Category Archives: Updates

NPC survey – Review of the RSE Curriculum

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) are currently reviewing the Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum for both primary and post primary schools in Ireland. As part of that review, NPC would like to hear the views of parents regarding their children’s RSE education in primary school so that NPC can make a submission to the NCCA, ensuring the views of parents right across Ireland are included on this issue.

 We have compiled a survey in order to gather parents’ views and would appreciate it if you could complete and circulate/share this survey to/with other parents of primary school children. The closing date for this survey is the 27th of January 2019. To complete this survey please click this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Review_of_RSE_Curriculum


NPC Survey on the proposed changes to the exemption from the study of Irish in schools

Further to the email sent to you previously, as the Minister has extended closing date for the consultation period on the proposed changes to the exemption from Irish we have extended the closing date of our survey until Thursday the 17th of January.

NPC has been asked by the Minister for Education and Skills to make a submission on the future direction of policy and practice in relation to the granting of exemptions from the study of Irish in primary and post primary schools.

The Minister has launched a consultation paper on this issue as the current arrangements are 25 years old, this paper includes draft revised circulars with proposed changes to the granting of the exemptions for the study of Irish.

NPC has compiled a brief survey to get the views of parents on the key changes proposed, based on the questions asked by the Minister regarding the proposed changes.

To complete the survey please click this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Exemption_from_the_study_of_Irish

 

Please complete a separate survey for each child. The survey will close at 10am on Friday the 11th of January, we apologies for the tight time frame, however we didn’t want to send this to parents at the start of the school holidays. Further to the email sent to you previously, as the Minister has extended closing date for the consultation period on the proposed changes to the exemption from Irish we have extended the closing date of our survey until Thursday the 17th of January.

For further information you might like to read the consultation paper click here or you might like to consult the research report by clicking here


Technology in Education: Preparing Children for the Future


Zeeko Internet Safety Guide & Zeeko Digital Trend Report October 2018


Senior School Calendar 2018-2019

School Calendar 2018 - 2019

AGM of the Parents’ Association at 7.15pm on Tue 2nd October 2018, in the Pastoral Centre Hall.

Parents/Guardians of St Fiachra’s Senior School are invited to attend the AGM of the Parents’ Association at 7.15pm on Tue 2nd October 2018, in the Pastoral Centre Hall.

At the AGM, the Senior School Parents Council is delighted to provide an informative talk to Parents on Internet Safety.

Please join us on the night to find out what the Committee have been doing on your behalf throughout the year, see how you can get involved and find out up to date information from Zeeko Education on how to protect our children’s safety online.

ST FIACHRA’S SENIOR SCHOOL

PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION AGM

Including Zeeko Education Guest Speaker

TOPIC:      INTERNET SAFETY

DATE:     TUES 2nd October

TIME:      7.15pm

VENUE:  Pastoral Centre Hall 

Zeeko are committed to staying up to date with the latest trends in young people’s online behaviour. The children of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class will complete a short online internet survey questionnaire in school over the next two weeks.  It is completely anonymous and there is no way for Zeeko to identify an individual student. The information Zeeko collects helps shape the content of presentations and informs us on the cyber issues that need to be addressed. The results of the survey will be included in the Parents’ talk presentation on Tues 2nd October 2018.

 

 


Senior School Parents Council AGM 2018

Senior School Parents Council AGM 2018
will be held on
TUESDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2018
in the Parish Centre
at 7PM sharp
GUEST SPEAKER from Zeeko Education will give a short seminar for Parents on Internet Safety.
The Senior Parents Council are delighted to provide this informative talk to Parents so join us on the night to find out what the Committee have been doing on your behalf throughout the year, see how you can get involved and find out up to date information from Zeeko on how to protect our children’s safety online.

St. Fiachras Senior School Parents Committee

The Parents Committee in St. Fiachras Senior School plays a very active role and we are involved in a number of key activities throughout the year such as Book Fair, Secondary School Nights, Confirmation Alb preparation, refreshments after Confirmation and Graduation ceremonies.  We also assist the school with fundraising when required. We have been involved in the setting up of the School Library, and the Book Rental scheme.

We are affiliated to the National Parents Council (Primary).

Our AGM will be held shortly after we return from the summer holidays, date and time will be posted shortly. New members are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming involved, please email us at stfiachrasseniorparentscouncil@gmail.com

 


Senior Cycle survey re-opened

For those of you who didn’t get a chance to complete our survey on the Senior Cycle we have re-opened same due to the number for requests from parents to do so.

The survey will be open until 5pm on the 27th of March 2018.

Also please circulate to any parents you think might be interested in completing this survey.

Click this link to take the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/What do_you_want_your_well_educated_child_to_look_like_at_18


Senior School Book Fair 4th – 7th December 2017

Senior School Book Fair December 4th – 7th 2017 

10.00am-3.00pm


Parents Council AGM

AGM 2017

will be held on

Tuesday 24th October 2017

in the Parish Centre

at 8.15pm


About the Parents’ Committee

The Parents’ Committee in St. Fiachra’s Senior School plays a very active role and we are involved in a number of key activities throughout the year such as Book Fair, Secondary School Nights, Confirmation Alb preparation, refreshments after Confirmation and Graduation ceremonies.  We also assist the school with fundraising when required.  We have been involved in the setting up of the School Library, and the Book Rental scheme.

We are affiliated to the National Parents’ Council (Primary).

Our AGM is held in October, and new members are always welcome.  If you are interested in becoming involved, please email us at stfiachrasseniorparentscouncil@gmail.com

AGM 2017 will be held on Tuesday 24th October 2017 in the Parish Centre at 8.15pm


Constitution of the Senior School Parents Association