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  • kilberryns | Kilberry, Athy, Co. Kildare.
    our wonderful secretary Patty accompanied by her grandchildren current pupils Ella and Luke raised the flag 5th and 6th class played Amhrán na bhFiann on tin whistle as we all sang along to our National Anthem To conclude the ceremony 6th Class pupil Ciarán Dunne read a poem he had written especially to commemorate the 1916 Rising First Penance Posted by admin on March 9 2016 in Uncategorized with Comments closed Congratulations to Second Class who are making their First Penance today The children have been very well prepared by their teacher Mrs Prendergast for this sacrament of Reconciliation This is a very special occasion for all the children and their parents as they look ahead to the next very special sacrament of First Holy Communion in May Congratulations to Conor Byrne Leo Kelly Harry Grainger Leah Byrne Leah Sullivan Réaltín O Shaughnessy Ella Dunne Áine Lawlor Erica Mulhall Lauren Lawlor Phelan Molly Davis and Cailín Whyte Celebrating World Book Day Posted by admin on March 9 2016 in Uncategorized with Comments closed Kilberry N S celebrated World Book Day by inviting the children to bring in their favourite book to discuss with their class Each child was also given a book token on the day so remember to bring it in to your local book store to receive a free book or money off a book of your choice Happy reading Ms Cawley s class celebrating World Book Day Active Schools Posted by admin on March 9 2016 in Uncategorized with Comments closed The children from Junior Infants to Third Class have taken part in a six week Pilates programme in school Pilates for Kids is designed to work on and improve a child s balance co ordination and flexibility All the children really enjoyed taking part Junior and Senior Infants getting ready to start Let s keep Kilberry Active Catholic School s Week Posted by admin on February 23 2016 in Uncategorized with Comments closed We celebrated Catholic School s Week and the beginning of Spring with a prayer service on St Brigid s Day and a Lenten prayer service during which Áine Egan Pastoral Worker distributed blessed ashes with the assistance of Mrs Prendergast All classes were represented during the prayer services as children were invited to bring gifts symbols to the altar and take part in the prayers and readings Be Water Smart Posted by admin on February 23 2016 in Uncategorized with Comments closed We are currently working towards getting our third Green Flag for Water To conserve water in our school we Use rain water which is collected by our water butt to wash paintbrushes do science experiments water our plants and more Check to ensure that taps are always turned off properly a dripping tap can waste a lot of water Placed 4 x 250ml bottles of water into each toilet cistern every time a toilet is flushed 1 litre of water is saved The 4th and 5th class members of the Water

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  • Aistear | kilberryns
    new curriculum framework conducted through the medium of play which aims to provide enjoyable and challenging learning experiences for young children so that they can grow and develop as competent and confident learners Through play children develop their Social Communication and Problem solving skills as they are encouraged to explore the real and imaginary worlds around them Mrs McLernon facilitates the Aistear programme in Kilberry N S for Junior and Senior Infants every morning Is there a doctor in the house CAUTION Children at Work Sorting and Classifying Problem solving activities Role play At the Opticians Who s been sitting in my chair Look what I can build Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 May 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 May 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 November 2012 October 2012 April 2016 M T W T F S S Mar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Recent Posts Sacrament of Confirmation Full Attendance Awards Proclamation Day 15th

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  • Policies | kilberryns
    2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 May 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 May 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 November 2012 October 2012 April 2016 M T W T F S S Mar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Recent

