NEWS & EVENTS

School Updates
Posted April 27, 2022
 

Hi All,

Please read the following school reminders/updates:

 

Sacrament of First Holy Communion:

First Holy Communion for 2nd class candidates takes place on Saturday April 30th at 11am in Moneenroe Church.  All families involved are asked to be in the Church at 10.45 at the latest. 

 

Pre-school Supervision:

Pre-school Supervision operates between 9.05 and 9.20am daily.  No pupils should be dropped off at the school before 9.05am.

 

School Office Hours:

The School Office operates between 9.20am and 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Communication can be made with the school outside these hours by emailing moneenroeschool@gmail.com

 

Appointment Procedure:

If any Parent/guardian needs to speak with a Class Teacher, etc., please contact the school office during office hours to make an appointment.

 

Diary/Test Copy:

All families of 1st to 6th class pupils are asked to sign their Homework Diary. Monday to Friday and sign the Test Copies after correction.

 

Standardised Tests:

Standardised Tests in Literacy and Numeracy will be administered to 1st to 6th class pupils during the last full week in May (Monday May 23rd to Friday May 27th).  Scores will be reported to Parents/Guardians in the end of year Report Cards.

 

Ukrainian Fundraiser:

Thanks to all who supported the recent Ukrainian Fundraiser.  A total of €1,155 was raised.  A Credit Union Cheque has been sent to The Irish Red Cross. 

Junior School Tour:

School Tour for Junior Infants to 2nd Class is to the Lets Go Summer Camp in Kilcullen on Thursday June 9th. The cost is €35. per pupil. We will be leaving the school at 8.15am and estimated return time is between 4 and 4.15pm.

 

Senior School Tour:

School Tour for 3rd to 6th class is to Tayto Park on Thursday June 16th.  The cost is €32 per pupil.  Bus will be leaving the school at 7.45am and will return between 4.30 and 4.45pm.

 

Parents Committee Meeting:

Our school’s next Parents Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday May 11th at 7pm in Room 9.

 

Board of Management Meeting:

Our school’s next Board of Management meeting will take place on Tuesday June 7th at 3.15pm in Room One.

 

Scholastic Setanta Books Book Fair:

A Book Fair has been organised for all classes on Thursday May 19th.   On line links will be available and families will order books online.  

 

Castlecomer Community School Communication:

Communication has taken place with Ms. Éilis McDonald regarding 6th class transition to Secondary School.

 

Hurling/Camogie Coaching for younger classes:

Kilkenny Games Development Officer, Nathan Culleton, will visit our school on Wednesdays in Term 3 to help Ms. Dunphy and Ms. Rafter teach the fundamental hurling skills to our junior pupils.  Pupils will need a hurley and helmet.  We have a small stock of extra hurls and helmets which will hopefully cater for pupils without them.  The first session with Nathan is on Wednesday April 27th.  Ms. Dunphy’s class time is 1.25 to 2pm and Ms. Rafter is 2.00 to 2.50pm.  This coaching will take place on the school/Railyard Pitch/Hall, depending on the weather for nine Wednesdays.

 

 

Hurling/Camogie Coaching for 3rd to 6th classes:

Interested pupils should ensure to have gear on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for after school training, P.E, hurling at break times and matches.  The next U11 League Match vs. Ballyragget N.S in the Railyard on Tuesday May 3rd at 3.30pm.

 

Heritage in Schools Archaeology Exploration:

The “Big Dig”, Archaeology Viking Exploration Day will take place on Tuesday May 31st.  All classes will receive the opportunity to engage in the Archaeology Exploration on May 31st.  More details will follow nearer to the time.

 

Community Garda Visit:

A Community Garda will visit our school on Friday May 6th to speak with 3rd to 6th class pupils regarding social responsibility, road safety, ICT Safety and respecting the local community, etc.

 

Notes for Pupil Absences:

All absences by pupils from school should be explained in a note for the class teacher.

 

Green Schools:

The next Green Schools meeting is April 28th for 3rd and 4th class from 3 to 4pm and it is hoped to do some planting in our new raised beds.

 

School Photos:

Photo proofs were given to pupils yesterday. Please note if you are ordering through the school, orders will be collected by the photographer on Monday May 9th, so all orders must be in before then with the appropriate money. Photos can also be ordered on-line as per details sent with the proofs.

 

School Facebook Page:

Examples of different class work can be viewed by visiting the Moneenroe Parents Association Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/MoneenroeNSParentsAssociation

 

 

Moneenroe School.

Hurling
Posted April 22, 2022
 

After schools hurling training for all interested boys and girls in 3rd to 6th class resumes on Monday 25th in Railyard 3 to 4pm.

 

Next schools u13 league match is away vs Tullaroan on Wednesday 27th at 3.30pm in Tullaroan. Players involved will leave school at 2.30pm.

