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Newsletter 1st Feb 2024

Newsletter 1st Feb 2024

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Parents Association

Thank you to the PA who purchased the above sensory pathway for our school. It is a wonderful colourful addition to our school which benefits all pupils in the school. Many thanks to you for your contributions and support. Míle buíochas.

Emergency contacts

At this time of year, there are many sicknesses going around. If your child is sick in school, please ensure that we have the up to date emergency phone numbers so the child can be collected.

School Closures

We will be closed next Monday 5th February and will open on Tuesday 6th February.

We will be closed on Thursday the 15th and Friday 16th of February for Mid Term Break and will reopen on Monday 19th February.

We have been informed that two referendum changes will take place on Friday the 8th March and as the school campus of both schools is used as a polling station we will be closed on that date.

We will be closed on Monday 18th March and will open on Tuesday 19th March.

News from the classes

Room 19 have been working hard making their Titanic projects with Ms. Nic Suibhne (picture above)

Ms. Weaver has created a beautiful St. Brigid’s cloak with room 16,17 and 20.

Buddy reading with pupils from Scoil Áine in Room 14


Tomorrow we say goodbye to a talented and treasured member of staff- Ms. Honora Maguire. Honora has been an integral part of our school community, contributing significantly to the academic and personal growth of our pupils over many years. As we bid farewell to Honora, we express our sincere gratitude to her for her outstanding contributions to our school. Congratulations and best wishes for the future.

Parents Association Subs

Our Parents Association rely on support from our parent body. Each year the PA collect subscriptions of €10 per family in order to support the purchase of resources for our pupils or to support fun events within the school. Subs can now be paid online via Aladdin. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to all who have already contributed. Please also keep a close eye on the St. Thomas’ PA Facebook page which keeps you up to date on upcoming events.


Schools have an obligation to keep a register of the students attending school. We are obliged to inform TUSLA if a child is absent for more than 20 days in a school year no matter what the reason. We have noticed an increase in the number of children presenting to school late in the mornings. We encourage all children to be in the line for 5 to 9. From Monday, 5th February, if any child is late to school, parents will be asked to sign a late register form when dropping the child to school. For child safety, parents need to bring their children who are late to the school reception. It is important that we do everything possible to encourage full attendance. If a child attends school 10 minutes late each day, that’s just short of 1 hour a week. We want to see all children in school for the full school day and we ask for your co-operation in this regard. Míle buíochas.

Teresa Moynihan


06 2024
Mid-term Break
28 2024
School Closure at 11.50 (infants) and 12.00 (1st/2nd)

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