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Board of Management Meeting 30/06/2020 – Agreed Report

  • Attendance for March 2020 was 96.6%
  • It is expected there will be 101 pupils on roll for 2020-21
  • Ms Davis and Mrs Jakubowski will be on maternity leave during 2020-21 and interviews will be held for their replacements.
  • The SSE Report and School Improvement Plan for 2020-22 were discussed and approved by the Board.
  • It is likely that a Covid-19 Policy will be required before the school re-opens on 31 August.
  • The staff will meet during the summer to discuss re-opening plans, order PPE equipment, etc.
  • Charlie has erected 2 fences on either side of the school.
  • The First Holy Communion and Confirmation are expected to go ahead in the first term – although due to the backlog of weddings, etc, this may be pushed int0 2021. Canon Donovan will make contact with parents to arrange these ceremonies.
  • The May 5k was cancelled until 2021.

 

Board of Management Meeting 09/03/2020 – Agreed Report

  • Attendance for February 2020 was 96.5%
  • Projected numbers for next year: 8 leaving; 15 incoming Junior Infants so we should have 101 pupils on roll for 2020-21.
  • As recommended by the Cigire in at an SSE visit in November 2019, the staff have examined the new Primary Language Curriculum and identified the element of Handwriting. As part of the SSE process, they will consult with parent and pupils, develop a school improvement plan by the end of the current academic year and then implement that plan in the 2020-21 academic year.
  • The Board reviewed and approved of the following policies: (i) Child Safeguarding Statement (ii) Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment (iii) Review of Child Safeguarding Statement (iv) NQT Policy (v) Admission Policy (vi) Admission Notice
  • The Admission Policy and Admission Notice will not take effect until the 2020-21 academic year
  • Cathal will forward the Admission Policy to the Diocesan Office for patron approval
  • Special Education – there has been no decision yet from DES/NCSE regarding the application for SNA access for the coming academic year. Cathal has consulted with the SENO, who said he was waiting on a decision from NCSE and to send applications as normal. Cathal informed the Board that he has applied for SNA access for a small number of pupils and will report to the Board if there are any further developments.
  • Grandparents Day on 29 January was very successful. Cathal and the Board expressed their thanks to Parents Association for providing refreshments.
  • The Parents Association cooked and served pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Again, the Board wished to express their thanks.
  • The Parents Association have been consulted on the above policies.

 

Board of Management Meeting 27/01/2020 – Agreed Report

  • Attendance for January 2020 was 96.8%
  • Projected numbers for next year: 8 leaving; 10-15 incoming so estimated to be approximately 96-101 pupils for 2020-21.
  • The following policies were reviewed, discussed and updated by the Board: (i) Enrolment Policy (ii) Code of Behaviour (iii) Critical Incident Policy (iv) Anti-Bullying Policy (v) Health and Safety Policy (vi) Special Education Policy
  • A new Policy – Protected Disclosures Policy – was discussed and approved by the Board.
  • We will have our Grandparents Day on Wednesday 29 January. We will have Mass in the hall and the Parents Association will provide refreshments for the grandparents.
  • Our Open Evening for new/prospective parents will be held on Monday 3 February. 6th Class will give a guided tour of the school and the Parents Association will again provide refreshments.
  • There will be a ‘Ficheall’ Chess Tournament in Ballinora GAA Hall 28 January (5th and 6th Class).
  • Spikeball tournament 5 February (5th and 6th Class).
  • Tag Rugby is due to restart on/around 14 February (1st Class upwards).
  • Rowing is due to start on 26 February for 4 sessions (5th and 6th Class). The Parents Association have kindly agreed to once again fund these sessions.
  • Gymnastics is starting 23 April for 4 sessions (all classes).
  • The First Communion will be on 16 May.
  • The Confirmation will be on 21 May.

 

