Happy New Year
Wishing all of our families a safe and happy New Year.
Remote Learning Update
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you are all staying safe and well and enjoyed the Christmas break. As you are now aware we will reopen for remote learning from Monday 11th January. While we would all prefer to return to school, at least this time both pupils and teachers are more prepared for online learning.
Our plan for remote learning is as follows :
Junior Infants: platform will be SeeSaw- class teachers will be in contact by email.
Senior Infants and First Class: platform will be SeeSaw - already in use .
2nd to 6th class : Google Classroom. Most pupils have already logged on. If you have difficulty with passwords, email the school at email@example.com and we will do our best to sort the problem as quickly as possible for you.
Students can document their learning and communicate with their teacher through Seesaw and Google Classroom. Your child will be able to post their activities onto the platform being used by their class level. Further instructions regarding Google Classroom are attached.
We strongly encourage our pupils to engage with us in online learning. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact the office.
We are aware that many of our parents are front line workers and our thoughts and best wishes are with them at this challenging time.
Our December 2020 newsletter can be viewed here.
Admissions for September 2021
If your child is sent home from school with "minor symptoms , no fever equal to or greater than 38 degrees C, no cough, no shortness of breath, no ill household contacts or history of travel, please keep your child at home for a period of 48 hours to observe emerging condition." This is the current public health advice from The HPSC and is subject to change.
For the safety of all, please contact the office by phone or email to advise of your child's return to school. Thank you .
Free Flu Vaccine for Children
Details of the free flu vaccine for children aged between 2 and 17 is available here.
Letter from Chief Medical Officer
Dr Tony Holohan has issued a letter to parents which can be viewed here.
Accessing Resources Online
CJ Fallon eBook Reader:
Click on which device you want to download and install myCJFallonReader app.
CJ Fallon website:
Go to https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources for listening activities, tutorials and photographs.
Go to www.edcolearning.ie and log in with:
Username: primaryedcobooks Password: edco2020
Go to www.folensonline.ie and click register
Fill in username, email and password
For Roll Number use this code: Prim20
Talking to Children and Young People about Covid-19
St Columba's N.S.
St.Columba's National School opened its doors in October 1925.
Currently we have approximately 400 pupils on roll.
We have a Principal, fifteen classroom teachers, three Learning Support/Resource teachers and six Special Needs Assistants.
The Chairperson of our Board of Management is Mr. Frank O Connell.
Our ancillary staff includes: the school Secretary, Aisling; the school Caretaker, Peter; and the school Lollipop person.
We offer a variety of after-school activities. These can vary but usually include ballet, drama, Irish dancing, gymnastics and choir.
If you would like to find out more about our school, do not hesitate to contact us.
Saint Columba’s National School is a Catholic primary school which strives to provide a caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are addressed. Parents and teachers are partners in the children’s education. We recognise that co-operation and communication between home and school and the wider school community are vital ingredients in the educational process. We all share the same aim – the well-being of the children in our care.
St Columba's National School,
Tel: +353 86 700 1901
St Columba's School, Iona Road, was established so students from all backgrounds would have a formal education that could transform their lives and positively contribute to society. Since then, we have held true to that vision because of the generosity of countless community members and businesses who share this view. Get in touch to learn more about how to support us.