Free Zoom Dance Classes for Children




Broadway Babies Stage School 

Join Us For Lots of Fun & Learn Some New Dance Moves

SATURDAY 20 & 27 MARCH 2021 

Sign up for both dates 

Ages 2yrs – 5yrs 11.00am – 11.30am 

Ages 6yrs – 9yrs 11.45am – 12.15pm 

Choose your time & contact 

Siobhan Mc Carthy 

Mobile 0872538587 or Email:

Parenting When Separated : a free online talk for parents

‘Parenting When Separated’, a free online talk for parentsFriday 19th March 12p.m. – 1 p.m.

Prof John Sharry

Drawing on the evidence-based Parents Plus Programmes, John Sharry describes practical ways parents can help themselves and their children cope and thrive after separation.  In particular the talk will describe how you can learn to

  • Communicate and co-parent effectively with your children’s other parent
  • Maintain the quality of your parenting
  • Tune into and respond to your child’s needs
  • Prioritise your own self care as a parent
  • Minimise post separation challenges and changes

To reserve a place for yourself or to refer another parent please go to

The full Parents Plus Parenting when Separated Course is being run over six weeks for parents in partnership with Parentline starting Thursday 15th April, 7:30 – 9:30p.m.  For more details to book a place or to refer a parent please go to 


St. Oliver’s Community College: Important information for incoming First years


St. Oliver’s Community College Rathmullen Road, Drogheda, Co Louth 

Tel: 041 9838390  

Email: Website:


Dear Parent/Guardian, 


Welcome to St. Oliver’s Community College. We are delighted that you have chosen us for your child’s post-primary  education, and we look forward to welcoming them to our school and working with them over the years ahead. 

The plans and preparations for our incoming first years continue so please find below some details which are relevant  for you at this time of the year. Typically, we would be conducting our entrance assessments at this time of the year but that is not feasible currently. We are working on a plan that will allow us to conduct our assessments in line with public  health guidance.  

We are asking students to select their subject option and short course preferences by Friday March 12th. We have provided some videos and information to help you with these decisions.  

We have prepared a transition booklet for parents and students to plan for the move from primary to post-primary  school. While the document can be viewed on the phone it is best viewed on a tablet or computer screen and covers  the areas that may be of interest to you at this time. We will continue to be in contact with you during the months  ahead. 


Subject Option Planning 

We are currently planning the timetable to be offered to students for next year. To aid us in our planning, we are asking  that you complete your subject preferences by Friday March 12th at 12 o’clock.  

To help you make up your mind, please find further information about the subjects that we offer in St. Oliver’s. To  access this subject information, go to  

There is  an instructional video on how to fill the online option form.  

Submit your subject preferences by clicking on the link –

The deadline for submitting your subject preferences is Friday March 12th at 12 o’clock

*Please note that this information is for the purpose of assisting us in timetable planning. The final options choice for your  son/daughter may vary depending on the class and programme in which they are placed. The provision of option subjects is  dependent on school resources and facilities available.


  1. Ó hAilpín, Príomh Oide 

St. Oliver’s Community College aspires to provide a just and caring environment in which we can learn and grow to our full potential 

Direct student costs 

Payments to the school for student direct costs are made via our online payment system, Way2Pay.  

Book Loan Scheme – €200 (for 1st, 2nd & 3rd year) 

Student Insurance – €8.50 (for 24/7 annual cover) 

Other costs such as uniform, stationery, etc. can be found in the transition booklet which accompanies this letter. 

We will issue a bill to you via text on Monday for the book loan scheme payment. The first instalment of €50 is due by  Friday March 19th. The balance of payment is due by Friday July 23rd

Payment can be made in instalments – just click on the same link sent to your phone to make repeated payments.  A bill for the student insurance will be issued during the summer.  

For more information on these two matters and many more related to the transition to St. Oliver’s, click here to read  the SOCC Transition to Post-Primary Information Booklet.

Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade



  The Keep Well Campaign are running a virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade with parents and families.

The Virtual Parade involves parents and families coming up with  Poems ,Stories, Food, Song & Dance and a Leprechaun Hunt in the Garden.  Parents are asked to  send in  their photos/videos with the caption CELEBRATING ST PARTICK’S DAY IN YOUR HOME 2021.

There will be prizes for winners and runner ups etc.

WhatsApp entries to – 087 240 3847

Closing Date: Monday 22nd March @5pm

Support for parents

Please see dates for upcoming Parenting Programmes with Connect Family Resource Centre, Moneymore

  • NVR Parenting Programme which is due to start on zoom on 15th April at 10am. Connect FRC & East Coast FRC will be co-facilitating the course.  Contact Ciara O’Shea on 089 208 4483 ( for further information.


  • Parents Plus Adolescents Programme on zoom. Starts Thursday 15th April 10am-11:45am. One to one goal meetings to take place by phone. Participants can be supported with using zoom during this call if required. Please contact us if you would like to register or if you have any concerns or issues with accessing the course online and we will support you. The teenage years can be a challenging time for many families. This programme is practical, solution focused and draws on parents’ strengths. One off fee of €10 to cover the cost of accompanying booklet. Contact Cliodhna or Clodagh on 087 9454557/ 085 1257825.



Drogheda  Women & Children’s Refuge
Outreach service

Drogheda  Women & Children’s Refuge provide a wrap round service to women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence. In addition to emergency accommodation we provide an Outreach Service where we meet woman in safe places away from  the refuge, and offer support and information to enable them to stay in their own homes or do not want / need to stay in the refuge.  We offer support and information via the phone or 1:1 prearranged appointments.
At the moment under level 5 Covid restrictions, 1:1 appointments & court accompaniments are restricted, however we continue to offer support and information via the phone. We need to ensure that information on our support service is getting out to the women who need it and for them to know that we are still here.



Online winners

Well done to everyone for the amazing effort they made last week on See Saw or Google Classroom.

Here are our lucky winners:

Junior Infants

Mikolaj Obushowski and Henry Mc Neill

Senior Infants

Clarence Pena

1st Class

Ibrahim Khan

3rd Class

Daniel Coyle and Jacob Levins

4th Class

Matthew Soller and Santiago Sousa

5th Class

Paudie Clarke and Renars Marsals

6th Class

Henry Connor Brannigan and Daniel Reay