Gaelscoil Philib Barún

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Government Advice about Returning to School

The Department of Education has provided the school with a number of animated videos, for distribution to parents and pupils that plan to return to school on Monday, 15 March 2021. They are available in English and Irish as follows: Video for Third – Sixth class pupils: English | Irish Video for Parents: English | Irish | English with Irish Sign Language

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Electronic Medical Declaration

As part of the guidelines associated with returning to school safely, we require that parents fill out an electronic medical declaration regarding their children before returning. This can be done online via the Databiz Solutions website using the instructions outlined in the following guide. Please login and virtually sign the declaration before your child returns to school as follows: Phase 1 (Junior Infants – Second class) Monday, 1 March 2021 Phase 2 (Third – Sixth class) Monday, 15 March 2021

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School Reopening

Following recent announcements by the Government in relation to phased return of schools as part of the National Living with Covid Plan, Gaelscoil Philib Barún will reopen for Junior Infants to 2nd class on Monday, 1 March 2021. The school has received additional guidelines from the Department to effectively manage this return while level 5 restrictions remain in place and further details are available in a letter from the Minister of Education to all parents and guardians. In summary, we

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Parent Teacher Meetings

Please see the attached letter regarding arrangements for optional Parent Teacher meetings from Monday to Wednesday, 15-17 February 2021 (i.e. during the week before mid-term break). Note also that online classes will pause Thursday and Friday, 18-19 February 2021.

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Pre-Enrolment Update

As stated in our Annual Admission Notice, applications for enrolment in Junior Infants for the School Year 2021-2022 will be accepted during the month of February 2021. Please complete in the 2021 Application for Enrolment form here and return to the school (either by post to this address or by email to eolas@pilibbarun.com). Applications should be received no later than Sunday, 28 February 2021.

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School Closure and Online Learning

As you are aware the DES have closed all schools across the country for the month of January. Teachers will begin teaching online from next Monday through the use of their Padlet pages. These Padlet pages are listed and can be accessed here. Parents are not expected to be able to complete the same amount of work that might be completed in school and we ask only that pupils and parents engage with the work as best they can under

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Parents Association AGM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Parents Association will take place virtually on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 at 19.30 via zoom. To access an invitation, please subscribe to the association mailing list gpbparents@gmail.com. The AGM, and all subsequent meetings, are conducted in English. All parents are welcome to join all meetings without being part of the committee.

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Reopening Plan

Please see attached plan for the reopening of the school next Friday, 28 August 2020. We hope it clarifies for parents questions that may arise regarding the safe reopening of Gaelscoil Philib Barún for all its pupils.

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Teachers, Classes and Book Rental

Details of classes and teachers are available here. Please note arrangements for safe return of pupils to the school. Also, those still wanting to avail of book rental should please indicate same by registering with Databiz Solutions and paying for the books online. Even if you are buying the books you still need to pay for art and craft, reading resources, online resources and photocopying. See full details on the book rental blog.

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