Dear Parents and Guardians,

There has been a major revision of Child Protection legislation and of the guidelines for schools in that context. In order to comply with the revised legislation, all schools have been directed by the Minister for Education to make changes to existing Child Protection Procedures. As a result, all schools are required to close for two half days during the current academic year to facilitate training for the whole staff.
The first of those days we plan to take on Wednesday, February 14th, when school will close at 12pm for all children. This will tie in well with the mid-term break which is on Thursday, February 15th, and Friday, February 16th and should minimise disruption. The second date has yet to be confirmed.
We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.
Yours sincerely,

Órfhlaith Mealy