The new Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) teacher is Clodagh Ryan. Clodagh has been teaching in Scoil Phroinsias Naofa for the last nine years and has been delighted to get to know so many of the families in Clara. She is really looking forward in taking on her new role and in turn getting to know so many more families in the community. The role of the HSCL teacher is to support parents as primary educators of their children. She would in normal times be visiting many homes for a chat about how school is going, however with the current global pandemic, these visits are limited and she will be chatting with you mostly over the phone or through zoom video calls. She will be offering to assist in any way possible to make school a safe and happy place for your child. She keeps an eye on attendance figures because it is so important that your child comes to school every day. It has been proven that children, who are often absent fall behind, lose interest in their school work and leave full-time education early. Scoil Bhride greatly values the involvement of parents in their child’s learning so we would normally invite you to come along and join in with some of the fun activities during the school day, throughout the school year, and we all hope that one day we will be able to enjoy these days again, however for now with Covid 19 restrictions in place, we cannot do so as we need to ensure that we are all keeping safe by keeping our distance. There will be a variety of free courses available to help parents develop their own skills and enjoy the company of others. If you have any ideas for courses/activities you would like, please get in touch with Clodagh via phone or email. She is looking forward to working with you and thanks you for your warm welcome to her new role.