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Slieverue National School



Welcome Back to School!

Posted on 28 September, 2015 at 17:55

Welcome back all of our pupils and staff from their summer holidays; in particular our 31 new pupils and their families – In Junior Infants; Rebecca Aldridge, Sami Alich, Thomas Butler, Jessica Byrne, Jack Cleary, Amy Connolly, Labhaoise Coughlan, Ryan Crowe, Oisin Cuddy, Ruth Ennis-Young, Evie Feicks, Ellie Fitzpatrick, Alfie Griffin, Faolán Hoolmaa O'Conghaile, Adrian Kuczawski, Jack McGrath, Sean McLaughlin, Dylan Murphy, Harry O'Brien, Katelyn O'Mahony, John O'Neill-Doherty, Cara Phelan, Jamie Rochford, Ellie Skelton, Amelia Stapleton, Conor Torpey, Erin Walsh, Graham Walsh, Jenna Walsh and Ruairi Wilson, and in 1st Class; Dylan Cummins. We hope that they and everybody else will be very happy here and that it will be a pleasant and fruitful year for all concerned.

September Money Now Due:

Many thanks to parents who have already sent in the September book money. Receipts will be issued in due course. This money is now due and payment can be made to class teachers. Please return the money in a sealed envelope with child’s/children’s names on the front of the envelope. The fee covers items such as school books, arts and crafts, photocopying, and 24 hour insurance. These details are on your child’s booklist.

Accurate phone numbers:

It is vital that, at all times, we have accurate and up to date phone numbers in case we need to contact parents for any reason. This is also important for sending text messages.

Pupil Safety:

Please follow the rules of the road while dropping off and collecting children at school. Please observe all road markings and no parking areas.

Rented school books:

A number of rented books were not handed back to class teachers in June. As we have to replace those books, it would be appreciated if parents would make sure that there are no school rented books or library books at home. These books will have the school stamp on them.

Birthday Invitations/presents:

Children are very disappointed if they are not included when invitations are being circulated in school. Therefore we ask that all invitations/gifts are given outside of school.

Healthy Lunches:

In line with our Healthy Eating Policy, please encourage and remind children of the importance of eating healthy food, and bear this in mind when preparing lunches. Please remember to always supply healthy lunches; an appropriate amount that a child can finish. A small snack is sufficient for 11am break; something that a child can easily handle. A sandwich or a small piece of fruit is adequate. A small treat is allowed on Fridays.

School Uniform:

It is lovely to see everyone back in pristine school uniforms. I hope to see all pupils follow the dress code throughout the school. Each pupil is expected to wear the school tracksuit on designated PE days. Full school uniform, including school tie, should be worn on all other days. Thank you for your co-operation in this regard and please continue to encourage children to wear our full school uniform. Please ensure all personal belongings are clearly labelled with names or initials.


All pupils must be at school every day except when they are sick. With the winter season approaching, please do not send your child/children to school, if they are not 100% fit for learning. Please ensure that children have a supply of tissues and are aware of the importance of handwashing as good hygiene, and to help combat the spread of germs.

We are obliged, at the request of the National Educational Welfare Board, to collect, in a note, not only the date of any absence, but also the reason.

School Mass:

The annual start of year school mass will took place on Wednesday 16th September, at 9.30am, in the Church of the Assumption, for school pupils.

Hospice Fundraising:

Once again, Ms. Deevy’s 6th class organised a very successful “Juice and Buns” morning, which took place on Friday 18th September. All proceeds from this fundraising event went to Waterford Hospice.









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