School hours

School Gates Open: 9.00a.m.
School Door Open: 9.10 a.m.
Please do not drop your child off at school prior to 9.00a.m.

Bell for Class: 9.20a.m.
Lunch: 12.30-1.00p.m.
2.00p.m. Classes for Infants end

(The Teachers of Junior and Senior Infants escort the children to the gate in a line at 2.00p.m.)

3.00p.m. All other classes end.

No responsibility can be taken for children outside of these times.

Pupils must walk when coming from the bus in the morning and wait in an orderly manner in the designated areas for buses in the evening

If a child is absent or has to leave the school during school hours, a written note (in journal) from Parents /Guardians must be forwarded to the class teacher outlining reason for absence. Under Education Welfare Act children who have 20 days absent from school will be reported to the Education Welfare Board.

Children are forbidden to bring Mobile Phones to school except where prior arrangements have been made with Principal, Class Teacher and parents.

Cycling is forbidden in school grounds.

Pupils must keep the school environment clean and litter free. Pupils are expected to co-operate fully in any organised clean –up activities.

Our school is a Green School having been awarded Green Flags for Litter and Waste Management (2007), Energy Conservation (2009) and Water Coservation (2011). We encourage the whole school to participate with us in this important project by co-operating with our policies- “Remove, Reduce, Re-use and Re-cycle” (Litter and Waste), “Switch it Off” (Electrical items when not in use) and turn off the tap (water conservation)

The School has a healthy lunch policy. School is participating in ACE Programme and Food Dudes Programme. Children are encouraged to eat a nutritious lunch. Chewing gum, crisps, sticky bars, pops and popcorn are not allowed in school. As part of this policy school milk money is collected at the beginning of each school term and milk is supplied to children at lunchtime. “Junk Food” has an adverse effect on a pupil’s behaviour /concentration span and ability to learn and is therefore discouraged. Children are asked to bring their lunches in a lunch box (rather than plastic bag). Children are actively encouraged to drink plenty of water during the school day and are allowed keep re-usable plastic bottles of water on their tables or in their baskets. No glass bottles please. Waste food and wrappings should be taken home in lunch box. Lunch and drinking bottles should have proper fitting lids. Lunches are to be consumed under supervision in the school, or in designated areas in the yard.
On cold wet days children will be allowed stay in their classrooms
during the break.

Children should have their own colouring book or activity book, older
children may bring in cards, crosswords, puzzle, quiz or word search books
to use at this time. Children should not bring toys to school as these very
often get lost or broken. Children should be respectful towards each other, their teachers, visitors to the school, school property and personal property at all times.

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