I would like to warmly welcome you to Stackallen National School. We are a rural school with a wonderful, vibrant and outgoing philosophy.
In our school we strive to create a happy safe and child centred education. To do this we rely on the support of all our parents without which we could not succeed. We therefore look forward to working in partnership with you in the interest of your child’s all round learning and personal development.
Well, the Spooky Season is almost upon us! A reminder that the mid term break is from Monday 27th to Friday 31st October inclusive. Our annual 'Dress Up' day will be on Friday 24th when the children can dress up coming to school if they wish, (no spray cans or bangers). We would really encourage the children to make their own costumes this year as there will be a prize for the best 'homemade' costume! The Halloween Party will also be on Friday, thanks to the generosity of the Parents Committee.
Congratulations to the girls and boys football teams who under the guidance of Mr. Morrison, Mr. Mc Donagh and Mr. Lynch put up great performances in the recent Cumann na mBunscol leagues. They showed great grit and determination on the pitch and represented our school impeccably. Many thanks to all the parents who very kindly volunteered to give lifts to these events. It would not be possible to attend matches and other outings without your continued help and support! Also many thanks to all those who braved the elements and stood on the side-line. Your encouragement is very much appreciated. Siobhan Downey, Rathkenny GAA Club, also provided the whole school with great coaching and skills for the last 6 weeks, we look forward to welcoming her back in the Spring!
We were delighted to hear the news that Mrs. Hanley and her husband had welcomed a new arrival, a baby girl, Grace, last week. We wish them much happiness at this very special time. Mr. Lynch is teaching 2nd Class while Mrs. Hanley is on leave and we hope he enjoys his time with us.
Parent Teacher meetings this year will take place in February. However, should you wish to speak to either myself or any of the teachers before this time, please either contact Gabrielle in the office to make an appointment or send a letter to the teacher with your request for a meeting.
At present we are undertaking a self-evaluation of the teaching and learning of mathematics, in accordance with Department of Education guidelines, in the school. To help us with that evaluation, we would be very grateful for your views and opinions on matters in a questionnaire. The questionnaire will be posted here next week and should only take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback will be used to inform the school self-evaluation process.
Due to changes in the Department of Education and Skills on line data base, every school is now required to submit a copy of each child's BIRTH CERTIFICATE and their PPS number. Please fill in the form sent hope with the children, attach a copy of their birth certificate and return to the school before . Although we do currently have some of this information on file, we request that these requirements be resubmitted and returned by Thursday 6th November
Hope the children all enjoy a well deserved mid term break!
** View our Whole-School Evalution Report **
(Carried out by inspectors of the Department of Education and Skills in October 2012 )
The Week Ahead!
September Round Up!
So, as September draws to a close we can reflect on a great months work completed! Everyone has settled back into the 'school routine' and classrooms are a hive of activity.
The girls and boys football teams have been hard at work training under the watchful eyes of Mr. Morrison, Mr. McDonagh and Mr. Lynch. As a result, they have put in great performances against Yellow Furze, Bohermeen and Scoil Naomh Eoin with the girls facing Slane on Friday. A special thanks to all the parents who volunteer to give lifts to and from these matches and for their great encouragement on the side lines! We wouldn't be able to compete in these leagues without your support.September News!
A very warm welcome back. Hope you all had a lovely summer break with plenty of fresh air and fun adventures.We have been very busy in school over the holidays. Francis Hoey, CF Hoey Construction, and his wonderful team of dedicated builders have replaced the heating system in the ‘old’ part of the school so we’ll all be cosy and warm for the winter months ahead.
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