School Closed for Midterm

Scoil Thomáis will be closed from on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February for Mid-Term Break. 

We hope everyone enjoys their midterm break and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday 19th of February 2018 at 9am!

Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated on Tuesday, 6th February.

The Theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is

“Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”

You can view lots of resources for parents by visiting www.saferinternetday.ie/parents/

Sue Cullen & Aileen Murphy from Barnardos Education will give a workshop to our 6th classes with on Tuesday 6th February.

Stay Safe Programme 2018

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As part of the SPHE Curriculum pupils in Senior Infants, First, Third and Fifth Classes will be taught lessons from Stay Safe which is a personal safety education programme. The series of lessons will be taught each school week from mid-February until the end of March (Easter Break).

The aim of the Stay Safe programme is to teach children personal safety skills so they can look after themselves in situations which could be upsetting or dangerous. It deals initially with common situations which most children will experience at some stage or other, e.g. getting lost or being bullied. The programme also teaches children the safety skills necessary to protect themselves from physical or sexual abuse and emphasises the importance of telling a trusted adult about any problems they have.

The Stay Safe programme is part of the Social, Personal and Health Education curriculum which all primary schools are required to implement. Co-operation between parents and teachers is essential to the success of this programme. It is important that parents/guardians are aware of the content of the Stay Safe lessons and are able to discuss the lessons with their children. Your child may bring home worksheets which will inform you on the topics being covered in class and how you can reinforce the messages at home.

In order to learn more about the Stay Safe programme and how you can support your child you are invited to attend a Parent Information Meeting with speaker Marion Hefferon (from CAPP) on next Thursday 8th February 2018 at 1.30pm in the school. Please come to the front entrance of the school and you will be escorted to Room 10 where the meeting will take place. It will last approx 1 hour.

The meeting is open to all parents but is especially relevant to parents of Sen. Infants, 1st, 3rd & 5th.

NOTE: FOR PARENTS OF SENIOR INFANT PUPILS:

If you wish to attend the STAY SAFE meeting on Thursday 8th  Feb at 1.30pm ( and you cannot arrange for the collection of your Senior Infant child by another adult)  - our Senior Infant teachers have kindly agreed to supervise the children until the Stay Safe Meeting is over at 2.30pm.

You can familiarise yourself with the content of the Stay Safe lessons by logging onto

www.staysafe.ie/teachers/resources.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

Catholic Schools Week

In August 2018, World Meeting of Families will be celebrated in Dublin, and throughout Ireland.

Catholic Schools Week, which starts on Monday 29th January, is a preparation for this.

The theme this year is the celebration of love in the family and we are celebrating that here in Scoil Thomáis. 

The daily themes are

Monday: Our Family at Home

Tuesday: Our School Family

Wednesday: Grandparents: A Special Part of Our Family

Thursday: Our Parish Family

Friday: Our World Family

 

This icon of the holy family was specially commissioned for the World Meeting of Families and each class has been given a copy. You can read more about the Holy Family Icon below.

Read more: Catholic Schools Week

Enrolment for Junior Infants 2018

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Enrolment for Junior Infants September 2018 will take place on Monday 22nd JanuaryTuesday 23rd January, and Wednesday 24th January 2018 between 9.15am and 10.30am in the school. 

Children who are due to start school in September 2017 must be aged 4 by the 30th of April 2018 as per current enrolment policy which can be found here.

On the day, please bring original:

- Child's Birth Certificate

- Child's Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)

- Child's PPS Number

- A recent utility bill and one other listed document as proof of residence (mobile phone/waste bills are not accepted)

Parents must come in person to enrol their child. Applications for Junior Infant enrolment will be dealt with strictly in accordance with Scoil Thomáis enrolment policy for 2018.

 

primary language curriculum

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


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