Posted on Tuesday, 6 September 2022
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Second week back and it feels like we never left! Well done to all classes for getting down to work so quickly after the summer break. Teachers are reporting high levels of concentration, work ethic and teamwork. Manners and respect underpin everything we do in Hollypark and it is great to see our boys demonstrate these traits on a daily basis. We are very proud of our students. 

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Admission to Junior Infants 2023-24 

The school will commence accepting applications for admission on; 

Monday, 3rd October 2022

 

The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on; 

Friday, 28th October 2022

@ 2:00pm

 

The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is;    

Friday,18th November 2022

 

Applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer by;

Friday, 30th November 2022 @2pm 

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PARK AND STRIDE

The local residents have once again asked us to appeal to all parents, not to block driveways and exit routes and to park safely in surrounding estates. We again remind you that free parking is available in Foxrock Parish car park. We encourage our older boys to walk, cycle and scoot to school. Everyone's cooperation in this will ensure the safety of our children and the happiness of our local residents.  


Please avoid congestion on the footpaths and the entrance gates while waiting for admission each morning. 

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SCHOOL WARDEN

When crossing the road, please cross with the school wardens provided. We have seen an increase in traffic around our school and we appeal to all boys to cross with extreme caution and follow the rules of the Safe Cross Code. Stop, look, listen. Please do not cycle or scoot on busy footpaths. If you need to, please wheel your bike or scooter to a place where it is safe to cycle.

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ALADDIN CONNECT

Please ensure you have downloaded the Aladdin Connect app and that you have updated your address, phone numbers and emergency contacts details.

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AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES 

A suite of after-school activities will begin on Monday, September 21st. Each of the teachers will hand out notes to classes on Tuesday, September 13th. Forms and monies will be collected on Wednesday, 14th September @ 8.15am in the school PE hall. Each teacher will have a station where they will process the application forms. Places for classes are limited and are strictly run on a first come, first served basis. 

ALL CLASSES BEGIN ON THE WEEK BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 19th 

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14.25-15.25

Mon.

 

Tues.

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Chess (Hector)

 

 

3rd 

+4th

 

S.Inf.

1st,

2nd 3rd

5th

and 6th

Multi Sports

(Mr. Moloney)

 

3rd- 6th

1st

 

2nd 

 

French

(Mr. Mitchell)

 

2nd

 

 

 

Glee

(Ms. Dennan +

Ms. Maloney)

 

 

 

 

 

1st +

2nd

 

Animation

(Ms. O’ Neill)

 

 

 

 

3rd +

4th 

 

 

Lego

(Ms. Dunne)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

 

 

 

Coding +

Digital Literacy

(Mr. Ryan)

 

 

 

 

1st

+ 2nd

 

 

GAA

(Ms. Costello

+ Ms. Smith

 

 

 

1st

 

 

Golf

(Mr. Murphy)

   

5th 

 

 

6th 

 

 

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This week is a very special week for these boys; Jamie Moran, Maximus Mc Ginity, Robbie Hart, Cian Tresson agus Logan Webbley. 
Have a great celebration boys! 

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UNIFORMS 

We have two uniforms in Hollypark BNS. Our PE and sports uniform can be worn on any day your son has PE and any day he is playing sports for the school (Cumann Na Mbunscol football/hurling, after school sports with Mr. Moloney). All other days, your son must wear his more formal uniform. Green jumper, grey shirt, tie, grey trousers, black shoes/ black runners. 

https://uniformity.ie/collections/hollypark-school

To avoid confusion, I have attached the PE timetable for all classes. 

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      P.E. TIMETABLE: 2022-2023
 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

         
8:55- 9:25   6th Mr. Molyneux 4th Classes 5th Mr. Mitchell
         
9:25- 9:55   6th Ms. Maloney Senior Infants 5th Mrs. Smyth
         
9:55- 10:25   6th Ms. O Neill 3rd Classes 5th Ms. Crowe
         
         
         
10:40- 11:10 4th Mrs. Regan J.I. Ms. Kilty Junior Infants S.I. Ms. Doyle
         
11:10- 11:40 4th Ms. Power J.I. Ms. Dunne 1st Classes S.I. Ms. Feighan
         
11:40- 12:10 4th Ms. Fallon J.I. Ms. Ryan 2nd Classes S.I. Ms. Brennan
         
         
         
12:45- 1:15 2nd Mr. McEvoy 3rd Ms. Smith 6th Classes 1st Mrs. Webbley
         
1:15- 1:45 2nd Ms. Costello 3rd Ms. Flannery 5th Classes 1st Ms. Clinton
         
1:45- 2:15 2nd Mr. Ryan 3rd Ms. O Dubhagáin   1st Ms. Dennan
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SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS /SET

We thought it would be helpful to introduce you to the Special Education Teachers/ SET team that are working with your boys this year. Our SET team who work with our classes and our boys with SEN (Special Educational Needs) is coordinated by Mrs. Annette Lynch who is also Deputy Principal. We are extremely lucky to have a Special Education Teacher working with each year group. These are qualified primary school teachers with additional qualifications and expertise in special educational needs. We give support beginning in Junior Infants, as early intervention can minimise greater difficulties when boys are older. Our SET team also work with the whole class. Support is given in-class, in small groups or on a one-to-one basis depending on the needs involved.

SET Team

Junior Infants: Ms. Quealy
Senior Infants: Ms. Ní Ghabhann 
1st Class: Ms. Larkin
2nd Class: Ms. Fitzsimons
3rd Class: Mrs. Hynes
4th Class: Ms. Kearns
5th Class: Mrs. Lawlor
6th Class: Mrs. McCarrick
 

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Due to popular demand, we will be using The Lunch Bag delivery service again this year. For those who have not used the service, you can download the app, register your son and order his lunch which will be delivered to him in school. Orders must be placed by 12pm the day before.  

All lunches selected by The Lunch Bag team adhere to our school's healthy eating policy. This policy is available on our website www.hollyparkbns.ie/policies 

Please ensure the correct teacher’s name is attached to your child’s profile on the app. 

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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY 

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FIONA FORMAN

Resilience Skills for Children: Approaches from Positive Psychology

Once again, we will welcome Fiona Forman to our school to speak with our parent-body. These talks have been very well received in the past three years. Fiona will be face-to face this year in our school hall on Wednesday 19th October. 7.30-8.45pm   
Fiona Forman is an author, speaker, facilitator and trainer in the area of well-being and Positive Psychology in education and parenting.
Fiona holds an M. Sc. in Applied Positive Psychology, the science of well-being, from the University of East London.

Having spent many years as a teacher, she is passionate about placing well-being at the heart of school and family life, and she has seen first-hand the many benefits this brings to both young people and adults alike. She is the co-author of Weaving Well-Being, an SPHE programme for children which is now widely used in Ireland and abroad. Fiona is also the author of Wired for Well-Being, a new well-being programme for second level schools. Her junior programme, Welcome to Well-Being, has also been recently released in Ireland and abroad.

Fiona is also the mother of 2 young adults, which has deepened her awareness of the importance of equipping our children with the support and skills they need to thrive and flourish, despite the challenges of life.

Her latest book, BRAVER THAN YOU BELIEVE: A Parent’s Guide to Building Children’s Resilience using Positive Psychology Skills, has just been released.

Social Media

https://www.instagram.com/fionaformanwellbeing/

https://twitter.com/FionaWellBeing

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Beir bua agus beannacht,

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