News Category: Principal’s News

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ISL Virtual Christmas 12km Run FUNDRAISER 2020

We invite you to participate in a virtual walk, run in aid of Holy Family School for the Deaf. All funds raised will go towards funding Chromebooks for students and teachers and achieving our goal of becoming a Digital School of Distinction.

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

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 the video of our students making these fantastic medals!

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

Thank you very much for your support.

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Parents Teacher Meeting 2020

Parent/Teacher meeting for Post Primary Parents 20th November 2020

As it is not possible ,due to Covid restrictions, to invite our parents/guardians to our scheduled Parent/Teacher meeting on 20th November, a progress report for each individual pupil will be forwarded in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns in relation to your son or daughter’s progress please email these to

Teachers will then be able to answer these questions in their reports or by email.

Kind regards,


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Parent’s Guide: if your child is a close contact of COVID-19 in school

Dr Abigail Collins gives advice on what to do if your child has been in close contact with someone else who has COVID-19 in school or childcare.

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Letter to Parents

Please read the school newsletter regarding not attending school if feeling unwell. A copy of this letter is sent home to parents on Friday 2nd of October 2020. The most important message is that pupils should not attend if feeling unwell. Please download links below to read the letter.

Letter for Primary School Parents

Letter for Post Primary Parents

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Tulsa Education Support Service

Click on the link below to access the TESS website for more information for Schools, Parents & Guardians and Young People.

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Introduction to ISL Linguistics Course Completed

Congratulations to our teachers and SNAs who have completed the ‘Introduction to ISL Linguistics’ course during the summer. Special thanks to Irish Deaf Society and to the Centre of Deaf Studies, Trinity College for providing this course. Our teachers and staff have found it very helpful and we have learned a lot more about the linguistics of ISL, the handshapes, spatial awareness in ISL, non-manual features, socially unacceptable signs and euphenium in ISL etc. The course was very interesting and thank you to the presenters of the course Teresa Lynch and Carmel Grehan.

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Happy Students

Second week back to school and we are delighted to say that our students have adapted well to all the new changes and rules. Its fantastic to see the school alive and buzzing again. Our principal Eimear O Rourke and our staff are very glad to see our students happy. Below is a short message from Eimear welcoming our students back to school.

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Update on Leaving Cert Calculated Grades

Category : Principal's News

Below is an email from the Department of Education and Skills regarding the calculate grades for Leaving Cert 2020.

Dear Principal,

Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, has today made an important announcement regarding the national standardisation process which forms part of the Calculated Grades model being provided for Leaving Certificate students this year. 

Students may find the updated information on useful to explain the changes. It also includes information regarding supports and guidance available for students when the Calculated Grades are issued.  You may wish to advise students of same.

The Calculated Grades Executive Office (CGEO) will make direct contact with students in the coming days with information about the issue of results and next steps in the process.  

Further details on the 2020 Leaving Certificate (Calculated Grades) results and supports for students receiving results will also be issued to schools by the CGEO in the coming days.

Your sincerely,

Calculated Grades Executive Office (CGEO)

Oifig Fheidhmiúcháin na nGrád Ríofa (OFGR)

An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna

Department of Education and Skills


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Information from HSE for Parents

Please click on link below to download information from HSE for Parents.

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