The King’s Hospital School are hosting a parent talk with David Coleman and their Headmaster, Mark Ronan, which may be of interest to parents of 4th-6th class pupils. It is entitled ‘Easing the Transition to Secondary School. Tickets are only €10, available on the following link https://www.kingshospital.ie/david-coleman-ballina, with all the proceeds going to ISPCC Childline.
St. Stephen’s Day Walk
Come and join our annual St. Stephen’s Day Walk after the 12 noon Mass (approx. 12:45pm) at the gates of the Old Church and walk the beautiful 3km loop around the Shrine grounds. This year all proceeds go to the Order of Malta, Knock National School and Knock Community Centre. Suitable for all ages!
Reminder that our Bat workshop is on Monday 16th in school; it will be a fun day and all the children may dress up for the occasion, preferably with a bat or halloween theme.
There will not be any live bats as they are a protected species!
We look forward to seeing all the fabulous costumes.
Paul Lawless from Claremorris Community Radio will visit the school Friday afternoon to record some of the children singing and talking about Christmas; this will be aired on CRC over the coming week. We also intend to send in a recording of the children singing to Midwest Radio, hopefully to be aired on their Santa radio show on Christmas Eve.
Parents attending school events where they take photographs or videos are advised that any images taken must be for private use only and under no circumstances to be shared on social media. This is in line with current Data Protection and GDPR guidelines and school management body directives.
Newsletter December 2019
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The bat workshop scheduled for 6th December has been postponed and will now take place on Monday 16th December.
Please click on the link below to view our latest newsletter which is jam packed with important information, upcoming events and dates for your diaries:
November 2019 Newsletter
We had a very enjoyable Hallowe’en Fancy Dress Walk today; so many fabulous costumes. We have yet to make a final count, we have raised in the region of €2000. Thank you to everyone for their continued support and kind generosity.
Some parents attend swimming lessons, football matches and other sporting events. Parents may like to help in the changing rooms and as you are aware, child protection is of paramount importance and for that reason we request that anyone wishing to volunteer must complete and return a Vetting Invitation form (available by clicking the link below or on request from the school office), if you have not already done so in the last two years.
Unfortunately, you will be unable to assist or volunteer at sporting events if you have not been Garda Vetted. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
Therefore, we request that you return the Vetting Form (if applicable) with Section 1 – Personal Information fully completed, and return to the school no later than Friday 8th November. Those returning a completed Vetting Form must also supply one copy of photo ID validation and one copy of address verification, as detailed in Section 2 – Applicant’s Consent and Signature.
Garda Vetting Form 2019 Parent Guardian Volunteer