An Nuacht, 10th January 2019

We are asking children to bring in a facecloth (small towel) & hand sanitizer to help prevent spread of colds/flu. Children can use their own

face cloths to dry hands after washing.

These can be kept in schoolbags for your child’s own use.



Are you interested in another Cash for Clobber collection this term? If so, let us know and we will arrange one in the next few weeks.


Contact details? Are you getting the Nuacht by email every Thursday? If not please check that your email is on our mailing list.

It is vital that we have the correct contact details for you in case of emergency. Please ensure you have handed updated details to Louise.


Reminder that school will open to receive pupils at 8.30am every day.

No responsibility is accepted for pupils arriving before that time.

Parents dropping children to school after 8.40am are asked not to go to classroom with their child as classes have started.

It is important for parents and guardians to realise that there is no supervision of the children before 8.30am or after 2.10pm.


Parents are reminded to ensure children are in school at 8.30am. Late comers disrupt class which has already commenced



Swimming will commence on Wednesday next for Rang 1 & IV. Letter went home in school bags on Monday. €60 per child, this can be paid in two installments or in full to the office or by e-payment – email went out to parents earlier in the week. Children will only be exempt from swimming for medical reasons and must send in a medical certificate. Please speak to Orla or Louise by tomorrow afternoon



After School Art Classes will start on Tuesday 22nd January. To book a place text Tara on 087 7455202





This month we are teaching the Stay Safe Programme ( to all class levels in Limerick School Project. We consider this one of the most important programmes to be taught during the year. 

The Stay Safe Programme is a personal safety skills programme for primary schools – both mainstream and special. Its overall objective is to prevent child abuse, bullying and other forms of victimisation. The programme develops children’s ability to recognise, resist and report risk situations or abusive encounters by teaching children…

• To identify for themselves unsafe or upsetting situations
• Simple rules to help them avoid abuse
• To respect and value the rights of others
• The language and skills they require to seek help.

The programme also informs parents and teachers about preventing bullying and child abuse, whilst seeking to create a greater public awareness about the problems children can and do experience.

Ideally, children are taught the content of the Stay Safe lessons in the classroom by their usual class teacher, and then discuss the lessons at home with their parents. Teachers and parents work together to ensure that children learn the skills they need to keep safe.

The lessons teach children about what to do if they’re frightened or upset. One of the central messages children learn is that if they ever have a problem, they should tell an adult they know and trust.

As the most important people in a child’s life it is essential that parents/guardians are involved in the programme. It’s been shown that programmes like Stay Safe are most effective when parents/guardians are actively involved in the process.

Worksheets to accompany the lessons may be given as homework to your child or may be brought home for you to sign. (The illustrations throughout this booklet are taken from the children’s worksheets.) It’s important that you use these to discuss the content of the lesson with your child. Doing so will give you an insight into what your child is learning, and present an opportunity to discuss the issues involved in a way more personal than is possible in the classroom situation. It also gives you an opportunity to discuss personal safety issues with your child and to explain the safety rules that exist in your family. Children have sometimes used the worksheets to tell their parents/guardians about problems.

Before the programme starts:

Make sure you’re familiar with the lesson topics as outlined in the following section

• Talk to your child about the programme. Explain that the programme will teach them how to keep safe
• Decide on a time to set aside for discussion of the worksheets.