Text Messages to Parents
New Accommodation for Senior ClassesOctober 23, 2020 9:40 pm
Our new accommodation for our senior classes is almost finished and is looking good already! We are waiting on the electricity connection and possibly a water connection also. Due to this it will be mid Nov when we move in, probably Mon 16th Nov. We are grateful to the Rugby & Mary’s Clubs for renting us rooms in the meantime. Thank you for your patience with multiple site drop off/pick ups. We will close for 1 week for Halloween Break today.
Happy Halloween!October 23, 2020 9:35 pm
Everyone looks super in their Halloween costumes & finery today! A super effort was made by the whole school. All the pupils are excited and having a good time. It is a fun day for all. We are off next week for Halloween Break. Happy Halloween folks!!
Guidelines for Covid-19October 23, 2020 9:31 pm
New Return To School Declaration FormSeptember 22, 2020 2:39 pm
School PhotographerSeptember 18, 2020 6:42 pm
School Photographer will visit on Monday 21st Sept. Photographer will wear mask, stay more than 2m from pupils, take photographs outside and only take single pupil photos. He will have to produce a Return To Work (R.T.W.) form on Mon morning to ensure he is free from symptoms of Covid & has completed Covid training. For Jun Infants & 6th Class single pupils shots may be joined together to produce class photograph for anyone who would like one.
Building WorksSeptember 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Building works on Farrells Warehouse opposite school will begin soon. When finished it will be our Senior School of 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Classes. In the short term it will be a building site. From Mon 21st Sept please drop/collect all pupils on the our Junior School side of the road. There will be No Parking in Farrells yard / East Coast Alloys as it is unsafe to have pupils on a building site. Thank you for your cooperation.
Covid-19 Advice LeafletSeptember 14, 2020 2:48 pm
Covid-19 Advice Leaflet (H.S.E) for parents on when to send child/ren to school or keep at home in pupil lunch boxes/bags today. Also H.S.E. Isolation Quick Guide. Please keep safely & refer to when/if unsure what to do.
Text to ParentsSeptember 14, 2020 2:44 pm
Thank you for your co-operation with school drop off/pick up times. Pupils have all settled in & now know where they need to go. We do not need to have the staggered times any more. Just make sure pupils know to walk in apart from others to their classes. Staff will continue to collect pupils from & return to the gate. Those who have more than one drop off/pick up just continue to do your best. We understand it takes time to travel between sites.
Text to ParentsSeptember 14, 2020 2:42 pm
We are delighted to welcome everyone back to school today. All our children have settled well into their new classes and are happy to see their friends again. Thank you for your co-operation in keeping physical distancing at drop off and pick up times. We were very happy with how smoothly everything went today.
Covid 19 Return to School information for ParentsSeptember 14, 2020 2:34 pm
All classrooms have been set up to allow as much spacing & airflow as possible. Everything has been deep cleaned. Another full deep clean will take place on Monday. We look forward to welcoming our pupils back on Tuesday 1st September. We have small class numbers ( teens or low 20’s ) in classrooms large enough for 35 plus pupils so we have plenty of space. We look forward to a fun filled week of settling everyone in & getting back to a routine.
Revised Frequently Asked QuestionsSeptember 14, 2020 2:32 pm
There is a recently revised ( yesterday) section of Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s) on Gov.ie/back to school which provides much information and gives many answers to common concerns some people may have. It is worth a look.
Covid-19 Isolation Quick GuideSeptember 14, 2020 1:17 pm
Covid-19 Advice for Parents on Symptoms to look out for and when to contact GPSeptember 14, 2020 1:15 pm
Open Letter from Acting Chief Medical OfficerSeptember 2, 2020 10:01 am
We have purchased our own disinfecting/fogging machines to ensure our classrooms are clean, disinfected and as safe as possible for our children and staff. We have also managed to get an additional class teacher & room for this year to allow for Covid -19 physical distancing. Each mainstream class will be on its own with its own teacher. There will be no combination classes. Pupil numbers per class will be small, 20 or less.
Test Message to ParentsAugust 25, 2020 11:52 am
Uniforms may be worn as usual. It can be cheaper to buy several uniform items in Lidl/Aldi/Tesco/Penneys/Dunnes at this time of year than school clothes. Pupils may alternate between normal uniform & P.E. uniform if desired or to facilitate laundering. Coats will be needed as we are to use outdoors more than usual. Layers may be needed as we have to use more ventilation, open windows & doors than usual.
Text Message to ParentsAugust 25, 2020 11:37 am
We have been told that school buses will run as normal .The Bus Escorts will be taking pupil temperatures which must be normal before they can board the bus. Bus escorts will be wearing visors. Any bus related queries should be directed to Bus Eireann or Bus Inspector Kevin as we do not have any other information.
