BOM Meeting Thursday 27th January 2016
Ballycanew National School
A number of school policies were
reviewed and adjusted. A section
adopting the principals of Restorative Practices is to be included in the
schools Code of Behaviour. This enables
the children to participate in resolving relationship issues themselves under
the supervision of an adult.
It was agreed to change the
school’s enrolment policy governing the ASD classes so that children in the
local area are given priority for places over children outside the area.
Staffing Levels and Staff Training
The current staff levels should
remain the same for the coming year.
Anne Nagle will be returning to teach after a five year career
break. Staff training is supported fully
by the board as it is aware of the educational benefit it bestows on all
children in the school. The BOM approved
several training courses for teachers and SNA’s.
The Parents Association is helping to
fund a number of projects from money raised at the Christmas Bazaar.
Movement Training for one teacher
of New Basketball Post Protectors
kit-out the assembly hall for sound and PowerPoint presentations.
The board welcomed and approved
of the many extracurricular activities the school participates in over the
school year. Included in these are:
Training for pupils from 3rd – 6th sometime in May
365 in conjunction with Saint Patrick’s GAA Club and supported by many of the
in Mini Basketball Ireland in the last term.
Blitz for boys and girls on March 10th in Gorey Showgrounds.
school choir, under the stewardship of Karen Conroy, practices every week and
enters competitions from time to time.
Book Fair has been orgainsed for the week beginning 18th April 2016.
The Book Rental Scheme was
reviewed and found to be very successful.
Some small changes are being made in relation to payment arrangements in
order to regularize our accounting system.
The school is working on
commemorating the 1916 Rebellion in a number of ways; through history lessons
and activities, music and song, visiting local exhibitions and watching film
and videos about that period.
Enrolment Week will take place the week starting
March 7th 2016.