Fundamental Hurling/Camogie Skills Coaching sessions for Infants to 2nd Class boys and girls begins on Wednesday 27th. Younger classes will receive 9 sessions with Kilkenny County Board Games Development Officer. 9 Wednesdays. All children in Infants to 2nd with hurls and helmets should bring in gear on Wednesdays in Term 3. Ms Dunphy and Ms Rafter will remind classes about all necessary beforehand.

Events & Reminders
Posted March 1, 2022
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please read the following school activities/reminders:

 

Preparation for the Sacraments:

The next preparation Mass for First Holy Communion/Confession candidates is on Saturday March 5th at 6.30pm.  First Confession takes place on Monday March 14th (please note change of date due to unforeseen circumstances).

 

Hurling/Camogie Training:

After schools hurling training continues on Wednesday March 2nd from 3 to 4pm in the Railyard/Hall.  Training will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays after March 2nd. 

 

5th/6th Class Quiz:

Well done to Aoibinn, Cathal, Saoirse and Michael who were successful in the recent 5th/6th class quiz.  

 

Changes to Covid 19 Measures after February Midterm Break 2022

Staying at home if you have symptoms

The requirement to stay at home if you have symptoms remains – for students and staff alike. One of the key messages to manage the risks of COVID-19 is to do everything practical to avoid the introduction of COVID-19 into the school. If infection is not introduced it cannot be spread. 

Hand Hygiene

Schools should continue to promote good hygiene. Hand hygiene can be achieved by hand washing or use of a hand sanitiser.

Face coverings/mask wearing

It is no longer a requirement for staff or pupils/students to wear a face covering/mask in school. Staff and student/pupils can continue to wear a face covering/mask if they wish to do so on a personal basis. Face masks will continue to be made available to pupils in the event of a pupil needing to use Covid 19 Isolation area.

School transport and Face coverings/mask wearing

With effect from Monday 28 February the wearing of face coverings/masks on school transport to Swimming, tours, outings will no longer be mandatory but will continue to be advised. 

Cleaning and Hygiene in school

Our school will continue with enhanced cleaning practices. Funding for enhanced cleaning will continue for this academic year and will be reviewed in advance of the start of the next school year.

Physical Distancing

As the general requirement for physical distancing in society no longer applies, schools are no longer required to maintain class pods and bubbles. This will facilitate a return to team teaching, sports, singing and music, breakfast clubs and inter schools activities. Use of changing rooms, PE halls and lockers, staff rooms etc. can resume where there has been limited access in this regard. 

Return to Work Form

Schools no longer need to request staff or pupils/students to complete a Return to Work form or a Return to School form after school holidays/break

Antigen testing arrangements for children in primary schools 

Our school will continue to make relevant classes aware via text and email of the Free Antigen Test Scheme in the event of our school being notified of a Positive Covid 19 Test Result.

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge:

Seachtain na Gaeilge activities will be planned for pupils between March 14th and 16th.

 

On-Line Safety Talk:

An on-line Safety speaker will visit the school on Friday March 25th to speak to 3rd to 6th class pupils.

 

Used Clothes Collection:

Used clothes collection tomorrow March 2nd.  Clothes can be left in to the school to-day or before tomorrow morning at 9.30.

 

Pre School Supervision:

Pre-school supervision is between 9.05 and 9.20am.  Pupils should not arrive at school before 9.05am.

 

Fire Drill:

Our school’s fourth fire drill took place on Thursday February 17th.

 

Silver Circle:

Thanks to all who are supporting the Silver Circle.  This week’s winners are:

First Prize – Orla Gahan

2nd Prize – Anthony Morrissey

3rd Prize – Sonny Browne

Sellers Prize – Poppy Bolster.

Revised School Calendar 2021/2022: (This school year)

Please see revised school year calendar for this school year below. Changes highlighted in Green

 

6th Class Entrance Exam:

Castlecomer Community School Entrance Exam for 6th class takes place on March 5th.

 

Green Schools:

The next Green Schools meeting for 3rd 4th class takes place on Thursday March 24th from 3 to 4pm.  The Green Schools Committee had a successful virtual meeting with Ciara Hanrahan from Kilkenny County Council on February 18th. 

 

County Photos:

County Photos will visit the school March 28th.

 

Book Fair:

Setanta Book Fair for the whole school will take place in Moneenroe Hall on Thursday May 19th.  All classes will receive a slot to view books.  Books can be purchased on line.  All families will receive a catalogue and purchase details after the Book Fair if they wish to purchase books.

 

Bodhrán lessons:

All classes will receive four Bodhrán sessions in March with Claire from Mobile Music School.

 

Board of Management:

Our next B.O.M. meeting will take place on Tuesday April 4th 2022.

