Important meeting in the school on Wednesday April 2nd 2014
Second level Schools 7:15 pm and RSE 7:45 pm for Parents of Children from 3rd to 6th Class
We are holding an information meeting next Wednesday evening for parents of 3rd class to 6th class on two very important topics. The first meeting will be an introduction to the process of choosing a second level school for your child and a description of what you might expect when your child makes the important transition to Second level. This meeting will begin at 7:15 pm and will be conducted by Tom Costelloe (Deputy Principal and Home School Liaison Teacher) and Colette Kavanagh (Principal) who will be available to answer your questions.
This second meeting will be an introductory meeting to present the Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) Programme as it is delivered to children from 4th Class to 6th class. This will be hosted by Colette (4th Class programme) and by a representative from Accord (5th class and 6th class children). Please note that this is the same meeting as we held last year for 4th, 5th and 6th class parents. We have invited Accord, an agency which has experience and expertise in this area, to speak to the children in 5th and 6th classes. These lessons, which will be delivered by a representative of Accord to 5th class and 6th class separately, will take place here in the school during the school day on Monday 6th April. Parents of 5thand 6th classes will be asked to sign a consent form to allow their children to take part in these lessons. Accord are experts in the field of delivering RSE to primary school children and have worked with us very successfully over the last four years. The aim of the programme is to provide children with structured opportunities to develop their knowledge, attitudes, values, beliefs and practical skills necessary to establish healthy personal relationships as children and subsequently as adults.
We strongly advise all parents and parents of pupils of 4th, 5th and 6th Class attend, particularly if you were not at last year’s presentation. We also strongly encourage you give consent for your children to participate in these lessons to ensure that the information they receive is factually correct and is delivered in a safe environment. Children receive messages from television, advertising, videos, magazines and computers as well as from their friends about this subject. Parents may not even be aware or, or indeed may not like, the messages their children get from informal sources. We believe that it is preferable that this information is presented accurately and sensitively by a professional educator.
Further information available on the parents section of the website, under Policies, RSE doc and PowerPoint Please do not bring your children with you to this meeting as it is reserved for parents only.