26th June 2020
As we come to the end of this very eventful school year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your tremendous help and support for our school over the past year, and particularly during the school closures. This has enabled us to move forward with the curriculum and we are very grateful to parents and guardians for working in partnership with us.
We are incredibly proud of all of our pupils who are such a credit to you as parents. On behalf of all the staff in Kilberry NS, I would like to acknowledge the wonderful work that our pupils and parents have engaged in during the school closures. We understand that home-schooling presented many challenges for families but I would like to thank you for your dedication and commitment to your child’s learning during this time. We have enjoyed seeing your photos and videos and I thank you for sharing these with us.
Unfortunately, we must say a fond farewell to our sixth class pupils as they embark upon their next big adventure. It is with great pride that we send these young people off to second level. They are bright, enthusiastic and energetic young people and have a love of learning that we worked hard to nurture down through the years. I know that they will be an asset to their new schools and we look forward to hearing how they get on.
Our second class pupils have also missed out on celebrating their First Communion this year and I know that this has been a huge disappointment for them but we look forward to celebrating this important sacrament together in the near future.
We are busy planning for a full return to school in August and I hope to keep you updated on this over the summer. Unfortunately we are still awaiting guidance from the Department of Education, but I would like to reassure parents that the Board of Management, in collaboration with the staff have begun implementing new measures to ensure that we provide a safe and secure environment for all our pupils upon our return. There will be some changes to the normal school regime but we hope that these measures will keep our pupils safe and well.
We very much welcome parental feedback and we would appreciate you taking the time to complete a short online survey around your experiences of Distance Learning. (please see link attached)
We look forward to welcoming you back after what I hope is a sunny, restful and safe summer and putting the world of virtual teaching behind us for now.