Admission into Coláiste Abbáin September 2021

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Thursday, 24th September.

The school will accept fully completed application forms in respect of students in 6th class primary school (or its equivalent) to our 1st year group (90 students) in September 2021 from 1st October 2020, until 12 noon 23rd October 2020. Forms received before 1st October will be returned to sender.


Application Forms Full Annual Admission Notice and the School Admission Policy are available from the school office during school hours (9am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday) and may also be downloaded from the school website www.colaisteabbain.ie

John Nolan

Principal and Secretary to the Board of Management


2021/22 Admissions/Enrolment

DES Advice for Parents

Advice during COVID-19: Back to school 

From Department of Education and Skills 

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Last updated


Everyone has been working very hard to ensure a safe reopening of schools for staff, students and their families.

There will be new rules and routines to follow, that are there to keep everyone safe.

Most students will be looking forward to going back to school and will feel happy and excited. Some may feel a little anxious about returning.

That’s a normal response at a time of change. Most will settle back in soon once they get used to the new rules and routines.

Remind them of the positive aspects of returning – like re-connecting with friends and re-engaging with school activities.

Good hand washing will be important for all students. Make sure your child knows to use a tissue to cover coughs or sneezes

or to cough or sneeze into their elbow.

At primary and post-primary levels, schools will put in place physical distancing procedures.

In primary school, younger children may not be required to practice physical distancing, but they may be organised into pods.

There may also be new rules about drop off and pick up.

Staff in all schools, and post-primary students, are required to wear a face covering where a physical distance of 2 metres cannot

be maintained.

Encourage your child to walk or cycle to school if possible and safe to do so.

Post-primary students will be required to wear a face covering when waiting for and when onboard the bus.

Schools will communicate directly with families about reopening. Talk together at home about what to expect when going back to school.

You should let the school know of any concerns you have about your child’s learning experience during the school closure period.

Having healthy routines in place will help with the adjustment of returning to school. Encourage your child to gradually introduce bedtime

routines that are closer to those used during school term. Also, help your child to eat healthily, take exercise and re-connect with friends.

Teachers understand that it hasn’t been easy to learn at home during school closures and they will support students to be ready to learn.

Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms, including a fever, a cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, or loss or change to their

sense of smell or taste should not attend school. Please follow guidance from the HSE on self-isolation and phone your doctor.

Make sure students know that if they feel unwell in school they should tell their teacher straight away.

Remember we all have a role to play in getting everyone back to school safely.

For more see gov.ie/backtoschool.

Information for students and their families about returning to school

From Department of Education and Skills 

Published at:

Last updated


HSE Advice for parents

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Symptoms to look out for and when to contact your GP

Schools are back and the winter season is ahead of us. Every year, schoolchildren get colds, flu and other infections. This time, coronavirus (COVID-19) is with us.

Here is a guide on what symptoms to look out for and what to do if your child is unwell.

When to keep your child at home and phone your GP

Do not send your child to school or childcare if any of the following is true.

Your child has:

  • a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or more

  • any other common symptoms of coronavirus such as a new cough, loss or changed sense of taste

    or smell, or shortness of breath

  • been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus

  • been living with someone who is unwell and may have coronavirus

    You will need to:

    1. Isolate your child. This means keeping them at home and completely avoiding contact with other

      people, as much as possible. Your child should only leave your home to have a test or to see your GP.

    2. Phone your GP. They will advise you if your child needs a coronavirus test.

    3. Everyone that your child lives with should also restrict their movements, at least until your child

      gets a diagnosis from their GP or a coronavirus test result. This means not going to school,

      childcare or work.

    4. Treat your child at home for their symptoms.


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Phone: 053 924 0564
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