 

Parents Committee:

The next Parents Committee meeting will be May 11th.

 

Swimming:

Swimming continues on Wednesdays for 3rd to 6th class.

 

Regards

 

Moneenroe School.  

Reminders
Posted Feb 27, 2022
 

Just a few reminders to note:

 

Used clothes collection on Wednesday morning March 2nd.  Bags can be left into the school during school hours on  Monday February 28th, Tuesday  March 1st or Wednesday morning before 9.30.  (bags are being collected on Wednesday morning at 9.30).

 

Silver Circle cards should be returned on Monday February 28th or Tuesday  March 1st as the second draw takes place on that date. 

 

Pre-school supervision is between 9.05 and 9.20am.  Pupils should not arrive at the school before 9.05.

 

Thank you for your support.

Silver Circle
Posted Feb 15, 2022
 

Dear Parents,

There is a used clothing collection on Wednesday March 2nd as a fundraiser for our school.  Bags can be left into the school.  (No Pillows or Duvets please)

 

WINNERS OF THE SILVER CIRCLE:

1st Prize - €100 - Sheila O'Callaghan (seller Sean Walsh)

2nd Prize - €50 - Kyle Casburn (Seller - Callum Casburn)

3rd Prize: - €25  Jimmy Dunne (Seller Aoibhinn Dunne)

Sellers Prize:  Zoe Douglas Brennan 

 

Thanks to all for your support.  The next draw will be on Tuesday March 1st.  Cards with money due for the next draw will be given to pupils tomorrow and  should be returned before March 2nd. 

 

Moneenroe School.

Silver Circle
Posted Feb 09, 2022
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

The Parents Committee has organised a Silver Circle to raise funds for the school.  Cards were sent home yesterday February 8th with the oldest child in families. The first draw takes place on Tuesday next February 15th so they ask that cards be back at the latest on Monday February 14th. 

 

Thanks for your support.

 

 

Moneenroe School. 

Internet Safety
Posted Feb 08, 2022
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please see pdf "A Parents Guide to Cyber Safety".  Our school has an ICT Policy and an Acceptable Usage Policy for ICT use.  As part of our policy, information on Internet ICT safety is being sent to parents/guardians of 3rd to 6th class.

5th & 6th class will receive an internet Safety Talk later in the school year.

Moneenroe School

School Updates
Posted Feb 03, 2022
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Please read the following school reminders/notices:

 

Enrolments:

Our school is now accepting Enrolments for September 2022.  Enrolment Forms are available from the school office, school website and local pre-school facilities.

 

Swimming:

Swimming for 3rd to 6th class continues on Wednesdays.

 

St. Brigid’s Crosses:

Thanks to all who made the St. Brigid’s Crosses and all who supported the fundraiser.

 

Board of Management:

Our next BOM meeting is on February 15th at 3.15pm in the school.

 

Dates for the Sacraments:

Confession – Tuesday March 15th at 2pm.

First Holy Communion – 11am. 

 

Green Schools:

Green Party T.D, Malcolm Noonan, visited us in Moneenroe Hall on Monday January 31st to speak to 1st to 6th class pupils regarding Environmental and Green Schools issues.  Kilkenny County Council Green Schools Officer, Bernadette Maloney, will visit on Wednesday February 16th to meet the Green Schools Committee members and discuss this year’s Green Schools Activities. 

 

Soccer Coaching:

FAI Soccer coaching for Infants to 4th classes continues on Thursdays.

 

Hurling/Camogie Coaching:

After Schools Hurling/Camogie for interested pupils in 3rd to 6th class started back on Wednesday February 2nd and will take place in the Railyard/Hall, depending on the weather from 3 to 4pm.

 

Bodhrán Lessons:

All classes will receive 4 Bodhrán lessons on Thursdays in March.

 

Moneenroe N.S. 5th/6th Class Quiz:

A school organised Quiz for 5th & 5th class pupils will take place on Tuesday February 15th.

 

Fire Drill:

Our third Whole School Fire Drill took place on Tuesday January 25th.  Our fourth whole school Fire Drill will take place before the Mid-term break.

 

County Photos Visit:

Opportunities for interested pupils to receive pupil, class and family photos will take place on Monday March 28th when County Photos will visit the school.

 

Used Clothes Collection:

A used Clothes Collection School Fundraiser will take place on Wednesday March 2nd.  Bags can be left in the school nearer the time.

 

School Facebook Page:

Examples of Pupils work and school updates can be found on the Moneenroe School Facebook Page.

 

Pre-School Supervision:

Pre-school supervision takes place between 9.05 and 9.20am.  Pupils should not be dropped off to school before 9.05am.

 

 

Moneenroe National School.

