St.Michael's College

1st YEAR

February 2nd



Parent-Teacher Meeting


All of the information about the Parent-Teacher Meeting (from our weekly update last week) is still available below. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday afternoon for a chance to talk about how the boys are getting on and to introduce yourselves to each other.



Next Week


We have an unusual week next week with the school closed for two days. Monday (6th) is a Public Holiday and Thursday (9th) is a Junior Cycle training day for staff.



JCT


The Junior Cup Rugby Team play their first cup match in Donnybrook on Tuesday next at 3pm. Class will end shortly before this, to allow students to attend if they wish. Any boys who do want to attend the match will need to buy a ticket in advance (CLICK HERE). In addition, please note that senior school boys are not supervised/accompanied as they make their way to or from the game.



Vaccines


We have received dates for the second round of the HPV /  Tdap / MenACW Vaccines. The boys already received the first round back in November and the HSE have scheduled us for the second half of the vaccines on Monday and Tuesday 27th & 28th March. We'll pass more information on to everyone a week or so beforehand.



Sunday


Students who have signed-up for our February Challenge this coming Sunday have been sent their start times in their Google Classroom app. They have also been given the following instructions:


1. Start Time

Check Google Classroom to see your start time. Meet AT THE RUNNING TRACK here in school to check-in on Sunday. The running track is the start line for the whole event so go up there with your bike when you arrive. You will be starting with the people who have the same time as you but you don't need to stick with each other during the cycle.


2. Cycle Route

CLICK HERE for the cycle route to the top of Nutley Lane. From the top of Nutley Lane, it is dead straight in a cycle lane the whole way to the turnaround point at Loughlinstown roundabout (CLICK HERE). MAKE SURE to bring your phone with you so that you can find Loughlinstown roundabout on Google Maps if you get lost. It will probably take you an hour or so to get back to the school and you should come to the running track when you get here. We will tick you off as completing the first cycle lap and then you do a SECOND cycle of the route to make it 40km. Our supervisors will be out on the route and they'll be at the turning point at Loughlinstown Roundabout to record that you've reached there on each of your two laps.


3. Safety

If you do not have a helmet, you cannot participate. If our supervisors see you not wearing your helmet properly, not keeping both hands on your handlebars, or not cycling carefully, you will be removed from the event.


4. Help

If you need help during the cycle (if your bike breaks or you're lost), you can pop a message in your Google Classroom app and we will come to you.


5. Run

When you get back to the running track for the second time, you then have 13 laps to run in order to finish the event. We will have helpers at the track to count your laps.


PARENT-TEACHER MEETING

Tuesday February 7th

4.15 - 6.45pm

As we approach our 1st Year Parent-Teacher meeting, it's time to pass on some information and arrangements for the event. Please find below, details and advice for making the most of the meeting. If you have any additional questions, you can send an email to dwilson@stmc.ie


Location & Parking

The meeting takes place in our Sports Hall. If you arrive to the school and are not sure where that is, simply ask anyone you see. MOST IMPORTANTLY, as a result of the current building works, parking is not available on the school grounds. Anyone driving to the meeting can use paid on-street parking, Merrion Church, or the Merrion Centre car parks.


Layout

When you enter the Sports Hall, you'll see the teachers sitting with their names displayed above their heads. In front of each teacher will be a queue of chairs and you are welcome to join the queue for any teacher you would like to speak with.


Timing

As you can imagine, one of the aims for the afternoon will be to provide the best possible opportunity for everyone to speak with as many teachers as possible. With that in mind, please limit your conversation with each teacher to no more than 5 minutes. If everyone can do this, queues will remain manageable and your chances of speaking with most of your son's teachers will increase.  


Preparation

Bringing a copy of your son's Christmas report to the meeting, would be an extremely helpful step. The report will show you the names of your son's teachers and therefore you will know who to queue-up for when you enter the hall. Feel free to speak with as many or as few teachers as you like. Teachers of the examined subjects will be in attendance at the meeting (not P.E, SPHE, CSPE, or Wellbeing).


Introductions

While waiting in a queue, please feel free to use the opportunity to introduce yourself to the parents around you. Parent-Teacher meetings are always a great chance to share questions, concerns, or experiences with the parents of your son's classmates.


Match

At 3pm on the same day as the Parent-Teacher meeting, our Junior Cup Rugby team are playing in Donnybrook. One or two of the teachers will be involved in that game and therefore may be about 15 minutes late for the meeting. If you notice that someone you wish to speak with is not in the hall, check back on their queue after 4.30 and you should see them then.


Follow-Up

Inevitably, with large numbers and limited time, you may find that you don't get to speak with every teacher that you hoped to. If this happens, please feel free to send an email to the teacher(s) in the days following the meeting to ask for feedback. Email addresses for all of he teachers are available by CLICKING HERE.


St.Michael's College, Ailesbury Road, Dublin D04A373

Ph: 2189400 / e-mail: admin@stmc.ie