St Mark's S.N.S.
Maplewood Road
Springfield
Tallaght
Dublin 24
School Calendar
Phone: 01 4513138

All letters and communications to parents are listed here for your convenience and quick access.
Friday 16 June 2017
Letter from Principal

 

  • Non Uniform Day Monday 19th June 2 Euro
  • Cake Sale Passo-a-Passo Monday 12th June
  • Sports Days
  • Sponsored Walk Friday 23rd June
  • Book Rental and Materials Money
  • Library Books
  • Farewell to our 6th Classes 2017 

 


Tuesday 28 March 2017
International Friendship Week 2017

Friday 10 February 2017
Arts Week 3rd & 4th Classes

Friday 10 February 2017
Arts Week 5th & 6th Classes

Friday 03 February 2017
Letter to Parents / Guardians Feb 2017
  • School Closed Early Staff Meeting
  • Book & Art Week
  • Dogs on School Ground
  • Mid Term Break
  • Relationships Programme

Monday 12 December 2016
Christmas Concert Letter

Wednesday 26 October 2016
Mid Term Break

1. Mid Term Break School Closed

2. Movie Club

3. Maintenance Contribution

4. Science Week.  


Tuesday 04 October 2016
School Calendar 2016-217
List of school closures for the Academic Year 2016-17.

Monday 27 June 2016
Restorative Practices Course for Parents

Location :

St. Mark’s Senior National School, Springfield Tallaght.

 

Duration of Course:

6 hours : Four Evenings of 1.5 Hours 

 

Dates: 

September  Wednesday 21st & 28th

October Wednesday 5th & 12th 2016 

 

Fee:

This course is free of charge

 

Places:

Limited to 20 per course.  


Wednesday 22 June 2016
A Letter from the Principal

School Matters:

 

  1. Book Rentals and Materials Money
  2. Maintenance Contribution
  3. Library Books

 

 

Passo-a-Passo / Cake Sale / Non-Uniform Day

 

  1. Cake Sale & "Wear The Blue"

 

 

Farewell to our Sixth Classes of 2015/16

 

  1. Sixth Class Baarbecue / Sports Day
  2. Graduation Sixth Class

 

 

School Closures June 2016 / Re-openings September 2016

 

  1. School Closings
  2. School Reopening September 2016 

 


Wednesday 11 May 2016
Letter for Parents of children not receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation

Thursday 28 April 2016
May 2016 Newsletter

 

  1. The Mighty Spirit of St. Mark's Lives On ! 
  2. Presentation of €1000 cheque by St. Mark's PTA to the Students Council
  3. Active School Week 2016 
  4. Annual Sponsored Walk
  5. Soccer in St. Mark's
  6. Confirmation 2016 
  7. Athletics in St. Mark's
  8. Our School Band and many more stories 

 


Wednesday 16 March 2016
Easter Newsletter for Parents

 

  • Letter from Richie Walsh Principal
  • Proclamation Day Tuesday 15th March Photographs
  •  Messages St. Mark's SNS Parent Teacher Association
  • Dates to Remember for Final Term 

 


Thursday 25 February 2016
Board of Management Letter regarding Fire In St. Mark's Senior National School

Thursday 25 February 2016
Tallaght Echo February 25th 2016
Arson attack on primary school

Wednesday 17 February 2016
Internet Safety & Cyber Bullying Session

Internet Safety 

Cyber Bullying Session

with 

Cyber- Psychologist

in 

St. Mark’s Hall

Tuesday 23rd February 

from 7.30-8.30pm



Monday 08 February 2016
Rental Contract Letter - Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Classes

Rental Money€95 for academic year 2016/17.

You can now begin to pay your Rental Money for next year by instalments.  


Monday 08 February 2016
Third Class Photographys
Dougie our school photographer will be photographing every child in 3rd Class on Tuesday 16th February 2016. See attached letter for full details. 

Monday 08 February 2016
Family Photo Sessions Letters

Dougie our school photographer will be in school on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th February. 

Family Photograph Sessions

In addition to photographing the children during the school day, Dougie will be doing  Family Sessions on the evening of Tuesday 16th February between 3.00pm-7.00pm. If you would like to get a family photograph taken, you must book a slot by contacting Maura in the office on : 01-4513138 or email secretarystmarks@gmail.com.

 

 


Monday 08 February 2016
Family Photograph Sessions

Dougie will be doing  Family Sessions on the evening of Tuesday 16th February between 5.30pm-7.00pm. If you would like to get a family photograph taken, you must book a slot by contacting Maura in the office on : 01-4513138 or email secretarystmarks@gmail.com.

