Wellbeing Quote for June 2022:
June 2022 Principal’s Letter
Summer holidays have arrived and I would like to wish all our families a fun-filled summer.
I would like to congratulate our June 2022 graduating class. Many of them have just completed their final exam and all have had a remarkable year! We wish them all the best as they embark on the next leg of their educational journey!
I would also like to welcome all new students to our school and look forward to them joining us in September 2022.
As we leave for the summer, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our staff. Their dedication to student success and the many extras they provide mean a great deal to the students and make this a wonderful place to learn and grow. Sadly, we say goodbye to Mrs. Katie Elliott, Home Economics teacher, who will be leaving us at the end of the school year. Students and staff will miss your vibrancy and energy. We acknowledge and appreciate the wonderful learning experiences that you have provided for the many students in your care, over the years that you have taught in OLF.
I would also like to thank the students, parents and others in our community for contributing their time, energy and positive efforts that keep the momentum and spirit of OLF alive!
As we cannot publish class lists/name on our website, parents/students have been informed directly. We will also like to make you aware that class names have been changed for September 2022. This is to reflect changes in the curriculum programmes being offered in our school. All information will be updated on our website (see below also)
We look forward to welcoming all students back on the following dates:
Post-Primary 6 ONLY – 29/08/2022
Post-Primary 5 ONLY – 30/08/2022
All classes EXCEPT PP5 & PP6 – 31/08/2022
ALL CLASSES from 01/09/2022
School will begin at 9 am and dismissal time will be at 2.40pm. Supervision of students begins 5 minutes before our official day begins (8.55am).
Please feel free to call/email the office during the holidays if you need assistance in any area.
Tel: 053 9123376
Have a safe and enjoyable summer with your family!
Below highlights a description of the school programmes that Our Lady of Fatima School offers and the changes that are being implemented in the new 2022-2023 academic year.
Our Primary School consists of Junior Primary, Middle Primary and Senior Primary Classes. All subjects of the Irish primary curriculum excluding Irish are taught. These subjects are broken down into Learning Outcomes and taught at the student’s own pace with Wellbeing and Learning towards Independence at the forefront. Aistear is used in the primary school and learning through play is integral to both teaching and learning. Literacy, Numeracy and SPHE are the 3 main subject areas with great focus on phonics, read along and early numeracy skills. SPHE and life skills are also seen as crucially important. We provide a broad range of extracurricular activities for our pupils including Forest School, swimming, gymnastics, GAA, Drama Art and horse riding. We also incorporate and encourage Lámh, coupled by Visual Learning Aids as an important means of communication.
The Post- Primary School includes classes from Post-Primary 1 up to Post-Primary 6 classes. There is also a Vocational Training class.
Junior Certificate level 2, Level 3 and Leaving Certificate Applied are offered to students. Classes are differentiated to ensure an inclusive and accessible educational experience for students at post-primary level. In addition, Asdan and/or a school leaver’s programme can be provided to students in the Vocational Training class.
Level 2: Level 2 Learning Programmes (L2LPs) and qualification are targeted at students who have general learning disabilities in the higher functioning moderate and low functioning mild categories. There are five Priority Learning Units at the heart of this Level 2 Learning Programme. These prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult and working life and lifelong learning. The five PLUs are communicating and literacy, numeracy, personal care, living in a community and preparing for work. Students must also complete two short courses as part of the JCL2 curriculum.
Further information can be accessed here http://www.jct.ie/l2lp/l2lp
Level 3: This is offered in parallel to the Level 2 programme. Students participate in specific elements of the courses available that best suit their individual educational needs.
Students are challenged to work to reach their full potential alongside being mindful that the students are enjoying self-paced learning.
Subjects offered at the Junior Cycle Level 3 are Home Economics, Art, English and Woodwork. These subjects are taken at Common and Ordinary Level.
PP1 – Junior Cycle Level 2 & 3 (English, Home Economics Theory & Art)
PP2 – Junior Cycle Level 2 & 3 (English, Woodwork Theory, Art, Home Economics)
PP3 – Junior Cycle Level 2 & 3 (English, Woodwork CBA1, Home Economics CBA1, Art CBA1)
PP4 – Junior Cycle Level 3 (English CBA2, Woodwork CBA2, Home Economics CBA2 & Art CBA2) Final Exams will take place in PP4
Further information regarding the curriculum follow the link below
LCA will be offered to PP5 and PP6 students.
The LCA aims to get young adults ready for work and/or further education. It is a 2 year course. There is a different way of passing your Leaving Cert and this is it. Lots of projects, interviews and tasks as well as exams.
- English and Communications
- Mathematical Applications
- Hotel Catering and Tourism
- Leisure and Recreation
- Information Technology
- Social Education
- Active Leisure Studies
- Vocational Preparation
- Career Guidance
- Work Experience
For further information regarding the curriculum follow the link below.
School Year 2022-2023
- Closed Mon 31st Oct. — Fri 4th Nov. inclusive.
- School closes Wednesday 21st December @ 12 noon.to Wednesday 4th January 2023 inclusive.
- Return to school Thursday 5th January.
- February Bank Holiday
- Closed Monday 6th February.
- Spring Mid Term
- Closed Mon 13th — Fri 17th Feb inclusive.