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  • Anti-Bullying Policy | kilberryns
    individual differences achievements by acknowledging and rewarding good behaviour and by providing opportunities for success Pupils are helped to develop empathy by discussing feelings and by trying to put themselves in the place of others Teachers respond sensitively to pupils who disclose incidents of bullying The school s anti bullying policy is discussed regularly with the pupils The staff is particularly vigilant in monitoring pupils who are considered at risk of bullying being bullied All disclosed incidents of bullying are investigated Members of the BOM are familiar with the school s policy on bullying and actively promote it on a repeated basis among staff parents and pupils Parents contribute to and support the school s policy on bullying by encouraging positive behaviour both at home and at school by being vigilant for signs and symptoms that their child is being bullied or is bullying others by communicating concerns to the school Devising a school charter for display in classrooms and other prominent locations The playground is supervised at break times Corridors are monitored when pupils are going out to break going home etc Procedures for Noting and Reporting an incident of Bullying Behaviour 1 All reports of bullying no matter how trivial will be noted investigated and dealt with by teachers In that way pupils will gain confidence in reporting This confidence factor is of vital importance 2 Concerns about bullying behaviour should be reported in the first instance to the class teacher 3 The staff will closely monitor the children who are considered at risk of being bullied bullying 4 Serious cases of bullying behaviour by pupils will be referred immediately to the Principal Deputy Principal 5 Parent s guardians of victims and bullies will be informed by the Principal Deputy Principal earlier rather than later of incidents so that they are given the opportunity of discussing the matter They are then in a position to help and support their children before a crisis occurs 6 Non teaching staff are encouraged to report any incidents of bullying behaviour witnessed by them to the teaching staff 7 In the case of a complaint regarding a staff member this should at first be raised with staff member in question and if necessary with the Principal 8 Where cases relating to either a pupil or a teacher remain unresolved at school level the matter should be referred to the School s Board of Management see Complaints Procedure Procedure for Investigating and Dealing with Bullying Teachers will take a calm unemotional problem solving approach when dealing with incidents of bullying behaviour reported by either pupils staff or parent s guardians Such incidents will be investigated outside the classroom situation to avoid the public humiliation of the victim or the pupil engaged in bullying behaviour In any incident of bullying each pupil involved will spoken to separately in an attempt to get both sides of the story All interviews will be conducted with sensitivity and with due regard to the rights of all pupils

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  • Child Protection Policy | kilberryns
    1997 which enables members of the public to obtain access to personal information relating to them which is in the possession of public bodies However the act also provides that public bodies may refuse access to information obtained by them in confidence Definition and Recognition of Child Abuse Child abuse can be categorized into four different types neglect emotional abuse physical abuse sexual abuse A child may be subjected to more than one form of abuse at any given time Definitions for each abuse are detailed in Children First Dept of Health Children Chapter 3 Sections 3 2 3 5 pages 31 33 Guidelines for recognition of Child Abuse A list of child abuse indicators is contained in Appendix 1 Children First pg 125 131 It is important to stress that no one indicator should be seen as conclusion in itself of abuse it may indicate conditions other than child abuse All signs and symptoms must be examined in the total context of the child s situation and family circumstances There are commonly three stages in the identification of child abuse These are I Considering the possibility II Looking out for signs of abuse III Recording information Each of these stages is developed in Children First Pg 34 35 section 3 9 Handling Disclosures From Children Child Protection Pg 9 Section 2 4 gives comprehensive details of how disclosures should be approached When information is offered in confidence the member of staff will need tact and sensitivity in responding to the disclosure The member of staff will need to reassure the child and retain his her trust while explaining the need for action and the possible consequences which will necessarily involve other adults being informed It is important to tell the child that everything possible will be done to protect and support him her but not to make promises that cannot be kept e g promising not to tell anyone else The following advice is offered to school personnel to whom a child makes a disclosure of abuse Listen to the child Take all disclosures seriously Do not ask leading questions or make suggestions to the child Offer reassurance but do not make promises Do not stop a child recalling significant events Do not over react Explain that further help may be sought Record the discussion accurately and retain record This information should then be passed onto the DLP If the reporting person or member of staff and the DLP are satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for the suspicion allegation the procedures for reporting are laid out in Children First Section 4 4 Pg 38 will be adhered to Standardized reporting forms may be photocopied from Children First Appendix 8 Pg 159 The Chairperson of the Board of Management will be informed before the DLP makes contact with the relevant authorities unless the situation demands the more immediate action to be taken for the safety of the child in which case the Chairperson may be informed after the report

