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Letter to Parents Oct 2019

                                         

        23rd October 2019

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

Go raibh maith agaibh

We have enjoyed a lovely start to the school year thanks to the co-operation and hard work of the school community. All have settled nicely and there is a lot of good work being done, curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular.  As I write, the school musical HONK! is in full flow. Well done to the cast and crew for turning the duckling into a swan.

We urge all students to work hard and make the most of their talents. Our Junior Cert Class of 2019 produced a fine set of results. Congratulations to them all, their families and teachers. We thank all our students who follow our Code of Good Behaviour and represent our school so well. We are happy to pass on the many compliments we receive for their behaviour and conduct. Several visitors have commented recently on the warm welcome they feel in the school and the courtesy and good humour of the students. 

 

Child Safeguarding  

The Board of Management approved the Child Safeguarding Statement at its meeting in June. If you have any concern please notify the Designated Liaison Person, Mr James Duignan, Principal or the Deputy Designated Person, Ms Eileen Gildea, Deputy Principal. Please check our website www.glenamaddycs.ie. for school news, policies, programmes and practices.

 

Hard work is rewarded

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 underperform at exams. There are no free classes. There is always work to do. Homework is needed for class, study is needed for exams. Supervised study takes place every day from 4 - 6pm and on Saturday 9.30am - 2pm. 

 

Sustainability 

Students and staff are drinking plenty of water from their blue reusable water bottles and new fountains. There are hardly any single use bottles to be seen. Reusable tea/coffee cups have also been introduced in an effort to cut down on disposable paper cups. Our next plan is to reduce our energy and paper usage.

 

Calendar & Dates 

October Mid-term break 28th October - 1st November inclusive 
Thursday 7th November P/T meeting for Junior cert students                                 4.15 - 6.45pm          
Tuesday 12th November JCT Training Day for Teachers - No Classes - Supervised Study 
Tuesday 19th November  P/T meeting for 5th Year & TY students                          4.15 - 6.45pm          
Wednesday 11th December  P/T meeting for 2nd Year students                                    4.15 - 6.45pm          
Christmas Holidays School closes 20th December. Re-opens 6th January 2020
Thursday 23rd January  P/T meeting for 1st Year students                                     4.15 - 6.45pm          
February Mid-term break 17th - 21st February inclusive
Thursday 27th February  Open Night & Enrolment
Monday 24th February JCT Training Day for Teachers - No Classes - Supervised Study 
Tuesday 17th March   St Patrick’s Day - School Open Monday 16th March 
Thursday 26th March  P/T meeting for Leaving Cert students (tbc)                  4.15 - 6.45pm          
Easter Holidays 6th - 17th April inclusive

 

School Uniform 

We ask students and parents to ensure the full school uniform is worn. Students may wear any brand of black leather shoes. Runners or pumps are not allowed. Piercings are prohibited for safety reasons. 

 

Book Rental

The book rental scheme is dependent on all participants paying the annual rental fee of €130. It would be appreciated if outstanding dues were settled with the office.

 

Fundraising

Our chosen charities this year are Pieta House and Galway Hospice. Any fundraising will go towards these worthy causes. Students also participate in the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.  

 

Family Contribution 

The Board of Management thanks all the families who have made a family contribution. It asks all families to contribute to the cost of integral student services. The 24-hour school insurance with JF Dunne Insurance costs €8. Families are asked to contribute the following:

  • One student                             €60 family contribution + €8 insurance                     
  • Two students                           €90 family contribution + €16 insurance
  • Three or more students           €120 family contribution + €8 insurance per child

Families may pay their contribution in instalments if they wish. Your contributions will be gratefully appreciated as they will directly benefit your children and their school. 

 

Yours sincerely,

James Duignan

Principal

 

 

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

 

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