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Opening TimesSchool Routine


School Hours

Junior & Senior Infants: 9:00 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

First to Sixth Classes: 9:00 a.m.- 2:40 p.m.

Mid-morning break: 11:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Lunch: 12:45p.m. -1:15 p.m.

 

The school opens to receive pupils at 9:00 a.m. each day. All pupils should be punctual for the commencement of formal instruction each morning at 9:20 a.m. Unnecessary stress can be avoided if children arrive on time for school and are collected punctually at the end of the day.

Attendance

The Education (Welfare) Act, 2000, Section 18, requires parents to notify the school in writing of the reasons for a child's absence. Parents should fill up a standard form for the class teacher upon the return of the child to school outlining the reason(s) for absence.

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For periods of absence in excess of three school days, parents should phone the school on the third day to indicate that the child will be absent for a period longer than three days and indicating the approximate length of absence. Upon return from absence, parents are asked to fill up a form for the class teacher outlining the reason(s) for absence. Click here for Absence Form.

The Education (Welfare) Act, 2000, Section 21 (4), requires the School Principal to inform an Education Welfare Officer of the aggregate number of school days on which a student is absent from school during a school year is 20 days or more.

Permission to leave early

Parents wishing to collect a pupil during school hours for reasons medical or otherwise should,

  • Write a short note to the pupil's class teacher outlining the reason and stating the time of the appointment.
  • Collect the pupil from the secretary's office.

Pupils cannot be released from the classroom to be met at the school gate, because teachers have no way of knowing whether the pupil's escort has arrived on time or not.

Illness

Pupils who are ill should stay at home until they are well enough to attend school. In case of infectious illnesses the school should be notified without delay.

If a child suffers a fall or injury or becomes ill in school, parents will be contacted by telephone. It is essential that the school has your home and work numbers, as well as that of a responsible person in the locality chosen by you to act on your behalf in an emergency.

We stress that emegency and Text-a-Parent contact numbers must be kept up to date.