 


Thursday 03 December 2015
Internet Safety - A Parent's Guide

 

  1. Tips for Parents
  2. Ways to Protect your child
  3. 5 SMART Rules for Primary Aged Children
  4. The 4C's of Child Risk Online
  5. Protecting Privacy
  6. Tips To Combat Cyberbullying
  7. Possible Dangers on the Internet 

 


Monday 09 November 2015
Parent Teacher Meetings 2015
Remember: Children will go home at 1.30 p.m. each day Thursday 19th November  & Thursday 26th November 2015. Parent Teacher Meetings from 3.00 - 6.00 p.m. each day. 

Thursday 15 October 2015
Open Night Letter 2015

1. Open Night for Parents

2. Mid Term Break

3. Movie Club 


Thursday 15 October 2015
New Board of Management: election of Parents Representatives

Friday 28 August 2015
Job Sharing Letter Sixth Class

Sunday 05 July 2015
School Information Booklet for Parents and Children

 

  • Information Booklet
  • A Community Committed to Restorative Practice
  • Mission Statement  / School Vision
  • Restorative Practice
  • Our School: Staffing
  • Discipline, The School Day
  • Literacy & Numeracy
  • Sports Programmes , I.C.T.

 

 


Thursday 02 July 2015
Summer Newsletter 2015

Enrolment for September 2015

Ann Ryan Retirement 

St. Mark's Soccer

Green Schools

Restorative Practice

Digital Schools of Distinction Award

Sports Awards 


Wednesday 17 June 2015
End of Year Letter June 2015

 

  1. Summer Closings
  2. Book Rentals
  3. Maintenance Contribution
  4. Library Books
  5. Parents Maths Survey
  6. Sixth Class Barbecue
  7. Sixth Class Graduation
  8. Cake Sale / Wear The Blue 

 


Wednesday 10 June 2015
Mathematics Survey for Parents
MATHEMATICS SURVEY FOR PARENTS

We are currently gathering information about  ‘MATHEMATICS’ in our school. We have surveyed all of our teachers and are in the process of surveying your children regarding their feelings and attitudes to MATHEMATICS. We now want to analyse and examine your thoughts and opinions about Mathematics.

Please Note: All parents who complete the Mathematics Survey for Parents will be entered into a draw for €100. 


Saturday 28 March 2015
Easter Newsletter 2015
Happy Easter, Friendship and Intercultural Week, Hurling 2015, St. Mark's P.T.A., Green Schools, Chess in St. Marks', European Week Against Racism, Credit Union Quiz. 

Thursday 05 February 2015
Arts Week 2015 - Art & Poetry Exhibition

When?:Friday 6th February 2015,

Where?: St. Mark's School Hall, enter by school reception.

Time:  10.00 - 12 noon

Reminder: Entry by invitation only. Please print out invitation if you did not receive one already


Wednesday 14 January 2015
Christmas Newlsetter December 2014

Thursday 27 November 2014
Christmas Concert Letter December 2014

Wednesday 17 September 2014
Board of Management Letter To Parents

 

  • School Opening Times
  • Safety First - Procedures for Entering and Exiting School
  • Reading for Enjoyment and Pleasure
  • Children Leaving School Early
  • Child Absent from School
  • Carambola Lunches
  • School Website 

 


Wednesday 10 September 2014
School Calendar 2014 - 15
List of school closures for Academic Year 2014 - 2015. 

Friday 29 August 2014
Welcome Letter Fourth Class Children
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal, etc. 

Friday 29 August 2014
Welcome Letter Fifth Class Children
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal, etc.

Friday 29 August 2014
Welcome Letter Sixth Class Children
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal,  etc. 

Friday 29 August 2014
Welcome Letter Third Class Children
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal, School Uniform, Recorders, etc. 

Friday 29 August 2014
Mobile Phone, Tablet and Electronic Device Policy
It is the policy of the Board of Management of St. Mark's SNS that no pupil will bring a mobile phone, tablet or electronic device onto the school grounds or premises. Please have a read of the full Policy

Monday 23 June 2014
End Of Year Newsletter

Sixth Class BBQ, Non-Unform Day / Wear The Blue, Cake Sale, Library Books, Summer Holidays, Unwanted Uniforms, Book List 6th Class, School reopening September 2014. 


