A “Talk On Alcohol” for the confirmation candidates will take place in Allen Church @ 7:30pm. Candidates are asked to read through Pledge material and decide what type of pledge they want to take.
Discover Primary Science and Maths:
We are having our Discover Primary Science and Maths. Parents are invited to visit their child’s classroom to see demonstrations.
Junior & Senior Infants: 12:45pm – 1:30pm.
1st – 6th Class: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
We are holding an election for – Chairperson of the Parent Association – in the school @ 7:30pm. All parents are welcome to vote.
All staff will be attending a Child Protection Programme (part 2). Junior and Senior Infants with older siblings will finish @ 12pm and the rest of the school @ 12:15pm.
This year Robertstown N.S. have been working toward achieving their first ever ‘Discover Primary Science and Maths’ award. As part of this project each class have conducted a number of fun and interesting Science experiments. The school will be hosting a ‘Science Showcase’ during which parents are invited to visit their child’s classroom for a demonstration of these experiments.
The ‘Science Showcase’ will be held on Thursday 22nd February.
Junior & Senior Infants:12:45 – 1:30pm.
1st – 6th Class: 1:30 – 2:30pm
This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to share their learning with parents and we hope to see you there!
The school will be closed this Thursday 15/2/18 and Friday 16/2/18. The school will reopen on Monday 19/2/18.
The Board of Management will facilitate a meeting for the election of Chairperson of Parent Association at 7:30pm in the school.
Credit Union Quiz:
Congratulations to the eight pupils of our two school teams that recently took part in the Credit Union School Quiz. Our U13 team came 3rd and our U11 had a great game. We are very proud of this wonderful achievement.
Ms. Fennelly’s class will be working with a Fashion Designer every Wednesday morning after the Mid Term. They will be working with fabric and fibre.
School Uniform Survey:
Please complete our survey on School Uniforms that was emailed to you recently.
P.E. for February:
The theme for P.E. this month is playground games. Each class will create their own playground games. We will focus on skills, teamwork and on inclusion.
A reminder of a half day to facilitate staff training on Child Protection. The pupils in Junior and Senior Infants with older siblings will finish @ 12pm and the rest of the school @ 12:15pm.
We have had an increased offer of help from parents recently. Parents have offered support with a number of school activities including sports, school activities, talks, gardening, building works, sponsorship and helping out at school events. This is a wonderful development in school partnership and I am sure that there are many other parents/grandparents who have lots of skills/talents/resources that they would like to share with the school. Please arrange a meeting with Mrs. Sherlock if you would like to discuss the matter further.
This week is Catholic School Week. We will launch the week in school with a prayer service this morning. Third and Sixth classes are getting ready to welcome their grandparents to school. Fr. Willie will say mass at 11am for the school and invited grandparents.
Swimming will continue for 1st and 2nd Classes.
Reminder of Child Protection Course:
The children will be finishing for a half day on Wednesday, 7th February and Monday, 5th March. Junior and Senior Infants with older siblings will be finish @ 12pm and the rest of the school @ 12:15pm.
Active School Flag:
We are nearly ready to apply for our next Active School Flag. All classes will work on creating games in their classes for the month of February. We will be bringing more information to you about upcoming initiatives soon.
Health and Safety Notice:
School gates open @ 8:50am each morning. Please do not send your children onto the school grounds before this time. We do not provide supervision on the grounds before 8:50am. Children are not insured on the ground before 8:50am.
Catholic School Week:
Next week is Catholic School Week. On Wednesday last, Bishop Denis Nulty launched the event in the Cathedral Carlow. 5 representatives from every school in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin were invited to attend a special prayer service. Our 6th class made a special Prayer Petition Box which was blessed by the Bishop during the service and all schools were given an icon of the Holy Family in preparation for the World Meeting of Families taking place in Dublin next August. We hope to use our Prayer Petition Box over the coming weeks.
Grandparents Day 2018
Wednesday, 31st January is Grandparents Day. Pupils in 3rd and 6th classes are getting ready to welcome their grandparents to this special occasion. The celebration will start at 11am when Fr. Willie will say mass in the school hall.
New Child Protection Procedures
Since 11th December 2017, all registered teachers are now “Mandated Persons” who have new legal obligations with regard to reporting child protection concerns to TUSLA. All schools have in instructed to close for two half days to complete training in this area over the coming weeks.
Robertstown N.S. will close at 12pm for Junior and Senior Infants with older siblings and 12:15pm for the rest of the school on the following two days:
Wednesday, 7th February 2018 & Monday, 5th March 2018.