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  • Code of Behaviour | kilberryns
    will reflect the age and stage of development of the students and can be drawn up in consultation with the pupils In keeping with our Catholic ethos we are always conscious that we can help children develop morally through exposing them to the love of Jesus Children with Special Needs All children are required to comply with the code of behaviour However the school recognises that children with special needs may require assistance in understanding certain rules Specialised behaviour plans will be put in place in consultation with parents and the class teacher learning support resource teacher and or Principal will work closely with home to ensure that optimal support is given Cognitive emotional and social development will be taken into account at all times Professional advice from psychological assessments will be invaluable The children in the class or school may be taught strategies to assist a pupil with special needs adhere to the rules and thus provide peer support This will be done in a supportive and safe way acknowledging and respecting the difference in all individuals Methods of Communicating with Parents Communicating with parents is central to maintaining a positive approach to dealing with children Parents and teachers should develop a joint strategy to address specific difficulties in addition to sharing a broader philosophy which can be implemented at home and in school A high level of co operation and open communication is seen as an important factor encouraging positive behaviour in the school Structures and channels designed to maintain a high level of communication among staff and between staff pupils and parents and B O M have been established and are being reviewed regularly Communication between staff members is encouraged daily and at official staff meetings and by record keeping in incident book Parents are kept informed at formal informal meetings notes in journals or phone calls Parents should be encouraged to talk in confidence to teachers about any significant developments in a child s life in the past or present which may affect the child s behaviour Behaviour check lists in homework diaries will be used to keep parents informed about aspects of child s behaviour which needs attention Phone calls where necessary Positive notes stickers rewards certificates are sent home to communicate news of good behaviour Pupils are taught reminded about our Code of Behaviour at assembly and during informal class discussion and formal Alive O and S P H E Lessons B O M will be regularly updated on our Code of Behaviour and its implementation Unacceptable Behaviour Three levels of misbehaviour are recognised Minor Serious and Gross All everyday instances of a minor nature are dealt with by the class teacher In cases of repeated serious misbehaviour or single instances of gross misbehaviour the Principal will be informed immediately Parents will be involved at an early stage and invited to meet the teacher and or the Principal to discuss their child s behaviour Examples of serious misbehaviour Behaviour that is hurtful including bullying harassment discrimination and victimisation Behaviour that interferes with teaching and learning Threats or physical hurt to another person Damage to property Theft Use of obscene inappropriate or offensive language Possession of a dangerous or harmful item e g penknife Possession or offering illegal drugs alcohol tobacco or other harmful substance including glue nail varnish tippex P V A and Pritt Stick are permitted Examples of gross misbehaviour Assault on a teacher or pupil Serious theft Serious damage to property Sanctions The use of sanctions or consequences should be characterised by certain features It must be clear why the sanction is being applied The consequence must relate as closely as possible to the behaviour It must be made clear what changes in behaviour are required to avoid future sanctions There should be a clear distinction between minor and major offences It should be the behaviour rather than the person that is the focus The following steps will be taken when the children behave inappropriately They are listed in order of severity The list is by no means exhaustive Teachers may put in place alternative measures where necessary The aim of the sanction is to prevent the behaviour occurring again and if necessary to help devise strategies for this Sanctions Reasoning with pupil Verbal reprimand including advice on how to improve Temporary separation from peers within class and or temporary removal to another class Prescribing extra work writing out the story of what happened lines Loss of privileges Detention during break Communication with parents Referral to Principal Principal communicating with parents 10 Exclusion Suspension or Expulsion from school in accordance with Rule 130 of the Rules for National Schools as amended by circular and Education Welfare Act 2000 However sanctions should relate as closely as possible to the behaviour and the age and understanding of the pupil Pupils will not be deprived of engagement in a Curricular Area except on the grounds of Health and Safety When and Where Behaviour will be subject to the Code It is expected that the pupils of Kilberry N S will be subject to the Code of Behaviour at all times during the school day on all occasions when the pupils leave the school on a school trip tour or outing and on all school linked activities organised by teachers Behaviour on school bus may be subject to sanction where necessary Suspension and Expulsion Before serious sanctions such as suspension or expulsion are used the normal channels of communication between school and parents will be utilised Communication with parents may be verbal or by letter depending on the circumstances Before suspension the school management will also consider the risk if any unwanted outcomes caused by suspending a pupil For gross misbehaviour or repeated instances of serious misbehaviour suspension may be considered Parents concerned will be invited to come to the school to discuss their child s case Aggressive threatening or violent behaviour towards a teacher or pupil will be regarded as serious or gross misbehaviour Where

