Message from Mrs. Harnett

St. Conleth’s Infant School,

Naas Road,

Newbridge                                                                                                  Friday March 27th

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am again writing to you via email due to the continued closure of schools. As you are probably aware, the school will not be re-opening on Monday next, due to the ongoing Covid 19 Health Crisis. As we will be entering the Easter Holiday period on April 3rd, we will be waiting for an update from the DES regarding re-opening after Easter.  As the situation is continuing to become more worrying and serious, the safety and health of all our families is to the forefront of everyone’s thoughts.

Schools have been asked by the Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills, Sean O Foghlu, to re-inforce the message to our school communities of the vital importance of Social and Physical distancing, keep two metres from others, minimise physical contact, limit trips outside of the home, not to bring children with you when shopping for essentials and to adhere to HSE guidelines to help avoid the spread of Covid 19.

Due to the young age of our pupils, I am sure some are confused as to why they cannot come to school. Please re-assure them that the school will be open to them again soon and that we look forward to welcoming all our pupils back again very soon. I would like to thank you for supporting your child’s education at home over the past couple of weeks. It has been wonderful to hear of our pupils learning new skills such as learning to ride a bike, baking, making kites and even building walls!!

Work packs for next week, March 31-April 3rd are posted on the website and can be accessed on  We are acutely aware that each child learns in different ways. Work packs are online with a menu of suggested activities that pupils may complete. I am sure some families are experiencing tremendous worry and anxiety at this time so please decide according to the ability/needs/circumstances of your household which school activities your child can complete. Again, of equal importance is reading with your child, speaking with your child, experiencing nature and keeping healthy at this time.

As the official Easter Holiday period begins on Friday next, April 3rd, we will not be posting work packs for the Easter Holiday period. Please make every effort to enjoy the Easter holidays and will, hopefully, be back to school soon after Easter. On behalf of all of us in St. Conleth’s Infant School, I would like to wish you well, stay healthy and stay apart!

Yours Sincerely,

Margaret Harnett,