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January 2014

14th January 2014

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Tús maith

We enjoyed a good start to the school year. Compliments and thanks to all in the school community for their co-operation and hard work. Memorable events such as the visit by President Higgins to unveil The Bulrushes, Amazingly Modern Annie,  Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, the success of Show Choir and the Junior Girls Footballers winning a record five in a row Connacht A Titles all boost spirits.

Congratulations to the Senior Girls and Ms Madden on reaching the All Ireland Senior Basketball Cup Final in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght on Friday 24th January. We hope to travel in numbers to support the team wearing our maroon and white colours. Good Luck Girls!

School Reports

Parents of First, Second, TY and Fifth Year students will find enclosed their child’s school report. For some this will be a confirmation of a good term’s work, for others it may serve as a wakeup call to study harder. We ask you to take time to discuss the report with your child. Please praise and encourage accordingly.

Dates for Parents Teacher Meetings, Open Night & Senior Options Talk

Wednesday  22nd January

P/T meeting for First Year   students                                                     4.15 - 6.45pm          

Thursday 13th   February          

Open Night   & Enrolment                                                                            7pm

5th    - 14th February

Mock Written Exams  

17th - 21st   February

Mid-Term Break

Tuesday 25th February  

P/T meeting for   Fifth Year students                                                    4.15 - 6.45pm          

Thursday 13th March

P/T meeting for   Second Year students                                                4.15 - 6.45pm          

Tuesday 25th March

Senior Options   Talk                                                                                   7pm

Tuesday 8th April

P/T meeting for   Leaving & Junior Cert students                               4.15   - 6.45pm          

Study & Mock Exams

Homework is needed for class, study is needed for exams. Supervised study takes place every day from 4-6pm.

We want our children to get the best education possible. To achieve this we urge students to work with their teachers and dedicate themselves to their studies.  Evidence shows students who miss class under perform at exams. There are no free classes. There is always work to do.

The Mock exams and the deadlines for projects, oral and practical exams are fast approaching. Students submitting projects are reminded that the work must be their own. The State Exams Commission is increasingly strict on this regulation.  Examination students have been given an order form for their mocks papers and orals which is to be to be returned before 23rd January 2014.

CAO, H.E.A.R. & D.A.R.E - 1st February Deadline

The deadline for CAO, H.E.A.R. and D.A.R.E. applications for Third Level is 1st February 2014.   Senior students are timetabled for Career Guidance every week and benefit from advice from our Guidance Counsellor, Ms Hardiman, Learning Support Coordinator, Ms Burke and Chaplain, Ms O’Flanagan.

Respect for Church, Cemetery and Convent Grounds

We ask parents to impress upon students to respect the local Church, Cemetery and Convent grounds.

Family Contribution and Student Insurance

The Board of Management would like to thank all who have made their voluntary family contribution. These contributions fund all our student activities. Without this fund we would not be in a position to offer our students the programme they receive. The B.O.M. will still gratefully accept contributions and also recommend that all students avail of the Pupil Personal Accident Insurance Scheme.

Book Rental

The book rental scheme is dependent on all participants paying the rental fee. All participating students from First Year to Leaving Cert pay an annual fee of €80 to include a locker key and school journal. It would be appreciated if outstanding dues were settled with the office.

Code of Good Behaviour

Again we are pleased to pass on praise from guests to our school and places we visit who have commented on how well-mannered our students are and how well they wear the school uniform. We would like all students to follow this positive lead and remind them of the following: Students may not go down town without permission. Students must wear black shoes. Pumps, keds or runners are not allowed. Students may not wear track suit pants. Facial piercing is prohibited.

Work Placement for French Student

We received a request from a school in France for an Irish farming family to host an eighteen year old agricultural student for a month this summer. The student’s name is Aurélie. She comes from a livestock farm in Brittany and is willing to work on an Irish farm for bed and board. If you can oblige please let us know.

School Website

Please check our website www.glenamaddycs.ie. for school news, policies, programmes, practices and photos.

We wish you and your family all the best for the New Year. 

 

 

Glenamaddy Community School, Church Street, Glenamaddy, Via Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, F45KF50

 

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