Tobar an Léinn is a small 6 teacher primary school located in the village of Raheen, Co. Laois, Ireland.
Our very special edition of our termly newsletter is now available to view below. Thanks to all you contributed. It's lovely to read about what the children have been doing while they're at home during these unprecedented times. In years to come we will look back at this edition of the Nasc as a historical document to find out what life was like during the Lockdown of 2020.
Tobar an Léinn has updated both its Acceptable Use Policy in light of the current circumstances and distance learning. We have also updated our Admissions Policy. We welcome any parental feedback on these before 20th May when we plan to have them ratified by the Board of Management.
The following are some very helpful websites that might help everyone keep occupied over the next few weeks.
On Thursday the school building will reopen for parents to collect new packs of work that the teachers have prepared. This work is not being created to add any additional pressure or stress to parent's lives. The work for older classes can be done independently and without constant parental supervision. A little work often is the best method to keep children motivated.
The support materials are based on three weeks work excluding the Easter Holidays. We have no further information on when schools are returning and we are expecting an update at some stage this week. We have planned this work to last a longer length of time so that we are prepared if further restrictions are put in place.
The school will reopen at 9.30am, times will be staggered for parents to allow for social distancing. We will be operating a one way system: In through the front door , collect support materials in the Hall and exit through the back door. Please bring a pen as you need to sign in and please provide an email address.
Junior - Senior Infants 9.30-10.30am
Ist -2nd class 10.30-11.30am
3rd-4th class 11.30-12.30pm
5th -6th class 12.30- 1.15pm
You may collect siblings learning materials so you only have to make one trip. Please observe the 2 metre rule and if at all possible please refrain from bringing children with you.