Information For Senior Infant Parents

Dear Parents / Guardians, 


Welcome to Senior Infants! My name is Deirdre Kennedy and I will be your teacher this year. I am on parental leave so Ms Fox will be teaching you until I am back. Ms Mc Mahon will be our support teacher and she will be helping to establish our new routines and support learning in the class.


We hope you are all looking forward to your son’s return to school. Thank you for all you have done for your child over the last 6 months. As you are aware, school will be a very different place to the one the boys left back in March. We have many new and recommended procedures in place that will need to be followed in order to keep everyone as safe as possible in the school environment. 


Please find some useful information relating to these changes below and if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the school office.


  • The senior infant room is located to the left of the main school building. Your son will enter through the main gate, walk down the steps and our room is on the left. 
  • Each boy will have their own hook with their name on it for their coat. 
  • Inside the classroom, the boys will be organised into four groups of 8 pupils . Each group is at least 1 metre from other pupils and 2 metres from my teaching station; as recommended by the Department of Education. 
  • There will be a large box for each group where they will put their school bag. 
  •  Students will be asked to sanitise their hands as they enter and exit the classroom, and wash their hands before eating, when they cough or sneeze and after using the bathroom.
  • Please ensure your son is familiar with and practices coughing and handwashing etiquette before returning to school. (cough into the elbow or a tissue to be discarded immediately.)
  • Each class i.e. class bubble will mix only with their own individual class from arrival at school in the morning until departure at the end of the school day. The class will have their own designated area on the school yard.
  • All stationary , books and copies will be provided for the children.

On Friday 28th of August , Ms Fox, Ms Ms Mahon and Ms Bradley will be present to greet your son and direct him to his new classroom.


Things that may help your son over coming days: 

  • Helping teach them to put on their own coats and open and close the zips themselves
  • Ensuring your child can go to the toilet and wash their hands independently and properly. 
  • Reassure them that school is a safe environment and encourage them to be excited about their return.
  • Remind them that every child and teacher has been away from school since March so we are all facing this new challenge together.

Please label everything – all items of clothing, schoolbag, lunchbox, coats and hats.


Finally, we cannot wait to welcome your son back to school. Please be assured that every effort has been made by the school community to ensure your child’s safe and happy return to school. The most important thing is that your child is happy coming into school each day. We will do our best to ensure your son is given every opportunity to engage, learn and have fun in a safe and positive environment. 


Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Take care

Deirdre Kennedy 

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