Grandparents Day 27th January 2021

Happy Grandparents Day to all the fantastic grandparents in our school. We think of you in a special way on this day. We will continue to pray for all those who are still with us and those to have gone to God. Take a look below for some ideas on how to

  1. Make a Collage: Grandparents love getting photos of what their favourite little ones have been up to. Laminate a photo collage that you and your children have put together or put together a photo album full of special memories. Write a little note together and include it on the collage or as the front page of the photo album.
  2. Have Some One-on-One Time: Have your children sit down with their grandparents and ask some questions about what it was like when they grew up (this could be done through Facetime/ Zoom or Skype). Your little ones will be fascinated to find out how much things have changed. It’ll give them a great chance to get to know their grandparents and it’s a great way to learn a little more about their family history – which may come in handy for a school project!
  3. Stage a Performance:  Create a dance routine or have all the cousins and children sing a song together, and dedicate it to their grandparents. This will be a lovely memory for everyone so be sure to record it. If grandparents live a long way away, think about setting up a video call or record the performance and send it in the post.
  4. Bake a Treat: Help children bake some of their grandparents favourite cakes or muffins. Alternatively, organise a baking day so the family can spend some time together. Buy in the ingredients and let grandparents and grandchildren make something yummy together.
  5. Offer Thoughtful Services: This is a great way to get your children helping out their grandparents, whilst also encouraging thoughtful and helpful behaviour. Create a few vouchers, such as ‘Help Grandma with the gardening for a day’, ‘Wash the car with Grandad’ or ‘Make some cupcakes for Nanny and Grampa’. Make sure the activities are something grandchildren and grandparents can do together, so they get the opportunity to have some personal time.
  6. Record Your Family’s History: Family trees, scrapbooks and personal anecdotes gathered from various relatives can all be special keepsakes. Create something together that has your child’s input, perhaps some cute drawings or have the children practice their writing skills with some nametags for each family member.
  7. Pray for Your Grandparents: Some grandparents have gone to Heaven to live we God. On this day light a candle in your home and pray for them in an extra special way.
  8. Send a Homemade Card: A card is a loving gift for grandparents both near and far, especially if it’s handcrafted.
  9. Cook a Meal: The kids can plan, prepare and serve a meal to Granny and Grandad. Include some of the grandparents’ favourite foods. Deliver it to their house or invite the whole family over to enjoy the meal together.

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SCP: Safer Internet Day Competition

Safer Internet Day (9th February) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. Tullow SCP would like to participate by running a poster competition for Junior Infants- 6th class. 
Task: Create a Netiquette and Safer Internet poster
Do’s and don’ts, ideas, tips, quotes etc.
Submit your poster picture via parent or guardian Facebook account to Tullow SCP on Facebook by 5th February. Please include your name, class and school with your entry.
Images will be shared on our website/facebook and by entering you are giving your consent.

5th and 6th class Families: Supporting your Child`s move from Primary to Post Primary School

National Parents Council Primary are running free online interactive workshops on “Supporting your Child`s move from Primary to Post Primary School”.

We would like to offer the parents of children in 5th and 6th class an opportunity to take part in one of our virtual training programmes.

Every year, more than 50,000 children in Ireland move from Primary to Post Primary education. It is a time of many challenges for children and for parents. For children, changes can be emotional, physical, and academic. They go from being senior in their Primary school to junior in their Post Primary School.

They have to manage a broader range of subjects and subject options, more teachers, more homework, longer school days, new friends, bigger school and very often their parents’ anxiety. For parents their challenges can range from choosing the school that best suits their child’s needs, to issues such as subject options, bullying, new relationships, friendships, homework, finance, and their child’s anxiety

This session will look at:

  • Choosing a school for your child
  • Preparing your child for post primary school
  • Subject choice
  • School Policies
  • Home school communication
  • People you might meet in post primary school
  • Parent/Teacher meetings

The sessions are taking place online via Zoom at 10am Monday to Friday, and 8pm on Monday to Thursday next week

Just click on the link below to register.

Each session will have limited numbers for discussion and questions, and places will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

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Home School Hub on RTE

Click here for the Home School Hub info on RTÉ

Home School Hub is back to help keep everyone busy and engaged with learning over the new lockdown. It will air every weekday, for two hours from 10am on RTÉ2 starting this Monday, 11 January.

To help teachers, parents and pupils plan ahead here is a short note on what is coming up every day and you can click on the links to see the activity and resources to go with each lesson in English and Irish.

Friday 15/01

Home School Hub 10am
Múinteoir Ray talks to us about feelings and emotions.

Múinteoir John teaches us about games and pastimes in his History Class.

Múinteoir Clíona teaches 3D maps.
Geography – 3D map

Home School Hub 11am
Múinteoir Ray teaches us about narrative writing.
English – writing narrative
Béarla – insint scríofa

Múinteoir John teaches us about water and the water cycle.

And in today’s’ Gaeilge class, Múinteoir Clíona introduces us to “saol laethúil” (everyday life).


Planning for Covid Learning: Beginning on Monday 11th January

1.Online Learning

What is it?

-A weekly plan of work will be provided for each class. Two Zoom sessions will take place for each mainstream class each week (see Zoom Timetable for more info). Further learning plans will be available for the children who are in receipt of additional support (Literacy, Numeracy, EAL, Speech and Language etc)

When are these plans/online learning available?

