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5th Dec 2022 12:24 pm
dents and staff run/walk to the Mass Rock in their Christmas colours/fancy dress as part of our annual fundraiser for school funds. The top fundraisers will be entered into a draw for an Apple i-Pad and there will be prizes for our competitive runners, the most festive fancy dress, and Christmas spirit. Sponsorship cards were distributed to all students last week. If your son/daughter has not received a sponsorship card please contact the school office. Sponsorship cards and funds will be collected during school this Thursday, 8th December. .........
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2nd Dec 2022 5:05 pm
pecial Educational Needs) Act 2022 Dear parents/guardians and students. Following the recent commencement of the Education (Provision in respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Act 2022, the Dept. of Education requires all schools to amend their Admission Policy. In accordance with Section 62 of the Education Act 1998, where a board of management proposes to amend its Admission Policy, it must go through a consultation process with staff, parents of students and students. The only proposed amendment to the Admission Policy of the school is to insert the following two statements in the Admission Statement section (p.3) of a school’s Admission Policy: “Presentation Secondary School, Milltown will cooperate with the NCSE in the performance by the Council of its functions under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 in relation to the provision of education to children with special educational needs, including in particular by the provision and operation of a special class or classes when requested to do so by the Council.” “Presentation Secondary School, Milltown will comply with any direction served on the board or the patron under section 37A and 67(4)(b).” The draft Admission Policy is attached below – Click “View Pdf” No other amendments are being proposed to the Admission Policy at this time. This amendment is being enacted as directed by the Dept. of Education, and as is required by legislation. If you wish to provide any feedback in respect of the proposed amendment, please do so by emailing office@presmilltown.ie no later than 4pm on Thursday 8th December 2022. https://d50adfe6df36c7bceba2-914c455a73d068384f0e16181ce1b7cf.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6981_20221202170224.pdf https://d50adfe6df36c7bceba2-914c455a73d068384f0e16181ce1b7cf.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7415_20221202170518.pdf.........
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1st Dec 2022 9:43 am
take place in the school on Tuesday 6th December at 7pm. The session will include information on daily routines, subject options choices, the new Junior Cycle, and study habits. We look forward to meeting you next week. .........
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29th Nov 2022 4:40 pm
y 8th December - 3rd Year Parent Teacher Meeting - Thursday 12th January - 2nd Year Parent Teacher Meeting - Thursday 19th January - 5th Year & TY Parent Teacher Meeting - Thursday 26th January - 1st Year Parent Teacher Meeting All Parent-Teacher Meetings will commence at 4.15pm and finish at 6.45pm Classes finish at 3.45pm on these days. Progress reports will be available to parents via VSware in advance on each parent-teacher meeting. .........
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28th Nov 2022 9:00 am
aving Certificate will commence at the end of January (30th Jan - 10th Feb) The cost of the question papers and corrections are • 3rd Year (Junior Certificate) - €110 • 6th Year (Leaving Certificate) - €100 The Board of Management is very much aware of the financial constraints on many families at various times and for this reason, • the cost of the 2022 pre-exams as shown above is based on 2011 prices even though the actual cost for the school is considerably higher. • the school will also cover the cost of the exam answer booklets and postage of same The Pre-Junior Cert and Pre-Leaving Cert exam payment is available now in the ‘Shop’ section of our school app for parents who wish to begin paying early. We appreciate that it can be difficult to pay-out such amounts in one lump sum and we are encouraging parents to pay in five monthly instalments of either €22 (JC) or €20 (LC) by selecting the ‘Pay in Instalment’ option. All fees and/or initial instalments should be paid no later than Friday 27th January 2022. If you have any difficulties in relation to this payment please do not hesitate to contact us via office@presmilltown.ie or 066-97-95455. Thank you as always for your support and cooperation. .........
