Subject Choice 1st year presentation

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If you want to know more about the subject choice for 1st years then here is the presentation to review.

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SHS Covid Response Plan August 2021

Sacred Heart School, Tullamore

Covid -19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Post Primary Schools

This is a living document and may be reviewed and amended to take into account new guidance from www.Gov.ie, www.dbei.ie , www.hse.ie, www.hpsc.ie, www.hsa.ie; www.education.ie or agreements with education partners as appropriate for primary and special schools.

Please download the entire plan here (pdf)

Introduction

The Minister for Education has published “The Roadmap for the Full Return to School” on the 27th July and this was updated again in February 2021. It sets out what the operation of schools will look like and the range of supports which will be available in a COVID-19 context.

 It has been developed in line with public health advice issued by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and in compliance with the “Return to Work Safely Protocols” developed by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Health with guidance documents provided by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). Each workplace is required to have a COVID-19 Response Plan. In addition to being places of learning, schools are also places of work. This document sets out the information that post primary schools need to implement a School COVID-19 Response Plan, including a COVID19 policy, lead worker representative/s (LWR) and a process to deal with a suspected case of COVID-19. 

The purpose of this document is to provide clear and helpful guidance for the safe operation of post primary schools through the prevention, early detection and control of COVID-19. It provides key messages to minimise the risk of COVID-19 for staff, students, families and the wider community while recognising the importance of education for the health and wellbeing of students and society as a whole.

This document focuses on the practical steps which can be taken in post primary schools to minimise the risk of infection while recognising that no interpersonal activity is without risk of transmission of infection at any time. The documentation and templates in this booklet are supported by the public health advice provided by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) for the safe reopening of schools and educational facilities. 

One of the key challenges is to balance the need for a practical and sensible level of caution with the need to provide a supportive environment for teaching and learning. This document identifies the steps schools can take to do everything practical to avoid the introduction of COVID-19 into the school, and the steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of the spread within the school itself in the event that COVID-19 is introduced to the school. 

The Department has worked intensively with the education partners to develop consistent plans, advice, protocols and guidance for schools, including the School COVID-19 Response plan. There is a suite of documentation available to support schools to reopen safely and fully including guidance on learning, school programmes and wellbeing for the 2020/21 school year. There is also information on funding, staffing and resources to schools to support COVID-19 measures. Schools are advised to familiarise themselves with these documents. All of the documents will be available at gov.ie/backtoschool

 In addition the Department has a communication plan for school reopening which focuses on ensuring that schools, school communities and all stakeholders will have the relevant information to support the reopening and continued operation of schools. There is a COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of post primary schools with particular focus on supporting parents and students through the appropriate use of media channels, through schools themselves and on gov.ie.

Please continue reading by downloading the entire plan here (pdf)

School returns for 1/2/3/TYyr group

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As school returns for 1/2/3/TYyr group  -12.04.2021-we would like to revisit and  outline the SHS  Covid procedures:

All students are expected to return to on site learning unless that they have a condition that warrants a medical  certificate or letter from a GP.

School access:  All students access school from 8.10-8.45 via Daingean rd. or Harbour Rd  for temperature check, mask check and hand sanitising.

Return to school form: Please complete the return to school form on school website by Sunday evening 13-04-2021– Have a screen shot ready of this for  temperature check in on Monday 01.03.2021

Late access: Students who attend school after 8.45 need to only enter the school through the Daingean rd entrance for temperature check and to record the same.

Absences: All absences illness appointments are logged by sending an email to the relevant Covid officer TY 5th 6th year – A.Griffin@shstullamore.ie——1-3rd yr-L.Corley@shstullamore.ie  – Please send email by 8.30 in advance of any absence

Illness follow up: Please contact the Covid officer re progress of student who has been ill and do not attend school until this contact has been made,. Prior to school return please fill in the Return to school form on the school website- www.shstullamore.ie under Covid 19 tab. Any school return after absence is based on GP and HSE advice.

Travel outside of Ireland– The school follows all DFA guidelines re returning from any travel abroad and as this is always being updated we trust that this will be followed in all cases.

Parent/Guardian school access: Please contact the school by email to arrange any request for appointment. Limited access available to school office hence all letters to be left at outside hatch.

