Here are some of the questions we are frequently asked.
1What is the rule about uniforms?
Tracksuit tops and shorts may be worn in September and October with non marking trainers. Once the Halloween mid term is over we expect all classes from 1st up to wear their full uniform. Black or brown leather shoes /boots are required also.
2When is it ok to wear the tracksuit ?
Tracksuits are only to be worn on PE days. It is not permitted to wear a tracksuit if you are attending after school activities. With the teachers permission children may be allowed to change at 2.25 . The only exception is when a child is attending lunchtime athletics. In this case they may wear their tracksuit.
3How do I order a uniform?
Order forms are available from the office or on the school website. Orders are generally placed monthly. We do not keep a stock of uniforms in school so please order in time.
4What are the charges in September
It depends on the class your child is in but generally there will be a homework journal, a handwriting book , arts and crafts, computers , extra readers and a science subscription to pay.
5Why did I not receive a booklist?
Book List are not given to the classes going into Junior or Senior Infants as books and materials are ordered through the school in September.
If you have an older child book lists are here on this website.
6Why did I receive a text from the school about my child's absences?
To comply with NEWB regulations we must inform them if a child has missed 20 days or more each year. We make this report twice a year. We send an automatic text to inform you when your child has missed 15 and then 20 and we will write to inform you of the total days missed when we are making our returns to the NEWB. If your child has missed school though illness , or an urgent family reason we will indicate this to the NEWB. For this reason it is important to let the teacher know the reason for any absences.
7What happens if my child is late ?
If you know your child will be late let the teacher know so they are not marked absent. Any child arriving after 10:30 will be marked absent as the DES require attendance to be taken by then. We will do our best to allow for children who are occasionally late.
8Can my child bring a mobile to school?
We prefer not! If it is essential for your child to contact you after school , they may , but must sign a new contact every year. Permission is only given from 4th class up. Please check our policy here