The Department of Education and Skills has expressed concerns about the impact of school closures due to coronavirus (COVID- 19) on pupils who avail of school meals, and that the unavailability of school meals impacts in particular on the most disadvantaged in our society.
The Schools Meal Programme in Colaiste Abbain will continue to support families that wish to avail of the support during the school closure - including over the Easter Holidays. The format of how this will be done is being worked out but we need to gather information from those interested in availing of the programme.
All HSE guidelines in relation to Covid-19 will be adhered to, including maintaining social distancing and avoiding gatherings or queues. The solution could be an Emergency Provision box/bag, prepared by Canteen Staff on a weekly basis, which meets the criteria of Nutrition Standards for School Meal.
All queries can be sent to our Home School Community Liaison teacher Ms Christina Myler 085 1057782.