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Hello from Miss Hoy

Sunday 22nd March 2020.


Hello to all our parents and guardians and a great big


to all the boys and girls in P1.

Miss McElroy and I miss you all so much!!!!


In my 27th year of teaching in St. Colman’s Bann P.S. I never in my wildest dreams thought that life would be like it is now. First of all, I hope you are all safe and well. Secondly, everyones mental health is so important at this worrying time. If you have more than one child at our school, checking out our website may seem a bit daunting - where do you start? Please don’t put too much pressure on yourself or your children over the coming days, weeks and possibly months.  It is your choice to do as much or as little as you want. There are lots of things to be doing at home - playing, baking, gardening, walking etc. We are all striving to do the best for the children and I have no doubt that our children will continue to do their very best at home.


In saying that, I have divided our P1 activities into different sections and added lots of different web links for you to use - if you wish. I will update our page on a weekly basis and check in daily to leave you a little message on our ‘Daily tasks’ page. I’m absolutely delighted that you have the opportunity to send photos to share on our school website. I can’t wait to add them to our page (See ‘Photos from home!’), but most of all, I look forward to seeing all our P1 smiley faces again!


In different parts of the world children are painting rainbows and putting them in the windows of their homes for others to see. A simple way to connect with others. They can go rainbow spotting when they are out for a walk!  Maybe you would like to try this at home! I intend to do this too, but for now, my rainbow is the link to this note!


Once again, please take care and stay safe. I would like to thank you, the parents, for all your co-operation and support throughout the school year and I look forward to the day when we are all back in school again - joking, laughing, playing, singing, dancing, relaxing, exercising, eating, working and praying together. 


I leave you now with an old Irish blessing:

“May the road rise up to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rain fall soft upon your fields,

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.”


God bless.


Miss Hoy x