When your child is unwell in school they are taken to the blue room while they wait for an adult to come and collect them. These are guidelines that were given to every school in the country by the Department of Education and Skills.
These are pictures to show your child so they know what will happen if they get sick:
Below is the list of what class lines up on what snake and at what time. We have painted dots on the snakes one metre apart for children to stand on.
Please remember that siblings come to school at the same time as the eldest sibling. Junior and Senior Infants finish at 1.25pm. Siblings from 1st Class up can leave at the same time as the eldest sibling.
Home time: 1.25pm
Red – Junior Infants, Ms. Kealy *
Dark Blue – Junior Infants, Ms. Feehily *
Yellow – Senior Infants, Ms. Flannery
Light Blue – Senior Infants, Ms. Tobin
*For the first week Junior Infants will be in from 10am-12pm.
We would ask that parents DO NOT cross the double red line or enter the school. Don’t forget to wear a mask when dropping and collecting your child from school. Please also read the following if you have not already.
The staff of Saint James’s Primary School have been working extremely hard this past week to get the school ready for the return of our wonderful pupils. We hope that you can show this post to your son or daughter to show them what school will look like when they return!
Coming to school in the morning time:
Firstly, we have painted these lovely snakes on the ground for our children to line up on. You have been sent a text with what time and what colour your child needs to line up on. We would ask that parents DO NOT cross the red line in the picture. There will be teachers there if you have any messages to pass on but for now no parents will be allowed to enter the school without making an appointment.
Entering the school:
As you can see inside the school looks a little bit different. Natasha and Pauline’s desk has perspex on it and the floors now have tape and arrows to show you which direction to walk. We will all stay on the left when going to and coming from class.
Entering your classroom:
There is now a hand sanitiser station at the entrance to every class and toilet in the school. Pupils will be asked to sanitise their hands when entering and leaving each area. This is extremely important and everyone will need to be very patient to make sure everyone can clean their hands.
What classrooms will look like:
We have organised each classroom into “pods”. A “pod” is a group that a child will sit with. We have made sure that where possible each pod is one metre away from the next pod. We will also ask children to stay inside the yellow tape and not to share anything with children in other pods.
Other things you might see around the school:
These stickers will also be around the school. They are reminders to keep our distance from each other and to stay as safe as possible.
We are really looking forward to our pupils coming back on Monday the 7th and we hope that these pictures will help calm any nerves or fears that any pupils may have. It will be the same school just a little bit different as we all want to keep safe.
Congratulations to all the boys and girls who graduated from our school today. It is only goodbye for now as I am sure you will all come back to visit when things are back to normal! Enjoy your day and well done guys!!
After much deliberation we have finally chosen our winners for the Art Competition. It was extremely difficult to choose a winner and there are a lot of other entries that did not make the top 3 that will also be receiving prizes in the post!
So without any further delay…….
In 3rd place we have…….
Molly in 4th Class with “The Happiness Jar”
Molly said this about her work:
A happy thoughts box from a Cadbury’s hot chocolate tin, you write down all your happy thoughts and things you like about yourself and put them in the box and if you feel you are having a bad day you open the box and read the happy thoughts to cheer yourself up.
Molly has said the most imputing through the corona virus is to make sure you’re happy and when you feel like lockdown is getting to you open your happy thoughts box
In 2nd place we have………
Spruha from 1st Class with her Activities Clock
Spruha has made a clock that shows what activities she does each day and also what the weather is.
And in 1st Place………..
Aimee (3rd Class), Abbie (Junior Infants) and their little sister Aoife
They have used their home recycling to create a play house for them to play in while they stay at home and stay safe.
A huge well done to the 3 winners. All the teachers were extremely impressed with everyone who entered.
For those who did not come in the top 3 don’t worry we are sending other prizes out in the post as a huge well done for taking part!!