Important Information
Posted Jan 11, 2022
 
Hi All

Please read the following School Reminders:

 

Covid19: 

  • All families returning are asked to complete and return a ‘Return to Educational Facility Declaration Form’ for their child/children.  The relevant Form is attached.  Forms can be emailed to moneenroeschool@gmail.com or handed to Class Teacher on return to school.

  • All Pupils in school will receive lessons on the benefits of Hand Sanitising, Washing Hands, keeping a safe distance and Sneeze and Cough Etiquette.  It will help If Parents/Guardians can speak to their child about these issues at home also.

  • All pupils in 3rd to 6th class are encouraged to wear face masks unless there is a medical reason for not doing so.

  • If a child is displaying Covid19 symptoms, they should not attend school and should contact their GP for advice.

  • All families are asked to establish a collection position with their child for the end of the school day collection.  Suitable social distancing and no congregating around the school are advised to ensure that all can keep safe.

  • Covid19 information can be found at https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/ and 1850 24 1850.

  • Antigen Test Notification - If our school is notified of a positive Covid PCR TEST result among our pupil population during school term/calendar - the relevant Pod/Class will receive an Antigen Test Notification Email and Text a Parent informing families how to avail of free Antigen Test kits.

  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices will continue in our school in Term 2 to help prevent the spread of Covid 19.

  • All families are asked to ensure that their child bring in a coat/hat etc., to ensure that they dress suitably for cold conditions on the yard.

  • Hepa Air Filtration Units have been installed in all classrooms in our school.

 

 

Icy/Frosty Weather:

In Icy/frosty weather, orange cones will be placed on the road and on the school yard in the mornings, to represent possible slippery surfaces.  All pupils should be encouraged to walk slowly and take care when the orange cones are placed out.  Kilkenny County Council have been asked to salt the road area in front of the school on icy/ frosty mornings also. 

 

Pre-School Supervision: 

 Pre-school supervision is in operation between 9.05 and 9.20am.  No pupil should be dropped off at school before 9.05am.

Nut Allergies: 

There are pupils in 2nd, 3rd and 6th class with Nut Allergies.  If children are bringing in extra lunch, please do not include any food that contains nut ingredients or traces of nuts.

Fresh Today Lunches:

Changes to orders for the week ahead must be in before Thursday at 5pm in advance of the week ahead.  Fresh Today can be contacted on 053 97355994.

Sacraments: 

Our school has contacted the Parish Office requesting dates for this year’s Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Dates will be communicated to the relevant families once we receive definite word from Fr. Corcoran or the Parish Office.

Office Hours: 

The school Office Hours are 9.20am to 3.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Outside of these days, our school can be contacted by emailing:

moneenroeschool@gmail.com

Phone contact with relevant staff members can be arranged if necessary by making an appointment through the school office.  Only authorised, expected, organised visitors for educational reasons will be admitted to the school building.

 

Healthy Eating: 

Our school operates a Healthy Lunch Policy.  Junk Food should not be given to pupils as part of an additional lunch.  One treat is permitted on Fridays.

 

Diary/Test Copy: 

Parents/Guardians of pupils in 1st to 6th class are asked to check and sign pupil’s homework diaries daily.  Parents/Guardians are also encouraged to sign Friday Test /copies when sent home from school.

 

Swimming: 

Swimming/Aquatic’s for 3rd to 6th class will start on Wednesday January 19th 2022.  We will attend Graiguecullen on nine Wednesdays in January, February and March.  Buses will depart at 11.30am and return at 1.30pm.  Any outstanding swimming balance should be paid by the end of January at the latest.

Green Schools: 

5th class pupils will receive the opportunity to attend Green Schools meetings after school hours on January 20th 2022 and February 15th 2022.   It is hoped that a local Green Party T.D will visit our school in January to speak with senior classes about Green School Issues and the Environment.

Other Extra-Curricular: 

It is hoped that Extra Curricular Hurling Coaching will start back in early February.  We await word from Cuman na mBunscoil, Kilkenny on whether there will be competitive matches this term. 

Quiz Preparation Sessions will be arranged if St. Abban’s and the Credit Union Quizzes are going to take place.  

Soccer Coaching: 

All classes will receive the Soccer sessions with FAI Soccer Coach, William Kinsella in January/February 2022.

Next Parents Committee Meeting: 

Our school’s next Parents Committee Meeting will take place on Wednesday January 19th 2022 at 7pm in Room 1.

 

Take care,

 

Moneenroe School

School Notice
Posted Jan 04, 2022

Hi All,

 

I hope that you have had a relaxing and safe Christmas and New Year period.

Please read the following School Reminders:

 

Covid19:  

  • All families are asked to complete and return a ‘Return to Educational Facility Declaration Form’ for their child/children.  The relevant Form is attached.  Forms can be emailed to moneenroeschool@gmail.com or handed to Class Teacher on return to school. 

