St Mary's Holy Faith Killester

Newsletter #2 September 2021

08-September-21
Newsletter #2 September 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian

We are delighted that the girls have settled back so well and that they are working very hard in all their classes. We commend them for their cooperation and kindness to each other as they make the transition back to school after the summer break. Everyday, we observe acts of kindness and support and this makes the school a happier place for all.

Transition Year (TY)

TY students completed a successful induction programme culminating in a picnic in St. Anne's Park. The girls are looking forward to their trip to Tanagh Adventure Centre on September 23rd. This is always a much enjoyed outing.

TY students will be participating in the Teenagers And Garda Programme in the coming weeks.

Supervised Study

All students have received an application form for after-school study. Payment of 120 euro for the year can now be made on the easy payment plus platform. Supervised study is for the duration of two hours every day with refreshments provided.

Extra Curricular

Soccer training takes place on Tuesdays after school.

Gaelic training takes place on Mondays after school.

Green Schools

Care for the environment is of great importance to the whole community in St. Mary's and we have an active Green School Committee who work tirelessly to promote this value. Their efforts were rewarded over the summer when our school was awarded our Green Flag for Litter and Waste reduction. Waste that normally goes to landfill was reduced by 48% and this will continue to increase with everyone’s help.

The Green Team will now focus on Water Conservation and ask that students bring reusable water bottles to school whenever possible. We wish them well as they inspire us to live out our motto ‘St Mary’s Green and Clean’

Reading Room

First Years are reading a book per week in the reading room.

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Meeting of First Year Parents

A meeting of first year parents will take place on MS Teams on Monday, September 13th at 7.30pm. The meeting can be accessed via your daughter's Teams account.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Parents Association will take place by zoom on October 7th and 7pm. All parents are welcome.

Upcoming school closures

A Department of Education teacher training day will be held on Thursday, September 16th and there will be no school on that day.

On Monday, September 27th the school will be closed for an occasional holiday.

Our school calendar can be viewed at http://holyfaith.ie/Calendar

Traffic Management

Over the coming months we will be reviewing our traffic management system due to the new development at St. Brigid's Road. We will update parents in due course regarding any changes concerning vehicular access to the school.

Class of 2021

We congratulate the Leaving Certificate class of 2021 for their outstanding results and on achieving their first place choices across a range of university and further education courses. We are very proud of their achievements in such a difficult time.

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Aspire 2

Fifth Year students were introduced to the Aspire 2 Programme on Thursday. The programme which includes study skills, work placements and mentoring will provide a range of additional opportunities for students to maximise their potential in the Leaving Certificate.

Covid Response Plan

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All information regarding our Covid-19 infection control measures can be accessed HERE.

Apply for a place in St. Mary's

Our application process is under way for 2022/2023. If you have a daughter or friend hoping to register please email studentregistration@hfk.ie and an application pack will be sent to you. Well done to our student leadership team who have been involved in promotional activities for the school. We thank them for their enthusiasm and giving back to the school.

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Oct 18
2021
Midterm Assessment
Oct 21
2021
ASPIRE 2 Launch
Oct 22
2021
Dress Up Friday
Oct 25
2021
Midterm Break
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