Coláiste Pobail Setanta

Newsletter No.144 Monday 05-09-22



Newsletter No.144 Monday 05-09-22

Semester One Week One

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Welcome to and welcome back to Coláiste Pobail Setanta

I would like to welcome back all our students for another school year in Coláiste Pobail Setanta and also to welcome our new students of 1st year. I hope that you have a fantastic year in our College and that do your best for the year in all aspects of College life. I hope that you will be happy and grow in confidence every day in our College.

Leaving Cert Results

Congratulations to all our Leaving Cert students of 2022 who received their results on Friday. We are proud of each and every one of you for the huge effort you made and for the results you have achieved. Our Guidance counsellors are available to you by email, in person (by appointment) and over the phone should you want to talk to them about your results and the options available to you now. Good luck when the offers come out from the colleges.



As you know our 1st and 32nd Year students must stay in the College for lunch every day. They must bring a packed lunch and sit with their Rang in the canteen and then go to yard once their lunch is eaten. This is to help students to forge friendships and to settle into the routine of our College. We do not provide lunches and we do not have microwaves or sandwich makers yet, but will let you know when these have been organised. We will not be providing boiling water to students and the use of lunches that require boiling water to be added is not allowed.

It is great to see our canteen full of students again after being empty for so long.

Students Bikes

All students cycling to and from school, must lock their bikes at the back of the college where the back gates are locked to keep them safe. Do not lock your bike at the back of the community centre or at the front of the school as it will not be safe there.

Student Lockers.

We are currently allocating lockers to students, once this is completed, students should make good use of the locker so that their school bags are not as heavy. Once the locker has been paid for on Enrol, it will be allocated by the class tutor.

Students Drop off

As you are aware, our campus is very busy with three different buildings all being accessed every morning. Our primary school students walk to school mostly while the pre-school students are mostly dropped off in cars. I am asking that our secondary school students are encouraged to come to school in as independent way as possible. Students of 1st Year to 6th Year should be able to walk or cycle to school with independence. Only students with specific mobility and or independence issues need to be dropped off by car. It can be a very dangerous experience when at the end of the school day, there are over 1000 students leaving the school while there are cars coming in against them to pick students up. Parking on then double lines and footpaths/cycle paths outside the school is not permitted either. As a school we will be monitoring the situation closely.

Study Workshops.

We will be delivering study workshops to our students over the coming weeks and months.

1st Years, 5th, and 6th of September

2nd Years, 15th, and 16th of September

3rd Years, 21st and 22nd of September

5th Years, 11th, and 12th of October

6th Years, 18th, and 19th of October.

The Year Head of each year group will make details of these events known to parents using the college app.

Students Attendance and Absence

This year we are using the VS Ware App so that parents can communicate directly with the College regarding a student’s planned absence, appointments etc, or unplanned absence, illness etc. Please use VS Ware to input this information as we will be slowing phasing out the use of the school journal for this communication. From 5/1/2023 we will no longer accept notes in the journal to grant a student’s permission to leave for an appointment or to excuse an absence. From 5/1/23 we will only accept communication through VS Ware on these items.


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Grants Uniform Pop Up Shop 2-7pm
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Semester Three Newsletter
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May 22nd No.175
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