27th August 2020


Dear Parent / Guardian,

The BoM and School Staff are looking forward to welcoming all our pupils and parents/guardians back to school for the 2020/2021 school year on 1st September.

We are satisfied that we have control measures in place to ensure that this will be a safe re-opening.  It will take some time for all of us to get used to the “new circumstances” as we become familiar with the new routines and procedures designed to keep everyone safe and to prevent the spread of the virus.  There will, undoubtedly, be some unforeseen challenges and we will deal with these as they arise.

We would like to thank you for your co-operation in making preparations to date and look forward to working with you as we assist the children adapt to the necessary changes.  We are also conscious of the fact that our pupils have not been in school since March.  We are aware that our new pupils are beginning a school year at a challenging time and have made plans to ensure that their arrival will be as free from stress as possible.

If there is any issue which has arisen in relation to your child’s social, emotional or educational welfare since s/he was last in school, and which you feel the school should be aware of, please e-mail the school at info@stpaulsspecialschool.ie and I , or another Staff member, will contact you to discuss the matter.


Kindest Regards


Adrian Harkin