We are now accepting applications for enrollment in Junior Infants for the academic year 2021-2022. Please contact the school email address at email@example.com if you require an application form. The Admissions Policy is available on this website.
Closing date for applications in 12th February 2021.
St. Columba’s NS is now accepting places for junior infants for the school year 2021-2022. An Intention to Enrol form is available. As per our Admissions notice, the Intention to Enrol form must be returned to the school either by email or post by 22 Jan 2021. An application form shall then be sent out for completion.
Today, the children wore Christmas jumpers to school. The children showed off their outfits to the rest of the school outside and there was a prize for the best outfit in each classroom. Over €140 was raised for The Simon Community! Well done to all the children that participated and donated!
The children wore jerseys/ casual clothing to school and made a donation of €2 to the charity GOAL. The children raised €135 for the charity! In school, we discussed the importance of giving to others and how something small can make a huge difference to other people.
We also learned that €100 can buy 300 antibiotics for malnourished children in other countries! It was our GOAL to be able to provide this lifesaving medicine to 300 children, which we achieved!!
We have posted a draft Covid-19 response plan and policy statement which outlines the safe reopening of the school. These and other future Covid-19 related information will be posted on our Covid-19 page.
We are delighted to inform you that our application for the renewal of your Green Flag has been successful. The team at Green-Schools were very impressed with our application, congratulations! So thanks to all the hard-working members of your Green-Schools committees: Charlotte, Micklas, Amelia, Kate, Matthew, Maja, Aoibhe, Síne, Charlie and Tomek and everyone in the school.
You all deserve a huge amount of credit for your efforts. The work that you are doing is really having a positive impact, and when the work of all schools is combined it’s truly amazing!
Unfortunately, due the current situation, they are not able to hold our Green-Schools Awards Ceremonies this year which is such a shame as we absolutely love to celebrate with everyone around the country. As soon as the schools re-open we will ensure we receive our Green Flag and certificate and hope that you can celebrate with a flag raising in the school when possible
Unfortunately it was announced last week, that we will be unable to return to school for the rest of this academic year, due to COVID-19. This is quite upsetting, as we will be missing out on our School Tour, Sport’s Day and all of the other fun activities associated with the final term in school. We are grateful for all of the fun and trips that we had this year, prior to the school closing. Next year, we will just have to make these events bigger and better in order to make up for them being missed this year!!
Even though we are not in our physical school building, we are still a school community, working hard through this uncertain time. Teaching and learning, which is at the heart of each and every school, is still happening and we couldn’t be prouder of how hard our pupils and their families are working from home.
The children are using a mixture of Google Classroom and SeeSaw to communicate with their teachers. They are also using EPIC and Splashlearn to read and play Maths games online. Each classroom are video chatting on a weekly basis with Google Meet, so that the children and teacher can see each other and catch up. It is a great resource which enables the children and teacher feel like a community again.
We look forward to finishing out this academic year in an unusual manor and returning to our school building for the next year- 2020- 2021.
We created a competition for the children in our school. They had to respond to the theme ‘Let’s Smile Together’ in any way they choose. Some children chose to make a video, others baked, some made pictures and others set up role play in their garden. Here are some of the entries. Well done to all of the students involved!