Firstly, I wish to extend my thanks to you all for your support in the Return to School process. It is of great comfort to us as a school, that we have a parental body, committed to supporting us, in supporting the continued on-site learning of their children. Thank you all for adhering to the safety protocols set out at the beginning of the year, it is through continued adherence to these that will we keep our school community and the wider community safe. Thank you all.
Secondly, a huge '' Thank You'' and ''Well Done,'' must be extended to the staff of St. Patrick's N.S. Clara, Ms O'Hanlon, Mrs. McGuigan, Mrs, Farrelly, Ms. Doherty, Pauline and Denise, in their efforts of the Return to School process. Through their efforts, a safe and welcoming learning environment is provided for your children.
Thirdly, and most importantly, to our pupils, '' Well Done.'' It is only normal that some of you may have been nervous and apprehensive about returning to school. However, the positive attitude in which you all have shown, is a credit to you all. You have all returned to school and worked so very hard. You have all embraced SeeSaw with your homework, we are so proud of you all, Maith sibh a pháistí! Tá sibh go hiontach ar fad!!!
Our Maths Week Ireland 2020 photos are available to view on the website. The usual password applies.
Ms Shannon Tracey departs the Senior Room on Friday 23rd October as her Teaching Practice comes to an end. Our thanks to her for her lovely lessons and activities over the last few weeks.
Going forward, please continue, if possible to upload homework before 9am the following morning. If not, please upload the homework from that week, no later than the Friday evening of that week. There will be no correspondence over SeeSaw after 4.15pm, all enquiries after that, will be replied to the following day. We appreciate your support in this regard.
A reminder that there is no access to the school grounds outside of school hours or during the school holidays.
A huge ''Thank You'' from us all here in St. Patrick's N.S. Clara to Donna Bedford, of Fran and D's, Main Street Aughnacloy, who kindly sponsored hot food for a lunch time treat for our children on 23rd of October 2020. Such a generous donation made the children's day. Thank you Donna!
Finally, I wish you all a safe, peaceful and happy Mid Term Break, at home with your families. Halloween 2020 will be very different to any other that we have known, but we will stay apart so that we can come together again, down the road. I look forward to seeing all of you on Monday 2nd of November and look forward to us all working together to make our children's learning, the best it can be.
''Ní neart go cur le chéile''
Is mise le meas,
The children have been supported in their return to school with our Well Being programme. Each class grouping, gets 30 mins each week and we have found it has really helped our pupils transition back to school life with ease. Here are some photos of our oldest and youngest pupils. Well done everyone, remember, it is good to talk!
Maths Week 2020 was a huge success here in St. Patrick's N.S. Clara. The children took part in lots of hands on maths challenges, Stem activities and Maths Trails. We had a great week working together and problem solving. Thank you to all of the teachers who made Maths Week Ireland 2020 so engaging for our pupils! Maith thú gach duine!!! Tá sár obair déanta agaibhse! Féach ar na griangraif! Have a look at the pictures! Enjoy!
Dear pupils, parents, staff and our whole school community,
I wish to extend a very warm welcome back to school to our existing pupils and extend a particularly warm welcome to our new Junior Infants, Alana, Brendan, Emily and Tiarnan. We hope that your days spent in St.Patrick's N.S. Clara will be full of learning, play and happiness. Tá fáilte romhaibh uilig go Scoil Naomh Pádraig, a pháistí.
At this point, I want to extend a further ''Welcome Back,'' to Mrs. McGuigan, who returns to us from maternity leave, and extend a huge ''Thank You,'' to Mrs Ciara Herron who covered for Mrs McGuigan when she was off.
Also, on behalf of the whole school community, I wish to extend our heartfelt good wishes and congratulations to Mrs. H. Farrelly, on the occasion of her recent marriage. We wish you both a lifetime of health and happiness together.
The children have settled back into school life so well and have really adjusted to the ''new normal.'' Maith sibh a pháistí. As we continue to be guided by public health guidelines, I urge you to continue to emphasise the importance of handwashing, cough and sneeze etiquette and social distancing. Please follow the instructions for evening pick up at all times. May I take this opportunity to thank you for all your support during these trying times.
PE will take place each Wednesday until Halloween, in the new yard, weather permitting. Please send a long sleeved, waterproof coat, to school each morning with your child.
Maths Week 2020 takes place from the 10th-18th of October and the school will place an emphasis on Numeracy based activities for that week. Please encourage your children to tell you about all of the different activities that will have taken part in.
We extend a huge congratulations to the Confirmation Class 2020 and the First Eucharist Class of 2020 who both received sacraments in the month of September. Our heartfelt thanks to PP Fr. Flanagan for making both days so special for our children during these very difficult times. Congratulations to you all!
Finally, Ms Shannon Tracey, joins the Senior Room on Teaching Practice for three weeks from 5th October to 23rd October. The children have already showcased their wonderful manners and have made her feel very welcome in our school.
Ms O'Hanlon continues to implement our new Back to School Well Being Initiative with all classes, once a week as part of the SPHE curriculum. First and Second Class will continue with the Fun Friends Programme until Halloween. They are working so well with Ms. O' Hanlon and are really enjoying the activities.
As we move to Level 3 restrictions, we all have a part to play in keeping our families, friends and community safe. Please adhere to all public health guidelines, stay safe.
Ní neart go cur le chéile
Is mise le meas,
Mrs. E. Quinn