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Summer 2018

The school is closed for the Summer holidays. The phone answering service is attended, but not regularly. If you need to contact the principal urgently please email:


With recent changes in European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) our school is currently reviewing our Data Protection Policy. This includes some minor changes in the policy and a risk assessment.

In the meantime we have prepared a Data Privacy Notice which in effect is a simple guide to Data Protection matters in our school. We realise that policies can be very wordy. School policies that refer to legal matters can contain legal terms and procedures. We hope that this Privacy Notice is written as simply as can be. This will be distributed in paper copy to all parents next week and will be part of the enrolment pack for all new enrolling families from this year.

Please read the full Data Protection Policy for further information. It is available on this site. Just go to the “About” tab at the top of the page and scroll down to “Policies”.

Data Privacy Notice (Guide to DP) 2018


For more photos of our pupils and staff, check out our school’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/carrigduffns/

This website tends to include the official information and the news that doesn’t change much. We use our facebook page for classroom news and photographs.

New policies

Two policies were recently amended. The school’s Child Protection Policy was updated in line with new legislation and is now called the Child Safeguarding Statement. The school’s policy on Administration of Medicines was also updated.

To find both of these amended policies and to download the Indemnification form which is used when applying for the administration of medicines, please go to the About tab at the top of this page. Then look for the link that says Policies

Stitching in the Senior Room



The children in the senior room have been learning how to stitch to create art. They have learned how to start and stop with a back stitch. They have practised tacking, running stitch and back stitch. They have learned how to stitch on a button.

New paint markings

Over the summer the trees at the front of the school were trimmed and four that were very close to the school building were removed. The gates were removed altered and replaced to create more space in the carpark. The last phase of the carpark renovation was to adjust the markings. We also added some lines at the front of the school where the children line up in the afternoons. It’s a great job and looks really well!



Meet our new staff!

This year we have two new staff. Ruth Nuzum joins us as one of our support teachers and Elaine Jordan is our new Special Needs Assistant. You are both very welcome and we hope that you’ll be very happy with us!


Green School 2016-17

Chairperson & Secretary of the Green School Committee 2016-17

Chairperson & Secretary of the Green School Committee 2016-17

Last week the Green School Committee elected from their members a new Chairperson and Secretary. First we discussed what the jobs involved. We learned what a chairperson and secretary do. All of the children who were interested in the jobs prepared a two minute speech saying why they would like the positions and why the others should vote for them. We had an election. It was a single vote, non-transferable. The tallymen were Niall and Sydney. They had to count all of the votes and check that all of the votes were valid. Luckily there were no spoiled votes!

The winners were brothers in 4th and 6th Classes. The Rothwell brothers were deemed elected and have begun their work already. The boys have been keeping an eye on the water meter readings to see what our water usage is currently. We congratulate both of the boys!

This year the senior pupils are taking part in Sing Out Loud for the third year in a row. We will be performing in the National Opera House on Wednesday 16th November.

This year the students need to download the rehearsal tracks themselves. Click the link below and download all. Remember that we are learning PART 3!



Slán libh Rang a Sé

Slán libh go Rang a Sé! We wish our current 6th class children well as they leave our school and move on to their chosen secondary schools. We wish them every success!


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