Spring Term Newsletter 2020
Well done to all the children who performed brilliantly in the Christmas Concert.
Thank you to parents who organised refreshments and raffle. Monies raised will be spent on updating IT equipment and contributing to the cost of buses for school trips. Our annual Flag Day date is Saturday 18th April. Spring Fair date is yet to be finalised.
Friendship Week will take place from 10th to 14th February. During this week we will focus on friendship and resilience. All children will participate in anti-bullying lessons from the SPHE programme.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Please keep 1pm Thurs 12th March free as we will have an afternoon of Irish dancing and music with Bernadine and Des. All classes will perform dancing, drama poetry or music as Gaeilge.
School Website and Facebook Page
Do check out the school website and Facebook as it is regularly updated and school activities are displayed there. www.holytrinityns.com
We will resume Forest School again in February. More details from your class teacher.
School Language Curriculum Planning Day
Please note that school will be closed at 12.30 on 27th March to facilitate teacher in-service. There will be another half day closure in the Summer Term. Date is not yet confirmed.
We continue to work closely with the Dept of Education to keep our project moving. The Dept confirms that the new school will be a new build rather than a refurbishment of the old school building. They are currently working on a design team and preparing documentation.
We are updating our Homework Policy. Thank you to parents and children who completed the survey. We are looking at research and best practice to improve the policy and will make a draft copy available very soon. As part of our School Improvement Plan we continue to work on our Digital Strategy and spelling. The Board has completed Child Protection annual checklist and has shared policy with all personnel. There are a number of Admin and curricular policies due to be updated this year and these will be shared with you.
This year we facilitate RC First Communion preparation. The classes take place after school. More info to follow...
After School French
Maelle O’Toole teaches French after school on Wednesdays. These are informal and fun lessons with a native speaker. Thank you to Maelle for doing this and also to Peter Kinghan for organising.
Beth Sunshine Farrell has agreed to return to Holy Trinity to work on school vegetable garden for the rest of the year. She is keen to recruit some parent helpers. This is a rewarding task that the children enjoy. If you would like to get involved please get in touch, no previous experience necessary.
Board Of Management
A new board of management is convened.
Chairperson Lesley Emerson
Bishop’s Nominee Vacant until a new rector is appointed
Secretary Orla Brickenden
Community Representative Cuala McGann
Community Representative Vacant
Teacher Rachel Bourke
Parent Siún Brickenden Stevens
Parent Peter Kinghan
Working to our Green Flag for Global Citizenship Energy; we want to encourage all children and their families to play an active role in climate change. With this in mind we would like to remind you to travel to school in a “green way” (walk / cycle / scoot / Park ‘n Stride). Use reusable bottles & waste free lunches (no wrappers)
We always endeavour to get outside at break times. Please ensure your child has a waterproof coat, otherwise your child will get wet! Some runners are not waterproof. You may like to keep a spare pair of shoes or boots at school.