Rainbows: peer-support programme to assist students who are grieving a death,separation or other painful changes in their family.

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Mount Temple is delighted to re-introduce the Rainbows programme to
our school life.Rainbows Ireland is a voluntary peer-support programme to
assist students who are grieving a death,separation or other painful
changes in their family. Rainbows helps by providing a safe setting in which students can share
their feelings,emotions and struggles with others who have shared
experiences.They are supported in this by a trained facilitator and all
information shared is confidential.Facilitators are teachers in the school
who care about the grief of students and who are there to listen to what the
students say.The participants will follow a 12 week programme and
meetings will be held during lunch in M7 every Tuesday starting on the 12th
December. If you feel that your son/daughter would benefit from Rainbows please
contact Ms.Finglas at jennifer.finglas@mounttemple.ie

Parents Association AGM Wednesday 25 October

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Reminder to all Mount Temple Parents,

Parents Association AGM Wednesday 25 October

7 pm – School library doors open , registration , tea and coffee.

Meeting 7.30- 9 pm  (coinciding with 1st year Halloween event).

The evening will include a presentation on the new school building; and on the recent results of the Whole School Evaluation.

The agenda includes as well as usual AGM business, contributions from the principal, parent members of the board and the policy review group. Parent nominees for the board will be also be announced (as per previous notification).

The PA committee membership is enjoying a healthy turn over with nine parents having declared their interest in joining and five current members stepping down.

Looking forward to seeing many parents there.

Sieneke Hakvoort


Mount Temple Parents Association

Election of Parent Representative to- Board of Management 2017-2020

Written by Barbara Treacy on . Posted in Information for Parents

October 11th 2017. 

 Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

As advised via text/app, please note that the term of office for the Parent Representatives on the current Board of Management ends soon.  Consequently, there is a requirement to elect Parent Representatives to the current Board of Management and he/she will commence a five-year term of office starting in November, 2017.

To be eligible, a Parent/Guardian must have a child attending the school at the time of the election which will take place by secret ballot in the school on October 2017.

If you are interested in nominating a Parent/Guardian for the election, please complete the nomination form below.   Please note you cannot nominate yourself Please also ensure that if you nominate someone that you have their prior agreement. 

All nomination forms must be received by the school office on or before 1.00pm on Wednesday 25th October 2017.  

Yours sincerely,

Liam Wegimont

Principal & Secretary to the Board of Management.


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Election of Parents’ Nominee to the Board of Management  


I, _______________________, Parent/Guardian of________________________________ in class ____________________ , wish to nominate ____________________________  for  election as one of two parents’ nominee on the Board of Management of Mount Temple Comprehensive School. 

I declare that the nominee’s child, ____________________________  is a student of Mount Temple Comprehensive School in class ___________________ (class name). I have consulted with the nominee and they are in agreement.


Signed: ___________________________ Nominator

School rebuild: latest news.

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The Board of Management is delighted to announce that during the Summer the Department of Education put out a call for tenders for an architect to lead the design team for the Mount Temple rebuild. From a large field, the contract has been awarded to Wejcherts architects, and work has commenced on moving swiftly to complete Stage 1 (during Autumn/Winter) in order to be in a position to move to detailed design and to apply for planning permission in 2018.

Whole School Evaluation Report (2017) of Mount Temple (now available online).

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Following a Whole School Evaluation earlier in the year, the Department of Education has this week finalised the process, with a very positive report on the school.  

The report recognises and affirms:

  • The school’s continuing efforts to embody a comprehensive, inclusive, tolerant, and enabling ethos in all dimensions of school life; 
  • The importance of our curriculum innovation, including in Junior Cycle reform;
  • The quality of learning and teaching; and the ongoing processes of improving teaching and learning;
  • Student well-being and engagement;
  • Parental involvement and satisfaction;
  • The effectiveness of ongoing school self-evaluation and school improvement processes and the culture of continuous improvement;
  • The effectiveness of management and leadership.

For the full report see:   https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Inspection-Reports-Publications/Whole-School-Evaluation-Reports-List/81002K_WSEMLLPP_4855_20170508.pdf      

Click on the link below for the Mount Temple Board of Management’s response to the Whole School Evaluation:

School Response Part A and B 

1st – 6th Year Books Available Second Hand in the School

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The following are second hand books available for a nominal amount, Please email me at barbara.treacy@mounttemple.ie if you are interested. They will be available till end of next week. (Friday 21st July):

1st Year Books

9 – Connect with Maths 1

6 – Timeline (History)

1 – Essential Science Workbook

2 – French Dictionary

4 – One World + 4 Workbooks (CSPE)

1 – SPHE 1


2nd Year Books

1 – Sounds Good Core Book + 2 Workbooks (Music)

4 – Ready for Business + 4 Workbooks

2 – Iontas 3 + 7 Workbooks

4 – SPHE 2

3 – Bon Travail 1

1 – Lifewise + 2 Workbooks (Home Economics)


3rd Year Books

4 – Connect with Maths 2 (Higher Level)

2 – Exploring Science + 1 Workbook

9 – SPHE 3


5th/6th Year Books

1 – Effective Maths

2 – Making It Happen (LCVP)

2 – United States and the World 1945-1989

1 – Deutsch Komplett

1 – Real World Physics + 1 Workbook

3 – Appreciating Art

1 – Accounting for Senior Cycle