RETURN TO SCHOOL – AUGUST 2021
We will commence phased return to school for the new academic year with student induction as follows:
Thursday 26 August: Form 3 & Form 6 – 9.00 – 11.00 am
Friday 27 August: Form 2 & Form 5 – 9.00 am- 11.00 am
Monday 30 August: Form 1 – 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Monday 30 August: Form 4 – 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
All students must wear full school uniform for Induction
PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES
While the success of the national vaccination programme gives huge grounds for optimism in the medium term, the continued prevalence of the Delta variant means that we need to remain vigilant to ensure a safe and sustainable return to school for all.
In line with Department of Education advice, infection control measures will remian in place in our school this year. This include the following:
- Observe Social Distancing
- Wear a Face Mask at all times where a 2m social distance cannot be maintained
- Wash and sanitise your hands regularly
- Cooperate with efforts to maintain good ventilation within the school environment.
SUPPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
These resources can be accessed here
St. Mary’s College is a Catholic Secondary School for girls under the Trusteeship of CEIST and welcomes students of all persuasions. We are committed to educating the whole person to her full potential in a caring, supportive and joyful environment in partnership with parents and community.
CEIST (Catholic Education an Irish Schools Trust) is a newly formed organisation consisting of a group of religious orders, including the Sisters of Mercy, which was set up to pass on their educational heritage to lay colleagues. To mark this significant occasion, Oana Gaftoi, (Leaving Cert class of 2009) was selected to undertake a large painting that would symbolise the spirit of CEIST. This painting is now on display on the main corridor and is greatly admired. Many thanks to Oana for all her beautiful work.