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16th June 2017




Dear Parents/Guardians,

Reports & Praise
Please find enclosed your son’s or daughter’s Summer Report. We hope it is a reward for students who worked hard or a cue to some to work even harder. We compliment and thank all students for their co-operation throughout the year and wish them a Happy Summer!

Calendar & Dates
Tuesday 29th August Leaving Cert, Junior Cert & First Year students return
Wednesday 30th August Second, Fifth Year & TY students
October Mid-term break 30th October to 3rd November inclusive
Christmas Holidays School closes 22nd December - Re-opens 8th January 2018
February Mid-term break 12th - 16th February inclusive
Easter Holidays 26th March - 6th April inclusive
Dates for PT meetings, training days & any discretionary days will be confirmed in September.

Possible Change to School Day Times
Following a recent circular from the Department of Education & Skills, there may be changes to the start and finish times to the school day, the length of time for classes and lunch. The Board of Management is consulting with the relevant partners and will meet with the Parents’ Association before making a final decision. It will inform you of any new arrangements.

Parents’ Association - Thank You
Thank you to the Parents’ Association for its continued support - consultative, fundraising and assistance at numerous school events. The Board of Management gratefully received its donation of €2500, which will go towards books & eBooks. Ar Aghaidh le Chéile.

School Yearbook & School Website
Have you had a chance to look at our School Yearbook or school website? Please do so if you get a chance. The Yearbook is still on sale at the office and our website is at www.glenamaddycs.ie.


Book Rental Scheme
Thanks to funding from the Department of Education & Skills and the Parents’ Association, we intend to operate the book rental scheme again this year. No books can be issued without payment. Separately, workbooks & materials for subjects such as Music, Art & the T4 subjects may be purchased from the relevant teacher in September.


1st, 2nd & 3rd Years Collect books on Wednesday 23rd August 10am -3pm. €100 annual fee.
5th Years Collect books on Thursday 24th August 10am -3pm. €100 annual fee.
6th Years €100 annual fee will be collected by the Office on Tuesday 29th August.
Students with iPads will receive their hard-back books on their return in September.


Well Done & Thank You to all who took part in or contributed to our two chosen charities this year. The Darkness into Light Walk held on 6th May was a wonderful community event, with over €12,000 raised for Pieta House. The students and staff of the school raised €500 to support Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, which provide highly trained assistance dogs, like our own Bella, to assist children with autism.


Personal & Social Awareness Week
The Pastoral Care Team in association with the Parents’ Association is organising our annual Personal & Social Awareness Week in September with speakers on various relevant issues. If you have any suggestions please let us know.

School Uniform
Our students wear the school uniform well. Students may wear any brand of black leather shoes. Runners are not allowed. Girls wear the school skirt or navy school pants. Students may not wear track suit pants. Students wear a white top & any colour shorts for P.E. class. Piercings are prohibited for safety reasons. We ask for your support in ensuring compliance with our school uniform policy.

Adult Classes - Business/Computer Fetac Level 5 Course
Would you like to join our Fetac Level 5 Business/Secretarial course incorporating Computers, iPads, Accounting, Marketing & Communications? Tuition times & days are flexible & we cater for all levels. Please contact the school for details.

Yours sincerely,

James Duignan




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


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