ASTI withdrawal from Supervision and Substitution
As you are aware from the media, the ASTI has directed its members to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties with effect from 7th November 2016. This follows the repudiation by ASTI members of the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
Health and Safety legislation and the in loco parentis principle place a duty of care on school management to ensure the safety, health and welfare of pupils. The Board of Management wishes to keep the school open if at all possible. To this end school management have assessed the supervision and substitution needs of the school and have put in place arrangements for the provision of supervision of pupils.
As of our understanding of the current situation today, 28th October, we have decided that we will be open for all students on Monday 7th November – unless you are notified otherwise in the interim.
The Board of Management wish to assure you that it will continue to make every effort to provide education and care for our pupils and values your support in this endeavour.
ASTI Strike Day November 8th
Regrettably ASTI has also notified the Board of Management of a Strike Day on November 8th. If this strike day goes ahead as planned the Board of Management will not be in a position to discharge its responsibility with regard to the care of students in its charge.
The Board of Management is therefore requesting you not to send your son/daughter to school on November 8th.
The Board of Management will notify parents of arrangements regarding any further strike dates as they arise.
The Board of Management regrets this course of action is necessary. The Board has no wish to interrupt the education of students in this school; and will make judgements based on the best interest of our students in subsequent days.
Canon Robert Deane Liam Wegimont
Chairperson – Board of Management Secretary – Board of Management
The Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools has informed the Board of Management that all ASTI members have been directed to take strike action on Thursday October 27th. Pickets will be placed on all schools where ASTI members are employed on that day.
If the strike goes ahead as planned the Board of Management will not be in a position to discharge its responsibilities with regard to the care of students in its charge.
The Board of Management is therefore requesting you not to send your son/daughter to school on Thursday, October 27th.
The Board of Management regrets that this course of action is necessary. The Board has no wish to interrupt the education of students in this school.
Canon Robert Deane
Chairperson Board of Management.
Mount Temple “Swish the Rails” on Thursday November 17th 8pm to 11pm
The Mount Temple Parents Association are holding a ‘Swish the Rails’ event on the 17th November 2016 in the school hall. There will be a fashion show on the night, as well as, quality used/designer clothes, handbag and jewellery for sale.
Tickets to this event cost €10 and these will go on sale shortly (limited availability).
We are looking for volunteers or any support that you can provide; such as goodie bag items (beauty/retail), wine, sponsorship such as advertising in the Hall area, vouchers, prizes for raffle, and various other support with regard to hosting the fashion show (please contact Barbara Levins 086 8722981 or Elaine O’Donnell 087-9581929 or email email@example.com if you think you can help in any way).
In the meantime, can you do a big clear out of your wardrobe of those items that you no longer want or wear Dresses, Workwear, Partywear, Kids Partywear/Other Smart Clothes, Handbags, Shoes, Belts, Scarves and Jewellery and drop it off to the main office or school hall as set out below.
This will be very much appreciated and all proceeds from this event will be donated to the school as part of the Parents Association fundraising drive for 2016.
Drop off times:
7.15pm @ AGM Parents Association Wednesday 26th October(AGM commencing at 8pm.)
10am to 12am WEEKDAYS – Main office from November 7th.
10-12am SATURDAY 5th November – School Hall
1st year Fri Aug 26th 9 – 12, Mon 29th 9-12
2nd year Fri Aug 26th 10:30 – 1pm (wear tracksuit)
3rd year Fri Aug 26th 12pm
4th year Mon 29th 9 – 1 (wear tracksuit)
5th year Mon 29th 10:30am
6th Year Mon 29th 12pm
Full classes for all Tuesady 30th August
Important Information For All Camps – Please Read Carefully
July 4 – 7 (Monday – Thursday): Playwriting, 14-17 years Participants will work with experienced script writers and theatre practiioners to begin developing a script, devisng characters and exploring stagecraft.
July 11 – 14 (Monday – Thursday): Graphic Fiction, 11-13 years Participants will devise, write and illustrate a comic book with guidance and assistance from experienced artists. Think you can’t draw? We have tips and techniques to show you how!
July 19 – 21 (Tuesday – Thursday): Photography and Narrative, 8-10 years Participants will learn about taking brilliant photographs and then use the photos to illustrate their own stories.
July 25 – 28 (Monday – Thursday): Fiction Writing, 11-13 years Participants will have the opportunity to explore various aspects of writing fiction with experienced writers.
August 2 – 4 (Tuesday – Thursday): Playwriting and Puppetry, 8-10 years Participants will write a play, create characters, make puppets and put on a performance!
August 8 – 11 (Monday – Thursday): Cartoon Studies, 14-17 years Participants will work with a team of artists to create their own cartoon character and develop storylines. No drawing experience required.
August 15 – 18 (Monday – Thursday): Poetry and Performance, 14-17 years Participants will ahve the opportunity to explore various aspects of writing poetry with experienced writers, including song lyrics and spoken word.
August 22 – 25 (Monday – Thursday): Comedy Writing, 14-17 years Participants will have the opporutnity to write and perform their own stand-up comedy and comedy sketches.
Remember, you can only apply for a place by returning the registration form.
Applications form can be found on www.fightingwords.ie/
MOUNT TEMPLE SCHOOL TABLE QUIZ FUNDRAISER
The Parents Association are running a fundraising Table Quiz
at the Clontarf Rugby Club
on Thursday April 21st 2016 at 8pm
Doors open at 7.30pm for registration
Max 4 members per team – Admission €40 per team – Register on the night.
Raffle on the night, with lots of prizes, so please come along and support the school or buy some raffle tickets at the office (1 strip for €5 and 3 strips for €10).
The next meeting of the Learning Parent Support Group will take place on Wednesday April 13th at 7:45pm in the Library. The meeting will cover Assistive Technology and other matters and will be presented by:
James Northridge Bio:
James experiences the challenges that come with a specific learning difficulty on a daily basis and knows its impact on education and life all too well. Having struggled during school and dropping out from University, he turned his career around when a second shot of college came his way. He grabbed it with both hands and never looked back! He tacked the Dragon’s on RTE’s and ended up winning investment for his business UrAbility, which supply’s assistive technology training and software to schools and businesses around Ireland and the UK.
Topics to include:
Succeeding with Assistive Technology
Technology is all around us, however are we using it in the right way? Is it being used effectively to ensure that learners that most need help are getting the support they need to succeed in the classroom? James will draw on both his personal, work and academic experiences to enlighten the group as to how we can use technology to empower all students. Parents will walk away from the session with practical solutions to current issues and insights on how best to use some common technology for their children.
James will review software that can be used both in the classroom and at home to aid struggling learners, showing how to use them and of course when they are best used. James will give his personal success story on what worked best for him in education and some techniques that should make life a bit easier for your children. He might even give a few tips on dealing with investors from his successful appearance on Dragon’s Den.
PARENTS AND STUDENTS WELCOME
The Carol Service will start at 7pm tomorrow Friday 18th December.
There will be a cost of €5 per car (for charity) but places are limited.
Classes will finish at 1.05pm on Friday to prepare for the service.