Letter from The Principal 19th May 2020

19th May 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

We hope that this letter finds you and your family in good health. As we begin our last final weeks in what has been as extraordinarily difficult few months for all, we would like to inform you of our plans for our end of year assessments which we hope will help your child to continue to engage with their work until the end of term and give them a sense of completion to what has been a very disjointed year.

1st and 2nd years

This week is revision week for all to catch up on any work missed and to revise what has been covered to date. Students will be assessed by a variety of continuous assessments and project work. Teachers will inform their students of the arrangements for their subject area. We will inform parents by text when the reports are available on VSware. Comment based assessment will be produced for all students. Reports will be available by Friday 29th May.

Transition Years

Remote learning will finish for Transition Years on Thursday 21st May. Comment based assessment will be produced for all students. Reports will be issued by Friday May 29th and parents will be informed by text when these reports are available to view on VSware.

5th years

Students will continue to catch up on any missed work during this revision week. Students will be assessed by a variety of continuous assessments and project work. Teachers will inform their students of the arrangements for their subject area. Teachers will issue % grades and comments. Reports will be issued by Friday May 29th and parents will be informed by text when these reports are available to view on VSware.

All our lives have changed utterly in the last few months. It has been a huge learning curve for teachers, students and parents to come to terms with remote teaching and learning. I would like to acknowledge how difficult it has been for students to work without the company of their friends and classmates and to complement them for their engagement and perseverance. I would like to thank parents for ensuring that our students stayed the course and their patience and understanding with us as we got to grips with online learning and teams. Finally, I would like to pay tribute to the teachers for their commitment and dedication in ensuring continuity of learning to the highest standard for their students and in supporting their well-being during the last few months.

We hope that some semblance of normality will return over the Summer months and that everyone has a well- deserved break. We look forward to welcoming all students back in September.

Wishing you all good health and peace of mind during this time.

Kind regards,

Patricia Lynam

Principal

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