Board of Management Meeting 27/05/2019 – Agreed Report

  • Attendance for April 2019 was 97.8%
  • It is predicted we will have 94 pupils on roll for 2019-20.
  • The SNA allocations have been published by the NCSE. We will retain our full-time SNA for the coming year.
  • Three school policies were reviewed – (i) Special Education (ii) Healthy Eating (iii) Cork City Sports. The Board ratified these policies.
  • The Digital Learning Plan and it is now available on the school website and can be found here: http://www.kilbonaneschool.com/digital-learning-plan.
  • Denis Canty has volunteered to have a look at the yard flooding issue.
  • The Board discussed the matter of parents driving children to games, tournaments, etc, and decided that from the 2019-20 academic year we will use buses exclusively for school outings. To pay for these buses, parents will be asked to contribute an amount at the outset of the school year. This will cover the cost of all school trips, games, swimming, etc. However the school tours will be paid for separately. The Board agreed to review this in a year’s time.
  • The Cork City Sports will take place on Thursday 30 May.
  • There will be a cross-country run in Firmount on Friday 7 June. The whole school will take part.
  • The Open Day for the new Infants will take place on Wednesday 12 June.
  • Booklists will be emailed out to parents in the coming days and J&K Books will come to the school on Monday 17 June. Parents can order their child’s books in advance and avail of 10% discount.
  • Report cards will be available on Aladdin from Monday 17 June.
  • In total there was approximately €2,500 raised by the Golf Fundraiser. John O’Mahony expressed his thanks to all involved.
  • There was €1150 raised by the 5k fun run. Next year’s date will probably be pushed back by about a week so as not to clash with other events. The night was a great success and Anne Bruen praised the great support by families.

 

Board of Management Meeting 04/03/2019 – Agreed Report

  • Attendance of 96.5% for February 2019.
  • Open night for 2019 – 8 definite new pupils for September 2019 (possibly 9) – 92/93 Pupils predicted for 2019/2020 year.
  • Mairead O’Sullivan will be returning for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Emma O’Riordan will continue on her secondment next year so there will be a fixed-term position in the school.
  • The board reviewed and ratified both the Child Safeguarding Statement and Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment.
  • Staff are currently reviewing the Healthy Eating Policy which will be brought to the board at the next meeting.
  • The staff have started work on the Digital Learning Action Plan (part of the Digital Learning Framework).
  • Gymnastics has started and will run on Thursdays for 5 weeks.
  • Sciath na Scol Hurling competition for 2019 will be starting the week of the 18th of March.
  • The ipad trolley is still only charging half of the devices. Currently quotes to fix it are too expensive and we are awaiting a better option. Declan will ask the IT team he works with for some advice.
  • There is a flooding concern on the yard – heavy rainfall results in the basketball court becoming flooded in a matter of minutes. The water doesn’t seem to have anywhere to drain and the court can often be out of use or at least a section of it for the day/days afterwards. Cathal is going to seek some advice on the matter before the next meeting.
  • Macroom Golf Club has been provisionally booked for a Golf Classic school fundraiser on Friday the 3rd of May. The course is booked from 1.30 – 4.30pm on the day.
  • The Parents Association 5km Fun run in Farran Wood will take place on the 16th May this year.

 

Board of Management Meeting 26/11/2018 – Agreed Report

  • Attendance of 97.4% for October 2018.
  • Ellie Burns was appointed to the fixed-term position (covering Ms Davis’ maternity leave) and began officially on 26th November 2018.
  • The Board read through a draft ‘Split Class Policy’  The policy was ratified and will be available on the school website in the coming days. The policy will also be emailed to the parents.
  • Ms MacMahon and Mr Brophy attended a ‘Digital Learning Framework’ seminar in the West Cork Education centre on Tuesday 20 November. Every school must develop a DLF plan over the course of this year and the staff will begin work on this in January 2019.
  • The Christmas show will take place on Monday 17 December and the Christmas Carols at the Airport will be on Thursday 20 December.
  • Feedback from the U-10’s disco (organised and run by the Parents Association) was very positive.
  • The iPad trolley is only charging about half the iPads. This has been reported to our IT person and he will call soon to examine same.
  • The Board has decided to donate €2k to the Parents Association to help fund the sensory garden.

 

Board of Management Meeting 08/10/2018 – Agreed Report

  • Attendance of 97.1% for September 2018.
  • The Book Fair is starting on the 16th October – 6th Class will run it for the week.
  • There will be a West Cork Music Brass Band Performance in the school on the Wednesday the 7th of November.
  • The Christmas Show is booked for Monday the 17th December in Éire Óg Hall.
  • On the 19th of November there will be a Barretstown Camp with 5th & 6th Class
  • Tag Rugby started on the 5th of October and will run on Fridays for the next 5 or 6 weeks.
  • Rowing is booked for next February for 5th & 6th Class.
  • The Parents Association are organising a Sensory Garden and there will be discussion between the Board and the PA re funding.
  • Policies reviewed & ratified by the board – Child Safeguarding Statement, Risk Assessment Statement, Enrolment Policy, Code of Behaviour, Critical Incident Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy, Health & Safety Policy.
  • The Board looked at a draft policy for Split Classes should it be required at some stage.
  • The Presidential Election is on the 26th of October and there will be no school.