Our entire school community was delighted to welcome back our Junior Infants-2nd class pupils this morning, Monday March 1st. There were big smiles all round as pupils reunited with their friends, teachers and SNAs. For this cohort of pupils and staff it is now business as usual!
Please continue to observe Public Health advice as outlined by Dr. Ronan Glynn in the letter below. Congregating at school gates and facilitating play dates will almost certainly lead to a spike in cases and that in turn will delay the return to school of our 3rd-6th class pupils. We desperately need them to return to school on March 15th and must ensure we do nothing to put this in jeopardy over the next 2 weeks.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation on which I can rely at all times. If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
2020 – 2021 School Year in Pictures!
Cloonakilla N.S. is a Catholic co-educational school situated in south Co. Roscommon on the outskirts of Athlone. The children attending the school come from a mixed rural and urban background. It is a mainstream school with sixteen class teachers and an administrative Principal. It also has six SEN teachers, and five Special Needs Assistants. The school also has the services of a caretaker and a secretary.
A skilled staff provide a broad curriculum and wide range of activities. In addition to the curriculum children also take part in the following: Gaelic football, soccer, tag rugby, swimming, tin whistle band, choir, quiz teams, Discover Primary Science, Green-Schools Programme and liturgical services. All children are encouraged to reach their full potential in a happy and safe environment that is conducive to learning. The staff, Board of Management and Parents Association work closely together to ensure that all pupils are cherished equally in an atmosphere of openness and freedom. Our learning environment is child-centred where each child is valued, cared for and respected.
Our Mission Statement
Growth: We are dedicated to the Spiritual, emotional and intellectual development of each child
Openess: We aim to provide a positive, inclusive atmosphere and environment based in the mutual co-operation of all involved in its activities
Special: We recognise that each person is created in the image of God
Prayer: Prayer forms a part of our everyday school life
Encouragement: We encourage the children to grow within the Catholic faith
Learning: We provide support for all children to learn
Valued: Each pupil and member of staff is valued for the contribution they make to school life
Acceptance: We accept and respect the religious beliefs of others
Love: We aim to live according to Jesus’ command “Love one another as I have loved you”
Unique: We recognise that each pupil has individual needs and abilities and that each develops at a different rate
Experience: We are open to our responsibilities and links with our parish
Society: Our aspiration is to educate our pupils so that they will be fully integrated members of society