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Click here to view the Covid-19 Reponse Plan for Primary Schools https://assets.gov.ie/82063/f53cc783-ed0a-4e55-bac0-18133323e90d.pdf

Click here to view our GDRP Policy

Active HOME Week Challenge 27th April-3rd May 2020 

To complete the challenge children have to find four different ways of being active, every day, making sure that this adds up to 60 MINUTES, or more. Children are encouraged to try something NEW, have FUN with a family activity and to ENJOY the week! You can be as creative as you want and get the whole house involved. If it is sunny get outside and if it is raining there are lots of exercises you can do inside to stay active. Have a look at the ideas page below.

Below is a copy of the Active Week Challenge Chart. We want every child to make their own chart which they can fill in four times everyday. At the end of the week we want you to take a picture of the chart and email it to Múinteoir Lauren (muinteoirlaurenw@gmail.com) so she can include it in our Active School Flag application. Every child that sends their chart will receive a certificate. We can't wait to see all the wonderful charts.

Active Challenge Chart  http://www.boherlahanns.com/media/Active%20School/3.%20CHALLENGE%20Chart.pdf

Some Ideas  http://www.boherlahanns.com/media/Active%20School/2.%20IDEAS%20Word%20Cloud.pdf

https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/

Please visit M Lauren's PE section for graphic, novel ideas also, enjoy.


Dear Parents/guardians,  21/4/2020

In these unprecedented and difficult  times I sincerely hope you and your families continue to stay safe and come through this. We are well aware of the many challenges facing family life at present: 

Care of young children. 
Care of second and third level students, and stress due to uncertainty around exam timetables and arrangements.
Care and support of elderly relatives and neighbours.
Working from home and needing quiet time to do so.
Living with frontline family members.
Experiencing covid-19 illness or isolation in your home.
Sudden unemployment of family members  General anxiety and stress around the current unprecedented situation.

In the meantime all teachers will do their best to provide support and ongoing education to your children.  Any work coming from the school is a menu to choose from rather than a list from which they must start at the beginning and work through   There are no deadlines for the work,  pupils can work through it at their own pace. The main thing is to keep well ,safe and healthy. It is difficult for children to process what is going on and they worry about you, taeir parents and grandparents. Try to structure the day so that there is a balance of school work, activity, leisure and family time.

By now, I'm sure you all have the day planned, but below is a sample daily timetable which may be useful.

9-00am-10-00am: Out of bed, play and get dressed 10-00am-11-00am: Breakfast, tidy up and household jobs.
11-00am-1-00pm: School work.
1-00pm-2-00pm: Lunch and play time. 
2-00pm-3-00pm: Outdoor exercise time.
3-00pm-4-00pm: Creative time-reading, art, dance, music, drama, baking or more school work for older children. 
4-00pm-5-00pm: Free play time or limited TV. 
5-00pm-6-00pm: Project time: a time to work on a specific project like writing a book, painting, a specific project in an area of interest etc. 
6-00pm-7-00pm: Help prepare dinner and tidy up.
7-00pm-8-00pm: Family activity time-board games, limited TV etc.

We wait for further updates from the department in terms of a return date or what that return may entail. Meanwhile, all we ask, is that each child does her/his best as I'm sure they are. Enjoy the fine weather and keep safe and healthy.

Best wishes, 
Mary.


 

Some useful websites:  

  Tell and spell.com/index.cfm/page/subscribeonline.  this is on offer for 5 euro.

This one will be particularly attractive to those into football. NoBarriers@big-ideas.org  Not sure if its free but you might like to check it out.

A creative writing pack: www.writewordseditorial.ie  This  is very good and in the absence of teacher support should be a great help.

CJ Fallon: They have a tutorial page for any area which may be useful in terms of explanation.

 

Tabhair aire,

Mary.   email: (muinteoirmaire2020@gmail.com)

 

 

  Click here to view all school policies on the downloads section

A review of the child safeguarding and protection policy and procedures took place at our Board of Management meeting o February 28th 2019.

 

Role Of A Parent Association

The Parent Association is the structure through which parents/guardians in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children.

The Education Act, 1998 sets down the role of the parent association.

