San Carlo SNS Confey Leixlip Co. Kildare
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September  2022  School Newsletter School News DIGITAL COMMUNICATION and Your Child DOCUMENT for PARENTS Junior Cycle Information for Parents of Primary Students Page If you have not already done so     register with the Komeer App so that we can stay in touch 2022 - 2023
Scoil San Carlo is a senior primary school catering for boys and girls from 8 years to 12 years. Scoil San Carlo is a school with a catholic tradition and ethos, however, we welcome children of all faiths and none. Our school recognises the variety of differences that exist among children and the need to appreciate and respect all difference both ethnic and cultural.
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Dear Parents & Guardians  This school year our classes will be using Seesaw (, a secure online journal where students can document and reflect on what they are learning in class. Your child will be able to add the things we work on (including photos, videos, worksheets, drawings and voice recordings) to their Seesaw journal and we can share them privately with you and other family members to view and comment on throughout the school year.  In order for your child to use Seesaw, the app needs your child’s name in order to be able to associate work like their photos, videos or voice recordings with their account. Seesaw only uses this information to provide the service and doesn’t advertise in Seesaw, create profiles of students, or share or sell your child’s personal information or journal content.  You can read more about their strong privacy promises here:  Under an EU law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in order for your child to use Seesaw, the school must get your consent. For more information on GDPR, please visit   I hope that your child will enjoy using Seesaw to document and share their learning this year.    Le gach dea ghuí   Principal I would like to share with you details about an Information session for Parents who are Family Carers,  Tuesday 24th November, at 7pm, via zoom.   Maggie Lally from Family Carers Ireland will cover the topics of; •       Family Carers rights & entitlements, •       Carers card & Emergency Card, •       Training & workshops, •       One to one supports, •       Website information including upcoming events.   Registration for the information event is via Eventbrite on the link below, and there are a limited number of places.   If you have any specific questions for Maggie, they can be forwarded in advance by email to Carol Donoghue on
Scoil San Carlo Senior recently received grant- funding from INTEL through the Community Foundation for Ireland towards general support to deal with the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Management and the whole school Community would like to thank the Intel Foundation and The Community Foundation for Ireland for their generosity and their foresight to address the issues schools are facing at the moment. The funding is very much appreciated and will support us in implementing a variety of Covid relief efforts, including the purchase of equipment and materials, such as PPE and IT which will benefit our staff and pupils.
STEPS Engineers Week aims to create awareness amongst young people about the exciting world of engineering. Ms. Ward's 4th class tried out a variety of interesting experiments throughout Engineers Week. They had lots of fun designing parachutes, flood barriers, marble mazes and rollercoasters!  Due to their fantastic effort, they were selected as winners of STEPS Engineers Week and won a very exciting prize for the entire school!   We are all VERY proud of all the students in Room 5.    Jake Dobbs was chosen as the overall winner and so he also won an individual prize. Well done Jake!  Click here to take a look at a sample of the experiments that were carried out by some of the students. Amazing work! DRAFT Policy Enrolment Application  Form Standardised  Testing  2022/2023 6th Class  Ms. Sirr 6th Class  Mr. Flatley 6th Class  Mr. McCreary SEN Mr. Sherlock SEN Mr. Noctor SEN Ms. O’Shea SEN Ms. O’Brien Meet the new 2021/22 San Carlo Senior Student Councillors.  Well done to all our pupils who took part in the recent class elections.
Friday, December 3rd, was International Day of People with Disabilities and our pupils wore PURPLE items of clothing to raise awareness for the cause. Minister for Disability Anne Rabitte sent a special personalised message to our pupils to thank them for their support.
Ms Burcheal's class have been busy learning some sign language this term. This is their rendition of 'This is Me' from The Greatest Showman.
