Science Subject Inspection

On 1st October 2019 a Science Subject Inspection was carried out. The report has been published and is available below. The Board of Management welcomes the very positive findings of this inspection report. It is encouraging to see our vision and ethos evident in classroom practice, particularly the presence of the student voice, excellent relationships and skilful teaching that challenges all learners. Staff collaboration around whole-school approaches to group work, written work, assessment, differentiation and the use of digital technology are contributing to student learning and wellbeing; we are pleased to see this recognised in the report. The observation that students were highly involved in their learning, reflective and contributing confidently in a variety of formats is very encouraging in our ongoing efforts to realise the vision, aims and values of our developing school.

Enrolment for 2020/2021 has closed.

Enrolment for 2020/2021 closed on October 25th. As we are oversubscribed, a lottery was conducted at our Board of Management meeting on November 6th. We will be in touch with students on a rolling basis until all available places have been offered and accepted. We anticipate that this process will be completed by mid December. At that point we will notify those who have not been offered a place, of their wait list number. We appreciate your patience during this period.

Open Evening

6th class pupils and parents are invited to attend our Open Evening on Tuesday October 8th from 7-9pm. You will have an opportunity to tour the school, meet with students and staff and gain an insight into learning and teaching in Sandymount Park ETSS. If you are interested in attending, we would be very grateful if you could complete the following Form

Enrolment for 2020 will open from Monday September 16th 2019 to 12pm on Friday October 25th 2019. Forms will be available to download or collect from the school office during this period. Places will be allocated according to our 2020 Admissions Policy available under the enrolment tab. Places are NOT allocated on a first come first served basis. If demand exceeds the number of available places a lottery will be used to determine the order that places will be offered.

The Sandymount Park ETSS school day.

A reminder to our new students and parents of our school day schedule:

School starts promptly at 8:30am.

Morning break is from 10:45-11am.

Lunch is 1-1:40pm on Monday and Wednesday and 1-1:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Classes finish at 3:40pm on Monday and Wednesday and at 2:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Extra-curricular activities take place at lunchtime and from 2:30-3:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These activities will begin over the next few weeks.

School Calendar 2019/2020

Please note the change to the start date for 2nd year students. There is no school for 2nd year students on the 23rd as previously planned. The start date for 2nd years is the 27th.

Monday August 26th from 8:30-12pm: 1st year students only.

*** Tuesday August 27th from 8:30-12pm: 1st and 2nd year students.

Wednesday August 28th 8:30-3:40pm: Regular school timetable commences for all students.