Dear Parent / Guardian, 

 I hope you and your families are keeping well and enjoying your summer break.  As you are aware, our school has now been closed since 12th March due to the COVID-19 situation.  We are now planning to re-open our school safely on Thursday 27th of August in line with current guidance and recommendations.  

 Re-opening the school safely will require the co-operation of all members of our School Community – BoM, School Leadership, Staff, Parents and Pupils.  We will all be called on to play our part in ensuring that the re-opening of the school is done in a safe manner which prevents the spread of the virus and allows the vital work of Teaching and Learning to proceed with as little disruption as possible. 

 We have been working on our plan for the safe reopening of the school for some weeks now and have published the DES COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Primary and Special Schools and our COVID-19 Policy Statement on our school website.  The Response Plan gives details of:  

  •  Physical preparation, signage, hand sanitiser stations 
  • Advice, procedures and training for the safe return to working in the school for all school staff and pupils 
  • General and specific advice on how all pupils, staff, parents and visitors will prevent the spread of the virus 

Please read our ‘Return to school plan’ that has provisional details and information required by you to play your part in safely re-opening the school.  

 We are really looking forward to welcoming our children back to school and will be doing all that we can to ensure that the return to school is a safe and enjoyable experience for the children.  We will continue to be in touch with you before school re-opens with any further information that is necessary. 

 Le meas, 

 Keith Farrell  (Principal)                

Tom Clarke (Chairperson Board of Management) 

The following websites provide further information on COVID-19 and on government advice and recommendations regarding the re-opening of schools: –