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May 2019 Newsletter

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9th May 2019

Dear Parents,

Senior Room Flooring:

Carpet has been removed from Senior Room floor, marmoleum has now been installed. The Board will review the needs of the Resource Classroom in Spring 2020.


The next Policy to be reviewed is Dignity at Work Policy. Any submissions are to be sent to the PA by May 13th.

Sciath na Scol:

Gaelic Football Blitz took Wednesday 8th May. All of Senior Room went to Clonakilty. Thank you to the Parents who gave up their time to drive.

School Closures – Summer Term:

Please note the school will be closed for;

  • Friday May 31st to​ ​Monday 03rd June 2019 incl ​for June Public Holiday.
  • School will finish for the Summer Holidays on ​Friday June 28th @ 12noon.
Coastguard Helicopter:

Regrettably the Coastguard Helicopter visit to Kilbrittain village pitch has been deferred until a future date.

Tusla Information:

Attached letter “Important Information for Parents and Guardians in relation to School Age Childcare” from Childcare Ireland is passed for your information.

Relationships & Sexual Education Programme - Workshop

Sarah Sproule (​​) will facilitate a Parents Workshop on RSE for the parents of 4th, 5th & 6th class pupils on Monday 13th May. She will facilitate a Pupils Workshop for RSE for 5th & 6th class pupils on Tuesday 14th.

Heritage in Schools.

The Middle room have been selected for a free visit with ​Heritage in Schools Expert Áine Brosnan. They will be visiting Timoleague Abbey .

Upcoming events:

The under-mentioned events will occur during this term. More details nearer the date.

  • Energy-themed Science Fair-May 15th
  • Playball-Junior Room-Starting Thursday May 16th for 6 weeks.
  • Biodiversity Day-May 22nd-International Theme:Our Biodiversity,Our Food,Our Health
  • Surfing-2nd to 6th class- is Starting Wednesday May 29th
  • Cork Primary School Sports – Thursday 30th May 2019 at CIT-further details to follow
  • Internet Safety Talk-McAfee-3rd-6th classes-June 6th
  • School Tour - ​The Glen Resource Centre​– Tuesday June 25th - Cost: €27 - further details to follow
  • Parent Workshops-tbc
  • Active School Week - June-tbc
  • School Sports Night- tbc
  • Rang VI Graduation- tbc​
Text-a-Parent App:

The School uses to send out school texts. This is a free App which is available for both Apple & Android devices. Use of their free App by parents will make more financially efficient use of our school credit. If you don’t have a smartphone or cannot download the app, you will still receive school texts in the usual manner.

Please download the new TextaParent App to your phone​ so that school messages and calendar updates can now be sent to the App. ​

Term Costs:

Please note the summer term costs of €45 are now due. It would be much appreciated if payment could be made to the office or contact the office to pay by EFT.

Is mise le meas

Eoin Fitzpatrick


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