We are happy to report that the school escaped yesterday’s storm with only a small amount of superficial damage to our Coisceim yard which is currently being attended to. The school will reopen for students tomorrow morning.
SCHOOL CLOSURE TUESDAY 17TH OCT.
In the aftermath of Storm Ophelia and in the interests of safety, all schools have been instructed by the Department of Education & Skills to remain closed tomorrow Tuesday 17th of October. Please note that Aston Village ETNS will remain closed tomorrow – we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please check school website, Facebook page, email and text for updates from school.
Statement from Department of Education & Skills 16/10/17:
“Following careful consideration by the National Emergency Coordination Group, the Department of Education and Skills, has decided that all schools will remain closed tomorrow.
This decision was primarily taken in the interests of child safety and on the basis of information available in what is a developing situation. While it is recognised that some schools may not be as badly impacted as others, the information available at this time indicates that over 350,000 businesses and homes are already without power, and severe winds continue to cause damage across the country as the storm progresses. Many regional and local roads are closed due to fallen trees.
It is also the case that school authorities will in very many cases not have had an opportunity to check their buildings and confirm they are safe, have power and water, and that routes to the school are safely open.
It is recognised that the decision to close schools will have a major impact on families and on the workforce. However, this decision has been taken in the interests of safety for children and to provide clarity for everyone concerned.”
DUE TO A NATIONWIDE STATUS RED WEATHER WARNING, SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, MONDAY OCTOBER 16th. FURTHER UPDATES BY WILL BE SENT VIA THIS WEBSITE, TEXT AND SOCIAL MEDIA. STAY SAFE EVERYONE. DERMOT.
Courtesy, compliments and comradery were much in evidence this morning as we brought a close to ‘kindness week’ at our first assembly of the school year. Two children from each class were commended by their teachers and principal Dermot for particular kindness efforts they have exhibited. It was great to see our hall full and each of the awarded children being roundly applauded and recognised by their peers. At one stage I saw a senior infant winner being hugged by a classmate for getting the certificate! Cathal from 1st class was very taken by the presentations and was keen to point out to Dermot that he was deserving of an award. Classes from the junior end of the school and senior end contributed songs and rhymes to the occasion and there was even a kindness pledge recited by Sandra and Alicia’s classes. Chloe from 6th class shared with us her speech which she will address the National Dyspaxia Association with on Saturday in Athlone. We also had Kyle share with us his picture which described his act o for kindness helping his dad up after falling. Many random notes of kindness and favour were passed about the hall raising everyone’s spirits in what was a very enjoyable assembly. Well done everyone and why not share some kindness around this weekend!
As part of the Europe-wide campaign on Thursday entitled “EDWaRD” 2017 (European Day without a Road Death), the Road Safety Authority provided all of our Junior Infant children with their own high-visibility vests. Today also gives all of us adults an opportunity to consider our own road safety as well as that of our children ahead of the darker winter evenings ahead. Please continue to support the school’s efforts to keep the parking and transport arrangements around the school safe for all users.
Sign up for after school activities (excluding Catholic and Islamic classes) is this Friday 22nd September at 9am.
A €10 deposit secures place with full balance due on Friday 29th Sept.