School Closure Update

Due to the red weather warning, the Department of Education has closed all schools in Munster for Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd of March.

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School Closed Today

Due to snow and forecasts of further bad weather, Holy Cross National School will close today, February 28th. Information regarding Thursday and Friday to follow.

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Frogspawn in School

The children in senior infants, room 8 have begun learning about the life cycle of the frog. They examined live frogspawn in our school courtyard this morning, and then wrote about what they learned. The children will monitor the frogspawn on a regular basis to watch it develop.

Ribbit! Ribbit!


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Enrolment for September 2018

We are currently accepting applications for enrolment in our junior infant classes for September 2018.

Completed application forms must be returned to the school by 2.30pm on February 28th. 

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Information about the new Junior Cycle (Post- Primary)

The junior cycle of post-primary education in Ireland is changing.

The new junior cycle will feature newly developed subjects and short courses, a focus on literacy, numeracy and key skills, and new approaches of assessment and reporting.  The new model promotes new methods of teaching, learning and assessment at junior level in post-primary schools. The  focus is shifted from what students are taught to how and what they learn.  The course encourages independent thinking, learning and real engagement with education and helps students become more flexible and capable of adapting to ever-changing learning environments.

Follow this link for an information leaflet: Information About New Junior Cycle

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Assembly News

We awarded the “Spirit of Holy Cross” and handwriting awards at assembly this week. Congratulations to all of our winners. 

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Safer Internet Day

Tuesday, 6th of February is Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise. The Theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”

We highly recommend the Webwise site for parents and guardians. This site contains lots of useful, up to date information regarding safe use of the internet for young people. 

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January Assembly

We held our first assemblies of the new year this week. Congratulations to the winners of the “Handwriting” and “School Spirit” awards. 

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Christmas Assembly

We held our Christmas Assembly in the school hall this morning. It was a very happy occasion; we congratulated the winners of our Christmas decoration competition; we sang Christmas songs and we said farewell to Ms. O’Connor and Mrs. Briggs who are moving on to pastures new. 

We wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas and look forward to seeing you on our return to school on Monday, 8th of January. 

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Santa Visits Holy Cross School

What a lovely surprise we got this morning! Santa visited all of the children in Junior & Senior Infants. They were delighted to see him and sang lots of Christmas songs for him. 

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