Robert Cheevers

I agree with you Niamh about the coffee morning. The coffee morning is a good idea for many reasons – it’s informal and creates a relaxed atmosphere. We are lucky enough to have a family room. We’ve have used coffee mornings  on many occasions just for getting people together and to help form relationships and friendships. Coffee mornings are great for new families to the school, that just moved to the community, have language difficulties or have few families members living in Ireland. We had Ukraine families this year and they had access to our kitchen in the family room on Friday mornings. We have a member of staff from Latvia so she could translate for members of staff, the parents committee with the families from Ukraine and it was a very positive experience for everyone involved. Language can sometimes be the biggest barrier.

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