Wednesday 02 April 2014
Draft Anti-Bullying Policy April 2nd 2014

Draft Anti-Bullying Policy 2014

 


Wednesday 02 April 2014
Anti-Bullying Consultation Letter For Parents

Monday 27 January 2014
Catholic Schools Week 2014

All this week, our school will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week. This week gives everyone involved in Catholic education the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution that our Catholic schools make to Irish life. During this week we encourage you, as parents and families, to take time to reflect on what it means to have your child as part of a Catholic school community, and to consider how you can support the work being done in your child’s Catholic school. 


Friday 13 December 2013
Christmas Variety Concert DVD 2012 and 2013

Friday 15 November 2013
Filipino Disaster Appeal - Rainbow Day Thursday 21st November 2013.

1. Rainbow Day: Thursday next, we invite all children to wear something colourful to school and to bring 2 Euro or more for the worthy appeal.

2. Coffee Morning: in School Hall Sunday 24th Nov. 1.30 - 3.30 p.m. for Filipino Disaster Appeal 


Thursday 07 November 2013
Science Week November 11th - 15th 2013
Monday: Dinosaurs, Tuesday: The Solar System, Wednesday: "The Great Science Challenge", Thursday: Science Quizzes, Friday: "Young Scientist Exhibition" (School Hall 11.00 - 12.00 a.m. All Welcome)

Saturday 19 October 2013
Cyber Bulling Talk for Parents
Cyber Bullying Talk, Grainne McPartland, Annual Report St. Mark's P.T.A., Election of new officers.

Tuesday 01 October 2013
Referenda School Closure Friday 4th October

Friday 30 August 2013
Welcome Letter Third Class Children
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal, School Uniform, Recorders, etc. 

Friday 30 August 2013
Welcome Letter Fourth Class Children
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal, School Uniform, Recorders, etc. 

Friday 30 August 2013
Welcome Letter Fifth Class
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal, School Uniform, Recorders, etc. 

Friday 30 August 2013
Welcome Letter Sixth Class Children
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal, School Uniform, Recorders, etc. 

Friday 30 August 2013
School Calendar 2013 - 14

Sunday 30 June 2013
School Improvement Plan

Summary of Main Strenghts, 

Summary of Areas requiring Improvment

Improvement Targets

Required Actions

Success Criteria

Samples of Surveys: Child, Parents and Teachers 


Sunday 30 June 2013
School Self Evaluation Report

Focus of Evaluation: Reading Comprehsion

Summary of School Self Evaluation Findings

Legislative and Regulatory Checklist 


Friday 21 June 2013
Summer Newsletter 2013

Friday 14 June 2013
"Dubs Day - Wear The Blue" for Cheeverstown

Fundraiser for Cheeverstown

Tuesday 18th June 2013

All staff and children donate €2

Children wear School Track suit Bottoms and a BLUE TOP 


Thursday 13 June 2013
Cleaner Wanted
Cleaner Advertisement.
St Marks SNS are advertising for a vacant Cleaning Position. Application Forms available from school reception

Friday 07 June 2013
READING SURVEY FOR PARENTS

We are currently gathering information about  ‘Reading’ in our school. We have surveyed all of our teachers and are in the process of surveying your children regarding their feelings and attitudes to Reading. We now want to analyse and examine your thoughts and opinions about Reading’.

Please Note: All parents who complete the Reading Survey for Parents will be entered into a draw for €100. 


Thursday 02 May 2013
Bank Holiday Closures, Sportathon, Rental, Summer Holidays, Sports Days, Maintenance Contributions

Thursday 21 March 2013
Facebook Information Letter

It has been brought to our attention that some children at St. Mark’s Senior National School  have Facebook profiles even though the permitted minimum age to use the site is 13, according to the sites terms and conditions.

St. Mark’s Senior National School is committed to promoting the safe and responsible use of the Internet and as such we feel it is our responsibility to raise this particular issue as a concern.Websites such as Facebook offer amazing communication and social connections, however they are created with their audience in mind and this is specifically over 13 years old. 


Thursday 21 March 2013
Easter Letter To Parents

School  Closure: Easter Holidays, Monster Draw St. Mark's P.T.A, Trocaire Boxes, Maintenance Contribution, Easter Movie Club. 


Friday 14 December 2012
Christmas Variety Concert Letter

Wednesday 14 November 2012
November Sponsored Read 2012

Wednesday 07 November 2012
New Building Works St. Mark's J.N.S.

Wednesday 07 November 2012
National Science Week 2012

National Science Week is an annual event which aims to make science interesting and accessible to children  by highlighting science as being relevant  to us in our everyday lives. 

 This year, National Science Week  takes place between 12th - 16th November. 

