February 2022 Newsletter
Well done to all pupils, parents and staff for donating to the Christmas Hampers in our school this year. The hampers were donated to St Vincent de Paul (Buttevant, Liscarroll and Churchtown) and Street Angels(Charity for the Homeless).They were collected today by volunteers from both charities. 13 hampers were donated to St. Vincent de Paul and 13 hampers were donated to Street Angels. The volunteers were delighted and thanked the whole school community for their support . They said that these hampers will make a huge difference to people who may be struggling over Christmas. Please see photo of a selection of the hampers. We know that this has been a challenging time for all families and we really appreciate your generosity and kindness in supporting these charities.
November '21 Newsletter
I would like to clarify for you the steps to be taken in the event of a positive Covid 19 case in your child’s class. These steps are in line with the new HSE guidelines announced last week and are subject to change as HSE guidelines change. This process comes into effect on Monday 29th November.
However, in our school, management has decided that if parents inform us, we will inform the class and pod prior to 29th November. This decision has been made based on rising numbers of Covid 19. Please note once again, this information could change based on HSE advice.
These are the steps
When a parent receives a detected/positive PCR, Covid 19 test result on their child, they should notify the school principal immediately.
The school principal will inform the parents of the children in the class by text that there is a positive case in their room
The parents of the children in the Pod of the confirmed case will be contacted by phone, that they are a close contact of a Covid 19 case. The name of the case or any other details will not be shared.
These parents will be offered the opportunity to order antigen tests from the distribution company (from November 29th). No information on this to date.
The antigen test will be posted to the parents of the children
Parents carry out the antigen test on the day they receive it and every second day until three tests have been done
The children in the class can continue to attend school as long as they remain asymptomatic and their antigen test results remain negative.
If a child’s antigen test indicates a positive result;
If an antigen test is positive, the child isolates at home and the child’s parent/guardian logs onto the HSE to request a PCR test.
If a child develops symptoms of Covid 19;
If at any stage a child becomes symptomatic, they should isolate at home and organise a Covid 19 PCR test if indicated.
We have been advised by the Department of Education that further information will be provided by the HSE next week.
Thank you for your co-operation,
September '21 Newsletter
Dear Parents ,
It has been a busy term in Liscarroll NS. There have been lots of things happening and we have battled our way through Covid -19 and the restrictions that it has brought with it . Thanks to everyone for being so cooperative and supportive in managing this.
Many thanks to all who supported our Christmas draw. New novels will be bought in the New Year for classes from the money raised.
School closes on Wednesday 22nd at 12pm .
To facilitate the staggered closing time:
Lios Curam pupils will go home at 11.40
Pupils with surnames from A-G will go home at 11.50 pm
Pupils with surnames from H-N will go home at 11.55 pm
Pupils with surnames from 0-Z will go home at 12.00 pm
The Christmas recordings that classes have done instead of face to face concerts/plays etc have been so lovely and children have had great fun doing them. These will be sent out to you via Google classroom/email from your child’s class teacher.
Thanks to our Parents Association for organising the Christmas cards this year. This money will help subsidise swimming and other events for the pupils in the New Year.
Thanks to our Board of Management for their continued guidance and support in running the school.
Thanks to all the staff of the school. As a new Principal the support and help given to me by the staff in Liscarroll over the past 12 months has been commendable.
A special thanks to Eamonn Collins and Adrian Boles for putting up all the lights outside the school . We are very grateful for all they do for Liscarroll school.
Thanks to our pupils who have been so good in managing the constraints and challenges of Covid -19. They are a credit to all the parents/guardians .
Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year