Text Message to ParentsAugust 20, 2020 2:36 pm
We ran a very successful July Provision Programme for special needs pupils for 4 weeks in July. We are already equipped with hand sanitising stations & other Covid-19 requirements since. We have extra cleaning hours & products in place. Thank you to a parent for supplying the fogging machine & carrying out the deep clean & disinfecting this year. We ask parents to wear masks at drop off/pick ups. Staff will be wearing visors. See you on 1st Sept
Text Message to ParentsAugust 20, 2020 2:35 pm
Plastic lunch boxes & drinks container are the only items which travel between school & home. Pencil cases should be plastic & will stay in school. Pupils will need another pencil, etc. for home. Books/copybooks should be covered in plastic covers. Boxes need to be big enough to hold the largest book the pupil has. Boxes can be bought in any hardware shop. If you have already bought a schoolbag just put it away for next year. Uniforms as normal.
Text Message to ParentsAugust 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Due to Covid-19 schoolbags will not be used this year. Pupils books, pencil cases & equipment will come into school in their plastic boxes & remain in school. Materials will not travel between school & home. No materials will be shared among pupils. Each child is to have their own items named. There will be no homework for the first week or so. The emphasis will be on settling pupils back into school & concentrating on pupil wellbeing.
Text Message to ParentsAugust 20, 2020 2:29 pm
Pupils books (with their name on & covered with plastic so they can be wiped) in their individual box may be dropped across the school wall when pupils are dropped off. Staff will see they are put in the correct classroom. Pupils must each have their own stationery with their own name on each item as they cannot share these things this particular year.
Text Message to ParentsAugust 20, 2020 2:28 pm
Any queries regarding return to school e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a message on school phone 041 6853774, check school website www.aet.ie or www.gov.ie/back to school. We intend to have every pupil in every day from 1st Sept. See you then.
Text Message to ParentsAugust 20, 2020 2:26 pm
On Sept 1st please drop your child to school gate at the allocated time slot keeping 2 metres apart from other families. Pupils are not required to wear masks. We ask that parents/guardians do wear masks. Staff have perspex visors. Teachers & S.N.A.s will collect pupils from gate & take them to class. Due to Covid-19 only staff are permitted on school grounds. Parent/Guardians may not enter school grounds at present. See you on 1st Sept.
Text Message to ParentsAugust 20, 2020 2:24 pm
The Dept of Ed has issued their latest plan. General information on school return can be found on www.gov.ie/back to school. Check school website www.aet.ie for our school Covid-19 response plan. See your e-mail for our school reopening details. Further details will follow closer to return date of 1st Sept. Everything possible is being done to ensure a safe return to school. See you all on Sept 1st.
Text Message to ParentsJune 19, 2020 2:46 pm
The last day of term, the end of home schooling & distance learning. We are constructing a new web site www.aet.ie which may be used to access Book Lists, Holiday Lists, Book Rental and other information. The class e-mail contacts finish today. New ones will be set up for 1st September. If you need to e-mail just use the office email@example.com Have a well earned break and a great summer. See you in September.
Thank you for pupil books & work received so far. You all did a great job using remote learning to help keep the education of our children going during a difficult time. School reports, Book/ Holiday Lists, Book Rental Forms ( for Sept ) & some school information will go out in the post tomorrow. You will get it early next week. Well done everyone!
Text Message to ParentsJune 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Sept/Oct will be used for revision to ensure pupils have foundation to move on to new class work. Pupils will go to new class with previous class books to begin with. Present pupil books/workbook/copies/work should be returned to school for teachers to see by noon Fri 19th June at very latest. As only staff are permitted on school grounds please drop plastic bag with childs name across front wall. SNAs will place in correct class.
Text Message to ParentsJune 11, 2020 2:40 pm
Dept Ed has granted us 3 new classrooms Details of accommodation/class/teacher allocation to go out with school reports on 19th June. On Fri 12th June DeptEd to give us instructions on how to reopen & run from 1st Sept. Please return pupil workbooks/copies/work completed to sch on/by 19th June. Teachers need to see pupil work to plan for revision in Sept. Put books into black plastic bin bags with pupils name clearly marked on bag & leave at door
Text Message to ParentsJune 5, 2020 3:38 pm
We have 10 days left in this school term. All academic course work has been covered. Please return any pupil work to their teacher so they can see how everyone is doing. The final days will be spent on revision. The government say they will set out arrangements for the return to school in Sept next week. This should tell us how to prepare for the next school year. Thank you for your perseverence, understanding and co-operation during this time.
Text Message to ParentsMay 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Most schools books/course work is almost complete. Final 3 weeks of term to be spent finishing up last little bits of work & on revision. No end of year tests this year. The Dept of Education will lay out plan for Sept in the coming weeks which may be modified as we get closer to 1st Sept. A huge thank you to all staff, pupils & parents for the tremendous efforts made to educate our children. Well done everyone! Enjoy the Bank Holiday W/E sun!
Text Message to ParentsMay 22, 2020 12:14 pm
In school we have set up classrooms to comply with 2 metre rule. In order to do this some classes had to change rooms as the bigger classes have to get the bigger classrooms. We have ordered hand sanitizer and Covid 19 signage. Yard space has also been divided into class areas. The Dept. of Ed. has issued Guidance on Continuity of Schooling for Primary Schools”.StaySafe everyone!”
