Election of Parents to new BOM

The current BOM term of office will end on 30th November and a new BOM will commence on 1st December 2019 and will run until 30th November 2023. We have started the process of electing parents to the new BOM. We need one mother and one father to be part of the new BOM. The mother and father must be from different families and should not be related in any way.

Every parent is entitled to be nominated for the new BOM. We need your consent to circulate your name (and the class your child/ children are in) to other parents. A letter will go home on Monday 7th October seeking your consent to circulate you name (and the class your child/ children are in) to other parents. You are asked to return the consent form to the school before 3 p.m. on Friday 11th October 2019. This is step one of a three step process.

On Monday 14th October another letter will be sent home containing the names of all the mothers and fathers that have given their consent. You will then be asked to nominate one mother and one father for the new BOM. Every parent is entitled to nominate one mother and one father. You are asked to return this nominations from by Friday 18th October. This is step two of the process.

The ten mothers and ten fathers with the most nominations will be contacted and asked if they would like to issue a short statement to other parents. The names of the ten mothers and 10 fathers with the most nominations will appear on a ballot paper. Ballot papers will be issued on Monday 4th November and must be returned to the school by 3 p.m. on Friday 8th November. This is step three of the process. The votes will be counted in public in the shared area of the school on Monday 11th November, starting at 9:30 a.m. After that the mother and father with the most votes will be contacted and asked to be part of the new BOM.

There is also a process to elect a teacher to the BOM. The principal is automatically a member of the BOM and the patron, Bishop Francis Duffy, elects two nominees to the BOM. The six nominees to the BOM (2 parents, 2 teachers and 2 patron nominees) then meet, within a specific timeframe, and select two additional members from the community.

Please note Parent Nominees are elected by the parent body to bring “a mother’s view” and “a father’s view” to Board of Management deliberations. To this end, their contribution to the Board is a very important one, and they are not required to consult with the wider parent population, take instruction from them or report back to them. Even though Parent Nominees are elected by parents, they do not represent the parent body.

If you have any questions in relation to the above please contact the school and ask to speak with the principal.

Cross Country 2nd Oct 19

32 pupils from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 5th class participated in the Leitrim Cross Country Championships on Wednesday 2nd October at Leitrim Gaels Pitch. Thanks to Mrs Keaveney and Ms Fallon for taking the pupils to this event.

Congratulations to the 5th and 6th class boys team that came first and the 3rd and 4th class boys team that came second. Many of the other children participating did very well but we didn’t have the numbers to make up a team.

Well done to everyone that participated

3rd Class Pupils 4th Class Pupils 5th Class Pupils 6th Class Pupils
Boys Boys Boys Boys
Alex Kopec


Frankie Beirne Rónan Connolly Oran Butler
Mike Leonardi


Augustas Jonelis Louis Glancy Ben Clarke
Wiktor Piotrowski


Patrick Keane Scott Kerr Eoghan Connolly
  Philip Leonardi


Dylan McKiernan Aodh Gavin
Girls Traolach McGovern   Harry Glancy
Poppy Doherty Rossa Moran


Girls Ríaghan Guckian
Grace Doyle Hugh O’Sullivan McGovern Eva Farrell Oscar Sweeney
Ciara Farrell Lashy Patrasco


Aoife Gillard  
Amy Gilchriest


  Anna Keane Girls
Rubee Nolan


Lauren Noone


Caragh Guckian    

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School Photographs

County Photos will visit the school on Tuesday 8th October to take family and Class (Junior Infants and Sixth Class) photographs. Children are asked to wear full school uniform and a smile.

A small proof will issue in a few weeks together with ordering details and costs.

Parent Teacher Meetings 2019

As advised on the school calendar issued to all parents on Thursday 5th September parent teacher meetings will take place during the week commencing Monday 21st October.  The school will close @ 2.45pm on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October for pupils in 1st – 6th class as the majority of meetings will take place on these evenings.  The bus will collect pupils travelling by bus @ 2.45 on these days.  A reminder was given in the Communication Letter issued on Thursday 26th September. Communication Letters and the School Calendar can be located on the school website, www.leitrim-ns.ie, under the communication tab.

Every parent will be allocated a max of 10 minutes per meeting.  It is very important to avoid long delays for others that every parent/guardian obeys this 10 minutes per meetings.  Please knock on the classroom door and enter at your appointed time.  Should either a parent or teacher require longer than 10 minutes another meeting will be scheduled.  Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you regarding meeting times at a later stage.

Children cannot attend parent teacher meetings and should not be on school grounds or in the school building during these meetings.  Children will not be supervised and are your responsibility.  Please make alternative arrangements for your children during your parent teacher meeting times.  Parents meeting the Junior and Senior Infant teachers are asked to use the Infant door.  Parents meeting all other teachers are asked to enter the school via the door with the railing and not via the main door.

As Ms Quinn and Mrs Griffin are job sharing this year both teachers will be available to meet parents on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October.  If you cannot attend a meeting on these days you will meet with one teacher only, the teacher working on the day of your meeting.

Teachers are co-ordinating with each other regarding times so that if you have to meet more than one teacher you should be able to do this on one day.

As previously advised, if you wish to meet with your child’s teacher, outside of the scheduled annual parent teacher meetings, please contact the school to make an appointment.  Likewise, if a teacher wishes to speak to a parent/guardian he/she will telephone for an appointment. School Homework Journals are an important part of the home school communications.  Please use the journal for notes to teachers.  Teachers will do likewise. You can also telephone the school and leave a message with the school secretary.

Book Rental and School Fees September 2019

Book Lists for September have been uploaded to the webiste and can be located under the Communication tab. Parents have two options: –

Option 1: Rent all books and workbooks and school fees, €80 per pupil. Max of €300 for a family of 4 or more. €230 for a family of 3.

Option 2: Just school fees, €40 per pupil. (Parents must then purchase all books and workbooks).

Please let school know which option you choose by Friday 17th May. Payment can be made at any time from now until the end of June and again in September 2019, s per book list. To pay by installment please contact the school.

Parents Association Donation

The Parents Association donated €7, 000 to the school to be put towards furniture and equipment for the new yard at the back of the school and future yard developments. A very big thank you to the Parents Association and to all parents for supporting the various fundraising activites and events during the year. You will be updated regarding future events. Thank you for your continued support.

Head Lice

Please check your child’s hair for head lice and treat if you find live lice. Keep treating, as directed and wash coats, hats and bed clothes. If one child in the family had head lice please check everyone! Thank you for your continued support dealing with this matter.