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.
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.
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.
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.