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12th September 2019

 A cairde,

 We would like to welcome everyone to the new academic year. All our familiar old faces have settled back in well and the work is well under way.  Tús maith leath na hoibre!   A special welcome to our 30 new Junior Infants who are now part of the Scoil Eoghain family. 

 If any issue arises concerning your child during the school year, please contact the school office and request a call back from your child’s teacher.  The teacher will then discuss the matter with you on the telephone or arrange to meet at a mutually agreeable time.

 HSCL

Our HSCL (Home School Community Liaison) Sabrina can be contacted on 086-4103218 or email hschscoileoghain@gmail.com.  Please keep an eye on the HSCL information board which is located in the reception area.

 P.E.

The PE day arrangements for the forthcoming academic year are as follows.  

The following classes will have PE each Monday.  Please ensure that your child wears their PE uniform on this day only (No branded clothing).  The full school uniform must be worn for the remainder of the school week.

1st Class

2nd Class

 

The following classes will have PE each Tuesday.   Please ensure that your child wears their PE uniform on this day only (No branded clothing).  The full school uniform must be worn for the remainder of the school week.

Junior Infants

Senior Infants

3rd Class

3rd Class

 

The following class will have PE each Thursday.   Please ensure that your child wears their PE uniform on this day only (No branded clothing).  The full school uniform must be worn on all other days.

6h Class

 

The following classes will have PE every Friday.   Please ensure that your child wears their PE uniform on this day only (No branded clothing).  The full school uniform must be worn on the previous school days.

4th Class

5th Class

 

Data Capture 2019 - 2020

The Data Capture has been sent home with each child.  Please ensure the fully completed form is returned to the school office to enable us up-date our records.

 

Mass for New Academic Year

The mass for the new academic year will be celebrated on Wednesday 25th September in St. Pius X Church at 10.00 am.

 

SCHOOL CLOSURE

The school will be closed on Thursday the 12th December 2019 for staff training for the new Primary Language Curriculum.

 

First Holy Communion & Confirmation

Registration for First Holy Communion and Confirmation children will take place in Scoil Eoghain on Thursday 19th September at 7.00 pm.  This meeting is for parents only, the children are not required to attend.

 

ALDI Play rugby sticker promotion.

Do you shop in Aldi? if so, please remember to ask for the rugby stickers, we aim to complete the poster inside the school in order to enter the competition. Many thanks.

 

New School Lunch Menu

The optional school lunch programme is up and running.  The Junior Infant lunches will commence on Monday 16th September for those who have returned their completed lunch menu. If you wish to change your child’s lunch choice throughout the school year or have any queries please contact Ace Lunches directly on acelunches@gmail.com   Please ensure your child brings a small water bottle with them  to school as they will be able to use the classroom water dispensers.

 

Swimming Lessons

The 4th class children will commence their swimming lessons in November.  They will be receiving instruction from staff in Foyle Arena. The necessary documentation will be sent home closer to the time.  The swimming dates are as follows:-

12th November 2019

19th November 2019

26th November 2019

3rd December 2019

10th December 2019

7th January 2020

14th January 2020

21st January 2020

 

The 5th class children will commence their swimming lessons in November.  They will be receiving instruction from staff in Foyle Arena. The necessary documentation will be sent home closer to the time.  The swimming dates are as follows:-

13th November 2019

20th November 2019

27th November 2019

4th December 2019

11th December 2019

8th January 2020

15th January 2020

22nd January 2020

 

Parent/Teacher Meetings

The Parent/Teacher meetings will take place in November.  Further details will follow closer to the time.

 

Text Alert

The text alert system has been up-dated, if you do not receive any of the text alerts from the school please contact the school office immediately.

 

Head Lice

We would appreciate if you could continue to check your child on a regular basis, treat if necessary and communicate with the school should you discover that your child has them. We would appreciate if children with long hair could have it tied up.  We wish to advise that all details will be handled with the utmost confidentiality

 

Late Arrival & Early Leaving

If your child arrives after 9.15 am or is being collection before the end of their school day, parents/guardians must call to the office to sign the appropriate register.