Illness Please do not attend for school if your daughter is unwell and has any of the Covid symptoms as noted on HSE- Symptoms of COVID-19 – HSE.ie and make sure that you have contacted the relevant Covid officer.  School return after illness relating to any Covid symptoms is always dependant on HSE/GP advice.

In line with Level 5 restrictions please ensure that there is no congregation in the school carpark/entrances to school.

Thank you for your cooperation and support with all these procedures over the last term and we look forward to our continuing partnership to help protect our school community going forward for the remainder of the school year.

 

      Regards,

    Luke Corley                               Pauline Mc Kenna

    Lydia Mooney                           Orla Healy

    Annette Griffin

      Covid Admin team

6th yr school return 01.03.2021

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As school returns for 6th yr group  on 01.03.2021-we would like to revisit and outline the SHS  Covid procedures:

  • School access:  Currently work is happening at door entrance near the GYM and Leavy Centre hence–  all students access school from 8.10-8.45 via Daingean rd  for temperature check, mask check and hand sanitising.
  • Return to school form: Please complete the return to school form on school website by Sunday evening 28.02.2021– Have a screen shot ready of this for  temperature check in on Monday 01.03.2021
  • Late access: Students who attend school after 8.45 need to only enter the school through the Daingean rd entrance for temperature check and to record the same.
  • Illness follow up: Please contact the Covid officer re progress of student who has been ill and do not attend school until this contact has been made,. Prior to school return please fill in the Return to school form on the school website- www.shstullamore.ie under Covid 19 tab. Any school return after absence is based on GP and HSE advice.
  • Travel outside of Ireland– The school follows all DFA guidelines re returning from any travel abroad and as this is always being updated we trust that this will be followed in all cases.
  • Parent/Guardian school access: Please contact the school by email to arrange any request for appointment. Limited access available to school office hence all letters to be left at outside hatch.
  • Illness Please do not attend for school if your daughter is unwell and has any of the Covid symptoms as noted on HSE- Symptoms of COVID-19 – HSE.ie and make sure that you have contacted the relevant Covid officer.  School return after illness relating to any Covid symptoms is always dependant on HSE/GP advice.
  • In line with Level 5 restrictions please ensure that there is no congregation in the school carpark/entrances to school.

Thank you for your cooperation and support with all these procedures over the last term and we look forward to our continuing partnership to help protect our school community going forward for the remainder of the school year.

      Regards,

    Luke Corley                               Pauline Mc Kenna

   Lydia Mooney                           Orla Healy

   Annette Griffin

    Covid Admin team

LC Exam Timetable 2021

Please see the this link for the LC Exam Timetable 2021. https://www.examinations.ie/misc-doc/EN-EX-46337197.pdf

Support for Leaving Cert Students

Students can contact the school guidance office by email and further arrangements can be made for contact through Teams.They may also contact the helpline here.

Leaving Certificate Students

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The Department of Education will issue the results of this year’s Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades process on Monday, September 7th 2020.  You will be able to access your results via the online portal from 9:00am that day.  Please have your username and password ready in advance of this process.

After viewing your results, some of you may wish to speak with our Guidance Counsellor Ms. Rosaleen Lynch in relation to careers advice and guidance.  If this is the case, please contact Ms Lynch at r.lynch@shstullamore.ie.  Ms lynch will then arrange a telephone conversation with you or a virtual appointment if needed.

Please do not arrive to the school without an appointment.  If attending for a face to face appointment, you must do so on your own- without your parent /guardian.

Exam schedules

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Transition form Primary to Post Primary for SEN Pupils

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1. Moving from Primary to Secondary School

English: http://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/02156-NCSE-2016-Changing-Schools-PrimarytoPost-final-08.02.16.pdf
Polish: http://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2_Polish.pdf

2. CHANGING SCHOOLS Moving between special and mainstream settings Guidelines for Parents/Guardians of Students with Special Educational Needs

English: http://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/02157-NCSE-2016-Changing-Schools-SpecialtoMainstream-final-08.02.16.pdf
Polish: http://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/4_Polish.pdf

3. Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs to make Successful Transitions

English: http://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/5-NCSE-2016-Supporting-Students-final-web-27.01.16.pdf

4.Planning for Life After School Guidelines for Students with Special Educational Needs and their Parents/Guardians

English: http://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/02158-NCSE-2016-Life-After-School-final-08.02.16.pdf

 

5. Further information and documents which may be helpful can be found here

https://ncse.ie/information-booklets-pamphlets-2

Resource Updates

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And just like that, we are back…………………

As another term begins, we hope you had a nice Easter and enjoyed the lovely weather. It is the little things that we really appreciate in these difficult times. We hope that you and your families are well and keeping safe. We really want you to know that you are on our minds and that we miss your faces, our chats, the fun, the things that make you, you!

