As we approach our second Winter Holidays as a new school we would like to take this opportunity to say how much we enjoy working in partnership with the students, staff and parents/guardians. We are making excellent progress in the development of the school thanks to this team effort. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. Please see announcements below for your information.
All parents/guardians are automatically part of the Parents Association of the school and are encouraged to get actively involved. Our Parent Council held their AGM recently and the members were elected. Please follow their Twitter page @BRE_ETSS_PA
The Parent Council are organising Personal Accident Insurance for the students in the school. Please see the accompanying form for details. There are two options available:
· Option A 24 hour cover €8.40 per student per annum
· Option B School related activities only €5.40 per student per annum
This Insurance is optional, however if your wish to avail of one of these options, please return to your child’s tutor, the completed form with the exact amount only in an envelope with your child’s name and class by Monday 11th of December.
Class Library Book Drive
In an attempt to promote reading, the school Literacy Team are in the process of creating Class Libraries for each group in the school. If any families have books that would be suitable reading for 1st or 2nd year students and wish to donate them, we would greatly appreciate it. Book boxes will be left in the main hall and students can drop books in each morning.
Phenomenon Based Learning
The week beginning the 18th of December, all of our students will be working on a Phenomenon Based Learning (PBL) project. This is an innovative and exciting approach to learning that our staff have been planning with the Bridge 21 Team in Trinity College Dublin. Parents/Guardians will be invited into a display of the PBL work and to our Winter Awards Ceremony during that week. More details to follow.
At present all Clann leaders are arranging visits to universities for all class groups. We hope that these experiences will motivate your child to think about their future choices.
Please check and sign your child’s homework journal on a weekly basis. All teachers assign regular homework and students should record all their homework in the journal, even if it is uploaded to One Note.
All students must bring lunch with them every day to school. Please remember that there are no facilities to purchase food in the school.
As we are currently experiencing very cold weather we would like to remind you that every student should wear a jacket/coat to school. Please also make sure that students who cycle to school wear a safety helmet.
A reminder that school begins each morning at 8.30am. Supervision on the school premises begins at 8.20am. Please ensure your child arrives on time each morning to school to prevent disruption to class.
New School Building
The architects have been in touch with a building completion date of end April/ early May 2018. This is great news and we will keep you informed of any further developments as we have them.