Text Message to ParentsMay 15, 2020 12:16 pm
It has now been 2 months since school closed. Since then distance learning has become the new method of education. Well done to everyone who has persevered with us. We know it is not easy. We will continue with distance learning until the end of term. Hope everyone is keeping well. Stay safe.
Text Message to ParentsMay 8, 2020 12:17 pm
Well done on another weeks distance learning. School reports based on school work from Sept. 2019 – March 2020 will be sent out along with Holiday Lists / Book lists as usual at the end of next month. The Dept of Education has cancelled standardised English / Irish / Maths tests for this year so no sten scores will appear on reports this year. School is planned to begin on 1st Sept 2020 for pupils. Stay safe everyone.
Text Message to ParentsMay 5, 2020 12:18 pm
Hope you had a good Bank Holiday weekend and are safe & well. As per government announcement school will open again on 1st Sept. More information on this will be given when we have been briefed. We will continue with distance learning for May & June. Stay safe.
Text Message to ParentsMay 1, 2020 12:19 pm
Wishing you all a happy and safe May Bank Holiday Weekend! Thank you to everyone for all their efforts. Distance learning will be back on Tuesday 5th May. The government may give us an idea later today of what will happen in the future. Stay safe.
Text Message to ParentsApril 24, 2020 12:25 pm
End of another week of distance learning. Well done to everyone for their continued efforts. Enjoy the sunshine & stay safe.
Text Message to ParentsApril 20, 2020 12:30 pm
Welcome back to Term 3. Hope you all managed to stay safe over Easter. Our remote lessons resume today. Once again it is at your own discretion how you engage. We will inform you of any developments in the education sector once we ourselves have been told by the Dept.(s) of Education & Health. Take care everyone.
Text Message to ParentsApril 3, 2020 12:32 pm
Today is the end of school Term 2 & the start of the Easter 2 week break. If necessary we will resume distance learning on 20th April. Well done to all teachers, pupils & parents for all their hard work to keep school work going. Remember it is at each families own discretion. Wishing you all a safe Easter!
Text Message to ParentsMarch 27, 2020 12:33 pm
We are at the end of our first full week of distance learning. Most teething problems have been resolved. Thank you to staff for providing school work, parents for engaging with it and pupils for completing it. Remember it is entirely at your own discretion. We have no wish to put pressure on anyone at this difficult time. Stay safe everyone.
Text Message to ParentsMarch 27, 2020 11:52 am
N.E.P.S the National Educational Psychological Service for schools has posted information on the Department of Education website for anyone who requires it.
Text Message to ParentsMarch 26, 2020 11:51 am
School Transport Applications for 2020/21 now open. Apply to Bus Eireann online by Friday 24th April 2020
Text Message to ParentsMarch 25, 2020 11:46 am
School closures at present extended to 19th April 2020. Dept of Education asks to remind you of the absolute need to practice social & physical distancing
Text Message to ParentsMarch 24, 2020 11:44 am
School work was sent out yesterday through ‘Edmodo’. Just ensure you checked your email to get a link password from the class teacher to access ‘Edmodo’. If you have any difficulties, e-mail the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you.
Text Message to ParentsMarch 20, 2020 11:32 am
Each pupils school books have been packed into plastic bags and put outside their classrooms & can be collected from 12 noon today onwards. They will remain there until they are collected.
Text Message to ParentsMarch 19, 2020 11:31 am
The sibling of a pupil here was tested for Covid 19 this morning. Therefore when coming to collect school books tomorrow social distancing of 2 metres apart must be observed. Children must not accompany parents onto school grounds. This is a collect and go exercise. Teachers will not be available to meet with parents at this time. Any educational queries or concerns may be addressed by e-mail next week. Stay safe everyone.
Text Message to ParentsMarch 19, 2020 10:01 am
We are working on providing school work for pupils during the coming weeks. School will be open tomorrow Fri. between 12 noon & 2pm to collect pupils school books. Hand washing & social distancing must be observed at all times. School work will be emailed to pupils from Mon. 23rd March until further notice.
Text Message to ParentsMarch 18, 2020 9:59 am
School email is email@example.com (please note there are 3 e’s in a row after each other in the email address). Can each family send the school their own e-mail address. Please include full names of your children, their classes & their ages so you can receive school work for pupils. Families can use their own discretion as to the amount of school work they have their children complete.
Text Message to ParentsMarch 12, 2020 9:58 am
Please check school bags for information on Covid-19, Twinkle & Food Dudes.
Text Message to ParentsMarch 12, 2020 9:34 am
Suitable school work for families who wish to avail of it may be accessed free (for up to 4 weeks) on the Twinkle website.
Text Message to ParentsMarch 12, 2020 9:31 am
All schools have been instructed to close with effect from 6pm this evening Thursday 12th March 2020 until Sunday 29th March 2020. There will be no school from the end of today until Monday 30th March 2020.