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Sixth Class Graduation 2021

The last year has been a difficult year for all the children and most of all for our 6th class, due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic. However, since returning after Easter, it has been a time of excitement for the children in sixth class, as they look forward with anticipation and celebration to the traditional rites of passage which marks the end of the school year.

In a recent letter to schools, the Department of Education and Public Health advised that while it will not be possible for schools to hold Graduation Ceremonies in the traditional format again this year, schools could continue to hold end of year graduation ceremonies for sixth class pupils in a COVID 19 Compliant manner. Our Graduation Ceremony will be carried out within the existing pods and bubble structure. Despite the recent easing of restrictions, we will not be in a position to facilitate the attendance of parents or other family members as per public health advice.

This year, the 6th Graduation Ceremony will take place during the school day on Friday, 25th June with a party afterwards. This Graduation Ceremony will celebrate your child’s time in our school and will be recorded and streamed for your own family celebration later on Friday night. The recording is scheduled to be streamed live at 7pm. A link will be sent later this week in advance of the streaming of the video.

We understand that this may be disappointing for many of you but it is the safest way of marking this day for the children. COVID 19 has taken so much from us. However, the blended Graduation Ceremony being offered this year is somewhat closer to normality than last year. We hope you enjoy the event and have a lovely family event.

For those of you who are leaving Straffan NS for the last time, we would like to thank you for all your support during your child’s time at the school. We wish you and your family every best wish into the future. You will always be part of Scoil Bhríde, Straffan’s Community.

Le gach dea ghuí
Mrs. Colleran
Principal

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