Coláiste Pobail Setanta

Newsletter No.145 Monday 12-09-22



Newsletter No.145 Monday 12-09-22

Semester 1 Week 2

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As you know our 1st and 2nd 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. It is extremely important that your child’s bike is locked with a good quality lock at all times.

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.

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

Setanta’s Got Talent

With covid restrictions lifted and a music department all out of excuses it is time we put on a school show again.

We have decided not to do a musical this year but would like to put on a performance of an equally professional standard.

Later this year we will host a school talent show. Before the musical took over, Setanta's Got Talent was the main music event of the school year, and it was always a great night. We hope this year will be just as good.

All interested students must give their names to their Tutor or to Ms. Cunningham or Ms. Baraut.

There will be a first audition round from which we will narrow down the numbers to a group of finalists who will perform on the night.

Student Lockers

Currently, all students who have paid for a locker have been allocated a locker. I am encouraging students to use their lockers to ensure their school bags are as light as possible and to store valuable in. It is important that the lock is thick enough to ensure the locker cannot be opened. Locks with a very thin shackle will allow the locker to open even with thew lock in place. Please get a lock with a thick shackle.



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