Absence, Sickness & Contact
Regular attendance at school maximizes your child’s academic progress. National Schools are now required by law to report to the National Education and Welfare Board when any pupil misses 20 or more school days. You, as the parent/guardian are also required to provide a written explanation of any absences plus a medical certificate, if necessary. We file all this information and retain it for that school year in case of an inspection by the Board.
If your child is unwell in the morning, please do not send them to school. Any child reporting for school will be expected to join classmates in the yard during break time.
Children can take ill at school. Should this happen we will inform you immediately. Please therefore make sure we have your current mobile and landline numbers. Should you change address or mobile number during the year, please inform us and we will update our records. Important information such as progress Reports or Board of Management Updates are posted to the address you provide us with, therefore it is vital we have your current contact details.
Appointments with Teachers
Should you wish to speak to a teacher about your child, please telephone the school and make an appointment. Teachers will not discuss any issues in the yard, in the corridor or at school gates. We are always happy to meet, by appointment, with parents to resolve any concerns. Feedback from both parents and teachers has informed us that this is the best way to organise communication. Our secretary is currently available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday so please do not expect an answer to hone calls during class time on Wednesdays and Fridays.