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 ...
Public Health guidance in relation to actual or suspected cases of Covid-19 has recently been issued to all schools. This information was circulated to parents via Aladdin Connect but we are posting it here so that you can access it at any time.
For the letter which was issued to schools from the Department of Education and Skills on 27th August 2020, click here
For the document entitled "Schools Pathway for Covid-19, The Public Health Approach", click here
For a guide to isolation, click here
While our aim is to keep everyone safe and healthy, it is inevitable that there will be cases or suspected cases over the coming weeks and months, We hope that the information we ave provided will prove useful should such circumstances arise.
As you are aware, we are planning for a safe return to school at the end of August. We are being guided by the DES Covid 19 Response Plan. We have published this in the Policies section of our website. It is also available at: https//www.gov.ie/en/publication/a0bff-reopening-our-primary-and-special-schools/. You will also find the Covid 19 Policy Statement for Bennekerry N.S. and notifications regarding The Board of Management's annual review of the anti-bullying policy and Child Safeguarding Statement in this section.
The following is information about talking to young people about Covid 19. There are also two links to useful video clips which may be helpful. The children from 1st - 6th class have already been shown these in school.https://www.aladdin.ie/notification/4804434948259840/file/5715512855101440/talking-to-children-and-young-people-about-covid-19-coronavirus-advice-for-parents-and-schools.pdfhttps://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0306/1120692-news2day-coronavirus/https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html#10 Twinkl (an educational website) have made us aware of a special offer which we are passing on to you. A Chara,My name is Jonathan Seaton, and I am the CEO of Twinkl. In light of recent developments in relation to Covid-19, we here at Twinkl want to support all pupils, parents and teachers should the decision be made to close primary schools in Ireland. We are offering all parents and ...
There is an ongoing outbreak of a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) that started in China. Infections have been reported in several other countries. Details of affected areas where COVID-19 is circulating in the community are available on HSE.ie. The HSE HPSC is monitoring the situation and updating its webs ite www.hpsc.iedaily. CoronavirusesCoronaviruses are a large group of viruses that can cause illnesses. Some of these illnesses are very mild, like the common cold, while others are more severe, like SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).COVID-19 (Coronavirus)A “novel coronavirus” means a new type of coronavirus that has never been seen in humans before. The coronavirus recently identified in China is one of these. This infection caused by the new coronavirus has being named “COVID-19”.Symptoms of COVID-19It can take up to 14 days from exposure to the virus for the symptoms of COVID-19 to appear. These symptoms include: Fever Cough Shortness of breathTreatment of COVID-19There is no s ...