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Pleanáil agus eolas-Bliain 3

Pleanáil agus eolas anseo le haghaidh tuistí agus scoláirí Bliain 3(Information and details of planning here for students and parents of Bliain 3)
17-Aibreán-20
Pleanáil agus eolas-Bliain 3

A Thuismitheoir/Caomhnóir dhíl,

Tá súil agam go raibh Cáisc slán suaimhneach agaibh ar fad. Is é feidhm an litir seo ná chun an plean atá againn le haghaidh Bliain a 3 don téarma deireanach a roinnt libh.

We hope we find you all in good health, that Easter went well for everyone and that you are coping well with our unusual and unnatural new way of life.

On Good Friday the Minister for Education, Joe McHugh made some very significant announcements with regard to the State Examinations. These announcements were unprecedented to fit the unprecedented situation the country finds itself in.

The Junior Certificate/Cycle is cancelled and the whole school staff are very disappointed that our 3rd year students will not get the opportunity to sit a state examination this year. Students have worked hard with their teachers for nearly three years now and the Covid 19 virus has robbed them of the opportunity to demonstrate the work done in a formal state examination setting.

The Minister announced that schools would run some kind of examinations with students in September. This decision has been met with a significant amount of confusion and opposition by management bodies for a variety of reasons. Discussion and debate will take place with the Department of Education in the coming months so it remains to be seen if that plan will actually go ahead as announced.

Despite this confusion, from the schools perspective we want to confirm with parents and students of 3rd year that we will continue to work to finish the various courses from April 20th until May 29th. It is crucial that these courses are finished for a number of reasons. Students will need the course content as a good foundation for when they begin their Senior Cycle studies. This has always been the case and the cancellation of the Junior Cert/Cycle has not changed this. Students will also benefit from the focus and engagement they will get from this work during this period of social distancing and the various restrictions we are all experiencing.

Unfortunately it is now inevitable that we will not meet again in a normal school environment before the end of the school year. This situation is far from ideal and presents challenges for us all but all we can do is collectively put our shoulders to the wheel and make the best of a bad situation.

As a team we have reviewed the first three week period of remote teaching and learning and we are hoping to improve our practices and methods as we go along.

To help parents to monitor the work being done by your sons/daughters we will be reverting to the Vsware system. If a student has not submitted work for whatever reason, teachers will record – ‘Obair in easnamh’ (Work not submitted) on the profile of the student in question. Parents can log in and keep an eye on the progress of work and discuss at home if necessary. School management and year heads will also be monitoring the system and contact parents if interventions are required. Again we acknowledge that working from home is not straightforward for everyone because of varying factors but parents will know best if a student has a genuine reason for not submitting work and so on.

There will be no points associated with this recording on Vsware, it is merely a means of communication with parents. Teachers are also encouraged to use the positive points system to promote good work among students for the last term. Any parents who have difficulty accessing their Vsware accounts can contact Fiona for assistance- fionaredmond@kwetb.ie

We wish to stress to parents and students that remote teaching and learning will never be a substitute for a normal face to face school environment but until we can return to that scenario all we can do is work as hard as we can. By the end of May we can come out of this period with real a sense of achievement despite the challenges this crisis has presented us with.

We greatly regret all the extra-curricular activities, school events and simple day to day interactions that we will not be able to substitute in any way but we look forward to the days when we will cherish and embrace these integral aspects of school life again.

Lastly school management and the teachers want to acknowledge and thank you all for the great parental support we have received to date during this crisis and we ask you to continue to support your son/daughter in their work for the last term.

‘Ar scáth a chéile a mhairimid’

Le gach deá-ghuí,

Tony Ó Murchú

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