Newsletter/Updates June 9th 2020

Dear parents, I wish to update you on a few matters as we come towards the end of the school year and prepare for a new year: Preparation for re-opening: Please note that while preparations are going on in the background, we still need to wait for Department of Education guidelines, before finalising arrangements for the return to school. Current discussions on maintaining 1 or 2 m distance will affect numbers in classrooms and there are education-specific requirements that will have t...
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Newsletter May 27th 2020

Dear parents and students, I hope that you and your wider family and friends are well. What great weather! I hope you are getting out-and-about in the sunshine, as well as doing schoolwork, and enjoying it all. In advance of the weekend, I would like to update you on some matters: Online work: Well done to you all for your continued work on See Saw. I appreciate that it may be difficult to keep the work going, but it is important that everyone is trying his/her best in order to be r...
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Newsletter May 5th 2020

Dear parents and students, I hope you all had a nice long weekend. Such great weather so hopefully you got out in the sun and had some fun. As you know, the timeframe for the lifting of restrictions was set out for us all on Friday last. It is good to see that we are all making a difference and that there is some easing ahead. The news that schools will not re-open until September is disappointing, though understandable, from a health and safety point of view. As of now we have no f...
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Newsletter April 24th 2020

Newsletter April 24th 2020   Hello everybody I want to send best wishes to you all at home  and so I am sending you a short video – see below.     Tony and Nora say a special hello and have sent a note attached here too for you Hello everyone! Keep safe and I hope to see you soon, Nora     Hi everybody. I hope you and your family are well. Best wishes, Tony   A reminder that you can send your entries for ...
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Easter Newsletter 2020

NEWSLETTER APRIL 3RD 2020   Dear parents and students, It is hard to believe that we are in the month of April and that Easter is approaching. Well done everyone on taking on your work at home and for engaging with the website and with See Saw. It’s great to see samples of so many creative ideas on See Saw! I am really impressed! We appreciate that it may not be possible for everyone to get to this work. Please remember that the work, while curriculum focused, is optional...
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World Autism Day 2020

A reminder to everyone that today is World Autism Day, a day when we celebrate our friends who have autism and who bring so much to our lives. Why not wear something blue today to celebrate our friends? If you are wearing blue at home, you might like to upload your photo to your journal on See Saw and I will have a look at them You could also learn more about autism on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezv85LMFx2E   Have a lovely day! Ms Manley
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Newsletter March 27th 2020

Dear parents, I hope that you and family are well and finding time to enjoy some good weather in the midst of work and other commitments. Many new ideas, online opportunities and new ways of working are presenting themselves to all of us at this time. It is an exciting time, yet a time to maintain calm and embrace the new ideas in ways that are meaningful and possible for each of our circumstances going forward. The Department of Education has asked that we remind everyone re the import...
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Hello from St Anne’s

Dear Children and Students of St Anne’s, I hope you are all keeping well. I am writing from the school building which is a very quiet place these days, without the normal hustle and bustle of school life. I certainly miss you all and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. It is a strange time for everyone but a time that we can learn to do things differently and in new, exciting ways. So much of your learning goes on in school usually and I am very proud of the standards that y...
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Newsletter February 2020

Despite the inclement weather lots has been happening in St Anne’s over the past month.   Parent teacher meetings for the infant classes were held at the start of the month. Thanks to all who attended the meetings. As always, please contact us if there is any matter you wish to discuss.   Sports teams: Congratulations to our senior soccer team who were narrowly beaten in the final of the Leixlip Soccer Blitz last week. A great performance by all! Our hurlers did well in ...
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January 2020 Newsletter

As we move from winter to spring 2020, we hope that the February days ahead bring good weather, growth and renewed energy for all.   January was an interesting month in St Anne’s.   Garden: As mentioned previously, lots of work has been going on in the garden around the school. Thanks to all parents who have helped out in this. It will be lovely to see the fruits of the work in spring and summer and I know there are plans in place for other work ...
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