Dear Parent(s),

We are delighted to welcome you to our school community. For some of you this will be a new beginning, for others it will be a continuation of your involvement as parents in Coláiste Bhríde. Whichever it is, we assure you that we value your support and commitment. This year we invite you to form a partnership that will grow and develop and that will encourage the overall positive development of your son/daughter while enrolled in this school.

Your son or daughter enters Coláiste Bhríde at a very exciting time. Digital learning is a priority and it will provide opportunities that are right at the cutting edge of teaching methodologies and in keeping with the modern world.

We seek your supportive attitude of the school and its ethos which will continue to be very important to your son/daughter. Indeed it is vitally important for all of us involved in this educational partnership.

Consequently, we ask you to keep in close contact with the school. This may involve contacting the class teacher, the year head, deputy principal or my-self to enquire about the performance, the contentment or the behaviour of your son/daughter. We encourage and indeed expect you to attend school functions (parent/teacher meetings; functions; concerts; sports and shared activities) because in doing so you are supporting your son/daughter and your school.

Please remember that when your son/daughter enters secondary school s/he still needs and benefits from our interest, our support and our encouragement. Remember that s/he needs to be encouraged, by you, to become involved in extracurricular activities (sports, debating, music, drama and so much more) that are organised by our school. Opportunities like this are not to be missed. Remember that a healthy body means a healthy mind!

As parents and school let us work together to foster positive self-esteem, motivation and fulfilment in the young people for whom we are responsible. Let us hope that when the time comes for these young adults to leave school and perhaps home, that they will have had a positive start in life and that they will be enabled to make a meaningful contribution to society in the future.

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