Junior and Senior Infants are getting ready for Autumn!

They are mixing potions…

…and spotting all the changes in nature…

… and making delicious Halloween treats!

Look at the amazing constructions our Junior and Senior Infants built!

We’re so happy to be back at school!

We are so happy to see all our children back in City Quay NS today!!! We missed your smiling faces. 😀

Look at our fantastic new Junior Infants. They’re settling in really well already and they had lots of fun today.

Welcome back to City Quay!

We are really looking forward to seeing you all back in school next week! We have made a short video which will show you a few changes you will see on your return to school. 😀

Sanitisation and good hygiene practice.

  • All staff will have completed induction training and this includes clear guidance on good hand and respiratory hygiene.
  • Additional funds for enhanced cleaning have been provided and a deep clean of the school has taken place in recent weeks.
  • Every classroom has a sink with warm water, soap and disposable paper towels available.
  • Cleaners will have completed induction training and will clean once a day according to strict governmental guidelines.
  • If a staff member is cleaning during the school day then they will focus on frequently touched areas and surfaces.
  • Any school equipment used with a pod will be sanitised by a staff member before being used with another pod (group).
  • All members of staff will wash their hands between working with one bubble (class) and another.

A clean environment includes frequent handwashing by everyone. All children and staff will be encouraged to wash their hands regularly throughout the school day. Informative posters have been placed by the sinks showing good handwashing technique and the teachers will all be revising and teaching good hygiene practice as a priority in the first month of term.

Children will be encouraged to use the new hand sanitisers located all around the school and to wash their hands before eating food, after using the toilet, after sneezing, coughing or blowing their nose and after coming in from the yard.

It is a good idea to practice handwashing with your child at home before school starts. Below you’ll see the correct technique explained very well.

While maintaining distance and for reasons of hygiene it will be extremely difficult for staff to accommodate the tying of pupils’ shoelaces during the school day this year. Many pupils have difficulty in tying their own shoelaces. Regardless of age, if your child finds this difficult , we STRONGLY advise you to purchase velcro or other fastening shoes for them to wear to school this year.

Please keep an eye on this website for further details regarding the reopening of City Quay National School. Encourage your children to look at the information with you and explain a little about what they can expect. Should you have any queries about anything already published on the website don’t hesitate to get in touch and allow us to clarify.