Congratulations to Sally, Erin, Sorcha, Chloe and Caoimhe on their great win in the Leinster Final League u12 at the Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club. Wimbledon could be next !
Great photos from Nora of the action in this week’s Hurling semi final. Well done boys on a great effort.
Thank you to all the parents who were not in this years book rental and returned their surveys today. Many have offered to donate or sell books to the proposed new scheme.
Just to clarify… A few parents have said they want to retain books for siblings to use. If these books are sold to us in June, the money you receive will cover the book rental subscription for this sibling next year.
If you still have the survey form at home please send it in as soon as possible so we can have booklists ready to go out with the report cards mid June.
Unfortunately despite a brilliant effort our boys senior hurlers were beaten yesterday in their semi finals. Despite their disappointment , they are ready to support the girls in Croke Park next Wednesday 6th of June. It’s a big big day for our school and we want to send as many supporters as possible to cheer the girls on. We sent home permission slips today for 3rd – 6th class pupils. Please return them as soon as possible. If we don’t have a signed permission slip we can’t allow pupils to travel even. We need to finalise the bus numbers on Friday as we are closed Monday and Tuesday next week. The form is available to print off HERE
Great day in Santry today. Weather was beautiful and the atmosphere was electric. Mr. Lowery and Ms. O’ Brien reported the standard was incredibly high. We qualified for 3 finals but unfortunately we didn’t finish in any places. We weren’t disappointed though because we all had a brilliant day.
Adian from Petstop came and cleaned our pond last week. They have gone a little crazy with excitement because now they can see….
The PTA has operated a book rental scheme for children from 3rd to 6th class for the last number of years. Each year the scheme allows pupils to rent the five most expensive books saving parents an average of €65 per child. The majority of parents/guardians are availing of the scheme but, this year, we hope to extend it to include all parents/guardians.
We propose changing the way the scheme is administered by compiling class sets of books. We would give every teacher thirty copies of each title. These books would be labelled with the room number. The teachers would be responsible for assigning these books to pupils and collecting them again at the end of the year. There would be no application forms to fill or deposits to pay and the deposits currently being held by the PTA would be returned. It is important to note that ALL parents would then pay the annual book rental subscription and these titles would be removed from the book list.
To compile these sets, we would use books in good condition from the current book rental scheme. We would also need to buy new titles in Irish and Religion and extra English and Maths books. We would like to add dictionaries, atlases and other resource books to the scheme over time.
The financial outlay for the school will be high initially but we hope to acquire some of the books we need second hand. To this end, we are appealing to parents/guardians who are not in the book rental scheme to either donate their child’s books at the end of the school year or to sell us good condition books for a flat rate of €5 per book. There would be no need to keep these books for siblings as all children would use the class sets from September on.
To help us estimate the feasibility and the cost of the scheme, we have sent home a short survey to the parents who did not take part in the current book rental scheme. We would be very grateful if those forms could be returned asap as we need to make a decision shorty. We hope all parents will support this new scheme as we feel it will be more equitable for pupils, easier to manage and it will reduce the back to school costs considerably for all parents and guardians.
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