News Category: Further Education

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Golf Classics 22nd April 2022

The Holy Family School for the Deaf are hosting a fundraising Golf Classic event on Friday 22nd April 2022
in St Margaret’s Golf & Country Club, Co Dublin. All funds raised via this event will go towards a new 18
seater bus for Holy Family School for the Deaf. It is very important that the Holy Family Deaf School can
fully engage with learning in external environments. A new bus can be used to bring our students on
educational field trips for example a trip to the Print Museum, National Art Gallery, Kildare National Studs,
Titanic in Belfast and so much more.

We would truly appreciate if your company/organisation would consider being involved in our event.

To book your place please click on link below to download booking form.

Please fill in the form and email your form details to g.mccormack@holyfamilydeafschool.ie. If you need any further information please text Geoffrey at 0861788701.

Thank you in advance for supporting our School!


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Covid 19 Vaccination Progamme

The HSE continue to rollout the COVID-19 vaccination programme and with over 90% of those aged 12 years and above fully vaccinated. For anyone aged 12 and over who hasn’t had their COVID-19 vaccine yet; dose 1 or 2 they can register on https://vaccine.hse.ie/ for an appointment in a HSE clinic. People can also talk to their GP or local pharmacy about getting their COVID-19 vaccine. Booster clinics are also open for eligible people aged 16 years and older. Visit www.hse.ie for more information.

COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) recommends parents and guardians consider vaccinating their 5 to 11-year-old children. COVID-19 vaccine is particularly recommended if children:

· Have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19

· live with a younger child or adult who is at risk of severe illness if they get COVID-19 e.g. another child with complex medical needs, or an immunocompromised adult The vaccine that will be offered to children aged 5 to 11 years is Comirnaty® Children’s formulation.

Children in this age group will be given a smaller dose of the vaccine than adults.

Parents and guardians can register their child for their vaccine online at https://vaccine.hse.ie/.

As part of this stage of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, information for people considering vaccinating their children including information about the benefits and risk of vaccination and information about how to get vaccinated is available on https://bit.ly/HSEC19511

A cartoon strip has also been developed to help children understand what will happen when they go to a HSE clinic to get their COVID-19 vaccine https://bit.ly/C19Cartoon511

Getting COVID-19 vaccines with other vaccines NIAC advises that children aged 5 to 11 years wait at least 2 weeks between getting a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, like the flu vaccine or 4 in 1 and MMR vaccines. Children aged 2 to 17 years can get the free nasal flu vaccine through participating GPs and pharmacies until the end of this month. Information about the flu vaccination programme is available on the HSE website at www.hse.ie/flu. A list of pharmacies giving flu vaccines is also available on https://bit.ly/PhFluFinder Children in Junior Infants may also be due their 4 in 1 and MMR vaccine, school teams will work with your school to ensure where possible the vaccination programme continues and children whose parents have consented for them to receive 4in1 and MMR vaccine can do so.

Consent Only parent(s) and legal guardian(s) are entitled to provide consent for vaccination for students under 16 years of age. A video covering information about consent is available from our office YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/vE1X5AcwNgE

Further information on COVID-19 vaccines we recommend visiting the HSE website www.hse.ie/COVID19Vaccine.

Eimear O’Rourke M.Ed

Principal

Useful information on Covid – 19 in ISL below.

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/covid-19-resources-and-translations/covid-19-vaccine-materials/covid-19-vaccine-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-communications-resources.html


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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 https://forms.gle/RfZwxnfsYaQ5BVtN910e 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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Principal’s Message at Mid Term

Sincere thanks to our parents & guardians for their support this half term.

There was a very spooky but joyful atmosphere in all sections of the school today in celebration of Halloween!!

Please log on to the website (News section ) and Twitter @HFSchoolDeaf1 for the latest photographs and updates.

I wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable bank holiday weekend and school break!

We return to school on Monday 1st November.  


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Letter to Parents from Chief Medical Officer Dr.Tony Holohan

As we approach the Christmas holidays, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone in our school community for the tremendous work that has been done since September to keep those in our school safe.  

Please find attached an open letter from Dr Tony Holohan to parents/guardians of school children which encourages everyone to continue working together, limit social contacts and maintain the social distancing practices over the Christmas period.

I wish you all a happy, healthy, and relaxing Christmas break with your families,

Kind Regards,

Eimear O Rourke


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ISL Virtual Christmas 12km Run FUNDRAISER 2020

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 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!

Our enthusiastic teachers explains how it works

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

Thank you very much for your support.


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Advice from the Government in ISL

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Announcement regarding Junior Cert and Leaving Cert in ISL.

Message from Elaine Grehan from Irish Deaf Society

I am working from home and watched the announcement that the Minister of Education Joe McHugh made – I want to share the news with Deaf parents and guardians so they are aware about their children sitting in their examination.

3 different parts of LC & JC examinations

Oral, Practical and Written Examinations

Minister announced all students who will be sitting their LC & JC examinations this summer will receive full marks for Oral and Practical examination.

The Minister for Education is still considering if LC written will still go ahead. He hopes this decision will ease some of the students’ pressures and allow them to focus more clearly on completing project work and preparing for written exams.

Oral Test in LC – Irish French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian & Japanese

Practical performance in LC: Music
Practical performance in JC: Music and Home & Economics

The Minister also confirmed the changes to a deadline to complete project & coursework in a number of subjects.

Students originally would complete the exams from Friday 20th March until Friday 24th April but the deadline will be on 15th May.

Students need to continue to work with their teachers, parents/guardians through online / resources and keep up with the project/coursework for May and preparing for written exams in June.


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SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook and Twitter

Holy Family School for the Deaf Social Media pages are;

Facebook @HFDeafschool

Twitter @HFSchoolDeaf1


Please check our social media pages for regular updates.


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SCHOOL CLOSED until 29th of MARCH

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