To support you and your families we have compiled a range of resources and sites which we feel will be of great benefit in filling, what sometimes feels like, long days. It is hard to keep thinking of new ways to busy ourselves and learn new things. We hope that you will see this as a guide which you can use as much or as little as you feel able to. Some information will suit some and not others. 

That is ok.

We think it has become clear to us all that getting into some kind of routine is the best way to get through the day. Having a regular rising time and a regular bedtime is a really good start and end to the day. Then, in between, we can try to fit in as much or as little as we are able for. 

There is always tomorrow.

If you have found something that has really worked in your family please let us know. Sharing our useful experiences may really benefit someone else.

As ever you can contact us if you feel we can help in anyway – 

Patricia Moore P.Moore@shstullamore.ie Coordinator of the Leavy Centre

and 

Orla Keane  O.Keane@shstullamore.ie – Additional Educational Needs Coordinator.

Fun Activities

  1. The Great Isolation Activity Book

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gasHX74OYHHH4hrrP5Y823FarA_TgnuI/view

  1. Physical Activity

https://www.scoilnet.ie/browse-search/?q=*&fq=%7B!tag%3Dschool_grade%7Dschool_grade%3A5&fq=%7B!tag%3Dschool_discipline%7Dschool_discipline%3A36&fq=%7B!tag%3Dschool_topic%7Dschool_topic%3A210

  1. Baking/Cooking

https://www.instagram.com/the.littledish/

General resources for students with Additional Educational Needs

  • CEIST general resources: 

https://www.ceist.ie/resource/home-resources/https://www.ceist.ie/resource/home-resources/

  • Psychological services of Ireland:

https://www.psychologicalsociety.ie/source/18%20Practical%20Tips%20For%20Parents%20To%20Support%20The%20Psychological%20Wellbeing%20Of%20Children%20During%20The%20COVID-19%20Crisis.pdf

A visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

  • National Association for Gifted Children – 

https://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/resources/resources-educators-parents-during-covid-19 

A site which aims to support students with a high level of ability in more than one area.

A collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.

A range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.

An all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.

  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

 https://www.annafreud.org/media/11160/supporting-schools-and-colleges.pdf

A downloadable guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption.

Downloadable teaching resources to support pupils with SEND.

Comprehensive guidance on themed activities for learners with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). A full sensory curriculum is offered.

Resources from an award-winning, innovative school. The resources include apps and programmes

  • SEND Gateway

Website: https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/whole-school-send/find-wss-resources/nqt-videos.html

A range of SEND guidance videos created in collaboration with the Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY) in addition to many other experts within the sector. 

Downloadable activities aimed particularly at Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) learners.

A range of education and therapy resources for speech and language problems. A podcast is also available on iTunes for verbal and non-verbal children.

A guide to help parents adjust to remote learning by providing advice and links to resources.

Apps for Dyslexic Learners

  • SOUNDSLITERACY
  • WHAT IS DYSLEXIA
  • HAPPY MATH MULTIPLICATION RHYMES
  • READ TO ME
  • DYSEGGXIA
  • DD’S DICTIONARY: A DYSLEXIC DICTIONARY

Apps for Autistic Learners

  • SIGHTWORDS
  • SEQUENCES FOR AUTISM
  • SEE.TOUCH.LEARN
  • WORDS ON WHEELS
  • VERBAL ME
  • AUTISM HELP
  • AUTISM DDT SHAPES
  • AUTISM DDT LETTERS

Apps for learners with writing difficulties

  • THE WRITING MACHINE
  • IWRITE WORDS
  • LETTER SCHOOL
  • ALPHA WRITER
  • ABC POCKET PHONICS
  • WORD MAGIC

We really hope that you find something useful on this list. 

In the meantime, stay safe and take care of yourselves and each other, until we see you all again. 

We certainly hope that will be sooner rather than later 😊