FREE Classes for parents of English for Speakers of Other Languages and Job Skills


Dear Parents, Adult Learning Service LMETB is delighted to offer parents free online 5 day course, ESOL + Jobs Skills. It is for speakers of other languages
that are looking to improve their job seeking skills. If you are interested, please complete expression of interest form by clicking on the link by 1st December 2021, Kind Regards, Adult Learning Service, LMETB


HSE Isolation quick guide for parents and guardians of children up to 13 years of age



Isolation quick guide for parents and guardians of children older than 3 months and up to 13 years of age V V2.9 24.11.2021


Signs of COVID-19 disease: • fever of 38.0⁰C or higher without another medical reason (such as chickenpox or a urine infection) OR

• new cough or difficulty breathing or worsening of an existing breathing problem, OR

• loss of sense of smell, change in sense of taste, or loss of sense of taste (if your child is able to say this) OR

• other minor breathing or chest problems in a child who has been in contact with an ill person, is part of an outbreak or is a contact of someone who has COVID-19

• Other symptoms associated with COVID-19 include fatigue, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis, sore throat, headache, muscle/joint pain, skin rash, nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea, chills or dizziness.

Symptoms may present differently in different age groups and with different variants of the virus. Some symptoms may also be confused with common cold, hay-fever or flu.

If you have any new acute symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, self-isolate and contact your GP. However, if you or your child’s symptoms are very mild then stay at home, reassess after 48 hours and contact your GP for advice.

Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people. This includes other people who live in the same house as your child, as much as possible. Self-isolation is for children who have had a test that shows they have COVID-19 and also for children who have some symptoms of COVID-19, but are still waiting for a test or test result.

Restricting movement – (stay at home). Restricting movement means avoiding contact with other people as much as possible. This includes not going to school, crèche or social activities. Restricting movement is for people who do not have signs of COVID-19 but who may be at higher risk of getting COVID-19 because they were exposed to a particular risk.

Please see for the most up to date advice relating to travel.

Science Week 2021

For G5’s next eggs-periment, the class tested the effect of various beverages on our teeth. As egg shells are similar to the enamel in our teeth we used eggs to test the beverages.

We made predictions on which beverage would cause the most damage and there were some surprising results.IMG_20211112_121011 IMG_20211112_121021 IMG_20211112_121031 IMG_20211112_121309 IMG_20211112_121513 IMG_20211112_121528 IMG_20211112_121704 IMG_20211112_121832 IMG_20211112_122026 IMG_20211123_223912 IMG_20211116_153206 IMG_20211116_153212 IMG_20211116_153256 IMG_20211116_153311 IMG_20211116_153343 IMG_20211116_153400

Science Week 2021

For Science week 2021, G5 had a look at some experiments in relation to health and hygiene.

First, we discussed the need for hand hygiene in today’s world. We used bread to find out what was best to keep our hands clean. We also made predictions on which slice of bread would develop mould first. Our test pieces included a fresh untouched slice of bread, a slice that was handled by unwashed hands, sanitised hands and hands washed with soap and water. We also rubbed one slice of bread on a table to discover how bacteria spreads.

Here are the results.

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Free Meditation Course for Parents


Dear Parents/ Guardians

We are delighted to offer a 4-week Meditation course. The tutor for the course is the talented Niall Byrne.

Dates: Monday 22nd and 29th November 2021, Monday 6th and 13th December 2021

Time: 9am to 10.30am

Venue: St. Brigid’s and St. Patrick’s NS, Bóthar Brugha

Places are limited to 8 adults due to social distancing guidelines

If interested contact Vivienne on: 087 183 8649