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Dear Parents, 

We have been listening to the older children and their feelings of being burdened and stressed by fitting in homework with their after school activities and everyday lives. One boy said that having been learning for five and a half hours, he goes to his rugby practice and then remembers he has yet more learning to do. A number of schools are piloting a reduced/no homework policy and we feel that it is now appropriate to trial the same. 

Starting from Monday 22nd October, children from 2nd-6th will only complete four tasks each night from Monday to Thursday. 

  • One Work it Out exercise
  • One Spellbound exercise
  • One Realta Litriu exercise or some Irish Reading
  • Maths Tables

No other formal homework will be assigned. 

Junior Infant – First Class homework will remain as is for the moment. 

Project Work no longer be done at home as a number of children do not have access to WiFi, Printers or Computers. 

This is a trial that will run until the Christmas Holidays. 

Cathy Atkin

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The Fifth Class Edinburgh Trip to Edinburgh is now booked. The children will travel on Tuesday 4th December. Further Information is available here. 

The total cost for the trip is €75 per person. In the interest of security, we would like everyone to pay using our Aladdin ePayments system. You should have received an ePayment link via email. Please click here if you have lost or misplaced the ePayment link.

Adults booked to travel are: AIDAN OSHEA, LAURA SEALE, KARL STANLEY, NATALIA COREA PIEDRA, MICHELLE KIDD HARPER, KATE BIELINSKI, FIONA MARY PARKIN, MAEDHBH QUINN, ALANNA FEENEY, ANITA MARIA CONLAN, ZSUZSANNA ZSOMBOK, KIERAN CROWLEY, VICTORIA MARIA LANDY, DAVID LAYDEN, DONNA MURRAY, ANNE MARIE GILSENAN

In order to check everyone in, we ask that you send in a copy of the photograph page of you and your child’s passport. 

We also remind you that all accompanying adults must be Garda Vetted. The form for Garda Vetting is available here. Please complete and return this at your earliest convenience. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Laura Seale 

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On Friday the 19th of October we will be hosting a Cheerios Childline Breakfast morning in Greenlanes.  Children will come to school as normal however, they will start the day by having a breakfast banquet in their classrooms. 6th class will supply Cheerios, milk, spoons, bowls and a baked treat at a cost of €2 per students.

 

All funds raised will be donated to Childline.

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