Deireadh na bliana

Meitheamh 2012

A thuismitheoirí,

Tá sé do-chreidthe go bhfuil deireadh na bliana tagtha agus go bhfuil mo dara bhliain mar phríomhoide na scoile beagnach thart!  Míle buíochas daoibh as ucht an tacaíocht a thug sibh dom agus don fhoireann scoile.

FUND RAISING UPDATE

  • €2 non –uniform day raised €667.86
  • School walk total  €6404.72

NUACHT

We received a Mass card from Noel French, previous School Warden to say the parents and children of Belgrove Senior Girls’ School will share in a novena of masses celebrated in the Capuchin Friary, Raheny.

TENNIS

Our Tennis Team were runners up in the Leinster Tennis Primary Schools’ League Division 2. Maith sibh a chailíní!

BUÍOCHAS

Míle buíochas to the girls who sang in our First Holy Communion and our Confirmation Choirs. Thanks also to our three soloists, Claire Hazel, Alison Roddy and Sally Kearney who played at the confirmation ceremony.

TRÓCAIRE

Trócaire have sent us a certificate for our generous donation of €2471.53 to their Lenten

Campaign.

Ná déan dearmad-school garden tidy up Sat. 23rd June 10am

DONATIONS

  • Our 2nd classes donated €640 of their Communion money to Concern -Malawi Education Programme.
  • Our 6th classes donated €715 of their Confirmation money to Crumlin Hospital – St. John’s Ward.

Maith sibh a chailíní, they will be very grateful for your kind donations.

CARTRIDGE RECYCLING

We have received a cheque for €76.45

SPORTS  DAY / LÁ  SPÓIRT

Despite the bad weather, the girls had an enjoyable day on Friday 8th June. They were able to participate in dance, short tennis, Yoga, board games, art and in-class activities.

PARENTAL HELP

Buíochas mór to the many parents who have given of their time over the school year to help with the garden, activities, various sports, outings etc.  It is very much appreciated. A particular míle buíochas to our Parents’ Association under the chairmanship of Joyce Carmody for all the cabhair a thug sibh dúinn i rith na bliaina. Joyce is finishing up as Chair of the P.A. and we wish her well in the future.  We, the staff, are very grateful for all the work she has done on your behalf for the school. I would like to add my own personal thanks for all the support and help she has given me as principal of the school.

BOARD  OF  MANAGEMENT (BOM)

The voluntary work of the BOM on behalf of the school does not go unnoticed.  I would like to thank each and every one of them for their hard work and dedication to our school.  It is very much appreciated.

BOOKLIST / LÍOSTA  LEABHAR

The booklist for next year will be issuing to your daughter.  Please make sure that she has everything on the list on her return to school on August 30th, covered and labelled le do thoil.

BOOK SALE / DÍOLACHÁN  LEABHAR

The Wise Owl Bookshop are holding the Book Sale in the School Hall on Wednesday evening, 27 June from 5.00pm – 7.00pm.

Please note that the Book Sales will not open before 5.00pm.

We will rent the text books again next year. Can you please make sure they are kept in good order and treated carefully by your daughter.

DONATION OF UNIFORM JUMPER

As you will have read in your Parents’ Association Newsletter, it is intended, once again, to sell donated uniform items during the Book Sale, the money raised going to charity. As you know the jumper should be clean and in good condition, just as you would want it yourself. Jumpers may be brought in on Tuesday or Wednesday, and placed in the “Red Bucket” inside the school doors.

EXTRA COSTS

Extra Costs on Booklists will be €90 and are not due until September.

**Please note: PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE – 24HR COVER:

In accordance with the policy of the Board of Management of the school, all pupils in the school are included in the Personal Accident Insurance Scheme with 24hr cover. The cost of this is €4.90 and is included in Booklist Extra Costs.

VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS FOR 2012-2013

Parents’ Voluntary Contributions are again included on Booklists, separate from Extra Costs. The Voluntary Contribution requested from parents remains the same as last year at €75 per pupil or €100 for two or more girls in a family.

ÉIDE SCOILE/SCHOOL UNIFORMS

Please ensure that your daughter has her regular uniform, with white or navy socks and her tracksuit, with white polo-shirt, in good order – and clearly labelled for the next school year. Please note that suitable flat shoes are required for school wear and trainers (with laces tied properly) are required for PE.  When purchasing trainers for PE please ensure that they are suitable for sportswear and not just designer wear.

  • No jewellery of any kind should ever be worn at PE and only minimum “safe” jewellery should be worn at any other time. Bracelets and necklaces can get lost so preferably your daughter should only wear a watch as jewellery wear.

ÉADAÍ CAILLTE/LOST PROPERTY

We have a full basket of unclaimed lost property in the school corridor! Come and have a look if you know that your daughter is missing an article of clothing and hasn’t claimed it. We will leave the basket of lost property in the hall during the Book Sales also. Anything then unclaimed will be given to a clothing charity.

CROKE PARK AGREEMENT

As part of the Croke Park Agreement, teaching staff have spent the additional hours in class, stream, year, Learning Support, Resource and general school planning. Members of staff have participated in “Speed Stacks Training”, Nutrition Training, Relationships and Sexuality Education Training, Human Rights Education: Changing the World from the classroom and a Child Protection Seminar. Staff meetings have been held outside of school hours.

THE NATIONAL  LITERACY  AND  NUMERACY  STRATEGY

As per Department of Education and Skills (DES) circular 0056/2011

  • English time has been increased by one hour per week and mathematics by 70 minutes per week
  • Standardised testing in English reading and Mathematics during the period May/June has been implemented
  • When pupils move to another primary or transfer to a post-primary school, a copy of the report including information from standardised tests must be sent to the primary or second-level school to which a student transfers

STAFFING

Next year we will have a new full time Learning Support Teacher Post and we will be the base school for a Shared Learning Support Teacher.

MOVING SCHOOL

If you are aware that your daughter is not returning to school here in Belgrove Senior Girls’ School next year, please inform me of this in writing as soon as possible.

KEEP  IN  TOUCH

You can keep up to date with newsletters on our school website www.belgroveseniorgirls.ie and follow us on twitter @BelgroveSGNS.

EARLY CLOSINGS

You will have seen on your School Calendar last September notice of early closings before the holidays. In order to facilitate the changing of classrooms before the holidays, the Board of Management has authorised that the children will go home at 1.00pm on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June.

*On Thursday and Friday, all the girls may wear their own suitable summer clothes to school instead of uniform. If the girls wish to donate €2 on one of these days, it would be much appreciated as all monies donated will go to Crumlin Hospital – St. John’s Ward.

As 2nd and 6th have already donated monies to charities they need not bring in €2.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

  • The school closes for the Summer Holidays on Friday 29th June at 12.00 noon.
  • School re-opens on Thursday 30th August for the normal full school day.

Tá súil agam go mbeidh samhradh maith agaibh. On behalf of all the staff of Belgrove Senior Girls’ School, may I wish you and your families a very enjoyable summer agus feicfidh mé sibh i mí Lúnasa.

Rath Dé oraibh i gcónaí.

Anne McCarthy

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