Return to School August 2021
Hi everyone - We can't believe that the time has come for us to send this email to you all again! We do hope you all had a great Summer and we are really looking forward to catching up with you all on Thursday!
In preparation for the adventures on Thursday - again this year, we have published a "Return to School Plan" - we would kindly ask that you all read it carefully so that we are fully prepared for our return. At the moment there is little change to the guidelines that are in place for Primary schools, so as we did last year - we again are asking parents not to come into the playground in the morning at drop off times. Collections in the afternoons will also be the same as last year. Don't worry if you can't remember, the staff will all be available to assist you in the afternoons.
Please find attached our updated "Return to School Plan" and also very helpful links to the Department of Education website where they have comprehensive information for parents in relation to the return to school.
Advice for Parents: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families/#returning-to-school
A parent's guide to close contacts: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/educationguidance/A%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20Close%20Contacts%20in%20School.pdf
We look forward to seeing you all again on Thursday morning!
Creative School's Week 2021
We have all been really busy in our clases getting creative. We have made a video of some of the amazing things that we have been doing. Click on the link below to have a look!
Creative Week 2021
Kildare Place School - Amber Flag Initiative 2021
We are thrilled to inform you of a very exciting new initiative that Kildare Place is now taking part in. Since March ’20, we have been cognisant of promoting joy and happiness, resilience and strength, whilst being caring and empathetic towards others. We know you, the school community have played an enormous part with your continuous support and guidance during our lockdown periods. When the pupils returned fully after Easter, all staff agreed that for the final term, emphasis would be put on pupils wellbeing, and in particular, building the resilience of all pupils in the school. You will be aware that tonight the annual PTA talk by Cliodhna O’Reilly is based on this very topic.
We were delighted to learn recently of the PIETA House Amber flag initiative, as it perfectly reflects the ongoing plans and actions that we as a school community have had in place since last March. These include the school garden, a focus on mindfulness and resilience, through positive affirmations and activities such as yoga in classrooms. The installation of our school garden/outdoor classroom has really helped towards this project! We therefore applied for, and have been accepted into the “Amber Flag” programme for schools. The Amber Flag aims to promote wellbeing and resilience in schools with successful schools being awarded a special flag to display to highlight their achievements.
- The Amber flag initiative aims to encourage schools to promote and actively bring about a culture change in the promotion of positive mental health within the educational system and other organisations.
- It enhances the already good work that is being done where mental health is concerned by offering an award.
- The Amber Flag will acknowledge these efforts and unite all schools in the promotion of Positive Mental Health.
We were delighted to hear that we were awarded our Amber Flag last week. We held our first assembly this year, all socially distanced outdoors and raised the flag in a short ceremony.
Click on the link below to watch the Raising of the Flag Ceremony
Just hover below here
Raising the Amber Flag
Our silly sock day was a huge success - we raised over €500 for Pieta House
Have a look at our silly socks video!
Click here to view KPS Silly Sock Day Video!
We are all really looking forward to keeping you updated about this exciting project!
Kildare Place School Staff