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21st Nov 2022 4:34 pm
aving Certificate will commence at the end of January (30th Jan - 10th Feb) The cost of the question papers and corrections are • 3rd Year (Junior Certificate) - €110 • 6th Year (Leaving Certificate) - €100 The Board of Management is very much aware of the financial constraints on many families at various times and for this reason, • the cost of the 2022 pre-exams as shown above is based on 2011 prices even though the actual cost for the school is considerably higher. • the school will also cover the cost of the exam answer booklets and postage of same The Pre-Junior Cert and Pre-Leaving Cert exam payment is available now in the ‘Shop’ section of our school app for parents who wish to begin paying early. We appreciate that it can be difficult to pay-out such amounts in one lump sum and we are encouraging parents to pay in five monthly instalments of either €22 (JC) or €20 (LC) by selecting the ‘Pay in Instalment’ option. All fees and/or initial instalments should be paid no later than Friday 27th January 2022. If you have any difficulties in relation to this payment please do not hesitate to contact us via office@presmilltown.ie or 066-97-95455. Thank you as always for your support and cooperation. .........
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21st Nov 2022 2:30 pm
t 1st years will take place on Tuesday 6th December at 7pm in the school. .........
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21st Nov 2022 9:24 am
be distributed on Wednesday to 5th Year students during Period 3 (11.20am - 12.20pm) and to Transition Year students during Period 4 (12.20pm - 1.20pm). Students can also access their results online via www.examinations.ie from 4pm. Access details and PINs will be distributed to TY & 5th years students in school tomorrow (Tues). .........
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21st Nov 2022 9:00 am
v) This information evening is aimed at parents of 6th Year students, but parents of 5th Year students may also find it useful and are welcome to attend. The session will cover post secondary-school choices and the CAO application process, including course requirements, course preferences, HEAR, DARE, and general advice for maximising student potential at senior cycle. .........
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15th Nov 2022 9:32 am
ion evening is aimed at parents of 6th Year students, but parents of 5th Year students may also find it useful and are welcome to attend. The session will cover post secondary-school choices and the CAO application process, including course requirements, course preferences, HEAR, DARE, and general advice for maximising student potential at senior cycle. .........
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10th Nov 2022 4:02 pm
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10th Nov 2022 9:53 am
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9th Nov 2022 9:55 am
omorrow Evening (Thurs 10th Nov) 7pm School Assembly Room https://www.waynedenner.com/ .........
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8th Nov 2022 9:00 am
Application forms for enroling 6th class students into 1st Year 2023-24 is 4pm today (Tuesday 8th November) Please note that any forms received after this time will be deemed late applications and cannot be considered until after the initial enrolment process and criteria outlined in our Admission Policy have been applied. Receipts have been issued for all application forms received to date. If you have submitted an application form but have not received a receipt please contact the school office immediately on 066-97-95455. .........
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7th Nov 2022 9:54 am
hursday 10th November 2022 7pm School Assembly Room https://www.waynedenner.com/ .........
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3rd Nov 2022 10:23 am
ion forms for enroling 6th class students into 1st Year 2023-24 is 4pm this Tuesday, 8th November. Please note that any forms received after this time will be deemed late applications and cannot be considered until after the initial enrolment process and criteria outlined in our Admission Policy have been applied. Receipts have been issued for all application forms received to date. Please contact the school office if you have submitted an application form but have not received a receipt. N.B. Receipts for application forms posted during mid-term break will be issued when the school office re-opens on Monday 7th November. .........
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25th Oct 2022 8:27 pm
h) - Frightening Freaky Friday. We would like as many students as possible to come to school in Halloween fancy dress or some other Halloween themed clothing or accessories. Students do not have to wear uniform on Friday but we do ask that as many students as possible join in our Halloween wellbeing fun in some way..........
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21st Oct 2022 5:19 pm
Down Syndrome Ireland. Our students raised €884 for this worthy cause. Thank you..........
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20th Oct 2022 4:42 pm
of Down Syndrome Ireland tomorrow, Friday, 21st October. Students are asked to donate €2 to this worthy cause and in return they do not have to wear their school uniform tomorrow. As with all our no-uniform days students are reminded to dress appropriately for school..........
