School is out for Summer!

And with that, COVID 19 and the 12th March abrupt halt became a distant memory. Playgrounds have re-opened, children are back playing in the green spaces and laughter and chat can be heard around the place again. The sun is shining and for all of the parents and children we can finally say, SCHOOL IS OUT FOR SUMMER!

Never before and probably never again, will our country experience such events. The aim of the game was to stay safe and thankfully our school community remains in tact. It will go down in history as our biggest ‘victory’ to date. For that, we will be forever grateful.

Now it is time to take a deep sigh of relief and look to the future. While social distancing still remains, we look forward to the summer months, 99’s, BBQ’s, no homework, no homeschooling, and after a well earned break the sound of our school bell again and the hustle and bustle as we meet back together! There is SO much to look forward to.

For the ‘Class of 2020’ we salute you. You have even more fun times ahead. We will zoom at 10am this morning, and you can open your surprise post. We will see you back in your old stomping ground on July 23rd and while it may be slightly different we look forward to a ‘face to face’ graduation. And from there we will look ahead to our Confirmation on July 25th and then you fly the nest……..bid us ‘farewell’ and head to new pastures!!!! We are so proud of you!

And so people don’t miss out on the interim ‘virtual’ farewell, this blog will be followed in an hour or so by a final blog to celebrate the ‘Class of 2020’ on what should have been their last official day in Piercestown N.S. 26th June 2020!!!! Watch this space.

But finally, on behalf of all the staff at Piercestown N.S. ‘go forth, be strong and never feel alone, because Piercestown National School will always be your home!’

And finally, after many months of blogging, it is time for me to bow out for the summer. Boys and girls you have been superb, parents you have been AMAZING! Staff you have been a credit to your school. So without further delay, on behalf of myself as principal and the Board of Management, we thank you for ALL YOUR EFFORTS, wish you a restful summer and look forward to seeing you when we return after the summer months.

Stay safe, have a great summer and have fun! We miss you already 🙂

One thought on “School is out for Summer!

  1. Dear Laura,

    As Hugh begins his last day of primary school please accept my gratitude to the entire school community, yourself leading at its tiller, for guiding him through the past 8 years.

    For him it has been a positive and fun experience. Where he struggled everyone of his teachers helped, cajoled and pushed him to develop and learn.

    Having been lucky enough to have Ms Hearne for 3 of his years it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge her influence on Hugh and the huge thanks and respect he and we have for all of her work in shaping him and instilling values of hard work, friendship, respect effort and intrinsic competition! Outside of the fantastic curricular development we have seen, these are great core values to carry with him into life.

    Please pass on our thanks to Ms Cooney for all of her work with Teegan. We feel she really grew up this year and her academic progress was really obvious to us. Her confidence has grown hugely thanks to all of Pauline’s work and gentle pushing of a little girl who can be reluctant to learn.

    We wish all of the staff across the Piercestown NS family a happy, safe and restful summer.

    Thank you for all that YOU do! It is greatly appreciated.

    On Fri 26 Jun 2020, 08:01 Piercestown National School, wrote:

    > L Walsh posted: ” And with that, COVID 19 and the 12th March abrupt halt > became a distant memory. Playgrounds have re-opened, children are back > playing in the green spaces and laughter and chat can be heard around the > place again. The sun is shining and for all of the” >

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