If a child is unwell they should stay at home and we understand that some children are more prone to illnesses especially in their first year in school. However we ask you to inform the class teacher as to the reason for your child’s absence on their return to school. We are obliged to state absence reasons when making out attendance reports each term Our school app and website have forms that can be filled and sent from your phone or you can simply write a note.
If a pupil has missed 15 days the school will inform you by text. At 20 days we are required to inform the National Welfare Board even if the absences are due to illness.
If a child misses 20 days of school , that’s nearly a month out of 10 months..so those odd days really add up and your child’s progress does suffer,
We discourage parents from taking children on extended family holidays during the school term except in exceptional circumstances. We are not allowed under law to give permission to a parent take a child out of school for a holiday. If a parent wishes to do so , they need to state this intention in writing.
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