Tuesday Tips For Parents and Guardians

November 28, 2023

A big thanks is owed to all of you wonderful parents/grandparents/guardians who made and contributed food to the International Day Festival last Friday. There was a wide variety of foods from onion  bhagis to noodles to stuffed cabbage leaves, spring rolls, lasagne, butter chicken and much more. And of course I mustn’t forget the crisp sambos! As well as that there were a variety of sweet cakes and desserts too. It is a great example to our students of the spectrum of tastes, colour and cuisines to be experienced in the world. A big thank you once again. And it was great to see so many parents attend the performances too. I am  hoping we can  build on this years successes to make it even better next year. 

Other notices are;

The Parents Association AGM is happening this thursday in the school library at 7pm. So you are all welcome.

  Gaelchultúr will be running sample Irish Classes in aid of the ‘UNICEF Children in Gaza Appeal’. The classes may be of interest to parents and will take place on Monday the 4th of December. If one registers for the classes, there is an option to donate to the UNICEF appeal if desired. There will be five class levels available, from complete beginners to advanced, so whether this is your first time learning Irish or you’re a fluent speaker you can participate by going to the websitehttps://www.gaelchultur.com/


An exploration of the experiences of inclusion in education in relation to special education needs has been commenced this week by the Minister for Special Education and Inclusion, Ms Josepha Madigan. The exploration will be conducted using focus groups to explore various views and discuss how parents and their children have experienced the education system. This may be as a child (under 18), a student (over 18), a young adult who has gone through the education system, a parent/guardian, a staff member or as a member of the public. These focus groups are for ALL parents and children.


There are also a series of consultations specific to children and young people, the first one was held yesterday in Limerick. The dates for the remainder of these events and venues are as follows:

·         29th November – Online focus group

·         4th December – Stewarts School, Rosse Court Avenue, Lucan, Co. Dublin, K78 K8W7 (Special School)

·         6th December – Gaelscoil Liatroma, Castlecara Rd, Aghameeny, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, N41 V2H5 (Gaelscoil)


Further information in relation to taking part in the focus groups is contained in the flyer attached to this email.

Education Focus Groups