School Re-opening Details
Due to Covid restrictions the following are our planned re-opening arrangements:
Group 1: 1st Class, 3rd Class, 5th Class
Begin: Thursday 27th August at 8.40am – 2.20pm
Group 1 children do not come to school on Friday 28th August
Group 2: Senior Infants, 2nd Class, 4th Class, 6th Class
Begin: Friday 28th August at 8.50am – 2.30pm
Group 1 & Group 2 all to come to school on Monday 31st August.
The school day for Group 1 will be 8.40am – 2.20pm for Term 1
The school day for Group 2 will be 8.50am – 2.30pm for Term 1
Early Start: Wednesday 2nd September
Morning Group: 9.00am – 10.45am
Afternoon Group 11.45am – 1.30pm
Times will be extended after Week 1
Junior Infants: Tuesday 1st September
9.30am Teachers will collect children from outside the school gate.
11.30am Teachers will bring children back to the school gate.
Times will be extended after week 1.
Currently we are busy preparing the school for re-opening. This includes a deep clean and sanitisation.
While we will have hand sanitiser available in every classroom, we encourage children to bring their own.
Due to Health & Safety we have to ask parents to respect the Covid restrictions and stay outside of the school gate.
Pupils Who Have Travelled
Any pupils who have bee outside of Ireland in recent times must follow the government guidelines in respect of quarantining and inform the Principal.
Thank you for your continued co-operation. We will provide further details in the coming weeks.
We encourage parents to check your child’s temperature each morning and follow the guidelines.
A few weeks ago, along with the food parcels, we gave out dominoes to families, as a way to keep a bit of light-hearted Mental Maths going.
We hope those who got them had some fun!
This week we gave out hula hoops to every family, as a help to a bit of ‘Oudoors PE‘ in the back garden. It is important to keep some physical exercise going, especially when the sun is shining!
Next Tuesday we will continue the exercise theme! We hope to give out a skipping rope to every family- no batteries or screens needed, just good old-fashioned fun!!
So come along on Tuesday!
A special message from all the staff of Ladyswell to all of our fantastic students. You are greatly missed by us all.
Many thanks to everyone who has joined us so far on Seesaw!
In response to our school’s recent online survey, we would like to provide our pupils with the opportunity to receive teacher feedback on some of the work that they will be
doing at home.
We will continue to use the website to assign work and will introduce an additional website/app called Seesaw. On Seesaw, students can view class announcements, access activities posted by their teacher, upload completed activities
and receive feedback from their teacher.
From next Monday, 18th May, we will begin using Seesaw. The activities assigned on Seesaw will come from the weekly work that is posted on the school website and are not additional activities. Therefore, your child’s workload will not increase.
Three activities, chosen by your child’s teacher, will appear on Seesaw between Monday and Wednesday each week. We would ask that responses be submitted on the site by Thursday so that feedback can be given by Friday.
For now, we would just like families to click the link https://app.seesaw.me/ or download the Seesaw app and enter the code which has been emailed to you by your child’s teacher.
The code is is unique to your child. This code is like a password and should be kept safe and never shared. To ensure privacy, any work that your child submits can only be seen by their
Seesaw is intended to aid your child’s learning and its use is optional but we would hope that everyone will give it a go.
We will be in touch soon with more detailed directions regarding how to use the app.
A heartfelt huge thank you to the manager and staff of Mr Price, Blanchardstown Centre who helped out loading up Ms Sloan’s car over several trips, with the contents of our learning packs. Laura and her staff went out of their way and were extremely helpful and friendly. It would not have been possible without their help!
We hope all of our students received their packs and are enjoying working away with the contents. You will find lots of helpful ideas and tips in our Maths and Healthy Happy posts below!
* POETRY COMPETITION WINNERS! *
A huge congratulations and well done to all of the creative, talented children who entered our competition. It was fantastic to get such a great response from you all and we were amazed by all of your wonderful poems and artwork. Keep up the superb writing over the next couple of weeks!
Our overall winner will receive an Easter hamper ( in time for the weekend!!) and winners of the individual year group categories will receive their prizes after the holidays.
Well done again to everyone who entered, we had a tough time picking the winners and will share their poems with you soon.
6th Class Ms Murray
Year Group Winners:
Junior / Senior Infants:
Zach Fagan Clarke
Junior Infants Ms Dolan
1st / 2nd Class:
Charlie Murray Keegan
1st Class Ms Corkery
3rd / 4th Class:
4th Class Ms Barragry
5th / 6th Class:
Max Palmer 5th Class
Julia Burciu 6th Class
Covid-19 Update 24th March 2020
As advised today by the Department of Education all schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020.
The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.
All young people and children are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact to keep themselves and others healthy and to limit the spread of infection. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space of two metres between each other. Parents and guardians are urged to support young people and children to follow those simple guidelines.
If you have not already done so please send your current email address whenever you get a chance to: email@example.com
The Department of Health and the HSE have produced Covid-19 resources in a range of languages other than Irish and English which you can access below:
NEPS (National Educational Psychological Services) have also produced some resources. Links to these can be found below in our ‘Happy & Healthy’ section.
We hope you are all keeping safe and well during this difficult time.
Ladyswell National School
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