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Dear Parents/Guardians,

We have worked hard at getting the school building and school procedures and policies in place for the new school year.

Please familiarise yourselves with the following requirements:

Information for Parents/Guardians:

  • 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
    • School policy in relation to children with symptoms of COVID-19.      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

Faughs Schools Art Competition June 2021

The boys in the 4th  classes designed and created art pictures for the ball wall in Faughs G.A.A. club for the annual Faughs community project competition.

The aim of the project was to design something related to Faughs and its history that could be painted onto the ball wall. The winning entry will be painted onto the ball wall in October and the boys who designed it will be given their prizes by the Dublin manager, Mattie Kenny, in September.

Many thanks to Paul Dixon and  his committee for their hard work and their commitment over the years in organising such a brilliant and enjoyable event.

 

 

 

School Garden

Our school garden is coming into its own now that summer has started.   3rd class have been experimenting, and following recipes with some the vegetables and fruit.

They made some Elderberry cordial which involved peeling, weighing and measuring and lots of fun!

 

There’s a  host of healthy herbs, first rhubarb harvest ( mmm, crumble on the way), lick your lips garlic, spuds springing up, cabbage coming along and strawberries peeking out. The June garden is bursting out!

Local clubs – a great partnership!

We are really looking forward to getting back to our local sports’ clubs.  The boys in 5th and 6th class did a survey for the Active School team.  As you can see, we have very active boys!

For the past 2-3 weeks as restrictions have lessened, we are delighted to be getting back in partnership with our local clubs.

Thank you  Kevin, our local GAA Templeogue Synge St football club coach who trains all of  our infants in ball skills one day a week.

Thank you Tommy from our local  GAA hurling club Faughs who teaches hurling to our  1st and 2nd class boys for 2 days every week.

Thank you  Fintan from Cricket Leinster who trains our boys in 5th and 6th class mid week.

And finally, we are delighted to welcome Gareth back next week, to teach tag rugby to our 3rd and 4th class boys. Gareth is the  community rugby officer for DCC South Central.

We are very grateful to our local clubs for being in partnership with us in St. Joseph’s BNS.

We are also looking forward to getting back to our swimming lessons in Templeogue Swimming Pool, but we will have to wait until the public health guidelines let  us know it is safe to do so.