Dear Parents / Guardians,
As you know, it has been very challenging to organise the school calendar to include all of the gatherings and celebrations we would have done in previous years. Whilst we have been doing all we can to keep school as normal as possible for the children it has been very hard on parents not being able to come into the school as regularly, be it for meetings, assemblies etc.
Another difficult circumstance to deal with is going to be our annual Winter Assembly and although due to Covid-19 restrictions we will be prevented from hosting our traditional assembly in the school hall, each class will be recording class performances and activities. These will then be sent to parents via email in December and further information will follow closer to the time. It will be impossible to replicate the atmosphere and energy a hall packed with parents gives us but we will try our best and it will present us with an opportunity to look at new ways of approaching the Winter Assembly and creating some meaningful memories for the children.
In relation to Parent Teacher meetings, we usually invite parents into the school to have these meetings in the second half of November. At the moment, we are awaiting guidance from the Department of Education about how these meetings can be hosted and until we receive this they will be postponed until the middle / end of January. Having Parent Teacher meetings is crucial as it gives both parents and teachers an opportunity to discuss a child’s progress and communicate any additional information that can help support it, as well as addressing any other queries or issues. Therefore, we are committed to making sure these meetings happen as soon as it is possible to do so. Once we receive Department advice we will establish a plan for these meetings however, in the meantime we are exploring different options for facilitating the meetings depending on the guidance and Covid-19 restriction levels at that time the meetings will be scheduled to happen.
We will update you on both of the above closer to when they will happen along with a couple of other fun and exciting things we have planned in December!