Parish Catechetical Programme 2020-2021

Catechetical_Programme_2020_Registration Form  Hard copies of this form are available from your child’s class teacher upon request. Please complete the form and return to the Parish Office or to the sacristy of one of the churches at your early convenience.   Dear Parents/Guardians,   The restarting of the Parish Catechetical Programme this year presents some challenges, as I’m sure you can imagine.  The classrooms in St. Anne’s Resource Centre are of course too small, and an alternative venue is not easy to find!  However, after much deliberation and consultation, we are happy to announce the restart of the programme.  Some details have yet to be finalised following discussion and feedback, but for now we can confirm the following: The programme will be led by Fr. Sebi Tulbure who has replaced Fr. Shane Crombie.  Fr. Sebi is from Romania, and prior to joining us in Navan had ministered in Kells Parish since 2018.  He will be assisted by Barry White, a seminarian preparing for the priesthood, who has joined our Parish Team in Navan for the coming year. They will be assisted by teachers and other adult volunteers.  We are recruiting at the moment. The venue will be St. Oliver’s Church in Blackcastle, which is very spacious, and has ample parking facilities making it easier to arrange drop-off and pick-up. At this point, it is anticipated that the First Holy Communion preparation programme will take place on Tuesdays (starting Tuesday 3rd November) and the Confirmation preparation programme will take place on Wednesdays (starting Wednesday 4th November).  The time will be communicated at a later date. Please find attached the Registration Form.  Please complete the form...

Post-Primary Schools: Enrolment September 2021

Dear Parents of 5th & 6th Class pupils, Choosing a Post-Primary school for your child is a big decision. Open Evenings are usually held at this time of year. Due to Covid, schools are unable to host Information Evenings for parents of Incoming 1st years. You will have to carry our your research online. Applications can only be made for September 2021, however I will include 5th Class in all correspondence as your time to apply will come before your know it. Parents are responsible for making applications on behalf of their children.  There are 5 Post Primary options in Navan. Click on the school to visit the website. Not all schools have released details of their Admissions process. The trend so far seems to be that schools will begin to accept Application Forms between dates 02.10.2020 and 23.10.2020. We will make hard copies of forms available to parents as required. I will update the list below as information becomes available: Beaufort College All applications to the First Year Group in Beaufort College will only be accepted after the 2nd October 2020 and the closing date for receipt of applications is the Monday 26th October 2020 at 4pm. Enrolment information for the school year 2021/2022 Coláiste na Mí Enrolment for the school year 2021-2022 will open on the 2nd October. Please read our Admissions Policy and Admissions Notice. Application forms will be available and accepted from the 2nd October 2020. To view Admissions Policy and Notice click on: Enrolment information for the school year 2021/2022 St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School No information yet Loreto St Michael’s Secondary School No information...

School Photographer- Friday 18th September

Memory Lane School Photography will visit the school on Friday 18th September. Like every other aspect of school life we have to change our system to stay within Covid Guidelines. We will take class photos of Junior Infants and 6th Class. Instead of the group photo we will take a photo of each pod (the group your child sits with each day) and the photographer will merge the 5 or 6 images to create one cool class photo. Previously we took photos of every family. This year we will only take a family photo upon request. If you would like a family photo please send your request to ArdRiCNS@lmetb.ie. I would ask you only request a family photograph where you really want one. If you can go without one for this year please do. All children being photographed wear full formal uniform on the day. Kind regards,...

Tracksuit Days!!!

Good morning everyone, We are delighted to be back up and running! It will take a little bit of time for new routines to embed themselves in every day life but so far the measures we have put in place seem to be working well. We are reviewing the choreography in the car park and we will be in touch with you next week with any changes we will be making there. We will make sure children are outside as much as possible so send a coat every day and pupils from Junior Infants to First Class should have a pair of wellies in school. Tracksuit days are as follows: Múinteoir Day 1 Day 2 Tara Wednesday Friday Karen Tuesday Wednesday Naomi Tuesday Thursday Maria Wednesday Friday Edel & Catherine Tuesday Friday Cailín Monday Thursday Rachel Monday Thursday Sarah Monday Wednesday Niamh Monday Friday Jack Tuesday Thursday As explained in our Covid Response Plan: there are no recommendations in the public health advice to suggest an increased risk in wearing uniforms. The Department has not issued any guidance on the wearing of school uniforms in a COVID-19 environment. Normal washing and hygiene arrangements should apply to uniforms. We will review this advice if guidelines...

Back to school advice from the Department of Education

The re-opening of schools will require everyone to adjust and get used to new arrangements and routines. This change of culture won’t happen overnight and will take a bit of time in the initial re-opening period to get fully established and embedded into the daily operation of our school. The Department of Education have released a leaflet with advice for parents (click here) and 3 videos for families outlining what to expect when returning to school. I hope you find these resources useful....

New Entrants- September 2020

24.08.2020   Dear Parents of incoming Junior Infants, There are only 2 more sleeps until your child’s first day at big school. I am sure your emotions are a strong mixture of excitement and nerves. If there is anything you cannot get sorted before Wednesday please do not worry. We will be keeping very calm and relaxed about the whole thing. It is only 2 hours each day so the time will fly by and our teachers will do everything they can to make your child’s first day as positive as possible. Children should bring a tiny snack and a drink of water for their first day. We are working hard to make the school as safe as we can. In previous years we had lots of induction activities to prepare the children for school life. This year our overarching goal is to open and to stay open. Unfortunately coming together to celebrate this big occasion is not possible this year.  We will stagger opening on Wednesday. As per the time you received along with this message; at 9.45 we will welcome half of Rang Tara, at 10.00 we will welcome Rang Karen and at 10.15 we will welcome the rest of Rang Tara. Please park in the car park and walk up to the school. There will be lots of school staff on hand to direct you. We will accept the children into the school from the blue doors. Children only past the blue doors. Teachers will wear mask and visor until they are in the teacher zone in their classrooms. Two teachers have been assigned as official...