St Mary's Holy Faith Killester

Updates and Reminders

21-June-22
Updates and Reminders

Dear Parents(s)/Guardian(s)

As the State Examinations draw to a close for 2022, we congratulate all our students on the commitment they have shown to their studies in preparation for the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate exams.

We want to bring some reminders and news items to your attention as we wind down for the summer break:

School Office

The school Office will be closed from June 29th- August 10th, 2022.

Booklists

Booklists for all year groups are available HERE

Amenity Fees

Amenity fees covering a range of student services (e.g., locker, school journal, 24-hour insurance, text messaging) can be paid using the Easy Payment Plus platform.

School Retrofit

The school has been chosen for a multi-million-euro energy retrofit project. The works will transform our building into a warm, comfortable learning space for our students with an excellent ventilation system and a face-lift to the outer façade of the building. The work will commence in June and will be managed so as not to interfere with teaching and learning when we return for the school year. The multi-million-euro investment indicates the Department of Education’s commitment to the ongoing development of St. Mary’s as a centre of learning in the area.

In the interests of health and safety and to facilitate the building works, the school will be out of bounds during the summer holidays.

School Re-opening

The school will re-open for students from August 24th. Please see re-opening schedule below:

Date

Day

Event

Time

24th August 2022

Wednesday

1st years commence school for induction

9.30-11am

24th August 2022

Wednesday

6th years return to school for assembly.

1.45-3.15pm

25th August 2022

Thursday

3rd years return to school for assembly.

9.30-11am

25th August 2022

Thursday

5th years return to school for assembly.

1.45-3.15pm

26th August 2022

Friday

2nd years return to school for assembly.

9.30-11am

26th August 2022

Friday

1st Year standardized test

9am- 1.15pm

29th August 2022

Monday

TY return to school for an induction day.

9am- 1.15pm

29th August 2022 Monday

Full day of school for all other year groups.

9am-3.45pm

Home School Community Liaison Co-ordinator

Ms Dreeling has been appointed to the role of Home School Community Liaison Coordinator. She can be reached at sdreeling@hfk.ie if you would like to talk with her about any matter of concern.

Reports

Reports were issued on 16 June 2022 and can be accessed on the VSware platform.

Standardised testing for incoming first years

Incoming first year students will participate in standardised testing on Friday, August 27. This is in lieu of the entrance test that could not take place in January due to high levels of Covid-19. The tests provide information to the school to support student learning.

Books and Lockers

There are a number of students who have yet to empty their lockers. The school will be open on Wednesday 22 June. 2022 and Monday 27 June 2022 from 11am to 3pm to collect books and allow lockers to be sanitized for the new school year.

Brookwood Meadow, Killester, Dublin 5
01 831 0963
Le Chéile Schools Trust
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