Tutor News – 30/11/20 – Week 12

December 1, 2020

TUTOR NEWS – Monday, 30th November 2020 (Week 12)

Tutor News will be emailed to all students, parents and teachers. Teachers will read out Tutor News at 11.55am on a Monday (Tuesday for a bank holiday weekend) to their 1st Year classes only. Class Tutors will sign journals during their class time.

Thought of the Week – “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

GENERAL – Please read out to ALL students

 Best of luck to all students as Christmas Exams begin this week.

 Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Student Council. Names of each class Rep are available on the School App. Please meet at the church, tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 1st at 1.15pm for a brief meeting introductory meeting and photograph. Attendance and punctuality are important! Looking forward to working with you all. Ms. Hogan & Ms. Keane

 Application forms for students who wish to apply for a place in 1st Year 2021/2022 are available for collection at the school office. Deadline for submission of applications is 12.30pm on Monday, 11th January 2021. You can view our Virtual Open Night on the School App, Facebook or the school website.

 Students are reminded that the students MUST wear masks on the school bus and at all times when indoors in school.

 Visitors to the school during the day should be by prior arrangement with the Principal through the school office. Parents / Guardians, contractors and visitors should enter only by the main door at Reception. Sign in and temperature checks are required for all visitors. The side door is not for use EXCEPT BY STUDENTS.

 Young SVP are hoping to run a Christmas raffle in aid of the local branch of St Vincent de Paul. The demand for SVP services is greater than ever this Christmas and we would really like to be able to contribute in some way to the valuable work they do in our local communities. It is with a heavy heart that we are unable to run our annual food drive due to Covid restrictions. Instead we are currently looking for any donations of prizes towards our Super Christmas Raffle. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped in to Karen at reception.

Wellbeing News

• The Advent Altar is now set up on the central area across from Karen’s office. Your RE teacher will take classes to visit and you can also use this space for reflection time of you so wish. We ask you to respect the Altar and treat it with Care.
• All TY Classes are invited to join the new An Post initiative – writing to residents in Care Homes. As you are aware, under level 5 restrictions, no visitors are permitted into Care homes, so getting a letter in the post or a picture could brighten up someone’s day. Further details will be given to you from your SPHE teachers.
• First Year Wellbeing Day will take place on Dec 10th and Dec 16th. Further details in next week’s Tutor News.
• Best of luck to all students doing their Christmas Exams this week
• Lock down has been extremely hard on people and particularly those who may come from difficult backgrounds. The HSE has sent an updated version of services available to children, teenagers and adults.
• Childline 1800 666666
• Belong to, text 0861800280
• Jigsaw 1800 544729
• Barnados 01 4732110
• Spunout 086 1800 280
• ALONE 0818 222 024
• Alzheimers Society of Ireland 1800 341 341
• Grow Mental Health 1890 474 474
• Senior line 1800 804 591
• Mindshift (App)
• Head space (App)
• Clearfear (App)
• HSE Eating Disorder App
• Further details available on HSE. Ie

Transition Year

Driving lessons Bosco

Soar workshop 9-1.15 for Savio Rm2 and Magone Rm 11

Rugby blitz for all TY’s, details to follow.