September 1, 2015

September Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely relaxing summer and are looking forward to the new school year ahead.

28 Junior Infants started last Monday and are doing great work with their teacher, Ms. Williams. We also welcomed some new children further up the school and we’re pleased to see that they’ve settled in well.

We have 219 pupils and 12 teachers. We concluded our first week of lessons by assembling together in the hall for the first of our new weekly assemblies. We are going to have smaller weekly assemblies where the children, staff and Rev. Brew can come together. These assemblies will be a chance for each class to share lessons, tell stories and learn from their fellow classmates. Parents won’t be present at these school assemblies but of course we will still look forward to having you attend our Opening of Year Service on Friday, 25th September, in St. Mary’s church, which will be lead by 6th class.

We have welcomed one new teacher to our staff for this academic year, Ms. Cathriona Harper. Cathriona is teaching Senior Infants until I complete my role as Acting Principal. Mr. Cillian O’Driscoll and Ms. Clodagh Kelly have been welcomed back by the staff for another year.

We have lots of children busy with activities too; Junior to 2nd are doing violin and 3rd to 6th are continuing with tin whistle lessons. 3rd class started cycling with Fingal County Council, and finally 2nd and 5th classes go to swimming lessons in Portmarnock Leisure Centre every Thursday for the next ten weeks, 1st and 4th class have started GAA – thanks to Binn Eadair GAA Club and finally, 6th class started training for their first marathon and hope to finish off their 26.2 miles in style by joining the Marathon in Dublin (Kidsmarathon with SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and Fingal County Council) on the 26th October.

We are hoping to launch our new school website over the coming weeks. Keep your eyes peeled on www.burrowschool.ie for up to date information about what’s going on in the Burrow.

Thank you to all the people involved in the wider school community for your support to us all in the Burrow School. Finally a big thank you to all of you that have volunteered to help with yard duty and violin lessons, your time is greatly appreciated.

I have included some guidelines for parents to note regarding behaviour and hopefully we can all start the year as we mean to go on. All teachers have gone over these guidelines with your children so we would appreciate your co-operation also.

Mrs. Kim Anderson
Acting Principal