News, Events and Pictures
Letter from Marese Daly: Mental Health Talk Monday 29th February 2016
Parents' Association Talk 'Study Skills and Your Child' Tuesday 28th April 2015
Please click the following link: Study Skills Talk
Dr Maureen Griffin, October 2014
Dr. Maureen Griffin, Forensic Psychologist, gave an educational talk on Internet and Mobile Technology Safety to parents of Mount Sackville on Monday 20th October. Her presentation included information for parents on Social Networking - e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.; Social Messaging Applications - e.g. Viber, WhatsApp, SnapChat etc.; Cyber-bullying - both online and through mobile phones; The sending of inappropriate pictures of oneself to another person primarily via mobile phone or messaging Apps such as SnapChat; YouTube -Posting Inappropriate Videos, age inappropriate content and Online gaming.
Earlier that day Dr. Griffin gave talks to First and Second Year students and gave them guidance on how to ensure their profiles were private. Further information can be accessed by parents by following the link below to Dr. Griffin’s website.
Campaign Against Government Policy
In the recent budget the pupil teacher ratio (PTR) was raised to 23:1 for fee-charging schools. This compares to a PTR of 19:1 for publicly funded schools. This change may result in higher fees, bigger classes and/or a narrower choice of subjects at our school.
Please see the attached letter from the Chairperson of the Mount Sackville PA which details a campaign of lobbying against these cuts. We would appreciate your support.
National Parents’ Council Post Primary and the NCCA New Junior Cycle Parent Information Evenings 2013
LinkedIn Group for Past Pupils
The Parents Association of Mount Sackville has launched a LinkedIn Group for past pupils and parents of current pupils.
The parents are hoping to hear about the successes, experiences and networks of past pupils with a view to inspiring current students to “reach for the stars”.
We would also like to hear from the parents of current pupils who are interested in helping us to achieve these goals.
It can also be used as a forum to get in touch with old friends.
If you would like to help, or simply want to keep in touch, we would appreciate you joining using the LinkedIn link at the bottom of this page.