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A chairde,

Greetings from Coláiste na hInse where the academic year has started again. Congratulations to our outgoing Leaving Certificate students on their excellent results and a big welcome to our incoming first years who have already settled in. We hope you find the contents of this letter beneficial.

Management structure

Our Principal Ms. Mc Carrick is currently on leave so in the meantime LMETB, our patron, have appointed Liam Reilly as Acting Principal. I am delighted to be working with Deputy Principals Kaye Duffy and Sarah Ross along with our senior leadership team to ensure we are providing the best education for your son / daughter. Our senior leadership team consists of:

· 1ú Realtoir – Rachel Noonan

· 2ú Realtoir – David Hopkins

· 3ú Realtoir – Niamh O’Neill

· IB Realtoir – Martin Mc Cabe

· 5ú Realtoir – Denise Kierans

· 6ú Realtoir – Leona Mc Cormack

· IB & LCA Programme Coordinator – Ciarán Mc Cabe

· SEN, Attendance & Monitoring– Sinead O’Donnell

· Teaching & Learning & ICT Digital Learning – Sarah McCabe

· 1ú Realtoir support – Deborah Brennan

· 2ú Realtoir Support – Fiona O Connor

· 3ú Realtoir Support – Audrey Walsh

· 5ú Realtoir Support – to be filled

· 6ú Realtor Support - to be filled

· Wellbeing Coordinator – Sarah Mc Coy

· In House Exam & JCT Co-ordinator- Lisa Duffy

· Dearfachas co-ordinator – Michelle Conway

· Book Rental Coordinator – Emma Fitzgerald

· ICT Support, First Aid, H&S – Paul Strachan

We thank them for their efforts

Parents' Association

Our Parents' Association have been very active over the last number of weeks and are facilitating a ‘lost & found’ station every Friday at 1.15pm, commencing this week, for the month of September, for parents / student who may have lost school items of clothing, bags etc. The Parents' Association hold their monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm (exception for September when the meeting will be this Wednesday, September 4th at 8pm) – all welcome.

Students needing to administer medication on site

If your son / daughter need to administer medication on site in CNI or needs to have medication stored on school premises there is an Administration of Medication Policy that needs to be completed immediately. Please contact the office for a copy. The form needs to be completed yearly.

Information Night

Our traditional information nights take place this September from 6pm to 7pm:

1ú & 6ú Wednesday Sept 4th

3ú & IB Monday Sept 9th

2ú & 5ú Thursday Sept 12th.

We look forward to seeing you on the night

In Conclusion

As always your son / daughter is a cherished member of our clann – we wish them all the best for the forthcoming academic year! Please refer to our website for any other information or calendar events.

Liam Reilly

Acting Principal

Cashless Canteen Card Available Now

Parents and students can now buy a card for the school canteen that can be easily topped up online. This will save the daily search for change and money, and the card allows parents to see a record of transactions and the remaining balance. Lost cards can be reported online and replaced the following day.

 

For full details please read here or go to the TFW website for this cashless service.

Parents' Association To Meet on First Tuesday of Every Month at 7.30pm

The Parents' Association meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in the school.

All are welcome to attend.

Junior Cycle Results to be Issued on Friday, October 4th

Junior Cycle results will issue on the later date of Friday, October 4th. The State Examinations Commission (SEC) confirmed that the delay was due to a focus on the earlier issuance of Leaving Certificate results and their appeal process.

They also stated, "The change to the issue date for the results this year has presented the SEC with the opportunity to respond to requests from stakeholders to release the Junior Cycle results on a Friday instead of the traditional Wednesday issue day."

Important Information for Incoming IB Students

All incoming Idirbliain dáltaí should now have received an email with an information letter outlining important dates and information for next year. Idirbliain dáltaí return on August 26th at 1.40pm. The letter is available here. Please note the change of dates for work experience placements next year.

Any questions should be sent to the Idirbliain Coordinator Máistir McCabe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.