B.O.M Agreed Reporting

Board of Management Meeting 30th of May 2024 Agreed Reporting

  • School will be closed Friday 7th of June for Voting.  
  • Creative Schools – Philip Quinn Stone Mason working with classes at present on a project.  
  • 5th & 6th involved in new Coding Project with TUS Thurles  
  • End of Year Report Cards will be released 10th of June  
  • 6th Class Graduation & Prayer Service 18/06/24 at 7pm 
  • End of Year Mass 20/06/24 at 9.30am   
  • Sympathies to our Treasurer Mairéad Maher on the death of her brother.
  • Official Opening of our two Special Classes and Renovation Works on June 14th from 1.30 pm to 3pm  

Board of Management Meeting 9th of April 2024 Agreed Reporting

  • Official Opening of our two Special Classes and renovated school to take place in May.
  • Holy Communion will take place in Glengoole on Saturday the 11th of May.
  • Sympathies for Maria Dooley our school secretary on the passing of her father and our SNA, Martin Cleere on the passing of her mother.
  • Paudie Butler will be doing a block of coaching with fundamental movements for Term 3 with Infants, 1st and 2nd class.
  • Details of school tours will be released the end of April.
  • Swimming will commence for 3rd to 6th class on May 7th.

Board of Management Meeting 20th of February 2024 Agreed Reporting

  • Parental Complaints Procedure Ratified
  • There will be an extra mainstream class teacher appointed for September 2024
  • Special Ed Allocation for Gortnahoe NS for 2024/2025 is 62.5 hours. 2 full time positions and one position shared with Ballysloe NS. 

Board of Management Meeting 25th of May 2023 Agreed Reporting

  • Gortnahoe NS will be opening two special classes for children with Autism DSM IV/V or ICD 10 diagnostic criteria for September.

Board of Management Meeting 12th of December 2022 Agreed Reporting

  • Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment and Checklist completed by BOM
  • Admission Policy Update as per circular 0075/2022

Board of Management Meeting 27th of April 2022 Agreed Reporting

  • School Tracksuit/ Uniform Voting  85% to 15% in favour of change.
  • Gortnahoe NS has received DEIS status.  
  • Gortnahoe NS CCTV Policy has been ratified by the Board of Management.  

Board of Management Meeting 16th of February 2022 Agreed Reporting

  • BOM will send a survey to all parents with the option of a new tracksuit 5 days a week versus our current uniform/ tracksuit.  
  • School Audited Accounts Report for Parents to be displayed on the school website.  
  • Covid Inspection and Child Safeguarding Level 1 Inspection completed successfully with the DE Inspectorate.  
  • Swimming, Cross Country and Cumann na mBunscoil competitions to return.

Board of Management Meeting 6th of October 2021 Agreed Reporting

  • 0.75 SNA allocation to Gortnahoe NS following an Exceptional Review
  • Work hoped to commence in the near future on roof repairs.
  • Well done to all children who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and Confirmation and thanks to the teachers for their work in preparing the children.
  • Thanks to Mary Gallagher Cooke is now retired from Gortnahoe NS for all of her hard work and dedication during her time in Gortnahoe.
  • Ciara O’Dwyer is now a permanent member of staff.
  • Attendance Rate for 2020/2021 was 95.5 percent.

Notification regarding the Board of Management’s review of the Child Safeguarding Statement

The Board of Management of Gortnahoe N.S. wishes to inform you that:

• The Board of Management’s annual review of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement was completed at the Board meeting of Gortnahoe NS on 06/10/2021

• This review was conducted in accordance with the “Checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement” published on the Department’s ‘website www.education.ie

An updated version including the

  • Child Safeguarding Statement
  • Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment
  • Checklist for Review
  • BOM Notification Regarding Review of Child Safeguarding Statement

is now available on the school website www.gortnahoens.ie under the Policies section.