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Course Brochure Sep 2018 Term 1  

Christmas craft classes take place in Scoil Iosagain on Nov 20, 27, and Dec 4. 9.30-11.30. There will be a small fee of 2 euro. Places are limited. If you are interested call in to the office or email me at ms.e.clarke@haroldscrossns.ie. 


Barnardos coffee morning!!!! January 10th (8.30)  in the staff room,entry through  Junior infant door.Please come for a cup of coffee and scone and donate to a great cause.


If you are a parent new to the school you are warmly welcome! Keep an eye on this page for upcoming coffee mornings, walks etc . This is a great way to meet other parents, some of which will be new like yourself. Another good idea is to organise play dates for your children  with a child from his/her class. This will help your child (and you!) to settle into the school community.





To keep you and your family active and healthy this term, check out the HCNS Get Active newsletter below. Click on the link . If you cannot access it, call into me in my office and I will photocopy a hard copy for you.I also have a copy posted on the notice board outside , beside the infant entrance.




Healthy eating tips (Bord Bia) : Different flavoured bagels are a better alternative to doughnuts or biscuits when your children come in from school starving!                                                                                                                      Also, why not involve older children and spark ideas: what would they like to help prepare this week?


Internet Safety tips to tell your kids, from Zeeko (www.zeeko.ie)                                                                                                              (1) stop, block , tell- if you get nasty messages   , block the user and tell a trusted adult.                                              (2)t- shirt rule- only post online what you would wear on a t shirt                                                                                    (3) Our friends on line should be real world friends first                                                                                                  (4)Check your social media accounts are private                                                                                                            (5) Balance it out- make time every day for non screen activities

Parents remember when it comes to the internet,check all accounts are on private,model good behaviour online,supervise any uploads to youtube (and what they’re watching on you tube) and embrace the positives of the internet (check out educational and fun apps).


See link below for brochure of adult classes in Crumlin  College

OLC Brochure Sept. 2018 (1)



Our HSCL teacher this year is Elizabeth Clarke.

Elizabeth’s office is next to Muireann the secretary’s office. Call in if you need to speak to her.

Scroll down for an updated list of the  classes for parents that we provide.


Tips for Parents of Junior Infant children:

  1. Children need plenty of rest after the excitement of school. Make sure they go to bed early.
  2. Show a continued interest in whats happening in his/her daily adventures.Listen to all the stories but don’t pester your child with questions.
  3. Try not to compare your child with other children especially while he/she is listening.
  4. Be careful not to criticise the Teacher in the child’s presence as it might demotivate the child.
  5. When it comes to homework-plenty of patience and praise is needed!
  6. Children may forget to give you important messages , so please check their school bag daily.
  7. www.schooldays.ie is a good website, as is helpmykidlearn.ie
  8. Walk or cycle to/ from school if at all possible. The fresh air and exercise will help your  child concentrate better in the mornings and it will re-energise your child after a long day in school.
  9. Remember to label everything clearly from pencil cases to jumpers and coats, as they can and will go missing!

Finally, enjoy your childs first year in Harolds Cross National School!


Tips For Teaching Your Child Independence


Parents of fourth, fifth and sixth classes – See below for  Secondary School Open days:

We would also appreciate if you could please let us know when your child had been accepted to their chosen school or alternatively if you are having trouble finding a place for him/her. Call into my office or inform the class teacher. Thank you, Elizabeth

Templeogue College – have now announced their open afternoon- Nov 22, 1.45-3.15.application forms will be available in the day for the academic year starting 2020.





See link below for yoga classes for parents taking place this term:

Yoga Poster

FREE COMMUNITY COURSES                                                                                                                                       In various locations in Dublin 6,8 and 12. contact The Lifelong Learning Team at 0861438709/014732169.        Internet safety, Empowering parents,Mindfulness and meditaion,Bootcamp and much more.

BABY BOOK CLUB                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday , September 25, Loreto school. For 0-4 year olds.


BALLROOM DANCING- in the school hall on Wednesdays from 7.30-9.30.

Keep Fit Classes!!                                                                                                                                                        A mixture of boxercise and movement to music with Brian Healy. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the school hall 6.30-7.20. 3-5 euro per class. Call into the HSCL office for more details.A fun way to keep fit this Autumn.

Art Classes in Scoil Iosagain (the art room) – Wednesdays from 9-11am.  All abilities welcome. contact Orla on 085-7141639




Role of the Home School Liaison Teacher:

The aim of the Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) is to promote partnership between home, school and the community and to ensure that every family participates fully in the school scheme. Harold’s Cross NS recognises the role of parents as the primary educators of their children, the influence of the home environment and seeks to promote a partnership between school and parents and the local community.

  • The HSCL teacher is available to discuss on a personal level, matters of concern with parents .
  • Offer a welcoming face to parents.
  • Listen,encourage, support and offer suggestions on how parents can support their children.
  • Offer free courses for parents.
  • Offer one to one support to parents on how to get the best from their child’s learning. For example, how to teach letter sounds, Maths, Irish, etc.

Keep an eye on this page for Free Classes for parents each term ( see top of page)



Upcoming Events

  1. Parent Teacher Meetings

    November 19 - November 21
  2. November Assembly

    November 30 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  3. Winter Fair

    December 2 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. December Assembly

    December 21 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  5. Christmas Holidays

    December 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - January 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am