Newsletter – Thursday 19th May 2016

Educate Together AGM

The Educate Together AGM will take place on Saturday next, 21st of May in Donabate Portrane ETNS. President Michael D. Higgins will speak at the public session of the AGM in the afternoon.

Pupils Leaving

If pupils are leaving the school at any time between now and September, please inform the office.

Primary Language Curriculum

A new Primary Language Curriculum is being introduced from the 2016-17 school year. In preparation for this, the Department of Education and Skills has organised an inservice day for teachers.
Accordingly, the school will be closed for the children on Friday, 3rd of June. Teachers will be in the school on that day.

Standardised tests

Our annual standardised assessments in literacy and numeracy for pupils in all classes from Senior Infants to 6th Class will be conducted this week.


Traffic management at the gates in the mornings and afternoons is working out well and we have received many positive reports about it. Sincere thanks to all for your continued support in relation to this.
Please be mindful when dropping children off at the roundabout. Remind children about the correct use of the zebra crossing.

Art and Craft Week

The Student Council have developed plans for a very exciting programme for Art and Craft Week, which commences on Monday, 13th of June. All classes will be involved in creating some very interesting art!

Active Schools Week

We will have our Active Schools week from the 20th to the 24th of June. Sports Day will take place during this week also, weather permitting.

Pupil Absences

If pupils are absent for any reason, please contact the school. It is particularly important to do so if children are going to be absent for an extended period, such as early summer holidays or returning back to school late after the summer. This communication should be in writing, preferably.

Resource Money

If anyone wishes to commence payment of resource money for the next school year, 2016-17, please contact the office to make arrangements.

Contact Details

It is very important to inform the school of any changes in contact details, including address, email address or phone numbers. Please ensure that we have up to date contact information so that we may contact you as required.

Catholic Religion Classes

The Catholic Committee would like to congratulate all pupils who are making their First Communion on Saturday, 28th May.