 

 




Wednesday 07 November 2012
Parent Teacher Meetings 2012

This year parent teacher meetings  will take place on  Thursday 15th November and Thursday 22nd November 2012  from 3.00 to 6.00 p.m. each day. 


Wednesday 07 November 2012
Cleaner Advertisement.
St Marks SNS are advertising for a vacant Cleaning Position. Application Forms available from school reception. 

Tuesday 11 September 2012
Carambola Lunches Begin Monday 17th Sept. 2012
Reminder:  If you wish your  child to avail of the Carambola Lunches this year, please sign this  letter and return it  to the Class Teacher on Thursday 13th September. 

Saturday 01 September 2012
School Open Times for Various Classes Monday 3rd September 2012

Thursday 30 August 2012
Welcome Letter to Third Class Children

Thursday 30 August 2012
Welcome Letter to Fourth Class Children

Thursday 30 August 2012
Welcome Letter to Fifth Class Children

Thursday 30 August 2012
Welcome Letter to Sixth Class Children

Tuesday 26 June 2012
6th Class Graduation Mass and Summer Holidays

Tuesday 26 June 2012
Retirement Letter Mrs. Anne McCabe

Tuesday 26 June 2012
Choir Permission Letter for Graduation Ceremony

Friday 25 May 2012
Newsletter May / June 2012

Wednesday 28 March 2012
Easter Holidays 2012
School Closures, St. Mark's P.T.A., Tesco Tokens, Easter Egg Raffle, Trócaire Boxes. 

Wednesday 15 February 2012
Spring Newsletter
School Closures (Mid Term, St. Patricks Weekend, Easter Holidays), Maintenance Contribution, Swimming, Book Rental Scheme Third Class 2012, Movie Club

Sunday 20 November 2011
Photographer Visit To School

Monday 21st  & Tuesday 22nd November

Coolforschools Photography

All children requested to wear Full School Uniform.  


Wednesday 16 November 2011
Parent Teacher Meeting Reminder

Children go home at 2.15 p.m. Thursday 17th November 2011

Parent Teacher Meetings Thursday 17th & 24th November 3-6 p.m. 


Monday 14 November 2011
Parents Meeting Tuesday 15th Nov. 2011
Election of Parents Representative on the Board Of Management, A.G.M. St. Mark's P.T.A., address from Principal R.Walsh on Book Rental Scheme

Tuesday 08 November 2011
Sponsored Spellathon 2011

Tuesday 25 October 2011
School Closures, Information Meeting Postpones, Gen. Information

Presidential Election School Closure

Mid Term Break

Maintenance Contribution

Book Rentals

Science Week

Anti-Bullying Week

Movie Club 


Monday 17 October 2011
Letter to Parents re Measles

Friday 14 October 2011
Parents Election to New Board of Management
Current Board of Managment will expire 30/11/2011, New Board takes up office 1/12/2011. Meeting School Hall Tue 25th Oct at 7.30 p.m.

Friday 14 October 2011
Information Evening For Parents

School Hall 25th Oct. at 7.30 p.m.

Book Rental Scheme Sept. 2012 R. Walsh Principal

Annual Report St. Mark's PTA J. Geoghegan, P. Doran

Election of Parents Rep. to Board of Management

Election of new officers to St. Mark's P.T.A committee 2011/12 


Thursday 23 June 2011
Sixth Class Cake Sale, Non-Uniform Day
Tomorrow Friday 24th June 2011, Non-Uniform Day, Cake Sale Sixth Classes, Mozambique School

Wednesday 30 March 2011
Proposed Book Rental Scheme

Wednesday 16 March 2011
Quiz Night & Monster Raffle
Monster Raffle & Quiz Night St. Mark's G.A.A. Club Tuesday 29th March 8.30 p.m. €5 per person. 

Sunday 13 March 2011
March Newsletter
Please note the following: Maintenance Contribution, Swimming, Ceremony of Commitment / Light, St. Mark's SNS PTA Quiz Night, Tesco Tokens, School Closures

Saturday 08 January 2011
NOTICE TO PARENTS / GUARDIANS RE: Influenza (Flu) Information For Parents
Procedures: 1. Raise awareness, 2. Hand Sanitisers, 3. Hand Hygiene, 4. Respiratory Etiquette. Provide your child with a face cloth sized hand towel, ensure it is replaced daily with a clean one. 

Saturday 08 January 2011
Frequently asked questions: Influenza (flu) information for parents
Is influenza dangerous? What are the symptoms if influenza?  What is the difference between influenza and the common cold? How does influenza spread? What should I do as a parent? What should I do if my child gets sick? etc etc

Monday 29 November 2010
Severe Weather Arrangements

 

  1. If we have to close the school all parents will receive a text.
  2. Entry and Exit from the school is through Main Gate (Maplewood Road).
  3. Parent Teacher Meetings are cancelled.  

