We're really looking forward to welcoming our pupils and staff from Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First and Second Class back to school on on Monday the 1st of March!
In order to have an orderly entry of classes each morning and a safe home-time collection, please follow the directions in the latest version of the school newsletter until further notice.
Pupils will come to school and go home via specific school gates as we did last term, please note the times for each class level laid out in the newsletter.
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021
Is í Seachtain na Gaeilge an fhéile Ghaeilge agus chultúrtha is mó a bhíonn in Éirinn gach bliain. Tá sé mar aidhm ag Seachtain na Gaeilge úsáid na Gaeilge a spreagadh sa bhaile agus i gcéin i rith féile coicíse gach Márta. Is é mana na féile ná "Grá don Ghaeilge - Love Irish!" chun a léiriú gur féidir le gach duine, cibé aois atá sé nó sí nó cibé tír ina bhfuil cónaí uirthi nó air, a bheith lárnach in athbheochan na Gaeilge!
Seiceáil an suíomh gréasáin thíos le haghaidh tuilleadh achmahinní.
Click on the image below to visit a website with lots of resources for Seachtain na Gaeilge
Click the image above to read the latest newsletter from Scoil Thomáis dated 26th of February, 2021.
Return to School for Junior Infants - 2nd Class
As we prepare for the partial reopening of Scoil Thomáis on the 1st of March, we would like to share a resource with you that may help your child adjust to the reopening of schools. Our pupils have been out of school since the 22nd of December and our youngest pupils may be a little anxious about the return to school.
Click on the image below to read a short social story with your child to help them prepare for the return to school. You may like to print out the last two pages and allow your child to colour them.
The following video may be useful to our younger pupils.
There is a video below for parents too.
We would also like to share some posters with our school community that the Department of Education has developed in conjunction with HSE Public Health. Click on the images to view the posters in larger format.
'Ireland Reads' Campaign.
Ireland Reads is a new initiative to get the whole country reading in the lead up to a new national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th.
‘Libraries Ireland’ has teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Keep Well initiative and aims to celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment!
We are delighted to see two of our own pupils promoting the campaign and asking everyone to ‘squeeze in a read’ in today’s Irish Times, Independent, Star and Examiner newspapers! Well done to them!
We hope our pupils and their families enjoy ‘squeezing in a read’ today! You can find out more about this initiative and pledge your reading hours by logging on to Ireland Reads.
Photograph: Finbarr O'Rourke
Creative Pancakes in Room 17!
Ms.Moran's 4th Class made an incredible effort for Room 17's creative pancake competition last week- what a talented bunch! Well done,everyone!
Latest Newsletter 17th of February
Click the image above to read the latest newsletter from Scoil Thomáis dated 17th of February, 2021.
A message for parents of children due to receive sacraments in 2021
Please find below the link to a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year. It expresses to them and to parish communities the broad approach which is being taken: there is no pressure to celebrate the sacraments by any given deadline; we should use this time of uncertainty to support families to nurture their children as they journey towards the sacraments whenever they can be safely celebrated; and we are creating supports and resources for parishes to draw on in their accompaniment of families.
Please Note - Parents seeking Junior Infant Enrolment September 2021
The closing date for admission to Junior Infants September 2021 was Friday, the 5th February 2021.
Spring has Sprung!
Spring has sprung in Scoil Thomáis and while we’re not in school for Lá Fhéile Bríde, the traditional first day of Spring in Ireland, Mick, one of our caretakers, has kindly shared some photographs of the plants growing and flourishing around the grounds of the school. He's also shared some photographs of the recent flurries of snow in Laurel Lodge too.
Our ancillary staff have been working hard behind the scenes during this current school closure so we’d like to say a special thank you to Mick and Tony, our caring caretakers and Geraldine and Collette, our super secretaries!
Please enjoy Mick's photos below
School Closure January 2021
The Department of Education confirmed that schools will not reopen as planned in January 2021 and all schools should move to Remote Learning from Monday 11th January. Therefore Scoil Thomáis will be activating our Remote Learning Plan with effect from this date.
Please read the information letter sent to parents below.
Plan for Remote Teaching & Learning
HPSC Information for Parents and Guardians
Parents and Guardians may find the below documents from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre useful.