Home School News

Home School News

It is great to be back after our lovely midterm break, refreshed and reenergised. 

For those of you I have not met, I am Elaine Power the Home School Community Liaison Coordinator in Scoil Lorcáin.  My role is to act as a bridge between the home and the school.  Here in Scoil Lorcáin, we like to work together to help your child achieve his full potential and we welcome your involvement in the school.

Under normal circumstances, a part of my job is to visit you, the parents in their homes.  The purpose of home visits is to have a chat, give you information about what’s happening in school, invite you to take part in classes and courses and to support you in any way I can.  Unfortunately at the moment, due to covid restrictions, home visits have been temporarily suspended. However, I am available for a call on 085-7483297 and can be reached by email on hscl@scoillorcain.com at any time.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’m here to help.

I would love to be organising courses, classes and coffee mornings for parents in the school. Regrettably this also is not possible at the moment.  In the past we have provided a variety of courses for parents in Scoil Lorcáin. Through these courses, we hope parents feel welcome in the school, get to know other parents, learn new skills and feel more confident in supporting their children’s education. I look forward to a time where we can all meet up and participate in classes and courses again.

Having said this, I am eager to engage with parents and would love you to become involved in activities that are sent home.  We will be creative and ask you to help your son with art activities, projects, experiments and shared reading at home.  I will invite you to send me photos or videos which can then be used in class presentations and shared.  Keep an eye out for some fun and interesting tasks to complete!

I look forward to seeing you all,

Elaine.

Bernardos Online Safety Programme

Barnardos are delivering webinars about online safety to parents.  We know that many parents would like to learn more about how to keep their children safe online. Here you will find information and support to guide you in helping your children stay safe online.  These free 45 minute parent webinars about online safety are taking place between October – December.

Download this flyer with more information about the parent webinars.

Uniforms

Many parents have kindly given in school uniform jumpers, trousers, shirts and coats in good condition that their sons have outgrown. If your son needs anything please call me. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence. If you have any school clothes that are no longer being used and are in good clean condition, please drop them in.

Covid Bubbles

Punctuality Matters

Being late for school negatively impacts on your child’s learning and behaviour.  When late, your child arrives to class upset, disorientated and disorganised. He is embarrassed at interrupting the class, often requiring reassurance from staff and has missed his  first instructions for the school day. Being late for school means your child is missing out on learning experiences.