- St. Patrick’s Day
- Thursday 16th & Friday 17th March.
- Closed Mon 3rd April to Fri 14th April inclusive.
- Return to school Monday 17th April.
- May Bank Holiday
- Closed Monday 1st May.
- June Bank Holiday
- Closed Thursday 1st June to Monday 5th June inclusive
- Summer Holidays
- School closes on Thursday 29th June.
NB: Copy of our School Year Calendar can be found here
Mrs Elliott’s Retirement
Mrs Elliott our Home Economics Teacher made the big decision to retire from her Home Economics teaching post this year. The school all got together to provide Mrs Elliott with a well deserved send off. We had a wonderful Wellbeing Day of treats, dance and fun organised by the Wellbeing Committee. We wish Mrs Elliott all the best in her future adventures. She will be sadly missed at Our Lady of Fatima School but she has promised to visit us regularly. All the best Mrs Elliott.
Sports Day 2022
Please find attached information to connect to Aladdin. Aladdin is the official communication tool between school and home. Teachers use other platforms (seesaw/class dojo/MT for class/homework/ePortfolios. In order to receive important school information, you need to be able to access Aladdin.
If you are not able to access Aladdin, please contact Ms. Bridget Leacy (Deputy Principal) and she will assist you.
Tel: 053 9123376 Aladdin Connect allows parents to register.
- Late/Early Collections
- Absence Notes
- Return to School Declaration Form
- Parent Teacher Meetings
- Report Cards
- School calendar
School Awards/Prizes 2021 – 2022
Junior Student of Year: Daisy Mae Whitty
Middle Student of Year: Lauren Pettit
Senior Student of Year: David Brown
Overall Student of Year: Mia Dixon
Sportsman: Eric Woods
Sportswoman: Jenny Keeling
Spirit of Leon: David Moran
Tyler Murphy Attendance Award: Jason Hartigan
Home Economics: Lee Kelly
ASD: Gerard Reck
Literacy Resource: Stephen Furlong
Numeracy Resource: Gabriella Whelan
Art: Oona Keevey
Outstanding Student (Leaver): Sean Nolan
Well done to all our wonderful students! We are very proud of each and everyone of you!
Junior 4 had a great year! We had a lot of fun, but we also worked really hard!
We enjoyed swimming, forest school and lots of fun activities! We went to Clara Lara with Junior 3 for our school tour. It was a blast! As you can see from our class pictures! We also went on a lot of fun day trips such as, Ballycross Apple Farm, Min Ryan Park, Redmond Park and Wexford Fire Station. We went to Clara Lara with Junior 3 for our school tour.
Chris, Mary-Ann, Caroline and Miss Ryan would like to say a huge well done to all the students of Junior 4. Enjoy your Summer holidays and we will see each other again in September.
The students were very busy in Senior 1. The exam students undertook their Home Economics Junior Certificate Examination on the 15th of June. The students incredible work and dedication paid off and they all were delighted with how the examination went.
The students were assessed for their Art Examination. The examiner was very impressed with the work that the students produced. Some of this artwork is now on display along the school corridors and can be seen below under the art work section.
The class went on its school tour with S2, S3 and S4 to Tayto Park. We had a lovely day and so much fun together.
Senior 1 had great fun at our annual Sports Day and competed in all the events.
Senior 1 visited Forth Mountain to view the Carrigfoyle Lake. They learnt about the formation of the lake and the local wildlife that thrive due to it.
Have a lovely summer everyone from S1.
Senior 2 had a busy month. We completed our marathon and received our medals. This was 26 miles in total.
Senior 2 had a wonderful action packed day at Tayto park for their school tour. The students really enjoyed Dino dash, Rotator, Viking splash and flight school.
On Friday the 24th of June we took a history tour of the town. We learned about the many historical wonders in Wexford town. We saw John Redmond tomb, a highly celebrated historical figure in Wexford’s past which we studied.
Senior 2 students had an awesome day at the school sports day. They all won individual medals in the various races. Sporting superstars
Senior 3 had a very busy and fun last few weeks in Our Lady of Fatima.
We enjoyed lunch out 2 afternoons in Rob’s Ranch and The pantry.
We had an amazing day in Tayto Park and even dragged Ms Murphy onto a Roller coaster and the Viking Voyage.
We went bowling and had another turn at Forest Schools. We really enjoyed Sports day and the end of Year School Picnic.
The class had great success at this Year’s Awards
Well done to:
• Richard Duggan: S3 Student of the Term
• Matthew Cleary: S3 Student of the Year
• Sean Nolan: Overall Student of the Year
We would like to wish Matthew, Sean and Ella (School Leavers) all the best with the next Chapter in their lives. You will be greatly missed.
See below all the latest work from the Home Economics classes!!
Junior Certificate Artwork
Take a look below at some of the incredible artwork created by students in M4 and S1. Great work and lots of compliments from the Art Examiner. Ms Gallagher would like to remind staff to look out for the works on the walls!!
The Parents Association are organising coffee morning’s/ play dates for families of our Lady of Fatima School to come along have a chat & a cuppa while our kids have fun in the playground together
We have a WhatsApp group & a Facebook page.
Michelle Cogley’s no is 0872065433 if anyone would like to be added to the group thanks