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17th January, 2019.

On Wednesday 23rd of January Brendan Smith

of the Insight Centre will deliver a talk on the
topic of Cyberbullying to parents.

All parents welcome.

It will take place in 5th

Class One at 7pm.
Thursday 7th February
Early School Closure of Keep up to date with all things GETNS!
12.30 to accommodate a
half in, half out staff
meeting. Email:
Buses will run at this earlier
Phone: (091) 527887


Dear Parent / Guardian
We shall be attending your school to take the children’s
children s photographs on:
Thursday 24th January 2019
A proof of each photograph taken will be sent home for you to view.
Full details on prices and how to purchase will be included with the proof photographs, there
is no money to be paid up front and no obligation to buy the photographs once they are
We would encourage each family to have a photograph taken.
We would like to thank you in anticipation for your kind support and
and remind you that in
supporting us as a local and Irish enterprise you are helping to maintain local Irish jobs.

The County Photos Team

Educate Together National Office is delighted to announce that Sarah
Molloy has been appointed Principal of Galway Educate Together
Secondary School, following the recent interview competition. Sarah is
currently Deputy Principal at Calasanctius College, Oranmore, and prior to
this, Sarah was Deputy Principal at Stepaside Educate Together
Secondary School, where she was part of the team responsible for setting
up and opening the school in 2016. Congratulations to Sarah and we look
forward to the opening of Galway ETSS in September 2019. Accommodation for the new school
is currently being sourced by the Department of Education & Skills.

A warm welcome to our six NUIG students who are on placement in the
junior classes as part their Children’s Studies course. They started on
Monday and will be here until March. I’m sure in time you will be hearing
all about the new person in the class from your child.

JrInf1 Kasia S.Shona Middle Conor

JrInf2 Aiza 3rd Cl 1 John Kilkelly
SShona Jun Brandon 3rd Cl 2 Sinead
SrInf1 Leah 4thCl 1 Annah
Sr Inf 2 Noah 4th Cl 2 Layla
1st Cl 1 Gwen 5th Cl 1 Angelina
1st Cl 2 Brady 5th Cl 2 Martin
2nd Cl 1 Julia 6th Cl Elanna
2nd Cl 2 Darragh Copeland SShona Sr Ellen

1st - 4th Class hurling for Term 2 will commence on Friday 25th January @
2.40 p.m. Please email Linda at
if your child is interested in participating in the
sessions. For health and safety reasons, we need a
minimum of 3 volunteers to help supervise before and
during the sessions.

Please let Linda know if you can help out with supervision by Monday 21st January.
Seomra Shona Junior are lucky to be a part of this innovative project with Phileda Eves, Micheal
Chang and Tim Webb. They came to visit our class on Wednesday morning to work with us, and
are returning again on Friday. It was very child centered and enabled the children to explore
music, through instruments and play. The children were engaged and receptive to this exciting
experience. We can’t wait for Friday already. Watch this space!

• 'Hear our Voice' Creative Director Phillida Eves

• 'Hear our Voice' Musician Michael Chang
• Artists and performers from City Puppet
Theatre Rijeka Croatia
• Artists and performers from Galway

Tim Webb is co-founder of Oily Cart, a London-based

theatre group that create 'innovative, multi-sensory
and highly interactive productions' for autistic young
people and those with developmental disabilities or
sensory issues, including those that are deaf or blind.

For 37 years, Tim has been the artistic director of Oily Cart and has created over 80 shows
performed in schools, theatres and the
community, changing the life of audiences with
special needs and their families by finding

inspiration in their unique needs and abilities. Tim

has delivered training in multi-sensory theatre to
artists in the United Kingdom, United States,
Australia, Europe and received an MBE for services to drama for children with special needs.
The 'Hear our Voice' multi-sensory theatre training has been made possible with funding from
Galway 2020 Small Towns Big Ideas. This training is part of the Galway 2020 Small Towns Big
Ideas 'Hear our Voice' project - an exciting and collaborative approach to performance and
expression between a Galway based charity, local and European artists, schools, families and

Registered Address:
12 Marlborough Court
Marlborough Street
Dublin 1
Tel: 00 353 1 8874034
Fax: 00 353 1 8874489
Helpline: 00 353 1 8874477

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) are

currently reviewing the Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum for both primary
and post primary schools in Ireland. As part of that review, NPC would like to hear the views of
parents regarding their children’s RSE education in primary school so that NPC can make a
submission to the NCCA, ensuring the views of parents right across Ireland are included on this

We have compiled a survey in order to gather parents’ views and would appreciate it if you
could complete and circulate/share this survey to/with other parents of primary school
children. The closing date for this survey is the 27th of January 2019. To complete this survey
please click this link
Rainbows offers a 9 week listening, group support programme for
children following a bereavement or parental separation.

• Children of a similar age and loss experience are in separate

• Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy.

Visit for more info on the Rainbows service

An INFORMATION MEETING for parents/guardians will be

held on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 6.30pm in the
Westside Youth Project in Corrach Buí.
Applications for the programme will be taken
until 28th January.
The programme will start on Monday 11th February,
and run after school for 9 weeks.

For more info, contact Kerry E’lyn Larkin, youth worker in

the Westside Youth Project in Corrach Buí, on 087 937
1619 or