The school does not have a school uniform. However, we do encourage parents to dress their child in simple practical clothing that is suitable for all school activities. We discourage the display of obvious designer labels or inappropriate or violent slogans. We recommend comfortable, versatile clothing such as tracksuits and footwear that is suitable for running and physical activity. In the interests of safety, no shoes with wheels are allowed. Flipflops are not suitable for school. We also discourage the wearing of jewellery such as chains / necklaces and large or hoop-earrings that can be hazardous in the playground or at PE.
It is very important that the children arrive in school on time. School begins at 8.45am. Parents are asked to ensure that their child does not enter the school before this time, as the children are not insured before official opening hours.
We appreciate parents’ / guardians’ co-operation in collecting children promptly at home-time. Children get anxious if collected late.
Should you need to collect your child before official school closing time, it is necessary to sign an early-withdrawal from the secretary or the principal.
The school must know at all times the names of people designated to collect your child.
If a child is absent for any reason you must notify the school and explain the reason for absence. This is usually done in writing either to the class-teacher or the Principal. The school is obliged to report to the National Educational Welfare Board if a child has missed 20 days or more in the school year.
You will receive copies of important school policies in September. Please keep these safely for reference throughout your child’s time in our school. You will also be required to sign and return agreement forms for some of these policies.
We do not encourage children to bring expensive toys to school.
We ask all parents to adhere to Traffic Management Systems put in place by the Board of Management.
Children must be collected from the designated area at home-time. All children must be supervised by adults and use pathways to access cars.
We encourage parents to make use of the school-bus where eligible, to walk, cycle or car-pool in order to help reduce carbon-emissions and traffic congestion.
Birthday Organisation – We request that the handing out of birthday party invitations be organised outside the school as the selective issuing of invitations to some children can cause others to feel excluded.