The school routine
The school day begins at 9 o clock. All children should be in their classrooms and ready to start at 8.55 a.m.
In the morning all children should wait in the corridor inside the school front door until their teacher brings them to their classroom.
The school day ends at 1.40 p.m. for the infant classes and 2.40 p.m. for all other classes. There are two breaks during the school day
Small break 11.05 – 11.15 a.m.
Big break 12.50 – 1.20 p.m.
The school day finishes at 1.40 for Junior and Senior Infants.
Junior Infants will go home at 12.00 for the first two weeks in September to ease the transition into ‘Big School’.
For all classes from first to sixth the school day finishes at 2.40
Visitors to the school are welcome but must use the main door and report to the school secretary in the reception area. There is no unannounced access to classrooms. If you wish to speak to the class teacher you are invited to make an appointment.
Attendance and Absences:
All absences must be explained in writing by a parent/guardian in the notes section of your child’s homework diary, or by a note to the teacher/school secretary for a Junior or Senior Infant child. The school authorities are obliged to notify the School Attendance Officer when a child is absent over 20 days (this includes illness, holidays outside school holidays etc.). Situations do arise when a child appears well in the morning and then gets sick during the day. If this occurs parents/guardians will be contacted. It is therefore extremely important that the school has your most up to date contact details.
There is a homework policy which clearly states the content and length of homework for each class which is available on the school website. Parents are encouraged to establish a set routine and time for your child to do his/her homework, in a quiet place free from distractions. Parents are asked to supervise children’s homework, checking and signing the homework diary on completion. Homework should be reasonably attempted and if the homework cannot be completed for any reason a note in the child’s homework diary is required (a note to the Infant teacher).