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Willow Park First Year. Parents’ Night 2 nd September 2013. Parents’ Night 2 nd September 2013. Welcome Purpose of Meeting Aim of First Year Organisation and Structures Communication/Procedures Events Bullying & General Rules Setting of Classes for 2014. Purpose of Meeting.

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Willow park first year

Willow Park First Year

Parents’ Night

2ndSeptember 2013


Parents night 2 nd september 2013

Parents’ Night 2ndSeptember 2013

  • Welcome

  • Purpose of Meeting

  • Aim of First Year

  • Organisation and Structures

  • Communication/Procedures

  • Events

  • Bullying & General Rules

  • Setting of Classes for 2014


Purpose of meeting

Purpose of Meeting

  • Open Communication Lines

  • Information

  • Letting you know what we say to your sons


Aim of first year

Aim of First Year

  • BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE

  • Academically

  • Spiritually

  • Morally

  • Socially

  • At Sports

  • Culturally


Organisation and structures

Organisation and Structures

  • Principal – Mr. McGuire

  • Deputy Principal –Mr. Rogan

  • Pastoral Care Team – 4 Teachers

  • Liturgical Co-Ordinator - Mr.Liddy

  • Spiritual Director - Fr. O’Brolachain

  • SEN Department - Ms. Ryan

  • Lost Property - Mrs. Jennings


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Organisation and Structures

  • Tutors – St. Aidan’s – Mr.McAree

    St. Brendan’s – Mme.Boissel

    St. Colm’s – Mrs. Jennings

    St. Declan’s – Mr.Liddy

    St. John’s – Ms. Phelan

    St. Kevin’s – Ms Smith

    St. Mark’s – Mrs.Tuite

    St. Paul’s – Mrs.Culhane


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Organisation and Structures

  • Subjects Taught During Normal School Day

    • Irish

    • English

    • Maths

    • Religion

    • History

    • Geography

    • Art

    • Latin/Business

    • Physical Education

    • Science

    • French

    • Spanish

    • Literacy

    • SPHE – Social Personal, Health Education

    • CSPE – Civic Social Political Education

    • ICT


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Organisation and Structures

  • Class starts at 8:35am - Aim to be in by 8:25am

  • First Break - 10:45am - Small Nutritious Healthy Snack

  • Lunch Break - 12:45pm - Substantial Healthy Lunch

  • End of Day - 3:10pm - Small snack before games and after

  • Boys should organise themselves so that they only have the books for each segment of three classes.

  • Timetable inside locker helps with this.

  • Tutors will guide them through their organisation of locker and day-to-day needs


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Organisation and Structures

  • Morning Activities:

    • Mass – Lenten Period

    • German – Thursday – 7:50am

    • Orchestra – Wednesday 7:45am

    • Choir–Tuesday 7:50am

    • Music Appreciation – Friday 7:50am

    • Swimming – To be confirmed


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Organisation and Structures

  • After School Classes/Activities:

    • Rugby – Monday/Wednesday/Saturday

    • Cross Country & Athletics – Tuesday & Thursday

    • Basketball – Tuesday & Thursday

    • Table Tennis – Tuesday & Thursday

    • Willow Wheelers - Sunday

    • Y-Not Club – Thursday 4pm

    • Water Polo – To be confirmed


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Organisation and Structures

  • Optional Classes/Activities:

    Extra Charge

    • Woodwork – Thursday Afternoon

    • Technical Graphics – Thursday Afternoon

    • Music Lessons – By arrangement (Open morning 7:50am – Wednesday 4th September)

    • Tennis – Saturday Afternoons


Communication procedures

Communication & Procedures

  • Communication:

  • Insight

  • Office 365 (VLE)

  • Reflective Diary & Progress Cards

  • School Diary

  • Christmas & Summer Reports

  • Newsletters

  • Website - www.willowparkschool.ie

  • Phone - 01-2881651

  • Email - [email protected]

  • Appointment


Communication procedure

Communication & Procedure

  • Procedure to contact member of staff/pupil:

    In the event of requiring to contact the Principal, the Deputy Principal, a Tutor, a Teacher or Your Son.

    Please ring Reception (Maeve) to leave message and they will respond as soon as possible.

    Please make yourself known to reception before approaching First Year areas.


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Communication & Procedure

  • Procedure to inform school of absence:

    In the event of absence please phone reception (01-2881651) or email [email protected]

    This should be followed up with a note on return to school.


Events

Events

  • First Year Family Mass

  • Class Retreats

  • Orientation Day

  • Carol Service

  • Reconciliation Services

  • Bully Awareness Mornings

  • Catholic Schools Week

  • French Day

  • Seachtain naGaeilge

  • 100 Mile Cycle

  • Bereavement Service

  • Founder’s Day

  • Geography Trip

  • Green Flag Initiative

  • Songs In The Park

  • Art Exhibition

  • Graduation Mass

  • Academic Awards

  • Weekly Whole School Assemblies


Bullying and general rules

Bullying and General Rules

School Motto

BE THERE

BE CARING

BE TRUTHFUL

Every student in Willow Park First Year is entitled to an education free from fear and intimidation. Bullying is not tolerated in Willow park


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Bullying and General Rules

Bullying

  • Verbal

  • Physical

  • Exclusion

  • Social Media and Phone


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Bullying and General Rules

General Rules:

  • Arrive on time and prepared for class.

  • Be respectful to all and their property.

  • Full uniform to be worn at all times - No hoodies or runners to be worn to class.

  • Phones are to be stored in lockers for the duration of the school day.

  • Good behaviour is expected from all pupils to and from home - DART, Bus, Local Shops.

  • Students are not permitted to leave the grounds at anytime once they enter the grounds.


Awareness of your sons activity

Awareness of your Sons’ Activity

Outside of School Time

  • Important to know where your son is at all times

  • Large groups assembling in Blackrock, St. Helen’s Wood, DART, Bus.

  • Saturday and Sunday afternoons – Important to keep in regular contact throughout the day/evening.

  • They can get to different areas of Dublin very quickly and be home before you realise.


Setting of classes for 2014

Setting of Classes for 2014

  • 2nd Year Blackrock College:

  • Weighting of marks for all subjects is 1/3 of Christmas result and 2/3 Summer result.

  • All students are then placed in order from top to bottom in all subjects except History, Geography and Religion.

  • Religion (although an exam subject) is set alphabetically.

  • History and Geography are set from the Science marks.

    • Rationale:

    • History and Geography are shared with Science with regard to timetabling in order to allow for a more extensive subject choice.

    • History and Geography are taught as mixed ability subjects, as is the case in the majority of the schools in the country.


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Parents’ Night 2ndSeptember 2013

Thank you

Enjoy the Year


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