– Online learning will begin on Monday 11th January. Plans will be uploaded to the school website each weekend starting 10th January 2021.

– Zoom sessions will begin for classes the week of the 11th January (see timetable for day and time of your child’s Zoom sessions)

Where will I locate the plans?

-Visit and click on LEARNING PACKS FOR COVID 19 for all the weekly plans.

How do find the plan for my child?

-Find your child’s class and teacher under LEARNING PACKS FOR COVID 19. Click on the weekly plan that you wish to view. It will open in PDF format on your device.  Further Learning has been provided by our Special Education Teacher. Click on your child’s SET teacher and your child’s class to access additional learning activities.

What will my daughter need for online learning?

-Access to the weekly plan to know what activities she is doing daily, along with her school books/ resources and stationary to write with. She will need a device with a stable internet connection for Zoom sessions.

Why is the school doing this? What if I can’t do them with my daughter?

-Online learning activities are not to burden families with additional stress or pressure. Instead it is an opportunity for children to engage with their teacher and peers online whilst also continuing their learning journey. Only do what suits your family, their timetable and what is most suitable. If at any stage you are unable to do the work provided or need some more help please email the teacher for support (see contact details for staff below).

  1. Zoom Sessions

How will I know when the Zoom sessions are?

-Check the timetable below to see what day and time your daughters Zoom calls are with her teacher/SET teacher each week.

Zoom Timetable with SET times

Where do I get access to the Zoom session?

-A link to the meetings will be on page 1 of the weekly plan. Click the link on the plan to access the Zoom meeting. A password for all the meetings was sent to your email as part of a PDF document. Please check this before the Zoom session. You may be asked to enter a password pending the device you are using.

What will be going on during the Zoom call?

-Teachers will continue with the curriculum in the core subjects (English, Mathematics and Gaeilge). Topics that will be covered during a Zoom session will be highlighted in red in the weekly plan.

What will my child need for the Zoom calls?

-Your daughter will need access to a charged device that has a connection to the internet in a quiet space. She will need her school books and resources from school, writing materials and an area to write on. She will also need to be able to use the microphone on the device or have a headset.

What role do I have as a parent or guardian during a Zoom session?

-Good Online Netiquette: Please remind you daughter of good online ‘netiquette’. The following are the rules as described in our Schools Acceptable Usage Policy Appendix 1 pg 5. Please revise these with your child before she begins her Zoom session.

Important Update re Staggered collection times on 22nd December

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

The children will be finishing school on Tuesday the 22nd December for the Christmas holidays. In order to reduce the number of pupils leaving the school at the same time and using the main gate, we will be having staggered exit times.

Where possible please have a designated meeting point away from the school building. If you have more than one daughter in our school, please collect her with her older sibling in the usual way. Please find your daughters class below for the time she will be finished school. Pick her up at the usual collection point.

Class Finishing time
Junior and Senior Infants 11.45am
1st and 2nd class 11.50am
3rd-6th 12 noon

Le meas,

Ms. Coen

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SVP Sale is here!

The girls in 6th class are busy getting ready for the St. Vincent De Paul Sale which will be taking place on the 16th December. This year will be slightly different but just as much fun is guaranteed!

CRAFTS: We have lots of crafts made to sell on the day and a jam packed day of dancing, make and do and even some hot chocolate for everyone. Take a look at some of the items which will be available on the day. Prices are listed below the pictures.

DANCES: The girls have made up a Christmas Tik Tok dance that they will be teaching to all the children. Please see the videos below for the Junior- Second class dance and Third-Sixth dance.

CHRISTMAS JUMPER: On the day we would love for you all to get into the Christmas Spirit by wearing your Christmas Jumper. We ask that each girl donates €2 for wearing their jumper. €1 will go towards SVP and €1 towards Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Please bring in this money to teacher before December 15th

MOVIE EVENING WITH TREATS: The children are invited to a Christmas Movie with treats in their class on the 16th during school time. There is a charge of €1 for the movie and treats.

NAME THE ELF: We are currently running our’ Name the Elf Competition’. Entry is 50c and can be purchased each morning from the 6th class sellers. The winner will get their very own elf to take home! 20c per entry or 3 guesses for 50c

COLOURING COMPETITION: Christmas elf: 50c to enter the competition

RAFFLE: We have having our Christmas raffle with tickets going on Sale from Monday 16th November. The hamper will be on display in the reception area next week.

We can’t wait to celebrate on the day with you!


Christmas Tree Decoration €4 each

Gnomes €4 each.

Knitted heart decoration €4 each

Christmas Cactus potted : €3

Snowman:€2 each or 3 for €5

Crochet baubles €2 each or 3 for €5

Scrunchies €2 each or 3 for €5

Decorations: 50c each

Knitted Pom Poms: 50c each

Knitted bows and hair ties: €1 each

Christmas Sweet Cracker: €1 each

Friendship bracelets: 50c each

Bookmarks: 50c each or 3 for €1

Knitted pencil cases and hats: €2 each

Knitted Doll:€10 and knitted bag €5 each

Straw bag/ cloth pencil case with draw string: €3 each

Cloth large bag:€10

Small cloth bags:€6 each

T- Shirts: €7 each

Cushions: €5 each

Reindeer Food: €1 per bag