Important Announcements

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School Accounting Year

The School Accounting Year
Circular No. 0060/2017 states that schools will be required to submit accounts to the FSSU in
respect of the 2018/19 school year.
Accounts must be submitted in the prescribed format by the end of February 2020 and
annually thereafter.
We have received a number of calls in relation to the school accounting year.
The accounting year must be in line with the academic year and run from 1st September to
31st August.
If your school does not currently run your school accounting year to these dates, then an
adjustment should be made this year. This can be done by running a shorter or longer
accounting year so that it ends on 31st of August 2018. This will bring the school accounting
year into line with FSSU and Department of Education and Skills requirements.
Current Year Correction Total months
Example 1 1st Jul 17 – 30th Jun 18 1st Jul 17 – 31st Aug 18 14 months
Example 2 1st Jan 18 – 31st Dec 18 1st Jan 18 – 31st Aug 18 8 months
Please bring this Financial Guideline to the attention of the Board of Management and your
external Accountant.
If you need any further information, please email or phone
01 910 4020
Financial Support Services Unit

Child Protection

The Department intends to provide schools with hard copy versions of the procedures in due course once a public procurement process and printing of the procedures is completed. The Department will provide a further update in due course.

· An Irish version of the procedures is currently available electronically and can be downloaded at

· The Department’s child protection (Irish) webpage can be accessed at

· In relation to the two separate half-day closures during the 2017/18 school year to allow time, as a school community, to engage with the revised procedures and to access the support available the Department’s Teacher Education Section have advised as follows “that it is a matter for each individual school authority to use their discretion as to the timing of the closures within this academic year. Schools may also combine both half-days into one full-day school closure, to be taken during the current school-year.” This update is available on the Department’s website here Child Protection Procedures in Schools

Scléip 2018

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SPU Newsletter

The latest SPU Newsletter (Nov/Dec ’17) is now available.


 SPU Procurement Newsletter #6

FSSU circular for secondary schools

English –

Coláiste Uisce are recruiting!

As the positions being recruited for are for Irish speakers, please change your language selection.

FSSU service in Irish

Rosie Uí Dhuinnín has been employed by the FSSU to provide service to Irish-medium schools. It’s important that schools under our patronage benefit from this service by contacting Rosie when in need of advice on financial matters.
Rosie can be contacted on 01-9104020 or via

Launch of Bliain na Gaeilge

Gaelscoil Chois Feabhail at launch

The full story, published in the Irish Times can be read here.

We look forward to celebrating Bliain na Gaeilge with our school communities.

Guidelines on the use of school buildings

Guidelines published 20.12.17

The new Department guidelines can be read here.