Happy New Year and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
More importantly, I hope you are all safe and well. There has been an alarming increase in the number of Covid-19 cases over the Christmas period. As a result, we are not returning to school until at least the 1st of February.
On Sunday morning books can be collected from the school between the hours of 10.30am and 12.00pm. Ms Perkins and Ms Swanton will be at the front gate on the main road. Ms Daly and I will be at the gate in the church car park. You can collect your child’s books from your child’s class teacher. Please remember to social distance, wear a face mask and if you have any questions, we will be happy to try and answer them.
In with your children’s belongings will be work assigned for next week, a password/code that can be scanned to access your child’s seesaw account. School work will be assigned through Seesaw/ online activities can be completed using the online platform and your child’s work can be sent back to their teacher daily. Online tutorials of how to use Seesaw can be accessed from Education Centre in Tralee, below & will also be available under the 'Home Activities' tab in due course.
I understand that this is a stressful time for parents and that households may lack technology, have poor internet or that huge demands will be placed on internet and devices due to the fact that most families will be at home. Weekly work will be posted on our website Saturday evenings as previously done.
The government has stressed that schools will remain closed for as short a time as possible. We look forward to when the schools do reopen but completely understand the government’s decision on this matter – safety comes first.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the school by email should you have any queries.
Take care and stay safe.
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.