Agreed Report May 2021

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Agreed Report on Board of Management Meeting 

Information discussed at Board of Management Meetings is of a confidential nature. At the end of each Board meeting, the Board will decide which matters may be reported.

Date of Board of Management Meeting: Wednesday 12th May 2021 via  Zoom

Information for reporting to parents, staff and the school community following meeting of the Board 

The Principal welcomed the Board to its first full meeting. The Board expressed its sympathies to the Principal following the recent death of her grandmother. 
The Chair spoke briefly on the recent AGM of Educate Together and referred to the discussions that took place around school admission policies and the inclusion of children with Learning Differences within the school community. The inclusion of Children’s Voices in further policy documents in KRCETNS will continue to be a key part of our ethos.
The Relationships and Behaviour Code of Practice was approved. 
The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Dr. Delma Byrne and approved by the Board. The Board expressed its thanks to Delma for her work on this.
Board members expressed their interest in contributing to a wide range of areas that will benefit the further development of the school into the future and the Chair expressed her thanks to all concerned.
The Principal’s Report was read in advance by the Board and was comprehensive and informative. 
Recent Correspondence from the Department of Education and the Educate Together was shared in advance of the meeting by the Chair.
Building updates will be discussed at greater length at the next Board meeting.
Health and Safety is reviewed on an ongoing basis and the recent inspection by the Department found that the school was fully Covid compliant.
The Parental Complaints Procedure and the Critical Incident Policy will be reviewed and ratified at next Board meeting.
An update was provided on the ongoing progress of the PGA and parental involvement was welcomed and supported by the Board.
The next meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, 26th of May at 7.15pm

Carmel Mulcahy:  Chairperson to the Board

13th May 2021

Mid-Term Break!

Wishing all of our children, families and friends a safe, restful and relaxing Mid-Term Break!

We made it to mid-term and we have had some great fun, virtually!

We are so proud of our amazing children and very thankful to all of our school community for your continuing support.

Enjoy the rest and stay safe.

Aistear: The Post Office

We are At The Post Office this week in Aistear and we have been having so much fun. We have been learning about how the Post Office operates and how important the work of the postman is. We have been writing letters, putting them in envelopes with a stamp on them and posting them in our very own KRC ETNS post box. This afternoon we had the BIGGEST Surprise. Our postman came to visit us with two very special packages from Barbara, our school secretary. We were so happy and we are so excited to have more fun at the post office next week. 

Welcome Siobhán!

Our First Permanent Mainstream Class Teacher, Siobhán.

We are delighted to announce the recruitment of our First Permanent Mainstream Class Teacher in our wonderful developing school. Siobhán joins KRC ETNS from Maryborough National School where she was the Deputy Principal and most recently the Junior and Senior Infant teacher. Siobhán holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management from Maynooth University. She has a passion for education and life-long learning and particularly enjoys teaching infants. We are so lucky to have someone of Siobhán’s experience, professionalism and skills on board and we are excited for the rest of the school year ahead. Congratulations Siobhán!!! Welcome to the KRC ETNS team!

Aistear: The Supermarket

This week our Aistear theme was ‘the Supermarket’. We set up a supermarket in the classroom, complete with a cash register and shopping trolley, and took turns playing customers and cashiers. Using magazines and brochures, we also cut out pictures of food to make ‘special offer’ signs and wrote shopping lists. We made food you would find in a supermarket from Play-Doh and even had a go at building our very own miniature supermarkets using Lego.