Parents Newsletter 29th April 2022
CBS Primary Tralee
We are now in the Summer Term and it’s a busy time for school tours, 1st Holy Communion, etc etc. I have attached a school calendar for the last two months of the school year to keep you all up to date on all the different activities.
This time of year, we also have the benefit of better weather and this gives the teachers and children great opportunities to play outside. While we are more than happy to see the children wear shorts to school on those fine days, we would prefer if they had a pair of Navy shorts just to keep the look of a school uniform about what the children are wearing. A gentle reminder also for those ‘Sunny days’ – please make sure they have hat and sun protection cream ( I hope that won’t scare away all the sunshine !!)
Denis Coleman, Principal
Junior Infants September 2022
We have a few places still remaining for our 2 Junior Infant classes for next September. If you haven’t yet sent in your form, please do so now. If you have family, friends or neighbours looking for a place, please ask them to contact the Secretary’s office – we don’t want to disappoint anyone if the classes fill and we no longer have room for you.
Afternoon Club for Infants
Our Afternoon Club is back up and running this week. Remember this ‘club’ is designed to help parents who have to collect one child at 1.30 and an older brother / sister at 2.30. It does not suit all children as some find the day long enough without having to stay another hour. The cost to parents will be €10 per week and can be paid directly to the ladies who run the club. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are interested – places are limited.
DEIS – Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools
After many years of trying we were finally successful in having our school included in this Government funded programme. There are many benefits to our school to be included in DEIS – at a very practical level, in September we will be in a position to provide school lunches every day to every child in the school. I will have more detailed information before the end of the year. Our school will also have a new Home School Liaison Teacher who will work directly with parents in our school. We will have more staff, more funding and our school will have access to many more training programmes which will directly benefit all of the children. Once again we are indebted to our Minister Norma Foley for her support in getting access for our school to all of these new supports.
A school full of welcomes
Over the years our school has always thrown open its doors to welcome everyone – that is a key feature of our school. In recent months, our numbers have grown considerably and we are now in a position where many of our classes are full.
Over the last number of weeks, we have enrolled many children from a number of different countries, including Ukraine. We are delighted with the welcome these children have been given by their classmates and the staff. We are delighted to be of help in this time of need and we hope their time in our school and in our town is safe and enjoyable.
School Calendar for the final term
I have attached a copy of the calendar for the final term for you all – this will give details of closures, school tours and other events that take place during the last term.
Important Dates to Remember:
Monday 2nd May – School Closed for Bank Holiday
Thursday 5th May – Edmund Rice Day
Saturday May 7th – Secondary School assessment tests for our 6th Class Children
Saturday 14th May – 1st Holy Communion in St John’s Church at 10.00 a.m.
Edmund Rice Day
2nd Level Entrance Tests
1st Class School Tour
4th Class Tour
5th Class Tour
6th Class Tour
3rd Class Tour
Senior Infants Tour (Fenit)
(One day this week, weather dependent)
Tour (Sandy Feet Farm)
2nd Class Tour
(Sandy Feet Farm)
Close 12 noon