Routines and Guidelines

  • In the interests of students’ safety and supervision, and as advised by our insurers, parents and guardians are reminded that students should not arrive before the school opening time - 8:50 am While the students’ enthusiasm for school is encouraging, it is important that they arrive between 8:50 am and 9:10 am where they can go straight into class. Please encourage your children to use the pedestrian entrances, and to avoid crossing the vehicular entrance. Any child arriving after the 9:10 bell will be marked as late.
  • We want your children to become independent from a young age. Therefore, please encourage them to walk into the classrooms by themselves in the morning especially from First class upwards.
  • First break is from 10.50am – 11.10am. Children are encouraged to bring a small snack out to the yard with them (preferably without wrapping or a container). Second break is from 12.40pm – 1pm. Children have time to eat in their classroom before they go out to play in the yard.
  • A large number of children in the school have a severe allergic reaction to peanuts and/or nuts. This allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) can occur through ingestion, cross contamination and breathing peanuts in the air. Since this condition can be life threatening, we are a nut free school. Please avoid giving peanut butter sandwiches, other spreads containing nuts such as Nutella, pesto etc  and snacks/bars containing nuts or labelled “may contain nut traces” in school lunches.
  • Dates for the new school year are uploaded to the calendar section of our website. Our monthly school newsletter also includes dates of upcoming events for your attention.
  • Children who are being collected early must be signed out by a parent/guardian at the office. When it is necessary for a pupil to leave school early, a note must be sent to the class teacher or a phone call made to the school office. Any person collecting a child on behalf of the parent will only be permitted to take the child if the parent has contacted/notified the school beforehand.
  • In the event of a pupil being absent from school through illness or for any other reason, an online absence form is available on our school website for parents to notify the office directly of the child’s absence. Alternatively, the class teacher should be informed in writing upon the pupils return to school.
  • Children from Junior Infants to Second Class are collected from the school. If parents would like to change the arrangements for collecting their child (eg. someone other than the usual person will pick the child up), they are asked to communicate this by contacting the office by either phoning or emailing well in advance.   If the school does not acknowledge your email please phone to make sure we have received your request. Please advise your children from 3rd- 6th class to return to the school if whoever they are meeting after school is not at the assigned meeting point.
  • It is important that teachers are made aware in writing of any medical conditions/allergies, short or long term suffered by a child. Children who are acutely ill should not attend school until the illness has passed and they are capable of full participation in class and school activities.
  • The school must be notified immediately if your child has any serious infectious illnesses (e.g. chickenpox, measles, whooping cough, impetigo, conjunctivitis etc.) The school will then pass the relevant information on to all families. Please be assured that no child or family will be identified.
  • Please notify the school immediately if there are any changes to details given on the enrolment form e.g. changes in address, telephone/mobile numbers, or alternative contact numbers.
  • Pupils are expected to wear the full school uniform each day. The school tracksuit should ONLY be worn on days when pupils have P.E and/or swimming and if your child is taking part in after-school sport at school. I know that together we make every effort to ensure that all the pupils are looking and feeling very smart and I hope they can maintain this high standard throughout the year. Have a look at our Uniform page on the website for more information.
  • All after school activities are run independently of the school. Therefore, if you have any queries about issues that arise in after-school clubs or activities, you should contact the organiser or the teacher directly.  Children can be collected from an after-school activity from outside the internal gates of the school.