Back To School

Re-opening of Taunagh N.S. on Wednesday, 25th August 2021

I hope you and your families had a lovely summer and are keeping well.

School will re-open for all families on Wednesday 25th August 2021 at 9.10a.m in line with current guidance and recommendations.

We will all be called on to play our part in ensuring that re-opening of the school is done in a safe manner which prevents the spread of the virus and allows the vital work of Teaching and Learning to proceed with as little disruption as possible.

The DES COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Primary and Special Schools  can be found here:

Covid-19 Response Plan 2021-2022

Below are videos that you can watch with your child(ren) before they return to school.

We are really looking forward to welcoming our children back to school.

June 2021

On the 11th June, pupils enjoyed taking part in a number of races for Sports Day. The pupils showed great perseverance and teamwork skills. Lots of fun was had by all. We are very proud of each child for taking part.

We also raised the Travel Flag for Green Schools which we received last year. We are now working on the theme of Biodiversity. Well done to this year’s committee for all their hard work and dedication.

Have a look at the activities the Senior Room took part in as part of Active Week:

Return to Educational Facility Declaration Form

Return to Educational Facility Declaration Form
You can now complete this form electronically at the following link:  https://app.textaparent.ie/rts/MTMxOTZy
This form must be completed for each child after any absence or after a school holiday (e.g. the Easter holidays).
You can also print the form and return a hard copy.

Return to School March 2021

The Junior Room (Junior Infants -2nd Class) will return to school on Monday, 1st March. This is very welcome news, and we are looking forward to seeing the Junior Room pupils back at school.

Monday, 15th March is the target date for the return to in-school provision of the rest of primary school children – third to sixth class. This date will be reviewed during the period following 1st March. In the meantime, remote teaching and learning will continue as normal for Senior Room pupils.

Please find some useful documents below:

Letter from DCMO to schools 260221

Return to Educational Facility declaration form

Return to School Summary March 21

Returning to Primary Schools JI to 2nd

Updated COVID-19 Response Plan for Primary

Updated wellbeing resources for parents: gov.ie: gov.ie – Wellbeing advice and resources during COVID-19 (www.gov.ie)

Back to School guidance: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/a128d-back-to-school/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/backtoschool/

Admissions for 2021-2022

Taunagh National School is located in the heart of Riverstown, Co. Sligo and will commence accepting Application Forms for Admission for September 2021 on the 8th February. The closing date is the 8th March. Our Annual Admission Notice can be read in full on the school website.
We promote a caring and supportive environment where children are encouraged to think independently, respect one another and value diversity. The pupils benefit from small class sizes and a vast variety of learning experiences. For further information about our school and facilities, please feel free to email taunaghns@gmail.com. Applications Forms for Admission are available here on our school website www.taunaghns.ie in the Admissions section or by emailing the school.

Please download the form here and post/email to the school. If you would like an editable version, please email the school to request one.

Application for Admission to JI

Application for Admission to Other Classes

Taunagh N.S. Christmas Service

I am delighted to share the video of our school Christmas service. The staff and pupils have worked hard to put this video together with the guidance of Mr. Shorten. We are very pleased to be able to continue our tradition of taking part in a school Christmas Service. Please feel free to share this link with family members.

We hope that you enjoy watching this special video. On behalf of the staff and Board of Management of Taunagh National School, I would like to wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas.

Back to School

Re-opening of Taunagh N.S. on Wednesday, 26th August 2020

I hope you and your families are keeping well.
As you are aware, our school has now been closed since 12th March due to the COVID-19 situation. We are now hoping to re-open our school safely, in line with current guidance and recommendations.
Re-opening the school safely will require the co-operation of all members of our School Community – BoM, School Leadership, Staff, Parents and Pupils. We will all be called on to play our part in ensuring that re-opening of the school is done in a safe manner which prevents the spread of the virus and allows the vital work of Teaching and Learning to proceed with as little disruption as possible.
We have been working on our plan for the safe reopening of the school for some weeks now and have published the DES COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Primary and Special Schools here:

COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Primary and Special Schools

The Response Plan gives details of
• Physical preparation, signage, hand sanitiser stations,
• Advice, procedures and training for the safe return to working in the school for all school staff and pupils
• General and specific advice on how all pupils, staff, parents and visitors will prevent the spread of the virus
We have also published our COVID-19 Policy Statement here:

1 Covid 19 Policy Statement

Our BoM will keep you informed as to the progress of our re-opening plans and provide you with the information required by you to play your part in safely re-opening the school.
We are really looking forward to welcoming our children back to school and will be doing all that we can to ensure that the return to school is a safe and enjoyable experience for the children. We will be in touch with you again before school re-opens.