We have recently added an Assessment Policy and Job Sharing Policy to the Policies section of this website. You will also find the Notification regarding the Board of Management's Annual Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement and Anti-Bullying Policies in this section.
Following a meeting on 20th January 2022, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) advised that the prevailing profile of the disease in Ireland and the available evidence and experience of Omicron internationally allowed for a fundamental change in the management of COVID-19. The NPHET advised that this should entail a transition, in broad terms, from a focus on regulation and population wide restrictions to a focus on public health advice, personal judgement and personal protective behaviours. Specifically, following that meeting, the NPHET advised that there was no longer a continuing public health rationale for the majority of the public health measures that were in place at that time. It therefore advised that a range measures could be removed, with a small number of mandatory requirements remaining in place. This was agreed by Government and implemented on 22nd January 2022.
We will be taking applications for admission to Junior Infants in Bennekerry N.S. for the school year 2022-23 between January 13th and February 6th 2022. If you are planning to apply for a place for your child next September, please take particular note of these dates. If you have been in touch with the school already, we will send an Application for Admission form to you by email shortly and we will also publish the form here on our website.
The last two years have been unusual ones in all schools throughout the country. Each in their own way had to prioritise Health and Safety over everything else, and the time and energy of the Board of Management was taken up predominantly in ensuring that protocols and procedures were in place to help minimise the possibility of members of our school community contracting Covid-19. That being said, all else did not come to a standstill and a number of other initiatives and projects were taken on by the Board of Management or by staff, with the co-operation and blessing of the Board. The Board of Management Annual Report for 2020-21 which outlines some of this great work is available by clicking here or by searching the "Parents Communications" section under the "Parents" tab.
Céad míle fáilte ar ais to all our pupils here in Bennekerry N.S. It was wonderful to see you all arriving in with smiles on your faces on Tuesday morning and even more wonderful to note that the smiles seemed to last right throughout the week. A special welcome to our new Junior Infants, and also to six other new pupils who have joined different classes higher up the school. All seem to have settled in very well and we hope their time with us will be happy and fulfilling.
Please note that the Book Lists for all class groupings and the School Calendar for 2021-22 have been added under the "Parents" tab on this website.
We are now taking applications for admission to our Junior Infant class for 2021-22. If you are interested, please download the application form here or contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org. The completed forms and accompanying documentation must reach the school before February 5th 2021.
We will be taking applications for admission to Junior Infants in Bennekerry N.S. for the school year 2021-22 between January 14th and February 5th 2021. If you are planning to apply for a place for your child next September, please make particular note of these dates. If you have been in touch with the school already, we will send an Application for Admission form to you by email in January and we will also publish the form here on our website.
Our Admissions Policy which has been approved by our Patron, Bishop Denis Nulty, has just been added to this website under the Policies tab. You will also find our ICT Acceptable Usage Policy to which we have added an Appendix to include a Remote Teaching and Learning Plan. Both of these policies were ratified by our Board of Management at our recent meeting.
At present, every school in the country is updating their Admissions Policy. We are in the final stages of this process and expect to publish our updated policy here on our website in early October. Please be aware that 14th January 2021 is the date on which our school and all schools in the area will be accepting formal applications for admissions for September 2021. If you have already filled an "Intention to Enrol" form for September 2021, we will contact you in January to let you know how you should proceed with your application. If you have not already done so and hope to secure a place for your child over the next few years, feel free to fill an "Intention to Enrol" form and send it to the Secretary, Bennekerry N.S., Co. Carlow. This does not entitle you to a place in the school, nor does it place you higher up on the priority list. It simply means we will be in touch in the year prior to that in which your child hopes to come to us, and we will send you on the formal applic ...