Dear Parents and pupils,

The school is closed today from 18.00 12th March until Monday 30th March 2020 as per the Government's instructions.

We will be providing direction and prescribed work for your child - to keep the pilot light on - as it were. 

Teachers have been preparing for the eventuality of the school closing and we are setting up separate pages with work on the website     Click here for links to the pages.

I received and no doubt you did the following purporting to be from a consultant from Cork. It makes sense even though I do not have the source name

"Message from consultant respiratory paediatrician at cork university hospital . I hope you all stay safe during this difficult time . The children will get through this no problem . Paediatric hospitals are empty in Italy at present after 3 weeks of school closure as the usual viruses stopped circulating .  Remember  with corona children are vectors  not victims .  In most epidemics young children are the transmitters . Therefore  for school closure to be effective it’s really important that the kids aren’t mixing with other kids while out of school . They will give it to each other silently pass it on to our loved ones. What we do now will contribute to how this develops in cork . Avoid situations that the children will interact  . If the community respond to this it will shut it down more than anything we do in hospital . From my experiences in the hospital this last week I would say that corona virus is closer to all of us than we realise  and the degrees of separation for all of us is getting narrower . I’m not that good at social media but if this could be shared as widely as possible with parents in cork it will help. This messsge needs to go viral to stop the virus " 

 Please watch this space. There is a wealth of information on the website under the curricular headings. 

 WIshing you and yours all the best at this difficult time.

 Brendan Kelleher, Board of Management  and Staff.