 

Pupil Absences

If your child is absent from school, please inform the school with a written explanation following their absence.   This is to assist us fulfil our legal requirements surrounding attendance monitoring.  If your child is absent 20 days or more for any reason the school is legally obliged to notify the Educational Welfare Board.  It is school policy to notify parents when their child has missed 15 days.

 

Healthy Eating Policy

Please be mindful of only sending healthy food items to school with your child.

 

Uniform

The school uniform must be worm by every child. Absolutely no branded clothing items please.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mise le meas

Liam McDermott

 

School History

Catholic primary education in the town of Moville was previously catered for by St. Brigid's Girls National School and St. Joseph's Boys National School.

In 1996 these two schools were amalgamated to form Scoil Eoghain.  Scoil Eoghain was accommodated on two separate sites until 2008 when temporary, same site accommodation was provided on the site of the "old boy's school".  This allowed for the building of the new school where St. Brigids had previously stood.  The school community moved into the new building in November 2009.

Patronage

Scoil Eoghain is under the Patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Derry.  We identify as a Catholic school and strive to ensure a Catholic ethos permeates all aspects of school life.  As a formal agent of education within the Catholic Community, the school models and transmits a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The school aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the pupil, including his / her relationsip with God, with other people and with the environment.

Vision / Mission Statement

Scoil Eoghain Moville promotes the holistic development of the child including academic, physical, moral, emotional, spiritual, aesthetic, cultual, social and personal development and thereby enabling the child to see himself / herself as a unique individual who presents himself / herself as an active and responsible citizen in society.

Scoil Eoghain - (present day)

Scoil Eoghain currently has an enrolment in excess of 241 pupils and a staff of 26 including teachers, SNAs and ancillary staff.  Our state of the art nine classroom purpose built school stands proudly on Bath Terrace Lane.  As well as modern classrooms, our school contains a very generously sized multi-purpose school hall, a state of the art schol library and resource rooms.  Our school grounds contain a number of tarmacadam football pitches and an enclosed basketball court.

Classes in Scoil Eoghain

Having nine purpose built classrooms ensure that each class level can receive classroom instruction aimed exclusively at their class level all the time.  Junior Infants to 2nd Class A are catered for in our downstairs classrooms and 2nd Class B to 6th classe are taught upstairs.

Sport

Here at Scoil Eoghain, sport is very important to us.  We aim to participate in as wide a variety of sports as possible.  We believe that there are many positives to sport for young people.  It encourages fitness, healthy living, team participation, social skills and also of course sporting skills.  Scoil Eoghain is involved in all local leagues and competitions in both Gaelic and Soccer whilst striving to increase the divertsity of sports locally.  

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Children in Scoil Eoghain are offered many different extra-curricular opportunities.

 

These include as follows:-

  • Swimming classes
  • Drama workshops
  • Football coaching
  • Gaelic coaching
  • Choir
  • Athletics
  • After school homework clubs
  • After school games clubs
  • Yoga
  • Rugby
  • Baking
  • Irish Dancing

and many more.  The school also caters for regular visits from specialists and experts in a variety of fields.

Home / School Communication

It is the policy and practice of Scoil Eoghain to maintain regular and consistent communication between home and school.  This is achieved using a number of methods.  "Scéalta" our monthly newsletter, keeps all the school community well informed.  Parents are invited to sign up to our text system to recieve updates and reminders regarding school events.  Our school website www.scoileoghain.ie documents all major events and has lots of information about our school.

A parent / teacher meeting took place in November 2018.  Parents are also free to make an appointment with a teacher, at a mutually convenient time, outside of the parent / teacher meeting.

Our home school co-ordinator Mrs. Sabrina Doherty is also available to talk to parents.  Having a permanent HSCL within the school also provides for smooth transition onto second level.

Parents Association

Scoil Eoghain has a very effective and active Parents Associaion.  It is with the assistance of the good work and diligent fundraising of the Parents Association that the school continues to be at the forefront of well resourced education.