There is a very important newsletter gone out though the school bag to explain some new arrangements for next year.
Two major changes: No school bus next year. New opening and closing times; Details below. Use translation option here if required
No school bus next year
We have been informed that our families will no longer be eligible for the bus as the vast majority of children live within the 3.2 km radius of the new school. We are awaiting written confirmation of this from Bus Eireann but we have been told that our families are no longer eligible. We hope that this means that more and more children will be walking or cycling to school. However, we realise that a number of children will be arriving to school by car. This has implications for traffic management around the new school.
New opening and closing times
The Board of Management has taken the decision to start slightly later and to close slightly later (10 minutes at either end of the school day). This decision was not taken easily but was taken in consultation with other schools in the area, the Board of Management, the PTA, the staff, South Dublin County Council and local councillors, in an effort to minimise traffic disruption in the area.
New Opening and Closing times: 10 minutes later in the morning and 10 minutes later in the afternoon
· New opening time: 9:20 am
· New closing time: Infants: 2:00 pm
New closing time: 1st class to 6th class: 3:00 pm