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Return to School 6th January 2022

Holy Family School for the Deaf will re-open for all our pupils tomorrow Thursday 6th January.

Please DO Not send your son or daughter to school if they are unwell or have symptoms of Covid 19. We need to keep our school community safe.

Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy 2022.

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NetFIT Challenge!

New Year New You! For Twenty Twenty Two!

Are you ready to sign up for Holy Family Deaf School Cabra#NetFIT challenge at #HFSD!
NetFIT Challenge will start on the 10th of January 2022.

Check out this promo video

To register click here per entry or 15e for you and a friend!

******** Every registration goes into a draw for a FITBIT watch! ********

An example of testing the fitness component ‘BALANCE’

Register Here

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Christmas Raffle

Thank you to all our sponsors and to everyone who bought a ticket for our Christmas Raffle.

First prize €250 sponsored by Peter and Niall Foran
Won by Majella Harris Athy

Second first prize sponsored by Tobin Estate Company won by Mehreen Syed from Dublin (Shauzab from first-year mum)

Second Prize €200 sponsored by Deaf Sports Ireland
Won by Laura Donovan Drogheda

Third Prize €100 sponsored by Mary Hogan and HFSD won by Melissa McCabe

4th Prize two games won by Geoffrey McCormack

5th Prize Candle hamper won by Natalie Bryan

6th 7th 8th Christmas Eve Treats bag and mug sponsored by Katie Hughes.
Won by
Sinéad Gavaghan
Mary Fitzpatrick
Danielle Maher

9th Prize Men gift set
Won by Ethan McCarthy

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Covid 19 Update regarding vaccines for 5-11 age cohort.

Please find the latest information regarding vaccines for the 5-11 age cohort below.

COVID-19 vaccine information for parents of children aged 5-11

The HSE has published detailed information and guidance for parents about COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5-11. This aims to help parents and guardians of 5-11-year-old children make an informed decision when it’s time for their child to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Registration for the vaccine will open shortly, with priority being placed on children who are more at risk from COVID-19 or children who have a high-risk person in the family. Parents and guardians can read this information on  or they can download these information booklets from

Important information for parents and guardians about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 (Comirnaty, Pfizer/BioNTech) (PDF, size 1.11 MB, 16 pages)

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School Reopening POSTPONED

***** UPDATE *****
In light of Dublin moving into Orange alert within the last hour, the Board of Management have decided it is safer if our pupils and staff are not travelling during this period. Therefore our school will remain closed tomorrow (Wednesday 8th December)
We will update you further tomorrow

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Category : Post Primary

Check out the Beautiful Artwork in HFSD this month!

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Christmas Cards

Category : Post Primary

Our students were festively creative as they created beautiful Christmas Cards. Art teacher John Canning co ordinated this initiative and invited all students in HFSD three schools, Early Intervention, Primary and Post Primary to create their own design for their Christmas Cards. The designs are then sent to Listowel Printing Works to be professionally printed into good quality cards. Well done to all involved. A selection of the Christmas Cards are for sale and money raised from the cards goes towards Holy Family School for the Deaf Art Department for new stools for the Art classroom.
Packet of Christmas Cards 10 for €7, Please contact If cards are to be posted out there be a charge for postage.

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JCSP Digital Library

Category : Post Primary

All the students in Holy Family School logged onto their Digital Library account with SORA App. This is our third year introducing the WELL READ Initiative for our school. We aim to promote a more positive attitude to reading.
JCSP Digital Library has a significant collection of all genres of books, for all level and abilities and interests.
Dr. Seuss once said ‘The more that you readthe more things you will know. The more that you learnthe more places you‘ll go!’

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Junk Culture

Category : Post Primary

TY is working hard on creating their outfit for Junk Kouture. Load of teamwork going. Trying new techniques of weaving, origami, working with metals to create the dress. We looked at Green Schools to see waste in our school and from that research, we decided to use the waste from the lunchroom – milk cartons, sandwich wrappers, plastic straws, plastic wrapping, soup cartons. It’s a steep learning curve but great fun. We will keep you up to date with our journey!
Thank you, Ms.Higgins, for leading this initiative.

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ISL Virtual Christagoras 12km Run and Net Fit FUNDRAISER 2021

Category : Post Primary

We invite you to participate in a virtual walk or run in aid of the Holy Family School for the Deaf. All funds raised will go towards the Woodwork Department and Teaching and Learning Resources for Holy Family School.

To make this event a challenge and accessible to all abilities, we have divided the virtual run into FIVE themes. Please select the theme according to your ability;

WHEN? Tuesday the 1st of Dec to Saturday the 12th of Dec.

Where? Anywhere!

How Much? €15!

What do I get for doing the run/walk?

Everyone who has registered will receive a beautiful handmade wooden
Christmas Decoration
 which is 100% made by Holy Family Students.

Check out this video of our students making the medals!

Our enthusiastic teachers explains how it works!

How do I sign up? Easy!! Fill in the Google Form Link Below.

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