General School Guidelines
Under the Education (Welfare) Act 2000, Parents are responsible for making sure their child receives an education. The school must inform the statutory Education Welfare Services of the Child and Family agency. If your child has missed 20 days or more in the school year.
Taking holidays during term time is not advisable as this means your child misses important school work and activities. As a result they may fall behind with school work and loose confidence in their abilities.
Please provide a note explaining your child's absence from school. 1st to 6th may use school diaries.
Schools starts every day at 09.10am. Junior and Senior infants finish at 13.50pm. Senior pupils finish school at 14.50pm. Parents are advised that the school has no responsibility for children arriving before 09.10am or remaining on the school grounds after official closing time. We encourage children to be on time for school. It is very important that children are on time as late arrivals cause disruption to classes and loss of teaching time for children. Parents are also encouraged to collect their children promptly at home time as children can get upset with any delays.
Collecting your child from school:
It is essential that you inform your childs teacher of the names of the adults who are collecting your child from school. When adults other than the recognised parent comes to collect children during the school day, they are requested to sign in the office before collecting the child. The class teacher needs to know who is collecting the younger children. If there is a change it is necessary to inform the principal or class teacher.
We have an after-school bus service which brings children to an after-school club in St Fidelma's Childcare Centre in Tulsk. This runs daily at 14.50 p.m. This is a fantastic service which helps keeps our school connected and linked to an after-school facility.
Homework is given Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The purpose of homework is to reinforce work which the children have undertaken in school. It also gives parents an opportunity to provide support for their child while developing skills for independent learning.