  • All Pupils in school will receive lessons on the benefits of Hand Sanitising, Washing Hands, keeping a safe distance and Sneeze and Cough Etiquette.  It will help If Parents/Guardians can speak to their child about these issues at home also.

  • All pupils in 3rd to 6th class are encouraged to wear face masks unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. 

  • If a child is displaying Covid19 symptoms, they should not attend school and  should contact their GP for advice. 

  • All families are asked to establish a collection position with their child for the end of the school day collection.  Suitable social distancing and no congregating around the school are advised to ensure that all can keep safe. 

  • Covid19 information can be found at https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/ and 1850 24 1850.

  • All families are asked to ensure that their child bring in a coat/hat etc., to ensure that they dress suitably for cold conditions on the yard.

Pre-School Supervision:  

 Pre-school supervision is in operation between 9.05 and 9.20am.  No pupil should be dropped off at school before 9.05am.

Nut Allergies:  

There are pupils in 2nd, 3rd and 6th class with Nut Allergies.  If children are bringing in extra lunch, please do not include any food that contains nut ingredients or traces of nuts.

Fresh Today Lunches:

Changes to orders for the week ahead must be in before Thursday at 5pm in advance of the week ahead.  Fresh Today can be contacted on 053 97355994.

Sacraments:  

Our school has contacted the Parish Office requesting dates for this year’s Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.  Dates will be communicated to the relevant families once we receive definite word from Fr. Corcoran or the Parish Office. 

Office Hours:  

The school Office Hours are 9.20am to 3.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Outside of these days, our school can be contacted by emailing 

moneenroeschool@gmail.com

Phone contact with relevant staff members can be arranged if necessary by making an appointment through the school office.  Only authorised, expected, organised visitors for educational reasons will be admitted to the school building. 

Healthy Eating:  

Our school operates a Healthy Lunch Policy.  Junk Food should not be given to pupils as part of an additional lunch.  One treat is permitted on Fridays.

Diary/Test Copy:  

Parents/Guardians of pupils in 1st to 6th class are asked to check and sign pupil’s homework diaries daily.  Parents/Guardians are also encouraged to sign Friday Test /copies when sent home from school. 

Cigire Visit:  

The Department of Education District Inspector, Barbara Collins, visited our school for a school Self Evaluation Meeting on Friday December 10th 2021.  She was complimentary about our school’s DEIS Plan and its implementation.

Swimming:  

Swimming/Aquatic’s for 3rd to 6th class will start on Wednesday January 19th 2022.  We will attend Graiguecullen on nine Wednesdays in January, February and March.  Buses will depart at 11.30am and return at 1.30pm.  Any outstanding swimming balance should be paid by the end of January at the latest.

Green Schools:  

5th class pupils will receive the opportunity to attend Green Schools meetings after school hours on January 20th 2022 and February 15th 2022.   It is hoped that a local Green Party T.D will visit our school in January to speak with senior classes about Green School Issues and the Environment.

Other Extra-Curricular:  

It is hoped that Extra Curricular Hurling Coaching will start back in early February.  We await word from Cuman na mBunscoil, Kilkenny on whether there will be competitive matches this term.  

Quiz Preparation Sessions will be arranged if St. Abban’s and the Credit Union Quizzes are going to take place.   

Soccer Coaching:  

All classes will receive the Soccer sessions with FAI Soccer Coach, William Kinsella in January/February 2022.

Next Parents Committee Meeting:  

Our school’s next Parents Committee Meeting will take place on Wednesday January 19th 2022 at 7pm in Room 1.

Thank You:  

Thanks to all who supported the Christmas Raffle and helped facilitate Christmas Events in our school.  Thanks also to those who sponsored and donated prizes. 

 

Return to School:

If there is any change to the Department advice regarding re-opening, a follow up email will be sent to staff and parents. 

 

 

Take care,

 

Moneenroe School

Christmas Raffle Winners
Posted Dec 21, 2021

Prize Winners in Christmas Raffle:

1.  Gavin O’Dowd - Trailer load of Timber

2.  Karen Brennan - Fuel Voucher (sponsored by Paddy Coady)

3.  Charlie O’Shea - Fuel Voucher (sponsored by Paddy Coady)

4.  Caroline Loughlin - Large Hamper

5.  Ben Booth - One4All Voucher (sponsored by Fresh Today)

6.  Rachael Maguire - Gift Card sponsored by Jones Business Systems)

7.  Evan Lawlor - Hamper

8.  Jamie Brennan - Hamper

9.  Emma Taylor - Hamper

10.  Eoin Aspel - Christmas Cake

11.  Adam Buggy - Christmas Pudding

12.  Chloe Brennan - Hair Set (Sponsored by Indie Dolls)

13.  Eddie Walsh - Gift Pack

14.  Áine Morrissey - Gift Pack

15.  Emma Kelly - Gift Pack

16.  Peter Ward - Gift Pack

17.  Nora Heatherington - Gift Pack

18.  Cathal Walsh - Gift Pack

19.  Michael Bradish - Gift Pack

20.  Kyle Hurley - Gift Pack

21.  Louise Rainsford - Gift Pack

22.  Leona Booth - Gift Pack

23.  Ben Moore - Gift Pack

24.  Eugene Hamm - Box of Heroes

25.  Lanoge Hurley - Box of Biscuits

 

