KILMACANOGUE NATIONAL SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY NEWSLETTER JUNE 20th 2018
The past week has been very busy, with more class tours, Irish dancing and yoga classes taking place. The school is looking particularly lovely with lots of tidying up and sorting out going on as the end of the school year approaches.
The wearing of the school uniform in line with school policy is being phased in slowly and it is expected by year 2023/24 that all children in Kilmacanogue National School will be wearing it.
For the past number of years, the school uniform listed on the Junior Infants’ information pack, has been as follows: Navy Sweat Shirt with school Crest, Red Sweat Shirt with school Crest, Yellow Sweat Shirt with school crest, Navy Trousers, Navy Track Suit Bottoms, Pinafore, Skirt. Polo shirts which were either white, red or blue, were also worn by the children.
Some minor amendments have been made to the policy to try to establish a uniformed appearance.
The current school uniform policy is as follows: Navy Sweat Shirt with school Crest, Red Sweat Shirt with school Crest, Navy Trousers, Navy Track Suit Bottoms/Navy Shorts, Pinafore and/or navy skirt (Junior infants, Senior Infants and 1st class), Navy Skirt 2nd class onwards, White Polo Shirt, Black/Navy shoes or runners.
Junior infants starting in September 2018 are asked to wear the correct uniform in line with the policy. In relation to all other students, parents are asked to encourage students to wear the correct uniform in line with the policy as follows:
Boys- Red or Navy Sweat Shirt, White Polo Shirt, Navy Trousers 3 days a week, Navy Track Suit Bottoms for PE 2 days a week, Navy /Black Shoes or Trainers.
Girls- Red or Navy Sweat Shirt, White Polo Shirt, Navy Skirt/Navy Trousers 3 days a week, Navy Track Suit Bottoms for PE 2 days a week.
Girls can wear Navy Trousers/Navy Skirt/Pinafore in line with the above policy. Tracks suits and Shorts allowed to be worn on hot sunny days in May/June and September/October. No label tracksuits to be worn. This policy has been discussed by members of the Parents’ Association and passed by the Board of Management. Children may be asked to wear specific parts of the uniform when representing the school at some events.
These details will be displayed shortly on the school website and will also be included with the end of school letter which will be distributed next week as soon as class teachers and book lists have been confirmed.
Our esteemed Deputy Principal Susan Barry will be retiring next week after all her wonderful years spent teaching in Kilmacanogue National School. Her farewell ‘Do’ will be on Thursday June 28th at 8pm in the school hall. All past/present parents, pupils and teachers are very welcome to attend this lovely celebration as we wish Mrs Barry all the very best.
And now for Miss Murray’s joke…How do bees get to school?……They take the school buzz!!
Best wishes always,
Niamh Murray (Principal)