Agreed Report from Board of Management September 2016

Board of Management Meeting/ Agreed Report

September 19th 2016

Treasurer’s Report

Income and Expenditure for 2015/16

The Board of Management reviewed the Income and Expenditure for the School Year 2015/16. The school accounts will be forwarded to an independent accountant for review.

Income and Expenditure for 2016/17

The Board of Management reviewed and agreed the budget for the school year 2016/17.

Fundraising Event

The BOM approved an application to hold a fundraising event in the form of a Toy Sale and Raffle to raise funds for tablet technology for pupils.

Minor Works

The BOM is satisfied with the progress of the minor works undertaken recently, specifically the building of the new storage shed and the renovations to Room 6.

Health and Safety: Parking

The issue of parking remains an ongoing concern to the Board of Management. Safety precautions must be adhered to by all those dropping off and collecting pupils to and from the school.

Confirmation: Saturday May 13th 2017 @ 11a.m. in St Michael’s Church, Ballinasloe. First Holy Communion: Saturday May 27th 2017 @ 11a.m. in St Michael’s Church, Ballinasloe.

The Board of Management wishes all those preparing for these sacraments the very best during the coming school year.

Policy Review for 2016/17

Policy Review and Development

Annual Policy Review: The annual review of the Child Protection Policy, the Anti Bullying Policy and the Code of Behaviour will take place early in the school year.

Review and Update of the Health and Safety Policy

New Policy Development: Cyber Bullying Policy

Curricular Areas of Focus

Literacy: The New Language Curriculum with specific focus on Oral Language Development in both English and Irish will commence in Infants-2nd Classes as per DES guidelines.

English: Reading, Comprehension and Writing Genres will remain areas of focus in all classes.

Gaeilge: Informal/Oral Irish based on the ten specified themes in the Gaeilge Curriculum is an ongoing area of focus in all classes.

Numeracy: Problem Solving, Mental Maths with renewed focus on learning tables through drill and practice; and the strand Measures.

Date of Next Meeting: A date for a meeting in November/Early December will be confirmed next month.

Recorded by Stephanie Keating, Secretary to the Board of Management.

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