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Dear Parents, 

New Drumcondra Primary Standardised Tests were launched this year. As a result of this, you may see differences in results when compared to previous years. Please remember that all test scores are only estimates of a child’s true achievement level, based on a specific set of test questions administered on a particular day. This means that a child’s ‘true score’ on any test may be a little higher or a little lower than the reported score. The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment [NCCA] has developed online resources on interpreting STen scores (available here), which you may find helpful. For further information on the new tests, please click here. 

Cathy Atkin 

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Dear Parents, 

Booklist Costs for September 2019 are available here. In a change from recent years, books will be available for collection on Wednesday 26th June from 9:30am to 12:30pm. If you are not available to collect the books on the 26th June, we will give them to your child to take home on that day. Payment can be made anytime between now and the 26th June using the aladdin app or using your ePayment access link. Click here if you have misplaced or deleted the link.

In an effort to reduce plastic waste, the school will not cover any single use workbooks. We will continue to cover books on loan. The book covering fee has been reduced from €4.50 to €1.50 to reflect this change. We are also switching to environmentally friendly homework wallets and significantly reducing the amount of plastic copybook covers we will use. 

FINALLY REMEMBER: If your child is currently in Junior Infants you will be paying for the Senior Infant Booklist and so on. 

Cathy Atkin 

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Bag Packing

Big thanks especially to the hard working volunteers but also people who shopped and donated on Sunday! We raised €1,160 for the sport equipment. This will make a huge different updating the summer term sports equipment! THANK YOU!

T-shirts & Hoodies Collection!

For those who have placed orders, collection available at 1pm & 2pm pick up but also be available at Friday (tomorrow) drop off time for hoodies collection before the Easter break. Payment ideally by exact cash, bank transfer option available. If you are unavailable at pick up/drop off, please drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Data Protection Commission

Another parent has also kindly shared a consultation, different to last weeks which welcomes parents views on Children’s data protection rights! Another opportunity to have you say, closes tomorrow! http://www.dataprotection.ie/en/have-your-say-childrens-data-protection-rights

Dublin Community Clean Up

Takes place from 11am to 1pm on Saturday 27th April 2019 - Dublin’s biggest volunteer clean-up of streets, canals, rivers, mountains and coastline.  A number of local groups are conducting events, Clontarf Resident's Association, and Bull Island Action Group being two, see details at dublincommunitycleanupday.ie

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Wishing parents and Children a great fun filled Easter break!

Save the Date

  • 20th - 24th - Active School Week - Volunteers needed!
  • 13th June - Sponsored Walk -Volunteers needed!
  • 16th June - Hell & Back
  • 21st June - Greenlanes Sports Day
  • 2nd September - First Day of new school year 

PA Co-chairs - AnnMarie (Caitlyn’s mum) and Jane (Vicky, Oscar and George’s mum)

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