Principal: Ms. N. Doyle Tel: 045 441809 Deputy Principal: Ms. S. Gorman email: email@example.com
Covid -19 Update 17th January 2022 Dear Parent(s)/Guardian (s), Students and staff had a very successful first week back after the Christmas Break and we would like to thank you for your support so far this new calendar year. We would like to remind you of the changes to HSE isolation guidelines for ‘close contacts’ which can be found here: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/contact-tracing/. Please familiarise yourselves with these in order to keep our entire school community safe. CPPS remains committed to providing a face-to face education and care for our young people. The decision of the DES and government to leave schools open reflects schools' hard work, dedication and commitment to the health, safety, wellbeing and education of the country's young people. While students have been set up on MS Teams, and teachers will endeavour to post work on this platform, teachers are in school teaching face-to-face lessons full time. As a result, we cannot expect staff to be posting extensive work, and interacting with students who are not in school, on a daily basis. As such, we have advised staff to up-load a brief synopsis of the day's/week's work if and when they have the time to do so. Students who are isolating as a result of Covid-19 should check MS Teams and check in with their teachers via MS Teams where appropriate.
We appreciate your support and thank you in advance for your understanding.
Sara Gorman Rebecca Jones Acting Principal Acting Deputy Principal
Today marks the start of Heathy Eating Week in Curragh Post-Primary School. At this time of year, we are often bombarded with information on the topic from all types of media. January is a good time to make some changes to improve our health and starting with food choices is always a good place. It is important however, that when we seek information, we do so from reliable sources, as a lot of misinformation is shared online through social media and websites. This is something we will discuss with students across the week. Across the week lots of lessons have been planned here in the school to improve everyone's knowledge on the topic. There are lots of whole school initiatives planned too including: Water only School' - we ask students to increase their intake of water, and this will be the drink of choice for the week. Water will be the only drink allowed on students desks this week Whole School Walk - a whole school walk is planned to coincide with the beginning of CPPS's 4-week Operation Transformation. There is still time to sign up and so we encourage you to speak to your child about getting involved Competition - a competition to design a heathy eating promotion Poster or Hat will be held with prizes for the best creations We will also be sharing healthy recipes, giving out free fruit on Friday, recording food diaries and promising to make 1 small change.
Parents can stay up to date and involved in the week by following our Twitter account and checking in on your child's dedicated Wellbeing Area of Teams. Healthy food choices, quite often start at home. To support you in making good day-to-day food choices for you and your family, we recommend visiting https://www.safefood.net/ where there is lots of information about Healthy Eating Guidelines, Recipe Ideas, Budget Cookery and much more.
Today marks the beginning of December but it also marks our next wellbeing theme here in CPPS. The theme for December is Kindness - we will spend the month engaging in acts of kindness both within and outside our school community. We have lots of activities planned and a few surprises along the way!! Walking and running shoes are being put on as we take part in Kildare Sports Partnership's Reindeer challenge whereby everyday students and staff are recording a walk or run they go on. This is a class effort and so total distances will be recorded - may the best reindeer's win!! We are holding a food drive again this year after last year's huge success and are asking students who can, to donate dry store food items and/or toiletries. These will be donated locally. We are also looking for donations of old or unwanted clothing - these will be collected by ClothesPod and in keeping with our theme of kindness, moneys earned will be donated locally also. We are joining with lots of school across the country on December 10th and we will wear our Christmas jumpers in aid of Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin. Various class groups will be decorating decorations for display in the community and others will send care packs to nursing home residents using An Post's Carepack Program. Our corridors will be brightened as classes compete in decorating their doors and kindness will be in the air as daily random acts of kindness challenges will be set during tutorial. Parents/Guardians can check in on some updates by checking their child's dedicated Wellbeing Area in MS Teams or by following the fun on Twitter 🎄🎅