Please click on the link below to see the details on our safe opening of School.
Safe Opening of Lissivigeen National School
KILLARNEY, CO. KERRY
First Communion Celebrations for Lissivigeen N.S.
Saturday 5th September
Church of the Resurrection
Mrs. Long’s 3rd Class at 10.30am
Mr. Brosnan’s 3rd Class at 12.30pm.
The following guidelines have been issued by the parish to ensure that First Communion ceremonies can take place safely.
First Confession at Lissivigeen National School.
First Confession will take place in the school on Thursday 3rd of September. The children had all the preparation completed for this prior to the lockdown so with a little practice within their own class they will be ready again for Thursday 3rd. It will be a very simple ceremony with children going to the hall in small groups where we will have plenty of room for social distancing while making their First Confession. Obviously we cannot invite parents into the school for this ceremony so it will be children only.
If you have time you might go over some of the prayers for Confession and Communion with your children as this will help us when we start revising them when we return to school.
Thank you all for your cooperation and patience and hopefully we will have a great celebration on September 5th.
Some details on the reopening of Lissivigeen National School on 31st August 2020
As you know by now the Minister for Education announced on the 27th July that all schools will be reopening at the end of August. Details of the plan for reopening primary schools are available on the Department of Education website.
At this stage I want to outline a few items relating to the reopening of Lissivigeen National School. I will be in touch again with more detailed information at the end of August.
These are just some of the things we have in place for a safe return to school. I will be in touch again with more details prior to reopening.
Norma Foley, Minister for Education has sent a letter to all parents which I have included on the parents section of our website.
Some children may be nervous about returning to school so please reassure them that we will all be working together to make school as safe as possible for everyone.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Mise le meas,
Pupils and Parents,
Now that we are at the end of the school year I want to say thanks again to everyone for all your efforts to complete ‘lockdown school’ since schools had to close on the 12th March.
Thank you for returning the school books also.
We do not have any guidelines yet on how schools will reopen after the summer break but I am very hopeful that all children will be returning on Monday 31st August.
First Communion will take place in September hopefully and we will be in touch with Second Class if a date is confirmed over the summer. Some First Communion ceremonies for smaller school will take place over the Summer at Sunday masses but Lissivigeen’s First Communion ceremony will not be until September when a larger number can attend.
Confirmations will take place at the end of September and in October, but again no dates have been confirmed. We will notify Sixth class if a date is confirmed.
I hope you will all take a well deserved break from the laptops and
ipads and have a great summer.
We will see you all at the end of August.
Mise le meas,
Mike Mc Auliffe
As we approach the end of the school year, with schools closed, it is still not clear what way we will be returning to school in September.
This weekend, the Department of Education indicated that they hope to have all children back in school every day from the start of the new school year.
They will issue guidelines to the schools towards the end of June, start of July, with templates and instructions on what we have to put in place. You can see the latest announcements on the Department of Education website.
This is all the information we have at the moment but I am hopeful that we will all be back to school on Monday 31st August. As soon as I get more information I will be in touch again with everyone.
In order to get organised for the next school year we want to collect the books we gave out to pupils on the book rental scheme.
Each teacher will let you know what books to send back for your child’s class.
To comply with safety protocols, we are asking parents to put the books they are returning in a bag and label them with the child’s name and class. These can be dropped at the rain shelter outside the school on:
Saturday 20th June between 9.30am & 12.00 noon.
Monday 22nd June between 8.30am & 5.00pm
Tuesday 23rd June between 8.30am & 5.00pm.
We would really appreciate your co-operation with the return of these books.
We will be posting out end of year reports during the last week of the term.
Booklists will be up on the school website towards the end of the last week also.
We are all finding this uncertainty very difficult to deal with but hopefully we will get some definite information in the near future and we will be able to plan properly for re opening on the 31st August.
Thanks again for all your co-operation during this time.
Mise le meas,