 


Monday 15 November 2010
Open Evening For Parents 2010
Open Evening, Staff Meeting

Friday 12 November 2010
Sponsored Spellathon 2010

Saturday 06 November 2010
Anti-Bullying Week Prize Winners
Winners of Anti-Bullying Week 2010, Slogan, Poster and Poetry Competitions

Monday 01 November 2010
Anti-Bullying Brochure
Anti-Bullying Week November 1st -5th 2010

Wednesday 13 October 2010
St. Mark's S.N.S. P.T.A. Bag Pack

 

St. Mark’s Senior School Parent Teacher Association will be bag packing in Dunnes Stores in Kilnamanagh on Thursday 21st October  Friday 22nd October  and Saturday 23rd OctoberWe are also asking  that some of the parents would help out for a couple of hours over the three days.


 



Thursday 07 October 2010
Book Fair and Mathletics
Celtic Travelling Book Company in school Tuesday 5th October - Wednesday 13th 2010.  Books on sale from Friday 8th October. Mathletics Parents Contribution €3.

Tuesday 05 October 2010
2010-11 Calendar Of School Closures
This calendar contains the list of School Closures for the Academic Year 2010-11. Please refer to Events Calendar for a more comprehensive Calendar of activities throughout the year. 

Friday 01 October 2010
Mathletics Information Letter

Friday 01 October 2010
St. Mark's Parent Teacher Association Outgoing Committee

Friday 01 October 2010
Nomination Form St. Mark's Parent Teacher Association

Thursday 30 September 2010
Information Evening For Parents Wed. Oct. 6th

The following is the agenda for the Meeting.

  • Mathletics : talk given by Ms. Claire McKenna C.J. Fallon. 
  • The Expense Of School Books, Rental Scheme  R. Walsh Principal
  • Report on St. Mark’s Parent / Teacher  Association from Mr Joe Geoghegan Chairperson, Ms. Pearl Doran Treasurer. 
  • Election of new officers and PTA committee for 2010 /2011.

Tuesday 31 August 2010
Welcome Letter To Third Class Children
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal, School Uniform, Recorders, etc. 

Tuesday 31 August 2010
Welcome Letter To Fourth Class Children
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal, School Uniform, Recorders, etc. 

Tuesday 31 August 2010
Welcome Letter To Fifth Class Children
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal, School Uniform, Recorders, etc. 

Tuesday 31 August 2010
Welcome Letter To Sixth Class Children
Welcome, School Openings, Collecting Children Early, Absences, Book Rental, School Books, School Journal, School Uniform, Recorders, etc. 

Tuesday 20 July 2010
3rd Class Booklist 2010/11 Amended

Dear Parents,

Please find attached the correct 3rd Class Booklist 2010/11. There is an error on the 3rd Class Booklist on the home page of the website.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Walsh

Principal 


Tuesday 29 June 2010
End Of Year Newsletter
Mobile Phone Collection, Booklists, Tesco Tokens, Monthly Draw, Full Attendance List, Opening Time September 1st 2010.

Saturday 22 May 2010
Sixth Class School Tour
Thursday 17th June 2010 Tallaght Leisureplex and Fort Lucan

Saturday 22 May 2010
Fifth Class School Tour
Clondalkin Sport & Leisure May 31st, June 1st, June 2nd

Wednesday 28 April 2010
Official Opening Time and Parking Outside The Schools

Wednesday 28 April 2010
Newsletter For Parents
Jersey / Intercultural Day, Sportathon, Sports Days, Swimming, School Closures etc. 

Tuesday 13 April 2010
Confirmation 2010

Thursday 25 March 2010
Easter Letter

Monday 25 January 2010
Swine Flu Vaccinations February 5th 2010

Friday 20 November 2009
School Closure Tuesday 24th November 2009
There will be no school for students on Tuesday 24th November due to planned industrial action by teacher unions. 

Thursday 22 October 2009
Science Week 2009

Friday 09 October 2009
Thurs. 8th October 2009 Information Night Notes
If you missed our information night, you can download the notes.

Tuesday 29 September 2009
School Lunches
School Lunches will begin on Monday 5th October 2009

Friday 28 August 2009
Letter To Parents / Guardians Re. Pandemic H1N1 - Swine Flu

Friday 28 August 2009
Frequently Asked Questions Pandemic 2009 Information For Parents H.S.E.