Welcome to our school year 2018-2019

Welcome to our school year 2018-2019

Hello everyone, as we embark  on a new academic year in Canovee National School, please see below a few handy hints and reminders for your review.

 We are looking forward to seeing you all bright and shiny in the morning.

Regards, Barry Condron.

  • School opens tomorrow  August 29th at 9.20am for senior infants to 6th classes.  Our new Junior infants are welcome at 9.30am and can be collected again at 12pm.  From Thursday the 30th of August to Friday the 7th of September the junior infants hours are 9.20am to 12pm.  From September 10th to year end, junior infants hours are 9.20am – 2.00pm.  Please wait for your child in the staff car park and Ms. Dunne will send the children to you.  Also please remind anyone collecting or dropping children to school that all access to the school is through the red gates by the entrance to the church.  For safety reasons no one is to enter the school via the vehicle entrance near the old school.


  • The new school crest is now available in the office.  It is now school policy that every school uniform jumper & cardigan (including tracksuits) has a crest on the left side.  The crest costs €5.00 for 2 and the iron on patch setting instructions are attached to this post.

  • Please note: an amendment to the school closures: The Presidential election takes place on Friday the 26th of October so the mid term break will now start on Thursday 25th of October @3pm.


  • We have also been advised that head lice are at an all time high this summer due to our wonderful warm weather.  Please check your child for head lice regularly and treat accordingly.  It is also school policy that all long hair must be neatly tied up each day and if possible a hairband should be worn. Please see handy hints below:

Back-to-school hair care: Everything you need to know about surviving head lice