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SNA Staff Cuts:

We were informed yesterday, in advance of a whole school review, that our SNA staffing for the coming year will be cut by 30%, with the loss of 3 SNA posts. This will have a devastating impact on our capacity to provide appropriately and safely for the care needs of all our pupils with associated care needs, and the consequent impact on the whole school population. We have a broadly equivalent number of pupils with identified care needs arriving in school next year to replace those leaving, and in our opinion these cuts are totally unwarranted and unjustified.

We are asking all parents to contact our newly elected local councillors and raise this matter at the highest level.

Vicki Casserly – vcasserly@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie

Paul Gogarty – pgogarty@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie

Ed O’Brien – edobrien@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie

Liona O’Toole – lotoole@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie

Joanna Tuffy –jtuffy@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie

Sports Day: Sports Day takes place on Tuesday 18th June weather permitting. If you are available to help on this day please give your name to the class teacher or the office. Call directly to the staffroom on Tuesday morning where you will be designated an activity to assist with. Parents are welcome to come and watch their child sample 7 sports activities. Please ensure your child wears their tracksuit and runners on the day. Classes will move from one supervised activity to another around the school building in the course of the day.

Camp Esker 2019: Our Annual Summer camp will be returning with lots of fun activities this summer from the 8th to the 12th of July. Registration will take place this Sat. 8th June from 11am to 12.00pm. Registration forms went home last Thursday. If you are unable to attend on Saturday please drop the completed form/fee to school office by Friday 15th June. Priority is given to pupils from St. Thomas’ and the camp is run by fully vetted school staff. Limited number of places.

School Reports: Please ensure we have the correct address for all pupils as school reports, and book bills will be posted home on Friday 14th June.

Junior Infant Familiarisation : This takes place next week (Monday 10th to Friday 14th) @ 2pm each day. (Junior Hall ) Monday 10th – R1– Ms. Cobbe, / Tuesday 11th -R.2 – Ms. Ryan,

Wednesday 12th– R.3- Ms. O’Reilly / Thursday 13th – R.4–Ms. Mason / Friday14th - R.5- Ms. Walshe

Sponsored Walk &Family Fun Day: Our Annual Sponsored walk will take place this Saturday 8th June meeting @ Griffeen Park car park @2pm and walking back to the school for refreshments, face painting, games magic and fun.!. Ruaille Buaille will have activities in the park from earlier in the day so spaces will be at a premium in the car park. All money raised assists us with restocking our classroom resources for the coming year. Your support is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

Sponsor Cards went home last week so please return to the school by Friday14th.

Children are asked not to go door to door just ask for sponsorship within their own family members.

Thank you,

Michael Maher,


28 2019
Mid-Term Break
20 2019
Christmas Holidays begin today at 12.00
21 2019
Christmas Holidays
17 2020
Mid-Term Break
16 2020
School Closure
Congratulations to all children that won prizes at today's assembly for all their hard work.
The children in St. Thomas' are busy making spooky art work in preparation for Halloween!
The ABI programme talk scheduled to take place tonight, Tuesday 15th October in the school has been cancelled due the facilitator being unwell. We hope to reorganise the event at a later date.

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