Standardised Tests/ Report Cards

Dear Parents/ Guardians of children from 1st-6th class,

As you know the children from 1st- 6th class completed their standardised tests in Mathematics and English in May. Over the coming days you will receive their report card in the post which will include their STEN scores from these tests.

The children have done tremendously well this year in coping with all the changes which Covid 19 has brought to our lives. I wanted to write to you all to reassure you that the standardised tests are a snapshot of one particular area of learning. They were not designed with a pandemic in mind and school closures. Therefore, they are not a true reflection of all the strides your child has made during the year. 

I encourage you to please read the attached information outlining what standardised tests are and how to interpret results. However, more importantly please read all the wonderful comments that your daughter’s teacher wrote about her in the school report.

Well done to everyone for working so hard this year. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we come nearer to the end of the school year.

Please God next year will bring with it a more settled, and healthier academic year for us all.

Kind regards,

Ms. Coen

Information for Parents – Standardised Test Scores

Standardised Testing-2020-2021

Lake Mills Area School District - School Report Cards

Back to School: Allowance

Back to School: Clothing and Footwear Allowance. 🍎
To qualify for this payment you must be:
➡getting a social welfare payment (People getting the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, the Working Family Payment, or the Back to Work Family Dividend can qualify)
➡Taking part in training, employment, or adult education scheme.
🍎Applications will be means-tested and your total family income must be below a certain level for your family size.
🍎Children must be aged between 4 and 22 on 30 September 2021
🍎The Allowance is €150 for children aged between 4 and 11 and €275 for children aged between 12 and 22.
**It is paid automatically to many families. This means that they do not have to apply for the payment. If you qualify automatically, you will get a letter before 21 June 2021 to let you know.
🍎From 21 June 2021, you can apply for BTSCFA online through
For more information:

Art Appreciation Day: Get the dancing shoes on everyone!

We have been busy putting together a YouTube Video to showcase all the wonderful talents we have in SML in Drama, Music, Dance and Visual Art. The children have picked two themes to base their art, drama and music around. Junior-Second are working with the theme of ‘Under the Sea’ and 3rd-6th decided on the theme’ Food’.

We are asking families at home to get involved also by learning a short dance that Michaela Coleman has put together (it is super short so don’t worry)

You can access the video by clicking here

You can access the music on YouTube by clicking here

We would love for you to send us in a recording/clip of your daughter and the family performing it so that we can get all our school community involved in some way. All clips of your family being creative can be sent to to be included in our Art Appreciation Day showcase by Monday 7th June 2021

(the Bank Holiday weekend will be a great chance to dust off the dancing shoes)

Staff and wider school community have also been getting involved so the pressure is on to see who has got the best dance moves!!

Thank you for your support,

Ms. Coen

Contact Thermal Space

St Anne’s LGFA Registration 2021

💙  St Anne’s LGFA Registration 2021 💙
St Anne’s are returning to training next week for U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and Ladies. No experience required and we would love to welcome lots of new girls from Tullow, Grange and Ardattin to our club.
The LGFA have rolled out a new online management system for all renewals and new registrations for the upcoming season.
Foireann, the new management system, is to be used by all St Anne’s Adult and Juvenile players, players, parents and guardians should ensure registration takes place prior to recommencement of training.
Membership options are as follows –
1. Juvenile Player – Single Membership
2. Juvenile Player – Family Membership (2 players)
3. Juvenile Player – Family Membership (3 Players)
4. Adult Player
5. Family Membership 1 Adult and 1 Child
6. Coach / Mentor
Players, mentors and parents or guardians who were involved in club activities last year should already have a Foireann account as it uses the same platform as the current obligatory Return to Play/Health Questionnaire system.
You can access the Foireann system by clicking here
For all registration queries please contact Club Registrar Joanne Murphy 087 697 5610  💙💙

Happy Easter!

For queries regarding enrolment please email the school to request an enrolment form or you will find a copy on the school website under’ Scoil Mhuire Lourdes Enrolment’ tab.

We are doing a deep clean so all books etc. have been sent home. Please do not complete any of these books/ copies unless advised to do so.

Wishing a very Happy Easter to everyone in our school community. Please continue to adhere to the restrictions to stay safe. If you need to contact the school please email and we will endeavour to respond.

School will reopen on April 12th 2021.

Well done ladies!

Well done to the girls in SML who recently won prizes in the DTA St. Patricks Day Poster Competition! Take a look at the winners below

Leyla: Junior Infants

Karrie: Senior Infants

Ruby: Second Class

Caitlin: Fourth Class

Digital Engineer Talk!

        Digital Engineer Talk!

As part of Engineers Week we will have a talk with Engineer Adrian Lavin this Friday 5th of March at 1.30 p.m. for the children in 3rd-6th Classes in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes. This talk will take place on zoom. Adrian will be speaking all about Engineering and about what Engineers do. Please check your e-mail and texts for login details of this zoom meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!