As part of TUSLA’s (The Child and Family Agency) ‘Every School Day Counts’ national attendance campaign our school organised a competition for the best poster to promote attendance at school. There was lots of great ideas on how to promote the attendance at school but we can have only one winner which will be announced soon. Good look to all and thank you for participating in this campaign. You need to be at school to know who is the winner 🙂
We are in the process of getting our second green flag. The theme for this year is WATER, therefore our pupils took part in an official opening of the water treatment plan in Athea. Irish Water in partnership with Limerick City and County Council, has recently completed an upgrade of the Athea Wastewater Treatment Plant. This 2 million investment will improve the performance of the plant, protect the local environment and support ongoing growth and development in the Athea area.
Pictured at the opening are 6th class students from Athea NS, from left to right, Anna A., Emma S., Jamie C. and Tomas A., along with Patrick O’Donovan TD, councillors from Limerick City and County Council, representatives from Irish Water, TES Group staff, and members of Athea Community Council.
Dear Parents, please support our ”Every School Day Counts” campaign in an effort to have the attendance of our pupils as high as possible. Bear in mind 20 days absent from school must be reported to TUSLA.
How Parents Can Help Make Every School Day Count:
Establish a good routine in the mornings and evenings so your child is prepared for the school day ahead.
Make sure your child goes to school regularly and follows the school rules.
Ensure your child arrives at school on time – not late.
Arrange dental and medical appointments outside school hours when possible.
Always inform the school if your child is absent due to illness – this should be followed up with a written note when your child returns to school.
Take truancy seriously – if your child is not attending school as you expect they may be putting themselves at risk – Who are they with? What are they doing?
Take family holidays outside term time.
Talk to your child about school and take an interest in their school work (including homework).
Attend parent evenings and school events.
Praise and reward your child’s achievements at school.
Always support school staff in their efforts to control difﬁcult or challenging behaviour.
Discuss any problems or difﬁculties with the school – staff are there to help and will be supportive.
More information on: https://www.tusla.ie/services/educational-welfare-services/information-for-parents-and-guardians/school-attendance-what-every-parent-needs-to-know/
The community of Athea is currently organising a series of fundraisers for Ronald McDonald House, which has helped many families in West Limerick over the years. Among the fundraisers is a coffee morning on 4th October in Con Colbert Hall, and a 5K Fun Run/Walk on 6th October. All welcome.
History was made in Athea school during the month of May. For the first time in thirty years pupils from the school played in the West Limerick League. We are very proud and the hurling pupils from 4th, 5th, 6th are a credit to their parents, coaches and the parish. Here is to many more games. Thanks to all who helped Miss Nash. It is very much appreciated.