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5th Year Agricultural Science
The 5th year Ag. Science class made good use of the nice weather yesterday and spent time outdoors planting potatoes. Well done everyone and I hope you have some nice recipes planned for when they are ready.
Meeting for parents of 2nd Year students - Thursday 15th April
Thank you for attending the meeting this evening. I have attached the presentation below. I will post further information on CBAs next week. Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2594_20210415201711.pdf
Important message for parents
Dear parent, we have spoken to all students regarding the importance of following procedures to ensure the safe and sustainable reopening of the school. These procedures, such as, wearing a mask and being in assigned class/overflow room, are vitally important for the safety of all members of the school community and for contact tracing purposes. If a student is not following these procedures, her parents will be called and asked to collect her from school. Thank you.
NPCPP would like to bring two interesting free webinars hosted as part of the Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme to your attention. The talks will raise awareness among parents and guardians of the main factors to consider around social media, gaming and the online world. PLEASE NOTE - You must pre register to attend Digital Wellbeing and Online Safety for Young Adults – Monday 19 April at 6.30pm https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/digital-wellbeing-and-online-safety-for-young-adults-tickets-145887855503 Empowering and Protecting Your Children Online (aimed at parents of children aged 8-13) – Monday 12 April at 6.30pm https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/empowering-and-protecting-children-online-tickets-145795025847
Meeting for parents of 3rd Year students - Tuesday 27th April
There will be a Zoom meeting for parents of 3rd year students re Transition Year, on Tuesday 27th April at 7.30pm. Details for accessing the meeting will be texted to parents closer to the date. Thank you.
Dear parent, a link to an anti-bullying questionnaire has been shared to your daughter's year group Team. I have asked students to complete this questionnaire by tomorrow morning. I would be grateful if you could encourage your daughter to complete it this evening and discuss it with her if necessary. Thank you.
Covid Declaration Form - ALL STUDENTS
A reminder that we must receive an updated Covid declaration form. This form is available in the consent forms section of the app and must be signed, on behalf of your daughter, before the return to school tomorrow. Thank you to those parents who have already returned the forms. Please note that your daughter will be unable to attend school/classes if we do not receive this form. Thank you.
Covid Declaration Form - Now available on app.
*Form should now be available for all parents * Dear parent, for all students returning to the school after the Easter break, we must receive an updated Covid declaration form. This form is available in the consent forms section of the app and must be signed, on behalf of your daughter, between Friday 9th April and Sunday evening. Please note that your daughter will be unable to attend school/classes if we do not receive this form. Thank you.
Advice during COVID-19: Back to school - Advice for parents
Please see link below with updated advice and videos on the return to school. https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2d3af-advice-during-covid-19-back-to-school-advice-for-parents/
What we are currently reading....
A number of students have contributed to a list of books they are currently reading, I've included it below. Your daughter might like to see if there is anything suitable that she would like to read. I have also posted the document to the year group teams. Thank you to Ms Verdon, Saoirse McSharry (2nd year), Eden McKeown and Joy Pierotti (3rd year) for their work on this, https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2492_20210326144236.pdf
Talk for parents of TY students re option choices
A reminder that there will be a talk for parents re. subject option choices, this evening, Thursday 25th March at 7.30pm. The talk will take place on Zoom and the details for logging into the meeting have been texted to parents. If you did not receive this text, please contact the school office. Thank you.
Post Primary Parent Webinar - 'Supporting My Adolescent'
There will a Post Primary Parent Webinar - 'Supporting My Adolescent', this Thursday 25th March 7pm. It is being run by the Drumcondra Education Centre. Registration is necessary. Please use the link below to access more details. https://ecdrumcondra-courses.com/post-primary-courses/622-post-primary-parent-webinar-supporting-my-adolescent.html
Friday 26th March - Updated.
Apologies for the mistake in yesterday's post. Classes will end at 12pm this Friday 26th March (as per school calendar). We would like to commend all students on their hard work and engagement with remote learning and thank you for your continued support. It has been fantastic to have students back in the building over the past couple of weeks and, all going well, we look forward to seeing the remainder of the students back in the school after the Easter break. Thank you.
Leaving Certificate 2021
Please find attached Further Updates - Leaving Certificate 2021 with information on modifications to all subjects issued by the SEC this evening. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6192_20210323191437.pdf
Careers Talk - Senior Cycle Students
Please see the flyer below with details of the next careers talk. It will take place this Thursday, 25th March at 3:45pm with Siobhan Murphy, a Chartered Physiotherapist. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5257_20210322121236.pdf
Talk for parents of 1st Year students re option choices
A reminder that there will be a talk for parents re. subject option choices, tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd March at 7.30pm. The talk will take place on Zoom and the details for logging into the meeting has been texted to parents. If you did not receive this text, please contact the school office. Thank you.
Congratulations to Natalia and Dominika Timulakova (6th year)
As a result of her excellent performance (3rd place) in the recent national final of the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO), Natalia has earned a place on the four-person international team representing Ireland in the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) 19-23 July 2021. Dominika narrowly missed out on a place on the Irish team, placing 5th in the final. Well done to both students!
1st, 2nd & 3rd Year Bake Along
Well done to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year students who took part in the virtual bake along sessions on Tuesday. Each year group baked 'Ultimate Chocolate Cakes' with Ms Molloy, Ms Morris and Ms Cusack. Those students who couldn't bake encouraged their peers and showed great support for their wonderful creations. 1st year students also made some great St. Patrick's Day crafts. Well done everyone!
