Ordinarily, the children would be getting their Easter holidays today. We will not be prescribing work for our pupils over the next two weeks. Many families will be glad of the break.
We would like to reiterate the importance of following government advice over the coming weeks. Seeing the devastating effects of Covid-19 in Italy and Spain is a constant reminder to us that we have to be vigilant:
As a staff, this is all new for us as well. We will be looking at how we can best support our pupils and their families after Easter. We fully understand the complexities of trying to carry on teaching our pupils from a distance and we are also very aware that people’s circumstances are constantly changing at the moment. We are checking our emails every day so please don’t hesitate to email us should you need to contact us.
- Staying at home – this cannot be over emphasized. It is only a matter of time before we have cases of Covid-19 in our locality and anytime we leave our homes leaves us open to be exposed to this virus. Only leave home for when essential
- Get exercise – we are entitled to exercise within 2km of our homes so do so while exercising social distancing.
- Practice the basics – it is important that we maintain high standards in relation to our personal practices – wash our hands regularly and properly, cough/sneeze into a tissue or elbow, avoid touching your face, keep surfaces clean and keep a safe distance. It is important that we constantly remind our children of this and we should lead by example.
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter
Stay safe and take care.
Drinagh village is situated about 8 miles from Dunmanway town and approximately 10 miles from Skibbereen. Our school is well located giving the pupils a wide choice of secondary schools when choosing a school to continue their education.
The school is a Catholic school under the patronage of the Bishop of Cork and Ross. The staff consists of three mainstream teachers including the principal, 1 full time Special education teacher, 1 shared special education teacher and 3 special needs assistants.
We strive to give all our pupils a broad-based education which prepares them not only for 2nd and 3rd level education, but for life, through a happy, creative and fulfilling school environment.