School begins at 9.00 am. Supervision of the children on yard begins at 08.45 am. Children line up in the yard and are collected by their teachers when the bell rings. Children are not allowed inside the school building before this time.On wet days only doors are opened at 8.45am. Children line up in the hall. The school accepts no responsibility for children outside these times.Breaks:  10.50 - 11am and 12.20 1.10pm

Junior and Senior Infants are dismissed at 1.40pm and all other classes are dismissed at 2.40pm and children must be collected by 2.10pm and 3.10pm respectively as the school accepts no responsibility for children outside these times.

Children especially infants can become upset and confused if there is a change to their routine at home-time. Please inform the teacher if there is such a change (e.g. the child might be going to a neighbour’s house, a relative collecting them etc).

Children should have their names on their coats and school jumpers, and on all other personal property, i.e. school books, folders, copies, lunch boxes, etc.

Parents will receive newsletters regularly, and will frequently receive other notices/ texts with regard to school matters and events. Encourage your child to deliver notes immediately and check each evening at homework time to see if there is a note from the school.

In the event of a pupil being absent through illness or for any other reason, the class teacher should be informed by note on the pupil’s return to school. If it is anticipated that the absence will be of any lengthy duration, the class teacher should be informed by note as soon as possible.
The Principal is obliged to forward names of pupils who have been absent for 20 days to the National Education Welfare Board (Education Welfare Act. 2000)
All pupils are expected to complete a full day in school and only when it is absolutely necessary for a pupil to leave school early, a note must be sent to the class teacher. Parents/guardians are asked to call personally to the secretary to collect the child and sign them out.
Late attendance must also be signed in at reception.


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We are a Catholic school under the patronage of the Bishop of Ferns. Religion is taught accordingly and children are prepared for the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.


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