The Parent Association works with the principal, staff and the board of management to build effective partnership of home and school.

Educational research on the involvement of parents in schools shows that children achieve higher levels when parents and teachers work together.

The Parent Association can advise the principal and Board of Management on policy issues and incidents that may require a review of school policy, e.g. Bullying, Safety, Homework, Enrolment, Behaviour problems etc.

Parent Associations can suggest and/or organise extra-curricular activities.

The Parent Association is a support for parents in the school.

The Parent Association can invite speakers to address the parents on issues which are topical or relevant.

The Parent Association is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent. The Complaints Procedure is the mechanism for this.

 

Committee

The 2019/2020 Parents Association Committee consist of:

Jos Tobin – Chairperson
Niamh McCarthy – Secretary
Gayle Burke & Marcella Ryan – Treasurers

Teresa Delahunty - Committee Member

Liz Moynihan - Committee Member

Denise Hickey - Committee Member

Avril Wilson - Committee Member

Elaine Fitzgerald -  Committee Member

Ciara Hickey -   Committee Member

Seline Mooney -  Committee Member

Ruth O'Connor - Committe Member

Anne Maher - Committee Member

Mairéad Hayes - Committee Member

Mary O'Donnell -  Committee Member

New members always welcome.  If you don’t want to sit on the committee full time but would like to help out at various occasions e.g. with Christmas party, fund raisers, etc, please contact us!

You can contact us at the following email address: boherlahanpa@gmail.com

If you would like to receive an e-mail alert to notify you when new information is posted to this page, let us know by replying to the email address above and we can add you to our email distribution list.

 Useful  websites:

 

The National Parents Council Internet Safety session is now available as an online short course. 

Please paste the following http://www.npc.ie/training-page.aspx?contentid=9230 into your search bar to view this session

If your child is getting a gift for Christmas which will allow them to be online, you might want to know more about keeping them safe, our online Internet Safety session will provide you with information and skills to support your children's online activity. 

 

www.folens.ie have a booklet called Helping Parents with the Transition to Post-Primary School free to download on their website, which might be helpful for parents of 6th class pupils.

 

Websites

National Parents Council -  www.npc.ie/

Cashel library -  http://www.tipperarylibraries.ie/venue/cashel-library/

Boherlahan Dualla GAA club -  http://boherlahandualla.tipperary.gaa.ie/

Information to help your kids to learn - www.helpmykidlearn.ie 

New Primary Language Curriculum - www.curriculumonline.ie 

Parenting Support Programs in South Tipperary - Information available in the following link :

Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) -  www.into.ie

 

Due to the current flu situation the HSE Under the Weather website has been updated recently www.undertheweather.ie and you might have a look at it for information on managing common illnesses. The website focuses on reducing the use of antibiotics and empowering people to self-manage simple illnesses such as colds, coughs, sore throats, ear ache, rashes and flu. 

 

School Enrolment 

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Enrolment of a child in Scoil San Isadóir, Boherlahan for September 2020 is now open and will close on February 29th. Please call to the school for an enrolment form. Thank you. Múinteoir Máire

 

 

The use of Smart Phones and Tablet Devices in Schools

 

Webwise is an internet safety initiative focused on raising awareness of online safety issues and good practice among students, their parents and teachers. Funded by the Department of Education and Skills, and the EU Safer Internet Programme, developed and managed by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (Technology in Education) to promote the autonomous, effective and safer use of the internet by young people through a sustained information and awareness strategy targeting school leaders, parents and children themselves with consistent and relevant messages.

 

The School Management is are encouraging the promotion of the use of this Website by teachers when using the on-line environment in classrooms and by parents in their online interactions with their children.

 

Webwise helps forge the link between home and school through the development of an online Parenting Hub. This provides parents with easy access to practical advice and information to help address their concerns about the various issues facing their children in the online environment.

To find the full suite of awareness and education resources for teachers and parents, visit www.webwise.ie 

 

 

 

Link to INTO's "Your Child in Primary School, Tips for Parents"

http://www.into.ie/ROI/Publications/Title,35782,en.php

 

 

 

The Return of the TABLE QUIZ!!

 


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