We welcome all the new pupils who have joined our school this year. Our wish for you is that you will be very happy in Scoil Mháthair Dé and we want you all to achieve to the best of your ability and reach your full potential
We are a diverse school community from many countries and share many cultures, languages, traditions and religions. We are all equal and we are all very happy to belong to the community that is Scoil Mháthair Dé.
We ask you to always try your best, be kind to everybody and show good example. Always keep our school rules. We are all proud of our school and proud of our pupils. It is very important to us that we all respect each other.
Applications for September 2020 are being accepted now. To register interest in a place for a pupil in SMD please download the necessary form . Click on 'Enrolment Application Form' on the green bar at the top of the homepage. Complete and contact the school office 061-317630. Please download and refer to school Enrolment Policy. Thank you.
Class teachers and Support teachers offer advice and support to parents on childrens homework during COVID-19 school closure. Staff email addresses are available on the bar at the top of this page.
Dear Parents, I hope you are all healthy and safe in this time of great uncertainty for all of us. We have never experienced a situation like this before. We must all continue to follow the advice and direction from the HSE in dealing with COVID-19. All staff of Scoil Mháthair Dé are working from home and will help, advise and support with 'Distance Learning' as the way forward during school closures. Individual teachers are in regular contact with their classes/parents. Teachers are following Department of Education guidelines re teaching, learning and assessment during this time and online platforms are being suggested from which this can happen, as one possible way. Teachers can sign up for free access to Scoilnet and then send passwords to all pupils. Parents can access www.HelpMyKidLearn.ie immediately. Teachers are advising reWorld Book online as a great source as well as EPIC and Oxford Owls giving unlimited reading material to pupils and parents. Popular online platforms being recommended at the moment are Edmodo and Seesaw. It's not all about being online. It's always a good idea to continue on with readers and workbooks that the children have. Parents are free to contact teachers via email. In the meantime our first priority is that we take the advice from the HSE to keep each other safe and healthy. Wishing you all good health. Be safe!
Please be aware that children spread COVID-19. Children are carriers not victims. In most epidemics young children pass the virus on to others. During this closure it is very important that children are not mixing with their friends as they will give it to each other and silently pass it on to loved ones. Children should not be playing with their friends. Situations should be avoided where children interact. Continue to apply advice we have all been given by Public Health: wash hands regularly with soap, disinfect and keep surfaces clean and cough/sneeze into your elbow, practice social distancing of 2m apart from each other. Stay safe! Stay healthy!
Teachers provide plenty ideas and direction re homework during this school closure viaAladdin Connect and email. Please ensure your email details are correct on Aladdin. Please ensure also that you are connected to Aladdin. Email the school office if you are having difficulty receiving texts and emails from school/teachers. Distance learning can take place via electronic access and email. Pupils should continue with workbooks they have and continue reading all the readers they have as well as reading online. Don't forget to play and paint and draw and write and cook and plant seeds in pots or in the garden. Lots of different kinds of learning can happen at home too. Be good and kind!
Homework will be communicated to parents via Aladdin Connect during school closure. Please don't stress over homework. This is a difficult time for everybody as we follow direction from Public Health. Encourage children to continue with lots of reading.