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Data Protection Policy

SCOIL MAELRUAIN SENIOR

DATA PROTECTION POLICY

INTRODUCTION:

This policy was formulated by the Staff and Board of Management of Scoil Maelruain Senior School. The purpose of this policy is to identify the records required to be retained by the school and to ensure confidentiality and manageable procedures in relation to access to such records by parents and stakeholders.

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Board of Management Annual Report 2016

Board of Management 2015 -2016

Chairperson       –  Mr. Frank Moran

Patron’s Rep      – Ms. Martina Comerford

Secretary             – Ms. Caitriona Hogan

Teacher Rep       – Ms. Margaret Murphy

Parent Reps       – Mr. Declan Kenny

Ms. Fiona Lacey

Community Reps –  Mr. Tom Conway

Ms. Mairead Cullivan

School Ethos

The staff and children of Scoil Maelruain work in tandem with our Parish team to uphold our Catholic ethos. Daily prayers and regular attendance at mass with the children actively participating has deepened our partnership with  Fr. Michael.  Over seventy five  children were confirmed by Bishop Eamonn Walsh on June 10th . Both Bishop Eamonn and Fr. Michael praised the children for their reverent behaviour. The school choir sang beautifully.

Staff and pupils celebrated the Year of Mercy throughout the year.

Summer Works/Buildings

The BOM is in ongoing discussion regarding the Department’s proposed development/expansion of Scoil Maelruain.

Two prefabricated classrooms will be needed to accommodate our growing numbers.

Emergency lighting was installed in the school hall.

Staffing

There are currently twenty one teachers in Scoil Maelruain – fourteen classroom teachers and seven support teachers. Congratulations to Mr. Moore and Ms. S. Murphy who married during the year. Thanks to Ms. J.O’Reilly  who very kindly afforded Ms. Kennedy the opportunity of completing her diploma by moving into Special Ed.  for the last term.  Best wishes to our super secretary Monica O’Neill  who is leaving us for a position closer to her home. She will be greatly missed by all !!!

Policy Development

The BOM and staff of Scoil Maelruain worked on a new RSE policy which was successfully rolled out this year. The child protection and anti – bullying policy were also reviewed.

Extra Activities

The Board would like to convey its thanks to all the teachers who work so hard and give the children so many opportunities to develop their talents. Congratulations to the quiz teams, hurlers, athletes, basketballers, footballers camogie players choir members and chess players who represented the school so well. Scoil Maelruain is looking forward to raising an  Active Flag .

Centenary Celebrations

Scoil Maelruain Senior celebrated the 1916 commemoration in style. Ms. Dunning’s 104 year old great grandmother was a VIP guest when the Defence Forces presented the proclamation and flag to the school. On Proclamation Day TV3 filmed the raising of our flag and the reading of Scoil Maelruain’s  very own Proclamation.  A large group of  fifth and sixth class children then staged a marvellous play – A Triumph of Sorts telling the story of the 1916 rising. It was a memorable day for all the students and staff of Scoil Maelruain.

Parents’ Association

The BOM of Scoil Maelruain would like to thank the Parents’ Association for their tremendous support and trojan work throughout the year which benefits our pupils.   Thanks in particular for the very generous donation towards Magic of Music which was rolled out to all classes. The PA is actively seeking new members.   A big thank you also to the Lotto Committee !!!

The school will reopen on August 31

Active Week!

25th – 29th April was a very busy week as it was Active Week in Scoil Maelruain Senior. During the week we had lots of special visitors from various sports organisations including Basketball Ireland, Cricket Lenister and Tallaght Martial Arts. All children got the opportunity to take part in a variety of new activities and also listen to a talk on healthy eating. There were different morning activities every day before school so everyone had an active start to their day! A big thank you to all the teachers, students and parents who helped make Active Week a huge success this year!

Christmas Concert

Well done to all the children for their great performances in our Christmas Concert. Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, past and future students who attended. It was a festive day of music, drama and fantastic talent with Ms M Murphy doing a great job of introducing all the acts!

World Cup mad in Ms Nolan's class!

We have been working hard in 3rd class to ensure we are going to thoroughly enjoy the Rugby World cup this year.  We have learned Ireland’s Call, Amhrán na bhFiann and the Haka Gaelach.  We are researching the countries that are participating in the tournament to learn more about our opposition.

Best of luck Ireland, all of Scoil Maelruain Senior are behind you!

Follow the link below to see our video

https://vimeo.com/142303362

Summer Newsletter 2015

Summer Newsletter June 2015

Enrolment: Current enrolment: 351 pupils. Staff: 20 teachers, 2 SNA’s.

Board of Management: Thanks to the BOM Members, Frank Moran, Tom Conway, Martina Comerford, Mairead Cullivan, Paula McGuigan, Aileen O’Toole and Margaret Murphy, who are extremely supportive of Scoil Maelruain and have been kept busy this year. The BOM annual report may be viewed on the school website.

Parents

We are very appreciative of all the support given to the school by various parent groups:

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Awards Ceremony 2015

A huge congratulations to all the award winners in the school this year. Well done on all the hard work and training that was put in throughout the year.

NOLLAIG SHONA DAOIBH GO LÉIR!

Wishing all the children, families and friends of Scoil Maelruain Senior a very happy and peaceful Christmas.

The school will re-open at 9.05am on Monday 5th January 2015.

Christmas Nativity Play

The nativity play this year was staged by the children of Ms Flynn’s class. The hard work of the children and Ms Flynn paid off and the play was a great success. TV3 came along to film our nativity play and Christmas concerts.

Please tune into Ireland AM on TV3 (between 7.00am and 9.00am) on Christmas Eve to see highlights from the day.

Christmas Concert 2014

Well done to all the children for their great performances in our Christmas Concert. Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, past and future students who attended. It was a festive day of music, drama and fantastic talent!