The following documents have been formulated with staff in response to guidelines received to date. Policies and practices will be monitored and reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure that the school adheres to the most current and up to date information.
All staff members have completed Pre-return to work Covid-19 Training. All teachers, the manager and assistant manager of Kids Club completed First Aid Training on the 31st August 2020, which included guidance on dealing with suspected cases of Covid-19. Brigid-Rose Kalisa (Principal) is the Lead Worker Representative and Charles Chambers (Deputy Principal) is the Deputy Lead Worker Representative.
We have endeavoured to keep as much ‘normality’ as possible for the children and to that end, we have worked with ancillary staff and put extra measures in place to make sure extra-curricular activities meet with health and safety guidelines. Hockey is going ahead. We have two double decker buses and a coach to ensure that children in Forms 3 to 6 can remain socially distanced on the bus. Masks are required on the bus only. Coaching groups are limited and in line with Three Rock Rovers guidelines. Instrumental lessons continue. Lego and Drama are going ahead in class groups or bubbles. Yoga is available online. Swimming and choir will not go ahead at present.
Rathgar Junior School Covid-19 Policy Statement
Covid-19 Risk Assessment & Response Plan
Covid-19 Lockdown Contingency Plan
School Pathway for Covid-19, 24th August 2020
Government Advice on dealing with suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19
Nasal Flu Vaccine for Children – HSE
Information on Covid testing – Official Site
Supporting your child getting a Covid-19 test
“Close Contact” definition, issued by the HSPC
Covid-19 Reliable Information Sources
Many companies are now offering free access to their resources to support schools and families during this crisis. Resources will be added to this list from time to time.
https://trte.rte.ie/news2day/ Children’s Newshttps://trte.rte.ie/games/
https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/roi-resources/school-closure-republic-of-ireland (School Closure Packs for each class level)
www.oxfordowl.co.uk E-Books and Stories
https://www.readingrockets.org/article/strategies-promote-comprehension Reading Comprehension Strategies for all books/stories
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities STEM activities to do at home
Cosmic Yoga (YouTube)
Just Dance (YouTube)
Instead of having the news on in the background during the day, why not put on one of these suggestions and have a discussion with the children. I hope you enjoy these pieces!
Can they identify the instruments?
What animals may the instruments represent?
What is the mood of the piece? (Happy/Sad)
Carnival of the Animals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2RPKMJmSp0
Peter and the Wolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmi5zHg4QSM
Swan Lake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rJoB7y6Ncs
The Nutcracker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mis0O8CZk90
Romantic Music http://kidsmusiccorner.co.uk/types/classical/romantic/
Louis Armstrong Greatest Hits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8NBVQUEXtE
Benny Goodman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15ybEpHOZMs
Buena Vista Social Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5cELP06Mik&list=PLetv3SCC-r3bPinnDE7jWxKPJc-mpEalB
Celtic Woman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k2HhzVwbvw
Celtic Irish Harp Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE31QENx64c
Best Movie Soundtracks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv4LeWBLAyU&list=PL8A7860B0F9BD22A6
View the collections at the National Gallery of Ireland here.
Click here for links to museums giving virtual tours around the world!