Please click on your child’s class teachers name and complete the SeeSaw Consent Form
3rd Class  Ms. Burcheal 3rd Class  Ms. Quinn 4th Class  Ms. Kilbride 4th Class  Ms. Ward 5th Class  Mr. Sherlock 5th Class  Ms. Campion 5th Class  Ms. Connolly 6th Class  Ms. Sirr 6th Class  Mr. Flatley 6th Class  Mr. McCreary This week we are saying farewell and thank you to Paddy Murphy, our caretaker of 17 years. A presentation was made to Paddy from the staff and the board recently and our pupils made Good Luck cards for him. We are so grateful to Paddy for all his endeavours and dedication to keeping our school safe and in good condition over the years and we wish him all the best in his retirement.   We are delighted that Gerry Cafferkey, caretaker of Scoil San Carlo Junior, will take over the role, looking after both schools, from January. Our Teachers  2021 / 2022 CHECK OUT OUR  GARDEN
Webinars – Getting Ready for Secondary School for Parents / Guardians
In response to demand, we have organised an addition webinar for parents. Please see details below: 22KEC228 Webinar – Getting Ready for Secondary School for Parents / Guardians –Wed 6th April from 7pm-8pm courses/2060-22kec219-getting-ready-for-secondary- school-for-parents-guardians-2.html There are also more places available on the webinar which is due to take place on Tues 5th April from 7pm-8pm due to the demand. courses/2032-22kec219-getting-ready-for-secondary- school-for-parents-guardians.html
Supporting and nurturing children’s and young people’s wellbeing has become even more significant than ever in these unprecedented times. Rainbows is a national voluntary organisation that provides support for children and young people who may have experienced a bereavement or family change following parental separation/divorce, through the introduction of the Rainbows programmes.   The programme is run by trained Rainbows Facilitators. It is a free service for children aged 7 upwards.  While Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy, it can provide a safe space of meaningful listening support for children and young people at a difficult time in their lives.   If you are interested in securing a place for your child on the programme, you can request an application form by contacting the Rainbows Coordinator Maeve O’Connor as soon as possible on 087 189 7332 or email Maeve at    The programme is being held in Scoil Bríde for 10 weeks starting on Tuesday 1st March, 2022 (6.30pm to 7.30pm). Please do not contact the school as the programme is coordinated by Rainbows.   For further information on the Rainbows service you can visit Review Notification Child Safeguarding Statement 2022
Valentines in Room 6
Covid-19 vaccine information for parents of children aged 5-11
Wednesday March 16th was Wonderful Wednesday This will be a Fundraising Fun Day in aid of Neurofibromatosis a condition which affects 3 children in our school Neurofibromatosis is a disorder which causes tumours to grow on nerves and can result in epilepsy, learning difficulties, physical and other defects Wednesday will be a non-uniform day and students are encouraged to dress colourfully and bring in a voluntary donation for the Neurofibromatosis Association of Ireland
Dear friends, You may have heard the good news, that your own local musical society LMVG, will take to the stage again in April! The Addams Family, a Musical Comedy, will run from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th April at 8:00pm in St Mary’s GAA. Tickets are on sale now! The Addams Family tickets on sale – Leixlip Musical and Variety Group ( After such a long wait, we are thrilled to be getting back on stage, and can’t wait to see an in-person audience once again. We would really appreciate if you could help share the word about The Addams Family, with your staff, students and their families. We have attached a copy of our poster if you would like to share across any of your networks.
We really appreciate the support, and hope to see you at the show! All the best LMVG
Diarmuid and Deea were this weeks picker pals!
San Carlo cross country team at the cross country league race in Porterstown Park
Religious Education and Faith Policy
This week Room 4 were treated to a Lego education workshop provided by the organisation Learnit. Linking in with Engineers Week, this Lego Education workshop allowed the students explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in a new, fun and innovative way. All students built and programmed a robot. This was a great opportunity for the class to think creatively, solve problems and work as a team. Many thanks to the Leixlip county Library and Learnit for providing such a wonderful workshop.
Look at what we did!
Barnhall Rugby Blitz
BOM Agreed Report  January 2022 BOM Agreed Report  March 2022 Cyber Safety Study Information Sheet  for Parents
Journal Cover Design Winners 2022/23 Every year our 5ths classes are asked to design a cover for the following year's new school journal. The entries this year were of such a high standard! Congratulations to Noa and Claudia whose wonderful designs have been chosen for the cover of next year's school journal.
Leinster Rugby Summer Camp at MU Barnhall. Book today! July 11th to 15th from 9.30am-1pm and open to all girls and boys aged six to 12. No experince necessary! Beginners welcome.
Well done to all the pupils who took part in the soccer league recently. Congratulations to our Winners and Runners-Up pictured here.
The Department of Education is currently reviewing the Action Plan on Bullying and the Anti-bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-primary Schools. As part of this work the Department is seeking your views about what should be done to prevent and tackle bullying in our schools. The Department is inviting you to make written submissions and to complete a short questionnaire as part of the public consultation process. The consultation can be accessed on review/ . The closing date for receipt of submissions is Tuesday 21 June 2022.
Consultation on the Review of the Action Plan on Bullying and the Review of the Anti- bullying Procedures for primary and post- primary schools
Huge Congrats to Ms. Wards 4th class students on achieving a GOLD Incredible Edibles Award. You have made your school very proud! You deserve this after all of your hard work. Well done to all!
Congratulations to the Confey GAA Under 13 Girls Gaelic Team who won the County Final on Saturday 18th June. Well done everyone! We are very proud of you.
4th Class enjoyed their trip to Distillery Lane where they did an art sketch of the beautiful view.
BOM Agreed Report  May 2022
Pupils Aaron Holder (Ms Enright's 4th Class) and Leshia Holder (Ms Coffey's Senior Infants) held a fundraiser in aid of the Red Cross Ukraine Appeal over the Easter Holidays. They sold homemade lemonade, fruit and cookies to passers-by and raised a total of €312 over one weekend!! This was all their own idea and the school community is very proud of them. Well done Aaron and Leisha!
Our graduating 6th class pupils enjoyed a party and disco on Tuesday evening with thanks to the Parent’s Association for organising the event