Class Prizes:

Junior & Senior Infants: Daisy Brennan

1st & 2nd Class: Kieran Keane

3rd & 4th Class: Aoibhinn Campion

5th Class: Eva Roche

6th Class: Saoirse Geoghegan Moffatt

Well done to everyone and thanks to everyone for their continue support of Moneenroe National School.

Wish our School community and families a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Vaccination
Posted Dec 21, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,  

We have been asked  to forward the following Information From the HSE  regarding vaccination of 5 to 11 year olds.

 

Regards,

Moneenroe School 

 

COVID-19 vaccine information for parents of children aged 5-11

The HSE has published detailed information and guidance for parents about COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5-11. This aims to help parents and guardians of 5-11 year old children make an informed decision when it’s time for their child to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine. 

 

Registration for the vaccine will open shortly, with priority being placed on children who are more at risk from COVID-19 or children who have a high-risk person in the family. Parents and guardians can read this information on https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/get-the-vaccine/covid-19-vaccination-for-children/  or they can download these information booklets from HSE.ie.

 

Important information for parents and guardians about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 (Comirnaty, Pfizer/BioNTech) (PDF, size 1.11 MB, 16 pages)

Important information for parents and guardians about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 (Irish) (PDF, 1.7 MB, 16 pages)

School Updates
Posted Dec 20, 2021

Dear Parents,

 

School closes at 12 mid-day for the Christmas Holidays on Wednesday December 22nd. Please note the following order of leaving for all classes:

 

11.55am:                  Junior and Senior Infants

11.57am:                  6th Class

11.58am:                  5th Class

11.59am:                  3rd & 4th Class

12 mid-day:             1st & 2nd Class.

 

Fresh Today School Lunches:  Lunches will not be supplied on Wednesday December 22nd.  Children will need to bring in a snack for little break.

 

Selection Boxes:  Children will have a Selection Box going home this evening.  This was donated by Railyard GAA.

 

Christmas Raffle:  The Raffle takes place tomorrow morning at 9.30.  Most cards have been returned at this stage, but just a reminder in case anyone has forgotten.  Thank you for your support.

 

Wellie Race:  Again a reminder to anyone participating in the Wellie Race.  Sponsorship Cards are available from the school office.

 

 

Regards,

Moneenroe School

Wellie Race 2021
Posted Dec 17, 2021

If anyone is  doing the Wellie Race on New Years Day,  please email the school and we can give you a Sponsorship Card.  A percentage of the money you raise will go to the school. 

Your support is appreciated.

Christmas Tree disposal/Cloneen Hurlling Club
Posted Dec 17, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Cloneen Hurling Club asked us to send the following information.

Cloneen Hurling Club                               

Christmas Tree Recycling:

 Cloneen Hurling will collect and dispose of your Christmas Tree for €10.

 

 Text your name, address, eircode and telephone number to 087 2726241 / 087 9048184

Letter from the CMO and guidance on face coverings
Posted Dec 1, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Please find pdf letter from the Chief Medical Officer and guidance on wearing face coverings (from 3rd to 6th Class).

 

Regards,

 

Mr. Lonergan

Principal Teacher. 

Letter re Covid from The Dept. of Education
Posted Nov 30, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Please see pdf for an important letter and information from The Department of Education regarding the use of antigen  testing in certain circumstances.

 

Regards,

 

Moneenroe School 

Updates & Reminders
Posted Nov 16, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Please take note of the following:

 

Covid19:

All Parents/Guardians are asked to view the following link which gives the best advice for parents/guardians on how to minimise the risk of contacting/spreading Covid19

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families/#health-advice-for-parents

 

Parent/Guardian Teacher Meetings:

School staff have this year dedicated additional evenings for Parent/Teacher meetings to reduce the risk of parents/guardians congregating and minimise social interaction.  All parents attending for meetings in person should wear a face mask and wait in the designated seating area provided.  No parents/guardians should attend the meetings if displaying Covid19 symptoms.  Meetings can take place over the phone on request by emailing moneenroeschool@gmail.com.  Parents are asked to be punctual and attend on time.  Meetings will not go beyond the allotted time.  A follow up meeting/phone call will be arranged if necessary. 

