Student Council

Student Council - St. Mary's Woodside National School, Sandyford

Nominees from 1st -6th class will be elected to this year’s student council.

In order to be elected there will be:

  1. A letter of application required
  2. An Interview process


In your letter of application to Ms. Coen please include:

  • Who you are and details about yourself
  • Why you should be on the student council for your class
  • Things that you would like to achieve for your class/ the school this year

Closing date for letters is Monday 27th September 2021.

Letters can be given to your class teacher.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Garda

7th September 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We had a smooth return to school last week and I want to thank the whole school community for making this happen. As society continues to open up, there is an increased risk of the spread of Covid-19 in the community, thus the increased risk of the virus entering our school. Whilst the school is adhering to all guidelines outlined in our Covid Response Plan, there is still a risk that we will have positive cases of Covid-19 in our school this year. In order to avoid and limit this as much as possible, please continue to follow the public health advice and be vigilant in relation to the symptoms of Covid-19.

Common symptoms of Covid-19 Other Common Symptoms of Covid-19
•       a fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above).

•       a new cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry.

•       shortness of breath or breathing difficulties.

•       loss or change in your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

•       Fatigue

•       Aches and Pains

•      sore throat

•      headaches

•      runny or stuffy noses

•      feeling sick or vomiting

•      diarrhoea


Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms of Covid-19. If you are in doubt, phone your family doctor straight away to see if they need a free Covid19 test. Getting an early diagnosis means, you can get the help you need and take steps to avoid spreading the virus, if you have it. For the complete list of symptoms, please refer to the HSE Website. Symptoms may be subject to change so regular review of the HSE Website is advised. If you do not have symptoms, you can get a free Covid-19 (coronavirus) test at a Covid19 walkin test centre.

  • If your child is a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid-19, they must restrict their movements.
  • If your child tests positive for Covid-19, please contact the school immediately by phone on 059-9151875 or email This helps us begin the contact tracing process promptly with the HSE and limit the spread of Covid-19.
  • We ask that all adults entering the school grounds wear a mask and do not congregate at the school gate.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

Is mise le meas,

Ms. Marie Coen (Principal)

P.E Days for Classes 2021-2022

Junior Infants: Monday= PE Day

Senior Infants: Wednesday= P.E Day

1st Class: Wednesday= P.E Day

2nd Class Room 2: Ms. Kennedy: Wednesday= P.E Day

2nd Class Room 4 Ms. Brooks: Wednesday and Friday = P.E Days

3rd Class: Friday= P.E Day

4th Class MS. Madden Room 1: Friday= P.E Day

4th Class Mr. Kavanagh Room 7: Wednesday and Thursday = P.E Days

5th Class: Monday= PE Day

6th Class: Monday= PE Day

For P.E please ensure your daughter wears her navy tracksuit, white t-shirt and runners of her choice.

On all the other days your daughter should wear her school uniform and black footwear.

Welcome back to all on Tuesday 31st August!

We look forward to welcoming all the children back to school on Tuesday 31st August 2021. A few reminders:

*If unwell, please stay at home

*Junior School ( Junior-Second class) begin at 8.50-9.00am.

-Collection at 12noon for Junior Infants ( until 13th Sept, then 1.40pm onwards).

-Collection at 1.40pm for Senior Infants.

-Collection at 2.40pm for 1st and Second Class

* Senior School ( 3rd-6th class) begin at 9.00-9.10am.

-Collection at 2.50pm for 3rd-6th. Please meet away from the school grounds where possible. 

* Please see the images below for what direction your child will walking, and remind them before they come to school to ensure a smooth entry/exit.

6th class: Ms. Suzanne Conway Room 8

5th class: Ms. Marie Turtle : Room 3

4th class: Mr. Adam Kavanagh Room 7 ( same group as last year)

4th class: Ms. Aisling Madden Room 1 (Ms. Brook’s old class)

3rd class: Ms. Eilis Eagers Room 6

2nd class Ms. Stacey Brooks : Room 4 (Ms. O’ Brien’s old class)

2nd class: Ms. Rebecca Kennedy Room 2 ( Ms. Conway’s old class)

1st class Ms. Ryan/ Ms. Roisin O’ Brien St. Brigid’s Building Room 2

Senior Infants: Ms. Byrne/ Ms. Aoife Mc Crea St. Brigid’s Building Room 1

Junior Infants: Ms. Ann Marie Wall Room 5

SET: Ms, Garahy, Ms. Archbold and Ms. Kearney

SNA: Regina Canavan

* Compete Return to School Declaration form (sent to your email)

*Contact the school by emailing or call 0599151875

* Use Aladdin link for book bill payment sent to your phone

See you all soon!

Ms. Coen and all the team 🙂