St.Michael's College, Ailesbury Road, Dublin D04A373
Ph: 2189400 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
As the countdown to secondary school picks up pace, a few reminders of items from our last mailshot, as well as a couple of new items of info... Firstly, a quick summary of what you were sent before...
Friday August 23rd at 7.30pm: Our meeting for 1st Year parents.
Saturday August 24th (anytime between 10am and 4pm): The boys can bring their books in (DON'T wear uniform!), get their lockers sorted, have a wander around the school, etc. It will probably take about 30/40 minutes to get the few jobs done.
Monday August 26th: School for 1st Year boys from 12.20pm to 3.35pm, in full uniform. The students have an assembly at 12.30pm followed by classes from 1.35 to 3.35pm. (NB: A message to parents from the admin office mentioned class starting at 1.35pm for 1st Year, but the boys do need to be in at 12.20pm for the assembly they will be having before class).
Some New Items of Info...
I totally underestimated how interested everyone would be in padlocks and I've been replying to emails all week about them! The best bet is probably to hold off buying one and when you're in for the parents' meeting (or on the Saturday), you'll see all the lockers and get an idea of size. Padlocks are sold in the Merrion Centre so you/he can pop over to get one for a few Euro. NB: Combination type locks aren't a great idea (the boys love trying to crack the codes on other people's locks).
The First Test!
On Saturday 24th, parents are obviously more than welcome to come along with their sons but it would be appreciated if you could use the opportunity to just have a look around yourself, introduce yourself to other parents and so on. We're hoping to give all of the boys a chance to make a positive and independent start, so there shouldn't be any need for any parent to be glued to their son, signing-in on his behalf, putting books in his locker, etc. We'll have some of the older students there to help out and they'll guide all of the 1st Years through the process of getting their school email, arranging their locker, etc.