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  • Complaints Procedure | kilberryns
    recourse to law or to another existing procedure Stage 2 2 1 If the complaint is still unresolved and the parent guardian wishes to pursue the matter further she he should lodge the complaint in writing with the Chairperson of the Board of Management 2 2 The Chairperson should bring the precise nature of the written complaint to the notice of the teacher and seek to resolve the matter between the parties within 5 days of receipt of the written complaint Stage 3 3 1 If the complaint is not resolved informally the Chairperson should subject to the general authorisation of the Board and except in those cases where the Chairperson deems the particular authorisation of the Board to be required Supply the teacher with a copy of the written complaint and Arrange a meeting with the teacher and where applicable the Principal teacher with a view to resolving the complaint Such a meeting should take place within 10 days of receipt of the written complaint Stage 4 4 1 If the complaint is still not resolved the Chairperson should make a formal report to the Board within 10 days of the meeting referred to in 3 1 b 4 2 If the Board considers that the complaint is not substantiated the teacher and the complainant should be so informed within 3 days of the Board meeting 4 3 If the Board considers that the complaint is substantiated or that it warrants further investigation it proceeds as follows The teacher should be informed that the investigation is proceeding to the next stage The teacher should be supplied with a copy of any written evidence in supprt of the complaint The teacher should be requested to supply a written statement to the Board in response to the complaint The teacher should

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  • Enrolment and Admissions Policy | kilberryns
    be given to the D E S guidelines in relation to class size staffing space and health and safety requirements Enrolment of Children with Special Needs In relation to applications for the enrolment of children with special needs it is open to the board of management to request a copy of the child s medical and or psychological report or where such a report is not available to request that the child be assessed immediately The purpose of the assessment report is to assist the school in establishing the educational and training needs of the child relevant to his her disability or special needs and to profile the support services required Following receipt of the report the Board will assess how the school could meet the needs specified in the report Where the Board deems that further resources are required it will prior to enrolment request the Department of Education and Skills to provide the resources required to meet the needs of the child as outlined in the psychological or medical report These resources may include access to or the provision of any or a combination of the following visiting teacher service resource teacher for special needs special needs assistant specialised equipment or furniture transport services etc The school will meet with the parents of the child to discuss the child s needs and the school s suitability or capability in meeting those needs If necessary a full case conference involving all parties will be held which may include parents principal class teacher learning support teacher resource teacher for special need or psychologist as appropriate It may be necessary for boards of management to decide to defer enrolment of a particular child pending The receipt of an assessment report and or The provision of appropriate resources by the Department of Education and Skills to meet the child s needs specified in the Psychological and or medical report Notification of Acceptance Following the Board of Management decision parents of successful candidates will be notified by letter informing them that their application has been successful and the date for formal Enrolment usually in June Unsuccessful candidates will also be informed of the Board s decision by letter In the event of an appeal the Board will follow the procedures outlined by Department of Education and Skills see Appendix 11 In June an Enrolment Day is held in the school in the Infant Classroom over 2 afternoons 1 00 p m 2 40 p m Parents and new entrants are invited to meet with principal class teacher and Home School Liaison Officer Parents are asked to provide full length original birth cert baptismal cert where applicable photocopies of these certs will be held on school files subject to Data Protection Act Appendix 8 any relevant reports eg psychological assessment speech and language reports school reports if transferring from another school Parents are required to complete the school s Enrolment Form Appendix 3 Admission Date In Kilberry N S new junior infants will only

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