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19th Oct 2022 8:18 am
Consultation on Background Paper and Brief for the Redevelopment of Senior Cycle SPHE is now open. Arising from the review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in primary and post- primary schools, the need to update the Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) curriculum was identified as a key priority. This updating work began with junior cycle SPHE and NCCA is now beginning redevelopment of the senior cycle SPHE curriculum. The first step involves a public consultation on the Background Paper and Brief for the redevelopment of senior cycle SPHE. Feedback from school leaders, teachers, parents, and students is very important and will inform the work of the Development Group. The consultation will remain open until November 30th 2022, at 5.00pm. The paper is available here (https://ncca.ie/en/resources/background-paper-and-brief-for-the-redevelopment-of-senior-cycle-sphe/) There are several ways to participate in the consultation: • SPHE teacher feedback survey https://forms.office.com/r/CJSf2Mv0ZF • SPHE student feedback survey https://forms.office.com/r/8UWPdVDkcy • SPHE parent/guardian survey https://forms.office.com/r/QBNsaRVz5V • You can make a written submission via SPHEdevelopments@ncca.ie All of the feedback will be analysed and a report on the consultation will be published. The feedback gained from consultation will be shared with the Development Group for senior cycle SPHE, on which JMB is represented, to help inform their development of the specification. .........
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18th Oct 2022 7:39 am
RESULTS ISSUE DATE 2022 The State Examinations Commission (SEC), intends to issue the 2022 Junior Cycle examination results to candidates on Wednesday 23 November 2022. Noting the very significant examiner shortages which affected marking at both Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle this year, the SEC has been making every effort to complete the marking in all subjects so that these results can issue. This year’s Junior Cycle results will be available in schools on Wednesday 23 November 2022. Candidates can also access their results online from 4pm on that date noting that the online service is not intended to replace the valuable results service and advice provided by schools at results issue time. The SEC appreciates that candidates and their parents/guardians may be disappointed that these results are issuing later than normal. This has arisen due to a combination of factors which include a later issue date for the Leaving Certificate results and, most especially, the impact of a shortage of teachers to mark the examinations over the summer marking period. In most subjects, the number of teachers available to undertake roles as examiners was less than the number required to mark that subject within the normal summer marking window. In all subjects, marking continued for an extended period of time in the summer and with many examiners agreeing to take on additional scripts to mark. In a small number of subjects, in which the examiner supply challenges were most acute, it was not possible to complete the marking and the marking process is ongoing. Marking in these subjects is being undertaken at this time by examiners who had been marking during the summer with these teams supplemented by other teachers qualified to mark in the relevant subjects including teachers who had marked at Leaving Certificate this year. Unlike in the summer marking period, teachers are in schools during the day and only available to mark at evenings and weekends. The SEC has an absolute responsibility to examination candidates to ensure that their work is marked to the highest standards of quality and integrity and the Commission must be able to stand over the results it issues each year. The SEC is extremely grateful for the significant efforts of those teachers who undertook the crucial role of marking the state examinations this year. In advance of the 2023 examinations, the SEC will be reviewing with all of the stakeholders how best to ensure the availability of teachers in the required numbers to complete this important examination work. -------------------------------------------------- Junior Cycle Statistics 68,408 candidates entered for this year’s Junior Cycle examinations with over 550,000 individual subject entries in 21 different subjects. The number of candidates entered this year is 5% more (+c.3500) than the number of candidates in 2019 when examinations were last held for all candidates. Why are the Junior Cycle Results issuing later than in previous years? The SEC has a responsibility to examination candidates to ensure that their work is marked to the highest standards of quality and integrity and the Commission must be able to stand over the results it issues each year. There were a number of issues this year which impacted arrangements for delivery of both Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle examinations and so results of the examinations are later than they would be in a normal year. This year saw a welcome return to examinations for all candidates across Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Cycle programmes. Providing examinations has been a significant undertaking in the current year considering the ongoing effects of Covid-19 and the changes made to examinations delivery as a result. The date for the issue of the Leaving Certificate results was later than would be the case in a normal year due to factors including the deferred sitting of the Leaving Certificate examinations and the commitment that the outcomes would, on aggregate, be no lower than the outcomes