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have all received letters from Bus Eireann regarding
school buses for the new school year starting in
September 2011. The application forms for the bus
tickets were due in on March 31st.
may or may not be aware after reading the letter from
Bus Eireann that a lot of the pupils in Scoil Mhuire
will not be eligible for the €50 ticket per child as
they live closer than 2 miles to the school. If these
children want to take the bus to school it will cost
€200 per child (a family maximum of €650).
Campile the cut off point for the 2 miles is the post
office, i.e if you live in the housing estates in
Campile which are all less than 2 miles to the
school it will cost you €200 per child to send them to
school on the bus.
reason why these students have been entitled to a free
school bus previously is under something that Bus
Eireann call “Central/Closed School Rule” (CSR)
meant that where a number of schools closed and
amalgamated into one new school, free transport has been
provided for eligible student residing not less than
1mile from the new central school.
refers back to 1979 when Aclare NS, Ballykelly NS,
Horeswood NS and Killesk NS amalgamated to Scoil Mhuire.
the start of the 2011/2012 school year the distance
criteria will be applied nationally and pupils that are
currently availing of free school transport under the
CSR scheme and who live less than 2 mile from their
school will not be eligible for school transport.
Parents Association will write to local TD´s and
members of the committee are also attending a meeting in
Rathangan School about this issue. We will post any
updates on this website.
you are affected by these new rules we encourage you to
personally contact your local TD with your concerns by
email or post. Also feel free to email the Parents
Association on firstname.lastname@example.org
with your concerns, as it will be easier to deal with
this issue if parents actually tell us what they think
you are unsure whether you qualify for the school bus
for €50.00 or not please clock the shortest route from
your house to the school, if its under 2 miles you will
have to pay €200 in order to avail of the school bus.
for the Easter Raffle are distributed in the school this
week. Each child will get a ticket with 5 lines @ €2
each. There is no obligation to sell all lines.
Each seller will be entered into a draw for one big
1st prize includes a Wash´n Blow-dry in
Geraldine’s, Make-up by Trish Clancy and Dinner for 2
in the Brandon House Hotel.
are the other prizes:
Prize: Men’s Skincare Hamper (€50.00 value)
3rd Prize: €40.00 Voucher Coopers Clothing New Ross.
Prize: €30.00 Voucher Sam Mc Cauley’s New Ross
remember that the tickets need to be returned to the
school on or before April 14th! The draw
takes place on Friday 15th April.