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The Headstart Programme

Scoil Mhuire, Davidstown is now a part of the Headstart Programme.

The Headstart Programme is a transition programme for parents/guardians and their children who are starting to attend Primary School. Wexford Local Development and the County Wexford Education Network fund a resource pack which is distributed to schools for use with incoming Junior Infant children and their parents.

The aims of the programme are three fold:

  1. to give incoming Junior Infant children equal educational opportunities through using the early learning packs with their parents/guardians
  2. to provide an opportunity for children to improve their fine motor skills, concentration levels and to enjoy art activities
  3. to encourage parents/guardians to enjoy shared reading time with their children.

The Headstart packs include a reading book, jigsaw, junior triangular pencil, pack of colouring pencils, safety scissors and activity work sheets and connecting links in a zip mesh bag. The packs are returned to the school to be refilled.

Children enrolled in our school are invited to visit with their parents for two sessions in June, to see their new school and meet their new teacher. This is a lovely time to explore and get used to the new surroundings, their classroom and their classmates in a relaxed atmosphere.

Click here to start enrolling your child. If you are a prospective parent and would like to arrange a visit or a chat please e-mail info@davidstownps.ie or call 053 92 34745.