About Us

Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your web site experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

We can split cookies into 4 main categories:

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
Category 2: performance cookies
Category 3: functionality cookies
Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

Category 1 - Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.

* Please be aware our site uses this type of cookie

Category 2 - Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

* By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 3 - Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name and password) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

* By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 4 - Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.

We do have links to other web sites and once you access another site through a link that we have provided it is the responsibility of that site to provide information as to how they use cookies on the respective site.

You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

Stay Safe

stay_safe

Stay Safe
 
 
Thank you to all of the parents who attended a recent Stay Safe Information meeting on Thursday the 7th of February. Stay Safe lessons are currently being taught to Senior Infants, 1st class, 3rd class and 5th class pupils. The Stay Safe website is very informative and has lots of advice for parents and teachers. You can vist it by clicking http://www.staysafe.ie/index.htm. One of the most useful aspects of the website is the Parent's Handbook. It is available in lots of different languages. Click the language you wish to read it in below.
 
 
english - English
 
 
irish - Irish
 
 
chinese - Chinese
 
 
latvian - Latvian
 
 
lithuanian - Lithuanian
 
 
polish - Polish
 
 
spanish - Spanish

Hall Rental

The school hall is available to rent outside school hours for suitable activities, either community or commercially based. Conditions for hire of the hall are available here.

Hourly rates are as follows:

              • Commercial Rate: €30
              • Community Rate: €20

If you are interested in renting the hall please download and complete the application form  and post it to the following address: Hall Rental Inquiry, c/o Board of Management, Scoil Thomáis, Laurel Lodge, Dublin 15. Note however, that acceptance of the application form for consideration by the Board of Management does not imply any commitment by the Board to approve the proposed rental arrangement or make the hall available to you.

sized_p1000798

sized_p1000794

Board of Management

 

 

THE ROLE OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

The main function of the BOM is to manage the school on behalf of the Patron and for the benefit of the students and to provide an appropriate education for each student at the school. The board is accountable to the patron and the Minister for Education and Skills. The school principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school and is accountable to the board.

In carrying out its functions, the board must

  • Act in accordance with Ministerial policy
  • Uphold the ethos of the school and be accountable to the patron for this. The word "ethos" is not used in the Education Act 1998. It is described in the Act as the 'characteristic spirit of the school as determined by the cultural, educational, moral, religious, social, linguistic and spiritual values and traditions which inform and are characteristic of the objectives and conduct of the school'.
  • Act in accordance with the law and with any deed, charter, or similar instrument relating to the school.
  • Consult with and inform the patron of decisions and proposals
  • Publish the school's policy on admission to and participation in the school, including its policy on expulsion and suspension of students, admission and participation by students with disabilities or with other special educational needs
  • Ensure that the school's admissions policy respects the choices of parents and the principles of equality and that it complies with Ministerial directions, having regard to the school ethos and the constitutional rights of all concerned
  • Have regard for the principles and requirements of a democratic society and promote respect for the diversity of values, beliefs, traditions, languages and ways of life in our society
  • Have regard to the efficient use of resources (particularly the grants provided by the State), the public interest in the affairs of the school and accountability to students, parents and the community
  • Use the resources provided by the State to make reasonable provision and accommodation for students with disabilities or special needs, including, if necessary, the adaptation of buildings or provision of special equipment

BOM Members from December 2015 – November 2019

  • Pat Curtin (Patron Nominee & Chairperson)
  • Fr Brendan Quinlan (Patron Nominee)
  • Mary McGarry (Principal Teacher)
  • Mary O’Keeffe (Teacher Nominee)
  • Anne Marie Boles (Parent Nominee)
  • Kevin O’Brien (Parent Nominee)
  • Mick Lucey (Community Nominee)
  • Teuta Hassani (Community Nominee)

More Articles ...

 

primary language curriculum

Click here to read some helpful information leaflets explaining the new Primary Language Curriculum.


aistearlogoDownload these tips to learn how you can support your child's play.

      

       

Website sponsored by Deep Blue Philanthropy Programme.                                                                                          Copyright © 2017 Scoil Thomais.  All Rights Reserved.