News Category: Boarding

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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;


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 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 info@holyfamilydeafschool.ie

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

Kind regards,

Eimear


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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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Tulsa Education Support Service

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

https://www.tusla.ie/tess/


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Department of Education Guidelines for Safe and Sustainable Re-Opening or Primary & Special Schools.

The Department have published Guidelines for the Safe and Sustainable Re opening of Primary and Special Schools. Holy Family School will implement fully these guidelines adapting where necessary for the needs of our school community. Please click on link below to read the guidelines.

Please click on link below to read the guidelines…

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a0bff-reopening-our-primary-and-special-schools/#covid-19-response-plan-for-safe-reopening-of-primary-and-special-schools

Dowload file to read Department COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Primary and Special Schools .

Please click on link below to read about how we can support the wellbeing of school community.

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/52642-supporting-the-wellbeing-of-school-communities-as-schools-reopen-guidance-for-schools/


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Learn to Sign Harry Potter!

Learn to sign Harry Potter in ISL

Check out Hannah and Callum who took part in Athy Sing & Sign project ‘It’s Time to SIgn’ for Criunniu na nÓg.   This is a day of free creativity for children and young people. It is funded by Creative Ireland and Kildare County Council. It’s on the 13th of June 2020. Please click this link for more information  https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/

Special thanks to Alvean Jones and Valerie Moore for helping with the ISL signs.

We are proud of our students presenters Hannah & Callum

Hannah signing ‘Dobby’
Callum signing Harry Potter

Click on the links below for access to other categories such as;
Greetings
Colour
Family
Emotions
Counties
Weather

They are available in English and Irish

GREETINGS        

ENGLISH = https://youtu.be/Ppxzz7TBQE0

IRISH = https://youtu.be/diWoapfVcXA

EMOTIONS

ENGLISH = https://youtu.be/enkjNE-Ryxk

IRISH = https://youtu.be/-v167yrVFxE

FAMILY

ENGLISH =  https://youtu.be/psLJLC2an9Q

IRISH =  https://youtu.be/Rrfaq0c9hUA

NUMBERS

ENGLISH = https://youtu.be/NoZRs_IeKCw

IRISH = https://youtu.be/5A5gQVbVQZQ

HARRY POTTER

ENGLISH = https://youtu.be/hsC10gsgq4A

IRISH = https://youtu.be/tLkLrPKblP0

COLOURS

ENGLISH = https://youtu.be/vJv4Ljm01qU

IRISH =  https://youtu.be/FonmT_uyxfA

COUNTIES & WEATHER

ENGLISH = https://youtu.be/HjCUZt1vAcI

IRISH = https://youtu.be/Z1gpSC31o4o

ALPHABET

ENGLISH = https://youtu.be/tgIox6Htzj4



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Deaf Kidz Vs COVID 19

Fantastically COOL game for deaf children. Check out the link below to play the game. Our children will be learning how to fight corona-virus without realising they are learning. Its Brilliant! Thank you Litmus Games .

Click on the link below to play the game

https://www.deafkidzvscovid19.com/


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Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all our students, staff, family and friends. We wish you all a safe, relaxing and Happy Easter. Remember to keep safe and stay at home.


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Message……..

Message from Fr. Paddy and the Board of management

Dear all,

Normally at this time we would be looking forward to the Easter break, but as we know we are living in very unusual times.

Firstly, I hope you are all keeping safe and that adapting to our new way of living has not been too traumatic for you and your families.

Secondly, on behalf of the Board of Management I want to say a very sincere ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone, for the commitment, dedication and the hard work that is going on every day and also for the way in which pupils, teachers, school staff and families have adapted to using new technology and are cooperating together in a spirit of care and concern for the benefit of all.

Our school has as its patron the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. This little family had, in their own time, to face great difficulties, but with love, concern and through supporting one another they overcame those difficulties. May I wish you all every blessing at this very special time of the year when we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

I am attaching a prayer to the Holy Family we might pray each day:

Jesus, Mary and Joseph. we offer you our day.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, guide us at work and play.
Help us to love one another, to keep each other safe.
May we follow your example in all we do and say
Jesus, Mary and Joseph
We offer you our day. Amen