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A Message to all our Pupils
Mangahigh Maths at Home

Mangahigh Maths Practice at Home

Mangahigh is a game-based learning platform for primary and secondary school mathematics. It uses the principles of growth-mindset and play to improve confidence and achievement. Our school purchased an annual subscription and we recommend that you use it while the schools are closed.

How does it work?
Encourage your child to login daily. They will then be able to choose an assignment
• Click the Browse all Activities
• Choose class level
• Choose an assignment

Mangahigh strongly recommends that your child play each activity three times. They will be asked increasingly difficult questions each time they play.

We have noticed that a small number of the activities recommended for class levels are very difficult. If your child is struggling to answer the easy and medium questions in an assignment, then this may well be the case. Encourage your child to move on to a new assignment It may be that your child has not yet covered the content of this assignment in school.

We would be delighted if your child completed 3-4 assignments a week. They are welcome to try more.

What can I do if my child has forgotten their login details?
Please email your class teacher and they will send it to you

What is an Achievement?
A Bronze medal demonstrates a basic understanding of the key teaching objectives of the challenge. . A Silver or Gold medal demonstrates a secure and exceptional understanding of the teaching objective. Please celebrate all medals. In many of the activities a gold medal will only be achievable for children who are exceptionally gifted at maths.

Mangahigh Monthly Challenge
Each month our school participates in a monthly challenge against other schools from the UK and Ireland. Please encourage your child to view these scores when they login so that they can partake in the excitement.

Junior Infant Application Form 2020

Junior Infant Application 2020

Enrolment Application Letter

Divine Word School, Marley Grange

Enrolment Applications –    September 2020

 

Dear Parents / Guardians                                                                                                   October 2019

 

You are now invited to apply for places in the school during the months of November 2019 to January 10th 2020 for New Pupils in September 2020.   This applies to pupils starting in Junior Infants.   Early application is advisable as places are limited.

 

Children new to our catchment area who may wish to attend other classes in the school

A small number of vacancies exist in a few classes only.

Applications for these classes will be accepted up to September 2020.  (Vacancies permitting!)

 

  1. Application Forms: Should be filled in, at the school, during the hours:-

9.00am – 12.00pm any school day.

OR online download from our website www.divinewordns.ie

NEW FAMILIES APPLYING:  If living in Catchment Area, Proof of Address required i.e.:  TWO ORIGINAL utility bills in parent’s name (first and surname) dated within the previous 3 months.

(Mobile Phone Bills not acceptable)

Spot checks/visits may be made by the school to verify proof of residence in the Catchment Area.

 

  1. Birth Certificate: Each application must be accompanied by a

Birth Certificate.

 

  1. Stamped, Self Addressed Please bring along a stamped self-addressed envelope

Envelope:                              (4” x 8” please) to facilitate confirmation of successful

applications.

 

Neighbours

Some of your neighbours may wish to enrol their children in the school but may not receive this notice.  Please do them and us a good turn by bringing the contents of this notice to their attention.

 

Existing Pupils

There is no need for existing pupils to re-enrol.

In view of the anticipated demands, we shall not be able to assure you of acceptance until all the applications have been received.   Priority is given to children in the catchment area of Marley Grange and brothers and sisters of those already attending the school.

 

Closing date and time for applications is 2.00pm on 10th JANUARY  2020. Applications forms received after this time and date will be considered as late applications.  Please see our Enrolment Policy on the school website www.divinewordns.ie  (Click on Board of

Management).

 

 

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The following are the Categories for enrolment in the school:-

 

Category 1:             Siblings of current children in Divine Word NS and children of current                     staff.

Category 2:             Children in the catchment area.

Category 3:             Children of Past Pupils not in catchment area.

Category 4:             Children from outside the catchment area.

 

All Categories will be in Date of Birth order.

 

First offers will be sent out in February.  Should your initial application not be successful, we will keep it on our files and every effort will be made to find a place for your child in our school.

 

With all good wishes.

 

John Williams

Principal

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