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September 2013

                                                                                                                                           12th September 2013

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

Compliments and Congratulations

We compliment students for the spirit in which they have returned to school and especially congratulate the students who received excellent Junior Cert results. We urge all students to work hard and make the most of their talents. We will continue to acknowledge and reward good work and conduct. Our aim is to raise the bar in terms of standards in attendance, classwork, homework, academic success, behaviour and cooperation throughout the school community. 

We would like all our students to be happy and safe both in and out of school.  We remind them to respect themselves, others and their property. As always we ask students to look out for one another and to let us know if they are experiencing difficulties.  

Personal & Social Awareness Week

The Pastoral Care Team with the support of The Parents’ Association is organising a Personal & Social Awareness Week from 16th - 20th September, with speakers from AWARE, Cura, The Peter McVerry Trust, The Prison Service, Pope John Paul II Awards together with various workshops on anti-bullying, misuse of substances and social media sites.  Senior and exam students will be offered a Motivational & Confidence Building Seminar by Peter Sutton, the Director of the Gaiety School of Acting.  Students are asked to contribute €2 to defray the costs of the week.  If you have any queries please contact Ms. O’Flanagan, School Chaplain.

Talk for Parents on Living with Teenagers - Tuesday 17th September 8pm

As part of our Personal & Social Awareness Week, renowned speaker, Pauline Kilfeather, Chaplain in Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon will present a talk for parents on Living with Teenagers. She will address current issues such as cyber bullying and introduce the idea of ‘restorative justice’, a form of communicating with your son or daughter. Your presence and support would be greatly appreciated.

Loop De Loop Walk, Run Cycle

The Parents’ Association in conjunction with some committed cyclists in school are organising a fun and fundraising Loop De Loop Walk, Run Cycle on Sunday 6th October 2013. All students and families are encouraged to take part and in doing so raise funds which will directly support our school. A bright new bicycle will be raffled for all the students who raise €10 sponsorship.  It promises to be a wonderful event so get up on your bike ...

Computer Fetac Level 5 Course

Would you like to join our very successful Fetac Level 5 Business Secretarial Computer/ECDL course?  Tuition times and days are flexible and we cater for all levels.  Please contact the school for details.

Supergeneration.ie Study Skills Workshop

Supergeneration.ie will present ‘Study Skills Workshop’ in the coming weeks for all interested students. Students have been notified and will receive further details when a date is finalised.

Homework Club and Evening Study

Evening Study takes place Monday to Friday from 4-6pm and is recommended for all examination students especially.  Junior students are welcome to join Homework Club, Monday to Thursday from 4-5pm where a teacher is on hand to assist with homework. Details are available from the office. Students on the Ballymoe/Williamstown bus route are welcome to study, unsupervised in the GP area.

Ploughing Championships

The school is not running a bus to the Ploughing Championships. As always we ask parents to let us know if for any reason their child is going to be absent or has been absent from school.

HPV Vaccine for 1st Year girls

The HSE are offering the HPV vaccine to First Year girls and some students who missed the offer previously  on Monday 16th September. Forms have been distributed to the girls concerned.

School Jackets

Orders are being taken for the school jacket. It costs either €40 or €50 depending on size and is optional.

Beginning of Year Mass

You are all invited to our Beginning of Year Mass on Thursday 3rd October at 10am in St. Patricks Church.

School Musical

Good luck to the cast and crew of Amazingly Modern Annie who have begun rehearsing for this year’s show which is to be staged in The Town Hall on the week of 21st October 2013. 

Ranganna Gaeilge

Oral Irish Classes/Ranganna Gaeilge will commence after midterm break to run until oral exam time.

Book Rental

The book rental scheme is dependent on the dedication of Ms. Anne O’Neill, the D.E.S. grant and all participants paying the rental fee. All participating students from First Year to Leaving Cert pay an annual fee of €80 to include locker key and school journal. It would be appreciated if outstanding dues were settled with the office.

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. 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.

 

James Duignan

Principal

 

 

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

 

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