• CBS Primary School, Wexford

September Newsletter 2015

Welcome Back!

Best of luck to everybody – pupils, parents/guardians and staff – for the new school year. We welcome all the new pupils and their families to the C.B.S. Primary School community. Our wish is that the children will be happy in the school and that they will enjoy their learning. The list of teachers and classes for the 2015/2016 school year is as follows:-


Room 1 Ms. Mary Coady Junior Infants

Room 2 Ms. Ailish Hodnett 1st Class

Room 3 Ms. Eileen Casey Support Teacher

Room 4 Ms. Mary Turner Support Teacher

Room 8 Ms. Meabh Shannon Support Teacher

Room 10 Br Éamonn Kinsella 6th Class

Room 11 Mr. Bobby Cummings 6th Class

Room 12 Ms Ann Marie Banville Senior Infants


Room 13 Ms. Lynn Ruddock Support Teacher

Room 14 Ms. Emma Cosgrave 2nd Class

Room 15 Ms. Áine Breen 3rd Class

Room 16 Ms. Suzanne Crosbie/Ms. Mairead Parle 4th Class

Room 17 – Ms. Erin Cleary 5th Class



It is great that the joint construction project at C.B.S. Primary and Secondary schools has commenced. The safety of pupils, parents, visitors and staff is paramount and we are delighted with the co-operation that we have received from Mythen Construction in relation to keeping the school going as normal. From midday on Thursday 17th September there will be a change to the temporary access which is currently in use. Access to the two storey block, the school yard and the old building will be via the entrance hallway near the office area. This will be clearly sign-posted. This is likely to be the only access point for about four weeks.


Pupil Accident Insurance

Parents have an opportunity again this year to take out Pupil Accident Insurance, at a reasonable cost. There are two types of cover:-

School Activities only, €6

School & Leisure Activities – 24 hours, €9

The children were given an application form yesterday. Completed forms (Cut-off section only) can be put in an envelope with the pupil’s name, room no. and amount of money written on the outside. Forms will be accepted up to and including Wednesday 30th September.


Fun Run 2015

The 28th Annual Fun Run will take place on Friday 2nd October. It’s always a great fun event as everybody, pupils and staff, wear fancy dress that afternoon. There will be prizes for the best dressed classes and the children from 2nd to 6th class will run along the traditional route which will be supervised by staff members and parents. If you would like to assist with the supervision, please contact our school secretary. The children in Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class will also dress up and will walk a separate route. Detailed information about the arrangements for the Fun Run will be sent home in the week beginning Monday 28th September. The Fun Run is also the school’s big fundraiser for the year. In 2014 €5,822 was raised in sponsorship. The pupils will receive their Fun Run cards next week and hopefully you will be able to assist them to get sponsorship which will be used to enhance the school’s resources.



Please keep in mind the importance of children attending school as much as possible. “Every day counts”.



We wish to update the contact numbers on our Text-a-Parent database. It is a vital communication link and we have found it to be very useful over the past number of years. A text was sent today informing parents that the children had received the newsletter. If you didn’t receive the text we don’t have an up-to-date contact number. We need just one mobile number per family.


Financial Contributions

Each year we ask parents to make contributions to assist with the running of the school. If the funding from the Department of Education was adequate, such financial contributions from parents wouldn’t be needed. We are very grateful for the many contributions which have been made already. However, we would like to remind parents that some contributions are still outstanding. If you are unsure as to which contributions you have made feel free to phone the school to check.

Photocopying and Art €20 per pupil

iPad €10 per pupil

Parents’ Council €30 per family


E-mail version of the monthly newsletter

This month’s newsletter will be available in hard copy only. Many parents have taken the option of receiving the newsletter via e-mail. If you haven’t supplied your e-mail address already we will be still happy to receive it. The October Newsletter will be sent via e-mail.

Sacramental Dates

  • The boys in our sixth classes will have the choice of two days for their Confirmation Ceremony – Saturday 7th May 2016 in Rowe Street Church and Sunday 8th May 2016 in Bride Street Church.
  • The dates for First Confession and First Communion have yet to be agreed.

Parent/Teacher Meetings

Parent/Teacher meetings will be held on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October. Appointment times will be issued closer to those dates.

C.B.S. Primary School Calendar 2015/2016


No Closures


Monday 26th – Friday 30th (Inclusive) Mid-Term Break


No closures


Last day of term – Tuesday 22nd December 2015. School will close at 1.50p.m. for infant classes and 2.50p.m. for all other classes.

Wednesday 23rd – Thursday 31st (inclusive) – Christmas Holidays


Friday 1st – Tuesday 5th – Christmas Holidays

The first day of the new term will be Wednesday 6th January 2016.


Thursday 18th and Friday 19th – Mid-Term Break


Last day of term – Wednesday 16th March 2016. School will close at 1.50pm for infant classes and 2.50p.m.for all other classes.

Thursday 17th – Thursday 31st March (inclusive) – Easter Holidays


Friday 1st

The first day of the new term will be Monday 4th April 2016.


Monday 2nd - Public Holiday

Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th – Mid-Term Break


Monday 6th June – Public Holiday

Last day of term – Thursday 30th June.

Jos Furlong






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