in 2021. Further, the requirement for increased numbers of teachers to mark the examinations across all subjects especially at Junior Cycle has been particularly challenging in the current year. Marking in almost all Junior Cycle subjects has now been completed and processing of results is ongoing. In most subjects the number of teachers available to undertake roles as examiners in the marking process was less than the number required to mark that subject within the normal summer marking window. In all subjects, marking continued for an extended period of time in the summer and with many examiners agreeing to mark additional scripts. In a small number of subjects, in which the examiner supply challenges were most acute, it was not possible to complete the marking and the marking process is ongoing. Marking in these subjects is being undertaken at this time by examiners who had been marking during the summer with these teams supplemented by other teachers qualified to mark in the relevant subjects including teachers who had marked at Leaving Certificate this year. Unlike in the summer marking period, teachers are in schools during the day and only available to mark at evenings and weekends. The number of examiners available to mark Junior Cycle examinations this year was, at 1270 examiners, 30% less than the number who had marked the 2019 Junior Cycle examinations (1756). As in any year, and as agreed with all of the education stakeholders, priority was given to the Leaving Certificate given the importance of these results and appeal results to candidates as they progress to employment, further education and higher education. It was important to prioritise the Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate appeal results as these have a direct impact on access to further and higher education as well as the world of work. Before 2019, Junior Cycle results came out before the Leaving Certificate appeal results but this changed by agreement of all of the education stakeholders. This year, Leaving Certificate results issued on Friday 2 September and Leaving Certificate appeal results came out exactly five weeks later on Friday 7 October in time for the CAO offers season. In 2019, the last time all of the examinations ran as normal, the Leaving Certificate results issued on Tuesday 13 August. This was followed five weeks later by the Leaving Certificate appeal results on Wednesday 18 September. The 2019 Junior Cycle results issued some 3 weeks after the appeals date on Friday 4 October 2019. What is being done to address examiner supply? The number of teachers available to mark the examinations, which is an issue for the entire education system, has been extremely challenging for a number of years even prior to Covid. Candidates numbers have been gradually rising at both Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate so the demand is increasing. Increased rates of payment were approved for examiners this year. Additional payments were made which recognised the cooperation, flexibility and support needed in the delivery of the examinations. The impact of the increases is that an additional €6 per Leaving Certificate script and an additional €3 per Junior Cycle script is being paid in addition to the normal payments for the subject. This means that the Leaving Certificate marking fees for 2022 have increased by a minimum of 17% and up to 50% per script depending on the subject specific rate. The Junior Cycle marking fees for 2022 have increased by a minimum of 48% and up to 57% depending on the subject specific rate. These increases were introduced on a once-off basis in 2022. An additional €11m was provided on Budget Day this year to maintain these increased examiners pay rates going forward. In collaboration with all of the stakeholders in the system, the SEC made significant efforts to recruit examiners for the 2022 examinations. The EARN, LEARN, UNDERSTAND recruitment campaign, which will continue for 2023, highlighted the many professional and financial benefits for teachers of marking. The SEC will be reviewing with all of the stakeholders how best to ensure the availability of teachers in the required numbers to complete this important examination work. On line Results Service Junior Cycle results will be available in schools and candidates can also access their results online from 4pm on Wednesday 23 November 2022. Access to the service via www.examinations.ie requires the use of an examination number and a unique candidate Personal Identification Number. The PIN and examination numbers required to access the service will issue in advance to schools. The online service is not intended to replace the valuable results service and advice provided to candidates by schools..........
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17th Oct 2022 2:54 pm
ndrome Ireland this Friday, 21st October. Students are asked to donate €2 to this worthy cause and in return they do not have to wear their school uniform on Friday (21st). As with all our no-uniform days students are reminded to dress appropriately for school. .........
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17th Oct 2022 8:16 am
SPHE. https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=s-Fcb2jZiUaBpt7a8TpbEd7GO4o5jLFFp5M2AKX4tMhUMEE3Uk5SUUxJT0FFQ0QySlQ1Wk5SVDhKTy4u.........
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14th Oct 2022 4:06 pm
ormation on school activities, achievements, and events. https://www.facebook.com/presmilltown/ .........
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12th Oct 2022 8:40 am
hursday 10th November 2022 7pm School Assembly Room https://www.waynedenner.com/ .........
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