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Please see below for some information on additional supports for parents and families

Message from The Senior Child and Family Support Network

The Senior Child and Family Support Network (CFSN) Co-ordinator in Carlow would like to let parents know that they are still providing and co-ordinating services for children, young people and families in the county. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the ways in which supports are being provided have been altered to best meet the needs of families, while adhering to governmental guidelines. The CFSN Co-ordinator provides support for all families, whether or not they have been engaged with Tusla previously, these supports can include access to counselling; family support; supports for young children and teenagers; therapy online or on the phone or help with food and practical supports. If you would like to find out more, please contact your local Snr CFSN Co-ordinator: Sandra Collins 087 3802163
Sandra Collins                     Senior Co-ordinator Child and Family Support Network
TUSLA Child and Family Agency        087 3802163

Co. Wexford Education Centre - 6th Class

Attention - parents of 6th class pupils
Wexford Education Centre are hosting a Webinar next Wednesday 13th of May @ 11am on the Transition from Primary School to Secondary School. This Webinar will be helpful to assist in the smooth transition from primary to secondary school.
Please click here for more information.

To register:


Barnardos has launched:
• A National Parent Support Service helpline 1800 910 123 from Monday to Friday 10 am – 2pm
• An online resource to use with children to support their emotional wellbeing and self-regulation helping them to relax and stay calm – see

School Meals Programme
Funded by Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

The Government has issued updated guidance to help schools operate the School Meals Programme amid the extended Covid-19 restrictions.
This is a scheme which has been running in St Patrick’s NS for the past few years and has been offered to all pupils. Each pupil has received a daily snack comprising of a piece of fruit/ rice cake/popcorn or juice/raisins.
Through the School Meals fund, we now have the capacity to help those who need support in providing food for their family in these unprecedented times.

Distribution Arrangements

St Patrick’s NS will liaise with local organisations in a bid to distribute these provisions to families efficiently and effectively.

Contact for Programme
If your family would like support for food provisions, please email Your request will be dealt with confidentially.

Other Information for Parents

  • Information from Tullow School Completion Programme - Click here

  • Applications for School Transport for the new school year - Click here

     Closing date for applications is Friday, 24th April, 2020.

New Resources for All

Just in case you have exhausted the online resources already provided, please click here for some brand new websites. There is lots of choice and variety so hopefully there is something of interest for everyone.  These are additional resources that the children may or may not like to engage in at some stage while our school remains closed.
For any of our avid readers,we have also added a link to view free Collins Big Cat readers on the original resources list below.

Online Resources for Parents and Children
Please see below a variety of resources that have been sourced from other agencies (e.g. HSE, AsIAm) that might prove to be of use as we try and help our young people cope with the demands they face. Just click on whichever link is of interest to you.

The materials are aimed at a variety of ages, abilities, developmental stages and levels of need. Please take some time to explore these resources and see which ones might be best suited to your own circumstances and feel free to circulate and share with families/students/colleagues.

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