 

School Office Hours:

The School Office operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.20am to 3pm.  Parents and guardians are asked to only make phone contact to the office if necessary on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9.20am and 3pm.  The school can be emailed on moneenroeschool@gmail.com

 

Pre-school Supervision:

Pre-school supervision operates between 9.05 and 9.20am.  No pupils should be dropped off to the school before 9.05am. 

 

Swimming (Term 2):

Swimming lessons for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class will take place for 9 weeks in term 2, from Wednesday January 19th to Wednesday March 23rd.

The total cost is €60. per pupil which includes the hire of the pool, swimming instructors and the buses.

The full amount can be paid before the end of November or it can be paid in two instalments comprising of €30 before the end of November and the balance of €30 before January 30th

Swimming Lessons
Posted Nov 11, 2021

Swimming Lessons for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes will take place in Term 2 from Wednesday January 19th until March 23rd 2022, a total of 9 lessons.  The total cost is €60. per pupil which includes the hire of the pool, swimming instructors and the buses.

The full amount can be paid before the end of November or it can be paid in two instalments comprising of €30 before the end of November and the balance of €30 before January 30th.

 

Please put the money in an envelope with your child's name, class and the amount enclosed. 

 

Thank you. 

Electricity Supply & Pre School Supervision
Posted Nov 10, 2021

Dear Parents,

We have been informed by ESB that there will be an interruption of power in our area on Thursday November 18th.  Please ensure that your child brings in a coat and hat as necessary.  SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN AS NORMAL.  

 

Pre-school supervision operates between 9.05 and 9.20am.  Children should not be dropped off to school before 9.05am.  

 

Thank you for your support.

Covid Link 
Posted Nov 10, 2021

Link below to latest information relating to Covid-19 for students, parents & families.

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families/#health-advice-for-parents

Reminders
Posted Nov 03, 2021

All families are asked to read the following advice/reminders to help minimise the risk of Covid19 entering our school:

 

  • Visits to the school should be by appointment only.  The school can be emailed on moneenroeschool@gmail.com   School Office can be contacted by phone on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.20am to 3.00pm.

  • Pre-school supervision operates between 9.05 and 9.20am.  No pupils should be dropped off before 9.05am.

  • All families are asked not to congregate around the school at drop off or collection times.

  • All classes will receive lessons on the benefits of using hand sanitizer, hand washing, social distancing and sneeze and cough etiquette.  It will help if families speak with their children about these important points also. 

  •  Any pupil displaying Covid19 symptoms should not attend school and contact their GP for advice.

 

Upcoming School Events:

Parent Teacher Meeting

  • Times/dates will be sent home in pupil’s diaries early next week.  Dates for families with more than one child in the school are Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th of November.  

  • Teachers will schedule meetings for single pupils on different days.  Increased dates will hopefully minimise too much traffic/gathering in the hall/school area.  All parents attending for Parent/Teacher meetings should wear a face mask.  Parents/Guardians can request a phone call in place of face to face meeting if they are displaying Covid19 symptoms. 

After Schools Gaelic Football:

  • After Schools Gaelic Football for interested boys and girls from 3rd to 6th class continues on Tuesday 9th and Tuesday 16th of November from 3 to 4pm.

After Schools Badminton

  • After School Badminton for interested boys and girls from 4th to 6th class starts back on Monday November 8th from 3 to 4pm in Moneenroe Hall.  Pupils may be put into groups for different dates to avoid over-crowding.

Rugby Coaching:

  • In-school Rugby Coaching for older classes continues on Mondays up to the end of Term One.

Fire Drill:

  • Our school’s second Fire Drill of the year will take place on Tuesday November 16th.

Parents Association:

  • Our schools Parents Association will meet on Wednesday November 10th at 7pm in the Infant Classroom. 

Halloween Raffle:

  • Thanks to all families who supported our Halloween Raffle fundraiser

 

Winners of the Halloween Raffle as follows:

1st Prize:    Connla Young

2nd Prize:   Coleen Booth

3rd Prize:    Sylvia Mooney

4th Prize:    Helen Brennan

5th Prize:    John Phelan

6th Prize:    Mia Whelan.

Class Prizes as follows:

Junior & Senior Infants:    Makeala Dowd.

1st & 2nd Class:                 Charlie O'Shea.

3rd & 4th Class:                  Patrick Royce Brennan

5th Class:                             Leah Hynes

6th Class:                             Ella Coogan

Diary & Test Copy:

  • Parents/Guardians of pupils in 1st to 6th class are reminded to sign their child’s diary and test copy, Monday to Thursday.

Notes for Absence:

  • All families are asked to provide a note or email for absence when their child misses any days from school. 

