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30th April 2020
I hope that you and yours are all keeping safe and well and managing to maintain some form of normality in your lives. So much has changed for all of us and working from home has both advantages and disadvantages, I’m sure that you would agree! At least the weather has been very kind to us, even welcoming the rain last night/today for our gardens!
Our staff ‘Zoom’ meet regularly, keeping up to date with all that’s going on and ensuring that the work sent to your children is manageable for both you and them. We are continuing, as best we can, to add some structure to the day for the children bearing in mind the difficulties that present themselves in so many homes including internet access, printer problems, younger/older siblings, parents working from home etc. etc.. I know that many of you keep in touch with your child’s teacher and we appreciate this. It’s nice to know how they are getting on.
Today, in particular, we are very conscious of our 6th class children who should be preparing for a great celebration of their Confirmation Day. This has always been a very special day for the whole community and we feel very sorry for our girls and boys, that they are missing out on this wonderful day, when they should be receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit with classmates, family and friends. Rest assured that you will have your big day in the future and we will be there with you to celebrate! Bishop Deenihan has mentioned the months of October/November as possibilities – the details of which we do not know. Whenever it is, it will be a great occasion for you all.
Our 2nd class will also miss out on their First Communion in May. These girls and boys have been preparing, diligently, for months and must be hugely disappointed. Again, we are sorry that you won’t have your big day on Sunday, May 10th, but you will have a special, great day in the future. You can all look forward to that and we’ll be there with you.
On another note, the DES have announced that Drumcondra testing will not go ahead this year.
We can only continue as we are for now and await further direction from the authorities. When we have any information re a return to school we will inform you as soon as possible. Keep an eye on our website – it’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good, an opportunity to update the site!
Stay safe and well,
Yellow Furze NS—Summer 2019
Another school year has ended! We would like to thank all our parents for their fantastic support during the year both for our staff and also the amazing fundraising efforts including the Liam Lawton Concert at Christmas, the Colour Run which made a profit of €3000 and the YFRC Sportive which made us €1400 .
The rewards for all your fundraising efforts over the years are plain to be seen in our fantastic new extension, refurbishment and our pitch redevelopment and play areas—work on which will commence this week.
We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable summer and look forward to welcoming you back on 29th August.
|New Facilities—apart from the new classrooms, new staffroom and offices, new car park and drop and go areas, we will start work on our new pitch and walking track as soon as school finishes. We will also have an agility trail suitable for all pupils including a slide and a fantastic area for smaller pupils filled with all kinds of wonderful thing made from tyres, drainpipes, tree trunks (- images for illustration only.)|
|Please note that school closes at 12.00 on Wednesday 26th June 2019 and reopens for the new term on Thursday August 29th 2019.|
|School Calendar: Sept 2019- June 20
|Classes for 2019/20
Juniors: Ms Muldoon
Seniors: Ms Maguire
1st: Mrs Howard & Ms Scanlon
1st: Mr. Martin
2nd: Ms O’Neill
3rd: Mrs Daly
4th: Ms McGuigan
5th: Ms Hickey
6th: Ms Halpenny
SET Mr Cremin,
|Parking: Please Note Change
From Thursday 29th August 2019 there will be NO Parking or Drop and Go outside the school—all parents must use new Drop-Off point in our new Car Park—it is imperative that parents do not park in these spaces but keep traffic flowing—this will take time to bed in so please be patient. There will be a one way system in operation where you drive in, pull into the drop and go spaces, let your child / children out – you then drive into the carpark, around and out. Please note both the entering and exiting traffic will use the same gate so be aware of lane discipline.
On Road parking is for Staff use and Buses ONLY.
|As many of you heard at our very special end of year mass, Mrs O’Sullivan and Mrs Bannan are leaving us after 13 years of dedicated service to your children. Mrs. Bannan is now teaching in her native Donegal and Mrs O’Sullivan is retiring. We wish them the very best. We are also delighted to tell you that Ms McNulty and her husband are the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy so congratulations to them.
Welcome to Yellow Furze NS
We moved into the Yellow Furze NS current building in November 2004. Bishop Michael Smith and Fr. Peter Farrelly, P.P. performed the official opening of the school in June 2005.
The current building is an extension and refurbishment of the old 4 classroom school which was opened in 1950.
That school, in turn, replaced the original Yellow Furze NS national school which was located in the grounds of the church and contained separate boys and girls schools.
We are fortunate to have a modern building with good facilities and a large sports hall. We extended the building again in 2010 and now have 8 classrooms.
Yellow Furze NS National School is a Roman Catholic school established with the Minister for Education and Skills which provides a religious education for the pupils in accordance with the practices and traditions of the Catholic Church.
Our vision is that of a caring loving Catholic School where all children, whatever their ability, race or creed are cherished for their uniqueness. We seek to give equal opportunity to all children to reach their full potential – academically, spiritually, physically, socially and emotionally.
We endeavour to achieve this goal in a climate of positive co-operation, supported by the entire school community of pupils, teachers, support staff, parents/guardians, Board of Management and Parish.