There was a great surprise for all of our Third Class pupils today with the arrival of an ice-cream truck to the school grounds. This was a special treat for our lovely pupils who have shown fantastic resilience and strength with the disappointment of cancelled First Holy Communion ceremonies which were due to take place on Saturday 26th September.
We hope that their First Penance and Communion Masses will be celebrated as soon as the Churches are allowed to resume religious ceremonies.
We appreciate the support of all parents in coping with the revised arrangements for the sacraments and we commend the children on their understanding and positive attitude during these emergency times. They definitely deserved their special treat!
The children also planted some beautiful flowers to commemorate what should have been a special weekend.
We have made maps to help parents and pupils find their way for our entry and exit plans for the week beginning Monday, September 21st.
Please note that the start times have been adjusted slightly. You can see them in the image below.
Morning and Home time Arrangements for Senior Infants - 6th Class: Week 2 beginning Monday 21st September
We are so thrilled to have all of our pupils from Junior Infants to 6th Class in school today. The Teachers and Special Needs Assistants are delighted at how well the children settled into their new classroom and the new school routines including being in their class bubbles and pods.
Well done in particular to our Junior Infant pupils who had their first day of school today.
We have received a letter from Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn that you may find useful. Please read this letter here.
We understand that Parents and Guardians naturally have a lot of questions in relation to the safe return to school on the 1st of September. We have tried to answer some of these questions in the FAQ document below.
Please click on the image to access the FAQ.
This document will be updated and refreshed in line with the latest advice as we get it.
We have also prepared a checklist which Parents and Guardians may find helpful.
The staff of Scoil Thomáis are very much looking forward to welcoming your children back to school on the 1st of September. We understand that the return to school may cause anxiety for some and delight for others.
Our priority is to ensure the smooth and safe return to school for everyone and we are confident that the children will settle back quickly into the routine of the school day when they see all their friends, teachers and SNAs.
The planning and organisation that has been done over the past few weeks by school staff and management aims to offer a balanced approach that protects the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff and also allows for the resumption of teaching and learning activities.
We are delighted to share these plans with you now.
Please click the image above to view class and teacher assignment for the new school year.
Click on the letter above to read an important update from Ms McGarry and Ms Ryan dated 26th of August 2020.
We also have some very important Health and Safety Information for Parents and Pupils which you can read by clicking the image above.
The HSE has issued guidance for parents which you will find useful. Click on the image above to read.
The Department of Education has also issued some very helpful guidance for parents too which you will find below.
We are delighted to let you know that preparations to reopen Scoil Thomáis safely are well underway. These preparations are in line with current guidance and recommendations. We can’t wait to welcome our staff and pupils back to school on the 1st of September and we look forward to welcoming our new Junior Infants on the 2nd of September!
We fully appreciate that you will have lots of questions and concerns ahead of your child’s return to school. We hope to address these in the days ahead. We will be explaining the logistics, new procedures and safety measures that will be in place in Scoil Thomáis so please keep an eye on our website as well as your email for updates.
In the meantime, please read the important documents below by clicking on the images.
Thank you for your continued co-operation and support.
The staff of Scoil Thomáis have gotten together to send a little message to our pupils.
Keep an eye on our website and social media towards the middle of August when we will begin to update our content again.
Thank you to each and every school family for your support this year.
Take care and have a lovely summer!