I hope this letter finds you and all your family in good health.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the well-being and lives of many people living in Ireland, our government, as I’m sure you are aware, has announced an extension on the present guidance to stay at home until Tuesday, May 5th.
In line with this, the school will remain closed until further notice.
While this forced closure will continue to be a massive disruption for you, all our families and staff, I’m sure it doesn’t come as a surprise, given the present circumstances and I’m sure we all agree that it is for the best.
This is a challenging time for us all, especially the younger members of our school community who, at this point, are probably missing their daily interactions and routine with school friends and teachers.
Our greatest concern for them, at the moment, is that they will remain happy, safe and well and are ready to return to class as soon as we are given the go-ahead.
We are optimistic that we will still be in a position to make up lost class time for the children during the month of July and hope to get back to daily school life ASAP.
Myself and the class teachers continue to work for the greater good of our school and are presently working on how we can best support our families during this period of closure.
May I extend a huge thanks to all those who have carried on schoolwork at home. It is difficult to strike the right balance between work and play: challenging times for all!
Please be assured that the measures we are taking as a country/school community, while difficult, will ensure that everyone will return to school in the near future happy and healthy.
Thank you for your continued support. It is truly vital to ensure the school remains sustainable and ready to open with our existing team of wonderful teachers and facilities.