Information on Standardised Testing
Standardised tests in English reading (Micra T ) and maths (Sigma T) are completed every year from first class to sixth in term three. They measure your child’s achievement compared to other children in all schools at the same class or age level. Information leaflets from the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) are available to help explain the meaning of these standardised test scores.
Click for the information leaflet regarding STen scores: STEN Leaflet.
If you wish to view this leaflet in a different language please visit the NCCA website.
Help My Kid Learn
The Department of Education and National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) has developed a website that brings together relevant information for parents and wider community to support children’s literacy and numeracy development. Visit the website to see how you can contribute to improving your childs literacy and numeracy skills.
Tracksuits should only be worn on PE days. Small stud earrings are allowed but larger and hooped earrings or any jewellery should not be worn to school. Dyed hair colour is not allowed. Please label all jumpers, cardigans etc so they won’t get lost.
Girls should not bring anything of value to school. The school is not responsible for the loss of property. Mobile phones should not be brought to school. If there is an exceptional reason, the phone must be left in the box in the office accompanied by a letter from the parent.
We are lucky to have the Schools Meal programme in our school which provides every child with a free morning snack and lunch everyday.
However if you choose not to opt in to the Schools Meal plan our policy is still a Healthy Eating policy.
Some helpful suggestions for Lunch-box Fillers: Give portion to suit child’s appetite & age.
- Sandwiches: Cold meat, tuna, cheese, jam, salad. Raw vegetable sticks e.g. carrots, celery, etc.
- Cream crackers. Small queen cakes.
- Fruit e.g. bananas, grapes, kiwi, etc.
- Plain biscuits e.g. rich tea, digestives 2/3 (not a full packet), Rice cakes. Seasame sticks.
- Cheese dips/strings/triangles/slices.
- Pasta, rice or salad bowl.
- Drinks: Water Milk Diluted orange.
Pupils are asked to take home all lunch packaging. This reduces our rubbish bill and helps parents aware of lunch consumption! We recommend the girls use a re-usable beaker and bring water or a dilutable drink.