HFC Wellness Day
There will be a number of online activities for 1st, 2nd & 3rd years tomorrow. A timetable has been posted for students in each year group team and they are attached below. TY students will have classes as normal in the morning, they took part in a wellness day on Friday. 5th & 6th year students will have classes as normal but there will be a dress up day in school. Classes will end at 1pm for all. Thank you https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7680_20210315114812.pdf
Congratulations to Kate McGovern
A big congratulations to Kate McGovern (3rd year). Kate’s poem that she wrote in 1st year, a week after starting in Holy Faith, has been published in the new edition of the ‘Fire and Ice’ textbook. It is now being used to teach the young people of Ireland how to rhyme! Well done Kate.
Candidate Self-Service Portal
Please see link to step by step video guide to candidate self service portal which has just been published. https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/d3ea2-leaving-certificate-2021/#leaving-certificate-2021-candidate-self-service-portal
Return after absence form - 5th year students
Dear parent, please note that the return after absence form must be filled in for 5th year students prior to their return to school on Monday. The form is available on the app and can be filled in via the app. Students cannot return to school if we have not received this note. We are looking forward to their return on Monday and would like to commend them on their engagement with online learning to date.
Information regarding Leaving Certificate Candidate Portal
The Leaving Certificate Candidate portal will open at 12 Noon on Wednesday 10 March and close at 6 pm on Tuesday 16 March. The Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) can be accessed at www.examinations.ie or www.gov.ie/LeavingCertificate. Click on ‘Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) 2021’. To assist Candidates the SEC has prepared a step by step ‘Before You Start Guide’ which is attached, all students should read this guide before they commence the registration process on the Candidate Self Service Portal. There is also a short information leaflet attached for parents. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2058_20210309165016.pdf https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1079_20210309165002.pdf
Career Path Expo 2021
There is an interesting line up of speakers and topics at the Career Path Expo this Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. TY, 5th & 6th Year students have been sent the details. They can use the link below to register if they would like to attend. It is free of charge. https://mailchi.mp/postgrad.ie/free-online-fair-on-10th-11th-march-488613?e=cf3f6ecab3
Talks for parents of 1st and Transition Years re option choices
There will be talks for parents re. subject option choices on the dates below. The talks will take place on Zoom and the details for logging into the meetings will be sent to parents closer to the date. Parents of 1st year students - Tuesday 23rd March at 7.30pm. Parents of TY students - Thursday 25th March at 7.30pm
Information regarding Leaving Certificate 2021 Candidate Portal
Attached is a note for Leaving Certificate students and their parents/guardians regarding the Candidate Portal which will be open from Wednesday 10th to Tuesday 16th March. The information is from SEC circular S07/21 also attached. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8704_20210305114657.pdf https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8293_20210305114713.pdf
Language Pathways Competition winner.
Congratulations to Catherine McCluskey in 6th Year who won first prize in the Languages Pathways Competition. Inspired by the Persian quote « A new language is a new life » Catherine submitted a video of herself speaking in French and Spanish with her thoughts on the matter. The judges really enjoyed her fun, multilingual and creative entry. She will receive her prize at an online awards ceremony on Monday 8th March. Bravo Catherine, this is well deserved !
Letter from Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Please see letter attached for parents/guardians from Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8460_20210301090618.pdf
Guide to State Examinations and Accredited Grades for Leaving Certificate 2021
Copy of the DES guidelines for this year's Leaving Certificate are attached. The Department will be issuing further guidelines for each subject in the coming weeks that will expand on and update the Assessment Arrangements document issued in December. Students will be guided through these arrangement over the coming weeks. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4378_20210226075951.pdf https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5426_20210226080444.pdf
Sophie Greene and Aideen Brunicardi walk 42km in aid of Merchants Quay Ireland
Well done to Sophie Greene and Aideen Brunicardi, 1st year students, who walked 42 km on Sunday 7th February in -3 degrees, in aid of Merchants Quay Ireland. It took them 11 hours from 8am to 7 pm - all within their 5 kms zone . They raised approximately €2000 for the organisation, A fantastic achievement - well done!
Lockdown Bakes of HFC!
Home Economics students have been involved in some 'bake along' classes with their Home Ec teachers. Well done to all of the students for getting involved and for working so well in their virtual cookery classes. Thank you also to parents for helping students to gather ingredients etc. We have included some photos in the gallery and look forward to adding more over the coming weeks.
Careers Talk - Senior Cycle Students
Please see the flyer below with details of the next careers talk. It will take place this Thursday, 25th February at 3:45pm with Holy Faith Alum Bláithín Sheil (2013), trainee Solicitor at Arthur Cox. https://44d263475ae71202bdf1-c578a9e73c6000da2bc743b981b6fa3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4560_20210222133732.pdf
REMINDER : Our TY Localise team are looking for secondhand children’s books in excellent condition. All donations may be left in the donation box outside the school office by the front door. The school will be open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday until 4.00. Donations will be accepted until Friday 26th, 12.00. Thank you for your support.
Tuesday 23rd February - Staff in-service day
A reminder that there will be a staff in-service day, tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd February. This will be run by the JCT and is for Junior Cycle training. Students will have no classes, they may wish to use the time to catch up on work and to look at online tutorials for Office 365/Teams.
Thursday 29th November
3rd Year PTM 4.15pm – 6.45pm
Tuesday 4th November
Parents’ Association meeting 8.00pm
Child Safeguarding Statement which the school has put in place as per Children First Act, 2015 and Children First Guidance 2017 is available in the Policies section
Child Safeguarding Statement