Enrolments for September 2018
Applications for enrolment for September 2018 are now being accepted. Please submit all application by 31st January 2018. You can download an application from from our website http://robertstownns.ie/?page_id=836 or collect a form from Mona at the office.
School Uniform Review
Over the coming weeks, the Board of Management will conduct a review of our School Uniform Policy. Please return ballot papers when you receive them.
All classes are working on the area of gymnastics in P.E. for the month of January.
We are delighted to announce that three classrooms (Aistear room, 1st class and 2nd class) were painted over the Christmas Holidays and new colourful noticeboards were installed. We are in the process of replacing some flooring at present in toilets and wet areas.
Credit Union Quiz
We have two teams competing in the Credit Union Table Quiz on this Saturday, 27th January 2018 in the Westgrove Hotel @ 3pm in the U13 and U11. We wish them the best of luck.
Just some information on the H.S.E. Influenza Symptoms:
Welcome Back to everybody. Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful break.
Junior Infants parents/guardians – please return your child’s Immunisation Form filled and signed, to the class teacher, if you have not already done so.
As you are probably aware the H.S.E. has issued a directive asking parents/guardians not to send any child who presents with flu symptoms to school. This is to prevent the spread of Influenza among the school and local community. Please adhere to this advice.
Any remaining enrolments for September 2018 should be submitted to the school before the end of January 2018. Siblings are not automatically enrolled in the school. Forms are available from Mona in the office or can be downloaded from our school website at http://robertstownns.ie/?attachment_id=6722
Dear staff, parents and students of Robertstown School,
The St. Vincent de Paul wishes to thank you most sincerely for the huge donation of food that was received last week. Your school made a big difference in our effort to help families this year and we are so grateful. The food that you donated only goes to families that are struggling in our parish. We were able to do up lots of really good food hampers for those in need last Saturday.
If there is anyone who would like to get in contact with us our number is 0852095220. Your call will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.
Mary (on behalf of SVP)
Thank you to those who donated prizes and/or bought Raffle tickets. Also thank you to all who helped out in any way to hold our Christmas Show.
1st) Linda Lenehan K Bowl
2nd) Linda Leeson Hair Voucher
3rd) Emily McCallig Indoor Mini Golf
4th) Jim Sexton Kildare Maze
5th) Jack Stewart Chinese Voucher
6th) T.J. Moore Lyons Celebrations Sweets
7th) Danielle O’Neill Newbridge Silverware
8th) Bernie Balfe Este Lauder
9th) Rhona Keatley Cosmetics
10th) Tina Reidy Wine
11th) Grace Roche Celebrations Sweets
12th) Chris Byrne Fox’s Biscuits
13th) Emily McCallig Biscuits
14th) Elise O’Connor Deltour Biscuits
15th) Molly Moran Praline Chocolates
16th) Ethan Downey Cosmetics
17th) Matthew Collins Biscuits
18th) Mary O’Mahony Christmas Log
19th) John Paul Price Christmas Log
20th) Shannon Farrell Christmas Log
21st) The Butler Family Christmas Log
22nd) Hannah Prior Christmas Log
The Christmas Show will take place in Allenwood G.A.A. hall @ 6:30pm
6:30pm – Junior Infants Nativity Play
6:50pm – Senior Infants Songs
7:05pm – First Class Songs
7:20pm – Second Class Songs
Interval – 7:35pm – 8pm.
8:00pm – 3rd Class songs
8:15pm – 4th Class Songs
8:30pm – 5th Class Songs
8:45pm – 6th Class Songs
Children performing in the first half of the show need to be at the hall at 6:15pm in costume. These children are free to go home at the interval and should be collected at the dressing room at the back by a parent. If you have a child performing in the second half, you may collect all children at the end of the show from the dressing rooms.
Children performing in the second half of the show should arrive at the hall in costume at 7:45pm. If you have a younger child performing in the first half all children should go to the dressing rooms at 6:15pm.
Raffle tickets will be sold tonight for nice prizes.
Plates of treats should be dropped into the bar area before show by parents/guardians of pupils in Junior Infants to Second Class.
Christmas Logs made by 6th class pupils will also be sold @ €8 per log.
Best of Luck to all our pupils performing tonight.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the school to meet all the boys and girls. Orders of family photographs need to be place in advance using the order form. Please enclose €3.
The school will close for a half day. Junior Infants and Senior Infants with older siblings will finish @ 12pm and the rest of the school @ 12:15pm.
The school will re-open on Monday, 8th January 2018.