of the team has something special to contribute. We created this display to identify the important qualities of our group which help us to succeed. We look forward to using these skills to have a productive and fun year together!
A warm welcome (and welcome back) to our new third and fourth class! We are all settling in nicely to the new school year and are looking forward to a wonderful year together with lots of exciting and interesting learning activities. We have already done some lovely recount writing projects on our summer holidays. A great time was had by all!
I am very excited to welcome our new junior infants and their families to our school. I also want to welcome back my lovely senior infants. I’m looking forward to catching up with them all again.
In preparation for the new school year, I have uploaded some images of our classroom to help students become familiar with their new classroom. The desk layout may change a little depending on the needs of the students. Each student is assigned a locker and a seat. These will be clearly labelled with your child’s name. We keep our school bags in the lockers and our coats on the hooks outside the classroom.
Please take note of the school times as they are different for junior and senior infants for the first two weeks. Junior infants are on a shortened day to ease their tranisition into primary school.
On Tuesday 28th August, Junior infants will gather in the school hall with their parents or guardians and I will take you down to the class at 10am. I will be encouraging all parents to leave the classroom promptly. I understand this is an exciting and anxious time for all parents and guardians but I will take good care of your little ones.
All school information can be found in the school handbooks which you received over the summer (also available on this website.) However, I have answered some frequently asked questions below:
- We have two lunch breaks each day. Our eating breaks are quite short so please ensure you provide your child with healthy lunches you know your child will eat.
- 11.30am (small snack)
- 12.30pm (main eating break)
- After each break students spend some time out on yard. The first break is on the courts and the second break is on the field.
- PE takes place with Ms. Finnegan every Thursday morning. Please ensure your child is wearing appropriate footwear.
- Weekly homework will begin in October. It is should take no more than 5-10 minutes each evening.
- Toys are not permitted in the classroom.
On Tuesday, senior infants will begin at 9am. We will spend the first hour settling in, sorting out our new books and catching up. There will be some activities on the tables.At 10am I will collect the junior infants from the hall. Parents will be asked to leave as soon as possible.
Here is the plan for the first day (all going well)
- Colouring pages
- Story time
- Circle Time
- Home Time
Here are some photos from our school tour. It was a fun filled day with a visit to the pettng farm, the hedge school, the fairy houses, the outdoor playground and the indoor zone. The kids had a ball.
A big thank you to Ms Finegan for all her hard work at sports day.