Dear School Community,

28th June 2018

IMPORTANT: School will close Friday 29th June at 12.30pm for the Summer. To alleviate parking tomorrow, the school buses will depart at 12.15, 15 minutes before the rest of the school.

School will reopen on Friday 31st August 2018 for the new school year.

An update from Mary and Sinead

We have had another very busy and exciting year at Wicklow Educate Together as we continue to settle into our new building.

When we reflect on the year passed it is difficult to believe the children took part in so many activities once again. I have listed some of them below:

Forest School

Trips to Glencrea to take part in fighting words

Write a book competition

Robot construction

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Friendship fortnight including the every popular friendship FM

Intercultural week

Music Generation

Reading with Harvey the dog

In-house library

Music therapy

As ever we have had a high level of sporting participation and success. We continue our involvement with local athletics competitions and participated in rock climbing, tug of war and GAA events. The children also participated in Rugby, Cricket and Tennis. Our Chess championship was also a great success and enjoyed by all. All classes from 2nd to 6th had swimming lessons, funded by the school.

A big thank you to the Parents’ Association for all of their hard work and support during the year.

I would like to thank all of the pupils for doing their very best and for participating fully in school life throughout the year. Special congratulations to our 6th class as they make their transition to 2nd level schools Those schools are Colaiste Chill Mhantain, North Wicklow Secondary School, East Glendalough, Gaelscoil na Mara, Arkow CBS, Domiican College, Avondale Community School. You have been a wonderful sixth class and I wish you all the very best in your new schools.

We would like to thank the parents in the school for their continued support. It is always very much appreciated. A big thank you to all those who volunteered at various activities throughout the year.

Finally, I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all of the staff for their hard work and commitment throughout the year. With the growth of the school comes new staff and the Board of Management will be appointing these over the summer and look forward to welcoming them in the new term. Wishing you all a lovely summer and we look forward to our return to school on Friday 31st August.

Please see attached the BOM annual report, the financial report and the Self evaluation report.

Mary Mary.Dee@wicklowetns.com and Sinead Sinead.watson@wicklowetns.com

Book Rental & Sundries Fees Now Due.

Reminder that book rental and sundries fees for school year 2018/2019 must be paid in full before school closes on Friday 29th June. It will not be possible to join the book rental scheme in September.

If you are paying the book rental & sundries by cash or cheque, please include the exact amount in an envelope with the consent form and return it to Fran or Lisa at the school office.

Aladdin Connect

We have now gone live with Aladdin Connect (the new advanced version of Parent Portal). Please use the email link sent to your email address to register for Aladdin Connect and this will then allow you to install the App on your mobile phone. This system allows you to view the following:

  • Noticeboard – allows you to view all emails and texts received from the school.
  • Report Cards – allows you to view all report cards for your child/children at the school.
  • Attendance
  • Library Book Information
  • Class List – This replaces the historical paper/email format Parent Contact Lists. It is up to each parent/guardian to decide if they want to Opt in to this aspect. Please click on the class list section for each child and read through the information provided.

Breakfast Club/Homework Club Fees – Please ensure any outstanding breakfast club and homework club bills are paid prior to school closing Friday 29th June.

Aftercare – Reminder that our new aftercare will launch in September 2018. If you would like to register your child/children to attend, please complete the registration form if you have not already done so. Forms available at the office.

Extra-Curricular Activities Programme – our extra-curricular activities programme will return for a new term at the start of October with a registration day at the end of September. A detailed list of activities, days, times and term fees will be sent out by email at the end of the summer break.

WETNS SUMMER CAMP – We have a few places left in our summer camp! Join Eileen, Kate & Sally for a Fun, Energetic and Holistic camp. All 5-12 years currently attending Wicklow Educate Together welcome. Arts & Crafts, Cookery, Lego, Gardening, Science, Sewing, Dance, Yoga and much more! 9.30am – 1.30pm Mon – Friday. €90.00 per week or €170.00 for 2 weeks. €10.00 sibling discount. Registration form available at the school office.

Week 1 – 16th – 20th July. Week 2 – 23rd – 27th July.

Lost Property –  Please check our lost property rails located in the main foyer as soon as possible. Any unclaimed lost property will be given to charity when school closes for the summer.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION UPDATE

Class of 2018 – Congratulations to our 6th class graduates. Best of luck to you and your parents for the transition to secondary school. Thank you for your contribution to WETNS and we hope you take away some wonderful memories of your time here at the school.

PA System –  We were delighted to see the new PA system used today at the graduation. Thank you to everyone who supported the PTA over the year with the fundraising activities to purchase it. We look forward too many more years of use to come.

Forest School – Congratulations to all the school staff involved in the role out of Forest School this year. It was a wonderful experience for all those involved.

Class Liaisons – Thank you to those of you who volunteered to be class liaisons this year and for the work you have done in this role. We will be recruiting again next year!!

Parent Association Volunteers – Thank you to all of you who volunteered and got involved in our various events this year. We look forward to working with you again in 2018/2019!

September Parent Association Events

Teddy Bears Picnic will take place on Saturday 25th August from 11am – 1pm in The Abbey Grounds. All welcome.

Please keep an eye on the parent page of the website for information on upcoming events.

http://wicklowetns.com/category/pta-news/

 BoM Annual Report 2017 2018 final

 finance report fpr BOM annual report

Self Evaluation Report for school community