Tuesday Tips for Parents/Guardians and Grandparents.

May 14, 2024

Good evening all! We put the books aside today  to have  a fun day of sport and games in our annual sports day. Students pitched against other  students. Sixth years fought bravely against  teachers in a lively game of rounders. Unfortunately the teachers record remains intact for another year. Never mind better luck next year, 5th Years!

It is hard to believe the school year is nearly over and we are already thinking ahead to  the next one. Ms Grey has made a special request to our sixth parents or indeed any students with a uniform they have out grown. Could you kindly donate your old uniform including tracksuits to the school. We will find a good home for it, as we did  earlier in the year. There has been a big turn over of already worn uniforms. We would be delighted to take in your donations and a big thanks to parents who have already taken the time to do so.

As you know the government will be supplying money to fund  the new Junior Cycle Schoolbooks Scheme for August 2024. However our senior students parents  will still have to fork out for books. So if parents could urge their six year daughters to donate their books at the end of the exams,  we will make sure that they will passed on.

Thanks to all who attended last Thursday’s Parents Association. It was  very productive and it is good to see the more parents  coming along.

We have the TY Graduation to look forward to tomorrow 15th of May and the 6th Yr Graduation will be on Wednesday 22nd. Have your hankies at hand!!

On a serious note!

The National Parents’ Council in association with Webwise and DCU Anti-Bullying Centre are asking parents to

support their children (aged 11-19) to complete an anonymous survey relating to young people’s use of

internet and smartphones. The study explores young people’s smartphone and Internet use, as well as things

they may do online. To participate in the study please complete the parental consent form HERE


Once you have completed the consent form, you will

receive the survey link that your child can complete. The

study explores questions on their smartphone usage,

Internet access, cyberbullying and online safety. Students

will not have to answer any question they do not wish to

answer and will be able to withdraw from the survey at

any moment. If the student wishes, parents can be

present while their child completes the survey to help

them complete it. If you have any questions on the study please contact: Dr. Sinan Aşçı, Research Fellow DCU

 Anti-bullying Centre: sinan.asci@dcu.ie.

On a lighter note

Mindfulness and Meditation to reduce stress and increase your vitatlity!

Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre are running classes in meditation beginning 22nd of May (11am-12am) until June 12th . Contact Leon Kelly at 018361666 for further details or  leon.kelly@dublinnorthwest.ie to register.