2018

Information for Parents about smart phone usage in schools.

Information from Parent’s Association:

Dear Parent,

Please click this link https://www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/Active-Circulars/cl0038_2018.pdf to read a circular (0038/2018) that has been issued to all schools recently regarding consultation with teachers, students and parents on the use of smart phones.

Please contact the NPC Helpline if you require any further information on the consultation process Tel: 01 887 4477.

2018

Computer coding

Dear Parent,

We are currently working on a new project with Trinity College that is aimed at working in partnership with parents to support their children’s learning about computer coding. Before the supports are fully developed Trinity would like some information from you as parents and your children about your current level of knowledge, familiarity and confidence with computer technology, so that they can develop materials that will make a difference. We would really appreciate it if you and your child/children would complete the surveys (links below).

As these are surveys developed by Trinity College they have to follow the University’s ethical code for research so you will notice a longer than usual introduction to the survey and some consent questions. Please bear with this process as it is an essential component of university research I am afraid!

If you have any questions please contact me. The closing date for the surveys is the 6th of July 2018.

Thank you for your assistance with this project.

Michelle Davern

The parent survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ourkidscode_parent

The child survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ourkidscode_child

 

 

2018

World Orienteering Day

Bunscoil Rís took part in a Global Event today – World Orienteering Day.

Tom Geoghegan set up an Orienteering course and all classes had an opportunity to participate. It was great fun and everyone enjoyed it.

Our details are now uploaded and so far we are the only school registered in Ireland , we also have the biggest turn out in Ireland for a WOD event.

80 Regions/Countries took part

2137 Registered Events

348,066 World Participants

1550 Irish Participants ……… including the pupils of Bunscoil Rís.

This is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all involved and thank you to Tom.

          

 

2018

‘Give It A Try’ Girls Rugby

The IRFU are running programme specifically for girls over the summer months called ‘Give It A Try – Girls’ Rugby Summer Programme’. It is designed for and aimed at 10 – 14 year olds. It will be held in New Ross RFC. Girls will learn the skills of rugby in a fun environment, as well as meeting new friends and staying active.

2018

New iPad

Thank you to the pupils, parents and staff that donated old phones to our mobile phone recycling initiative. We have now received a new iPad after collecting 200 old phones and we are delighted. We will continue to collect for another iPad.

2018

Bunscoil Rís Codor Dojo

In September we hope to open a Codor Dojo class here in the school.
First of all we need to get some adult volunteers. If you have some background in IT or coding and are willing to volunteer to help at the Codor Dojo class please drop me an email.
We hope initially to run twice a month. Time and day to be decided but it will probably be some evening from 7pm-8pm.

Please email gmoran@bunscoilris.ie if you have some interest & are willing to get involved.

2018

Book Bills

Dear Parents, We still have some unpaid book bills. Please call the office immediately to arrange payment for books. Pupils will not be allowed travel on school tours unless their book bill is cleared. We apologise for this but we need to pay very large book bills each year.

2018

School Start Time

Some pupils are arriving way too early for school.

Pupils are not allowed in the school gate until 8.15am each morning. Please allow your children to arrive between 8.15am-8.45am.

Breakfast club, hurling 365 and Fball 365 will start at 8.15 am each morning. There will be no supervision before 8.15am each morning. Regards Gerry Moran.

2017

School Books & Copybooks

Dear Parents, please note that there is a charge of 40 Euro per family each year to be paid in September.

This covers all school books and copybooks. The school office is open this week from 9am-3pm if you wish to pay this fee this week.

The uniform policy is available on this website under ‘Policies’.

2017

School Office Closed until 21st. August

 

 

The school office is now closed until Monday 21st. August at 9.00 a.m.

School information for parents of our intake class can be obtained in the Parents section of the web page.

 

The school uniform is navy jumper and pants or skirt with a blue shirt or blouse. Uniforms can be purchased from the Cloth Hall in South Street or Kennedys in North Street. Parents can choose to buy generic navy uniforms and purchase the crests from the school office.

 

The school book lease is 40 Euro per family. This money is payable in September. There is no need for a book list as all items are included in the 40 Euro.

2017

Dates for your Diary- June 2017

Official Opening

  • The official opening of the school takes place Friday 16th. June. Bishop Denis Brennan will bless the school and two pupils will be chosen by lottery to cut the ribbon.
  • As a special treat, pupils will receive strawberries & ice-cream in the morning . School will finish 30 minutes earlier than normal at 2.00 p.m.
  • Pupils travelling on the school bus will not have any change to their arrival time home as the buses cannot come any earlier.

 

Performance Day for 3rd. , 4th. and 5th. classes

  • We are holding a performance hour for the pupils of the above classes on Tuesday next 20th. June.
  • Pupils from each of the classes will demonstrate what they have learned at dance classes in recent weeks . The 5th. class guitar group will play a few tunes and the school choir will sing a few songs.
  • The performance will take place in the PE Hall beginning at 1.15 p.m. and finishing at 2.15 p.m. The school playground will double as a car park from 1.00 p.m. Parents are very welcome to attend. A video of the event will be uploaded to the school web page www.newrossprimary.ie

 

6th. Class Graduation Day

  • The 6th. class graduation will take place on Wednesday 28th. June at 11.00 a.m.
  • 6th. class pupils will perform their dance routines and the 6th. classes will sing some songs with the 6th. class guitar group.
  • 6th. class pupils will each be presented with a graduation certificate and a group photograph which is being sponsored by our Parents Council.
  • 6th. class pupils will be treated to a special lunch that day and they will finish school at the earlier time of 1.45 p.m. on 28th. June – a day earlier than the rest of the school which will close for the Summer holidays on Thursday 29th. June at 12.00 p.m .

2017

Confirmation Ceremony 2017

See a video of the Confirmation Ceremony held in the Parish Church in May 2017. This was our first Confirmation as an amalgamated school.

2017

Presentation Booklet of our New School Project

Download a pdf Presentation of our new school project .

2017

First Holy Communion

The Catherine McAuley Junior school First Holy Communion took place recently. Here is a link to a short video of the ceremony and of the 2nd. class pupils who were involved. The music was provided by the Edmund Rice School Choir under the direction of Ms. Michele Quinlivan and Ms. Liz Carey.

2017

Congratulations to Marcel !

Congratulations to our pupil Marcel Komin who got a distinction in this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Marcel is a really talented artist and he is currently a pupil in Ms. Whelan’s 4th. class.

2017

Official Opening

The Official Opening of our new school buildings takes place on Friday 16th. June at 12.00 p.m. Ceremonies will begin in the Junior School Building at 12.00 and continue to the Senior School building immediately afterwards. The ceremony will be attended by Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns who will formerly bless the facilities.

An attempt has been made to contact former staff, Boards of Management and Parents’ Councils from the old Michael Street , St. Joseph’s and CBS Primary schools. All are invited.

The event will also be attended by Brendan Howlin T.D. , Minister Paul Kehoe T.D. , former Junior Minister Sean Connick , as well as current members of the Municipal and County Councils.