Board of Management:

  • Our school's next Board of Management meeting is on Tuesday November 7th at 3.15pm

Castlecomer Community School Open Day:

  • 6th class pupils attended an Open Day in Castlecomer Community School on Tuesday November 2nd. 

 

Ladies Gaelic football Biltz:

  • Interested 5th & 6th class girls will represent our school in the Kilkenny Girls School Biltz on November 8th at James Stephens pitch. 

 

We would like to thank parents/guardians for their vigilance regarding Covid19 and ask for your continued support in this regard.  It is important that we do our best to keep Moneenroe School Covid free.

Football Training
Posted Sept 29, 2021

Schools Football for boys and girls in MONEENROE NS returns on Tuesday October 5th from

3 to 4pm in The Railyard pitch or Moneenroe Hall, weather depending. 

Parents Committee
Posted Sept 29, 2021

Expression of Interest forms for Parents Association must be returned before tomorrow, Thursday September 30th, by email or hard copy.  A hard copy was given to the oldest family member yesterday.

 

Also a reminder that pre school supervision is between 9.05 and 9.20 each morning. No child should arrive at the school before 9.05.

 

Thank you for your support. 

 

Regards,

 

Moneenroe School. 

Clothes collection etc
Posted Sept 16, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

  • Kilkenny County Council will be undertaking road safety works between Old School Crescent and Gazebo Cross over the next few weeks

  • Pre-school supervision operates between 9.05 and 9.20am.

  • Staggered exiting times will continue to be in operation at the end of the school day. 

  • In line with Covid guidelines, collectors are asked not to congregate and disperse as quickly as possible. This will also help to minimise traffic disruption.

  • A used clothing collection will take place on Tuesday September 28th.  Bags can be left at the school on Monday evening September 27th after 2 o’clock. Your support would be appreciated.  No Duvets or Pillows please.  

 

Thank you for your co-operation

Reminder
Posted Sept 09, 2021

Any child displaying Covid19 symptoms should not attend school and should contact their GP for advice.  The GP will advise if the child needs a Covid Test or whether he/she should attend school or not.  Any child who misses school due to Covid19 related issues – the family can contact the school office on Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursday between 9.20am and 3pm to seek work for absent pupils (056 4442288) or email the school at moneenroeschool@gmail.com

 

Thank you for your support.  It is important that we make all efforts to help keep our school community Covid Free.

New Extension
Posted Sept 01, 2021

ake a look at our new school extension which opened today also - excitement for our 5th class pupils who will settle into the new classroom.

Our new extension has in addition to the new classroom, a new special needs bathroom, a book/store room & school office. Great work done over the summer to have it all ready for today! Well done to all involved.

School Expenses
Posted August 30, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we prepare to welcome back students on Wednesday September 1st, we would ask you to take note of the following:

 

When sending in money for Book Rental, Art, Photocopying, School Diary and Insurance, we would ask that you put it in a sealed envelope with your child's name, class and amount of money enclosed. 

A receipt will be issued for all monies paid.

 

Thank you for your co-operation in this matter and we look  forward to welcoming all students back on Wednesday. 

 

Moneenroe N.S.

News - Return to School on Wednesday 1st of September
Posted August 24, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope you are all keeping well and that you all had a nice Summer Break. We look forward to welcoming all classes back to school on Wednesday 1st of September. Progress with the School Building Extension Project has been good and the Extension will be ready for use on the 1st of September. Please read the following Covid19 notices and school reminders carefully.  This email contains important information

  • Any pupils displaying Covid related symptoms should not attend school and should phone their G.P for advice.

  • Parents/Guardians of children returning to school after school closures must complete ‘A Return to Educational Facility Parental Declaration Form’.  Please see form attached.  Completed Form can be emailed to moneenroeschool@gmail.com or handed to teachers by pupils on Wednesday 1st of September.

  • Covid19 Detection – Please note that it is a matter for the HSE (Public Health) to advise in circumstances where a staff member/child has a positive test for Covid or is deemed to be a close contact, for the purposes of self-isolation.  The school will only share information when it is advised to do so.

  • Our school will be operating on a no un-authorised, no un-expected, no un-announced Visitor Policy.

  •  All families are asked to refrain from congregating around the school, before, during or after school.

  • All parents/guardians are asked to wear a face mask when dropping and collecting their children to school.

  • Returning pupils will receive SPHE lessons about hand hygiene, social distancing, sneeze and cough etiquette, etc.  It will help if families can speak with their child/children about correct behaviours relating to Covid also.

  • Please see Covid 19 Poster for Parents/Guardians attached re Return to School from the HSE.

  • Covd 19 Prevention measures in place in the 20/21 school year will continue to be in place in the upcoming term.

  • Good time-keeping and punctuality will help to ensure the safe running of school. 

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