Heywood Community School Covid-19 Response Plan

Last updated 8th September 2020.

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Advice for Parents – Return to School

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Information from HSE for Parents

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Following the publication by the Government of the Roadmap for the Full Return to School, please click on following links to view / download correspondence from Minister for Education Norma Foley, T.D. to Parents:

Click on the following link below to view / download a Letter to Parents from Education Minister Ms. Norma Foley

Click on the following link to view / download the document Reopening Our Schools – The Roadmap for the Full Return to School

Please check the ‘Return to School’s tab on the website for relevant up to date information on the Reopening of our school in the coming weeks.

First Year Students and Parents 2020/2021.

Step-Up School Transition Programme

Dear Parent,

The Step-Up website has been developed in order to assist both students and their parents in making the move between primary and secondary school.

School transition programmes do happen in a lot of schools during a normal year but 2020 has proved far from normal.  This website should help young people to feel ready for secondary and hopefully explain a lot of the things they want to know.  There may also be a few things they haven’t thought about.

StepUp is written first and foremost for young people, but we’d encourage parents to use the site also.  Don’t feel that you have to look through the whole site all in one go, there’s a lot of information so come back to it from time to time over the next couple of weeks.

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We look forward to welcoming First Year Students 2020/2021 to Heywood Community School very soon!

Relationships and Sexuality Education

Second and Third Year students will receive the RSE module in SPHE class in October that they missed last March as a result of the lockdown.

Heywood Community School Magazine 2019-2020

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Welcome to Heywood Community School

Throughout the 26 years of its existence, Heywood Community School provided valuable technical education to the local Community. It is from these illustrious veins of education that Heywood Community School, Ballinakill has descended. It is envisaged that each pupil may leave the school as a competent young adult, with an appreciation of the Heywood experience.

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