Message delivered by President Higgins on the importance of social distancing to the parents of students in our schools.
President Higgins is urging young people to respond in a generous way to the Health Service Executive’s advice on measures to alleviate the spread of Covid19. This further reinforces the pronouncements of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, other government ministers and health officials on the responsibility of all to adhere to social distance guidelines and to respond to HSE advice at this time of national emergency.
Students are reminded that they can play their part in the national effort to curb the spread and the worse effects of the Covid-19 virus. Schools are closed to students at present to prevent the spread of this highly contagious and potentially lethal virus. By avoiding assembling and socialising in groups, students will be playing their part in supporting the national health campaign.
Further to the statement from the State Examinations Commission on the State exams last week, they have published an FAQ for candidates on their website. https://www.examinations.ie/misc-doc/BI-SE-67826275.pdf
There is important information for all pupils on our plans during the enforced school closures as a result of the Covid-19 virus.
March 12th 2020.
An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD about the closure of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.
All pupils and students, from pre-school to third level are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and ensuring to keep physical space between them. Parents and guardians are urged to support their children to maintain this approach.
In order to minimise the impact on teaching and learning, CBC will continue to plan lessons and, where possible, provide online resources for students. Any student who needs their password changed can e-mail a request to firstname.lastname@example.org The temporary password will be CBC12345. Users will then be requested to put in their own password. CBC will prioritise supporting exam classes to continue to prepare for State examinations. All students have been requested to take their books and learning materials home with them this evening. We would ask you to remind all students that while they are off school, they are not off school-work and they should endeavour to work at home for the hours that they are missing in school. Details regarding oral exams and coursework projects will be issued in due course by the Department of Education and Skills.
CBC will remain open to phone queries on Friday March 13th. We are all deeply conscious of the impact that school and education setting closures have on students, on families and on the wider community. However this is a necessary and proportionate measure that the country is taking as a pro-active measure to help contain the threat of Covid-19.
Further updates will be issued via the school’s Twitter account and posted to the school’s website.
Thank you for your patience.
Le gach dea-dhuí
March 12 th 2020
Loreto Foxrock & CBC Monkstown 2020 Musical
It is with a heavy heart that we are writing to tell you that the joint decision has been taken by the authorities in CBC Monkstown and Loreto Foxrock to defer the annual TY school musical (and current rehearsals) that was due to take place from March 30 th to April 3 rd .
As you can imagine, much deliberation has gone into the making of this difficult decision which was made with the well-being of our participants and audiences in mind. The health and safety of all of those who are involved in the TY Musical along with the expected audiences is our top priority and we are monitoring the situation on a daily basis.
Given the possible surge in community transmission, we are taking every precaution to avoid unnecessary gatherings and with this in mind, our priority is to do what we can to minimise the spread of the virus.
We are aware and sympathetic to the fact that this postponement will impact on people’s plans and we will reschedule the event as soon as it is feasible. We are currently looking at dates in late May and/or early September.
Thank you for your patience.
Le gach dea-dhuí
March 11th 2020.
Please find the presentation on subject choice from last weeks TY parent teacher meeting here
The Zambian 7-a-side Football League will be commencing on the 23rd of March for all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years. The first place team from each year will get free pizza during their last class before Easter.
Sign-up is €5, and can be paid through VSWare before Wednesday the 11th of March. Trophies, plaques and medals for winning teams and runner-ups will be awarded as well as a Player of The Tournament prize.
This Year's TY Musical "WE WILL ROCK YOU" is fast approaching and tickets are on Sale Now!
The show will run from March 30th to April 3rd! Get your tickets from the school office!!