Aug. 6, 2020

School will be re opening for all pupils on Thursday 27th August.

A message from Bishop Alan to the children who are receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and Communion at this time.

Aug. 4, 2020

Ordering Uniforms - Call Us Ltd.

Call Us Ltd. now have an online service for ordering uniforms.

The web address for ordering online is www.schoolwearhouse.ie<http://www.schoolwearhouse.ie> and you can click on the Primary School, Click on Commons NS and it will take you through the steps to order and process payment.

They have an online collection point at the front of the shutter doors of the building and if you wish to have it delivered there is a charge of €4.95

To Parents - Letter from Minister Foley

Jul. 30, 2020

In keeping with Covid-19 guidelines we are providing an opportunity for parents to avail of an online payment system for book rental. While we encourage all parents to use this system, cash/cheque payments will still be accepted. This system is now ready to accept payments. Thank you.

A little Reflection.....

A message from Bishop Alan McGuckian for 6th Class

14th May 2020

Due to Covid-19 we must issue strict guidelines to all parents who wish to drop off their child (ren)’s homework on Monday 18th May.  For safety reasons we will allocate a 5 minute time slot for this purpose (allocated time will be sent via text) and put social distancing measures in place.  If you have any queries or questions etc, please send an e-mail to the teacher concerned and this can be dealt with on Wednesday 20th May when we will re-distribute books/work plans.  We will again issue time slots and allow time for a brief discussion.

Please observe the following measures:

  • Observe social distancing measures at all times.
  • Keep the visit brief.
  • Do NOT return text books to the school – only copies, workbooks or worksheets.
  • Follow the instructions for entering/exiting the school building.

Remember :

  • Only one parent in classroom at all times .
  • Do not take children into the school grounds if possible.

 

Main Building:

 

  • Mrs Rose:

                Please enter and exit through the door on right side of main entrance.

 

  • Mrs Mc Groary:

                Please enter and exit through the door on left side of main entrance.

 

New Building:

 

  • Master Cannon:

            Please use left ramp to enter the classroom and exit through emergency exit at the  side of main classroom.

 

  • Ms Boyle/Mrs Breslin:

           Please use right ramp to enter main building and exit the same way.

 

Parents for Master Cannon and Ms Boyle/Mrs Breslin can use the side carpark.

 

P.S.  Please do not feel obliged to attend on Monday.  However, if you are not able to drop off the homework, we would appreciate an email to the teacher/office letting us know.

 

Thanking you in advance for your co-operation.

Joe Cannon.

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May. 10, 2020

Useful tips for homeschooling:

1. Get into a routine.
2. Devise a (rough) timetable for homework.
3. Regular P.E. breaks - short, fun activities to break the monotony.
4. Begin with a subject your child likes/enjoys. Mix it up and try not to do too
much at once.
5. Be creative- get children cooking (teaches numeracy, motor skills and
patience).
* Draw or paint something for a relative/friend they cannot see.
* Plant some seeds and nurture them.
6. Factor in "Quiet" periods :
* D E A R - Drop Everything And Read - 5 minutes to break a stressful lesson.
* Audio Books (e.g. David Walliams daily free book).
* Paired Reading with your child (or older siblings helping).
* Bed time stories.
* Read a story to your child.
7. Continue/Begin a diary/personal journal.
8. Teach them about nature, eg. dublinzoofun activity series.
9. Watch T.V. - RTE Home School Hub - 11.00 - 12.00 daily.
10. Use online resources.
11. Remember: You are not a teacher, your home is not a school. Take it easy
on yourself and your child(ren).

May. 8, 2020

Dear Parents,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well and making the most of our enforced lockdown. In line with the phased easing of restrictions, all teachers will be able to access the school buildings from May 18th. This will give us an opportunity to collect all the homework the children have been working on these last 8 weeks.
We plan to collect this work from 11.00 – 1.00 pm (Monday 18th May) and to distribute new assignments/extra books/corrected work on Wednesday 20th from 11.00 – 1.00 pm also. No homework will be uploaded on website for this week. Continue with Reading Eggs and Mathletics. If all goes to plan we hope to be in a position to do this on a regular basis. For safety reasons social distancing measures will be in place at the school and we would ask only one parent (no children) to come into the school grounds.

We are also providing a separate email address for each class teacher – for any questions/queries/concerns etc. you may have.

So until then, stay safe and please use the assigned homework as a guide only. We know that households are under a lot of stress at present so try to make the homework sessions fun and stressfree (for children and parents alike!!!).

Joe Cannon.
Principal

Apr. 30, 2020

We are currently reviewing our Admissions Policy and Admissions Notice (See below). If anyone has any suggestions/observations (Parents of pupils currently enrolled) please e-mail us at commonsns@gmail.com. Thank you.

The Commons N.S. Admission Policy

The Commons N.S. Admission Notice

Apr. 28, 2020

All pupils who attend Ms. Boyle and Ms. Breslin please continue to work on Nessy.

Apr. 23, 2020

If anyone has any queries/concerns, please contact us on : commonsns@gmail.com

Apr. 21, 2020

World Book Day photos have been added. :)

Apr. 3, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you are probably aware, today is the day we would have been closing for Easter holidays and looking forward to enjoying two weeks of rest, relaxation and family time. Easter 2020 places us in very different circumstances but we must all stay positive and remain strong. So on behalf of all the staff, I would like to wish you all a very happy Easter. There will be no extra work assigned for the holiday period so please enjoy the break and stay healthy and safe.

Joe Cannon,
Principal.

Mar. 24, 2020

What we are currently experiencing with COVID-19 is unprecedented and the consequences and time over which it will play out are still far from clear. To that extent we must continue to deal with it in our own context and to the best of our capabilities. Our first responsibility is to do everything we can to prevent it spreading further by taking heed of H.S.E. advice and by following government protocol.

In order to further support the pupils with their learning at home each teacher has devised a list of suitable activities for their respective classes. Please note that we are aware of the stresses in many homes at the present time. We are also aware that all pupils have different abilities and learn at different rates. Therefore we encourage you to use these activities as a guideline but don’t feel obliged to complete all tasks. Be reasonable with your expectations and remember... You know your child best.

P.S. We would encourage each child to keep a diary of this unique event, get regular exercise and continue their Incredible Edibles programme for healthy eating.

Wishing you all continued good health. Stay safe and well.

Joe Cannon.
Principal

The following list of educational websites may be useful in supporting your child’s learning:

www.donegallibrary.ie
www.folensonline.ie
http://my.cjfallon.ie
http://storybird.com (suitable for 3rd – 6th)
100 word challenge
www.100wc.net
https://world of David Walliams.combit.ly/Audio Elevenses (audio books daily for 30 days).
https://www.twinkl.ie (Home learning Hub).
National Geographic Kids
https://www.tablestest.com
https://www.Scoilnet.ie
Arcademics – for access to games that practice tables at all class levels.
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen (Amazon)

C.M.O. letter to Parents

Advice from the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health to parents of school children re. COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Contact us:

 

Telephone 074 97 31919

commonsns@gmail.com