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General Information 

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Sherpa Kids offers fully flexible before & after school care for all students of Holy Family Junior & Senior National School. You only pay for the hours that you need. Our before school care includes breakfast club and our after school has a homework club.

More information on our opening times and programmes available on our site.
Click here for more information – http://www.sherpakids.ie/school/holy-family-national-school-portlaoise

Contact details
Email: holyfamilyns@sherpakids.ie
Phone: 083 892 2865

Click here for the 2020 - 2021 school calendar. Please note that this calendar may be subject to change and that we will notify you of any such changes as soon as possible.

Arrival Times:
The Department of Education and Skills (DES) has advised us to put in place “arrangements to avoid congregation of people at the school gates where physical distancing may not be respected”. We are all aware that the first few days of school are particularly busy, so we will ‘stagger’ the opening times for classes as follows:

Second Class: 08.50 – 14.30 as normal from Thursday the 27th of August
First Class: 9.30 – 14.30 on Thursday the 27th & Friday the 28th (08.50 – 14.30 as normal from Monday, Aug 31st)
Junior Infants: 10.00 – 12.00 on Thursday the 27th & Friday the 28th (*please see further information below)
Senior Infants: 11.15 – 13.30 on Thursday the 27th & Friday the 28th (08.50 – 13.30 as normal from Monday, Aug 31st)

If you have children in more than one class, you may find it more convenient to bring the children at the same time. If this is the case, please bring them at the later starting time. Teachers will be aware of this and there will not be an issue with being ‘late’.

Arrival to school:
Please do not come into the school yard before the time outlined above. Again, this is to prevent congregations and aid in social distancing. We would also ask that, going forward, children are not on the school grounds before 08.30.