St. Philomena's will re-open on Monday, August 31st. These are our drop off and collection procedures:
We will be using the three entrances to the school-front door, side door and back door. Parents/Guardians of girls that are entering through the back door are asked to park on Store St. and escort your daughter to the back gate, or your daughter may walk up the path. A teacher will be present on the path just before 9.00am. You are asked to avoid driving up Benburb St as it is very narrow. Chapel Lane will also be closed from August 31st as there are works taking place so you will only be able to turn right onto Harbour St.
We will have 3 opening times and you are asked to only arrive at the appointed time. The girls will go directly to their classrooms on entering the school.
Back Door: Ms Higgins (Room 7) 6th Class
Back Door: Ms Kenny (Room 6) 5th Class
There will be staggered closing times also.
Back Door: Ms Higgins 6th Class
Back Door: Ms Kenny 5th Class
In the morning sisters whose starting times are not the same may arrive together and one may wait on a bench until their entry time. In the evening sisters will leave together at the earlier time.
Parents/Guardians are asked to keep a 2 metre distance from each other.
The girls will have 2 breaks, one ten minute break in the classroom and one half hour break outside. The outside break times will be staggered and there will be 2 or 3 classes on the yard at a time in their designated areas.
If a child needs to be collected during the school day, please let the school know in advance.
Visitors to the school will only be seen by making an appointment. A form will have to be completed upon arrival for contact tracing purposes.
Remember: Please do not send your child to school if they have a high temperature, a cough, shortness of breath or loss of smell or taste. Any pupil displaying these symptom will be escorted to the First Aid area and parents/guardians will be contacted.
If you have any questions, please contact the school.
Please read our updated Covid-19 School Response Plan
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