Wednesday, November 10, 2010

School Update 10th November 2010



In line with our school's Green School's programme will be having a "Safer Cycling" day on Friday 12th November for the 3rd - 6th class children. It is open to children whether or not they can cycle as the instructors (who have been Garda vetted) will teach the children to cycle.  All bikes and equipment, including cycling helmets will be provided by the instructors.


The cost for this event (€20 per child) will be funded by An Taisce and by the school.  Helmets will be for sale on the day at a cost of €10 per helmet.  (The helmets have a value of €45 and comply with all relevant European Safety Standards).


We plan to have a school cycle led by Sean Kelly in the coming weeks.  All children participating in this will be required to wear a helmet.  So if your child does not already have a cycling helmet those participating in Friday's event will have an opportunity to buy one.



Christmas Nativity


Our Christmas Nativity this year will be "Hosanna Rock" and will be performed in the Church (details of date to follow later).  In preparation for this we would ask if each family could send in a blank CD, so that we can record the nativity songs for the children to practice at home.



School Website


As you can see we Rathgormack National School now has its own website .  The website  acts as a forum for the school to keep parents up-to-date with school activities.  It contains information such as the school calendar/days off, school policies and from time to time we hope to include photographs of school events. The names of the children will not appear alongside these photographs. In line with this, we recently sent home consent slips to each family requesting parents to indicate whether or not the school has permission to use photographs of their children on the website.  We would appreciate it if parents could complete this consent slip and return it to the school.