To all our Pupils, Staff and Parents,
As we are about to commence our summer break, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the school community for your hard work and support during this past school year. In many ways it has been a difficult year but thankfully we have a principal and staff who give their best for the children despite the many challenges. Our greatest assets are our pupils and they have shown great resilience so we hope they will thoroughly enjoy their break from school work.
With the steady progress of vaccinations, we hope that school life will be back to some semblance of normality in September.
On behalf of the Board of Management of Clashmore NS, I wish all of you a happy and safe summer holiday.
D P Simento Chairperson
BOM Clashmore NS
It is hard to believe that the school year is drawing to a close. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our boys and girls for their wonderful dedication and valiant efforts this year, particularly during the school closure period. Míle buíochas to the staff of Clashmore National School, The Parents` Association, The Book Rental Scheme Committee who work tirelessly on behalf of the school. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. I would like to extend my thanks to the parents and the Clashmore community for your support and co-operation during the year. While we have had a school year like no other, thankfully we have come through it safely.
Please see below for further updates.
Fun Activities Week
This past week, we had a fun packed week of various activities from a crazy hair day to sports days, picnics, local walks/history trails, treasure hunts, scarecrow making, trips to the playground, GAA pitch & a visit by the ice-cream van. I would like to commend the Infant classroom and the 1st & 2nd class on their penalty shootout skills! I must brush up on my goalkeeping skills for next year! To end this wonderful week, we have a surprise visitor coming today for the pupils.
6th Class Graduation
The 6th Class graduation mass was celebrated in the school on Wednesday 16th June. We had a beautiful ceremony celebrated by Fr. Kelly outside. We wish our 6th class pupils all the very best in their new schools and we hope that they look back on their time in Clashmore National School with fond memories.
Class Allocation & Staffing
Mrs. Sheila Murphy will be embarking on a job-sharing position in Glenbeg National School in the coming 2021-2022 school year. We would like to wish Mrs. Murphy every success and happiness in this endeavour. Miss Dunne will be leaving us and we wish her every success for the future.
The 2020-2021 Class Allocations will be as follows:
The First Holy Communion will be celebrated on 6th July and the Confirmation will be celebrated on the 8th July in Clashmore Church. The sacraments will be administered by Fr. Kelly. We wish the pupils every blessing on these special occasions.
Junior Infant Induction Visit
We were delighted to welcome our incoming Junior Infants to the school for a short visit with their parents on Saturday 29th May. This was followed by an information session via zoom for parents of incoming Junior Infants on Monday 31st May.
Enrolments for the 2021-2022 School Year
If you wish to enrol your child for the coming school year (2021-2022), we are still accepting applications for enrolment. Please email the office for an enrolment form.
School Website: www.clashmorens.ie
Our school website has been updated with photos of school activities this term, so keep an eye on it!
Due to Covid- 19, we will no longer be offering the Sammy Stamps saving scheme in school. This scheme can be accessed directly from Youghal Credit Union.
Book Rental Scheme
The Book Rental Scheme can now be paid via The Clashmore NS App. The cost of the scheme remains unaltered at €5 for Junior Infants-2nd Class (transaction fee waived) and €25.50 (inclusive of transaction fee) for 3rd-6th Class. We would greatly appreciate it if this fee could be paid by the 18th June.
School Closure 18th June Exiting times for Classes
A reminder that classes will be staggered exiting the school today Friday 18th June.
The Board of Management of Clashmore National School
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the members of the Board of Management of Clashmore National School who have worked extremely hard on behalf of the school and who are so giving of their time, on a continual basis in an entirely voluntary capacity. I have detailed below all of the various activities and upgrades that have been made in the school this year for your information.
Managing the Organisation
New Communication Systems
Improved Infrastructure in the School
Updated Security Measures
Managing School Resources
External Funding for Resources
Resources Funded by the Parents` Association
Health & Safety Measures put in Place due to Covid- 19
SSPS Whole School Evaluation
Whole Staff Training Events
Plans & Policies Reviewed and Ratified by the Board:
I wish you all a safe, happy and healthy summer and I look forward to seeing the children again when the school re-opens on Tuesday 31st August 2021.
Le gach beannacht uaimse,
Yvonne Uí Fhlaithimhín