General School Information
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.
09.10am: School opens
10.50am-11.05am: Break time
12.20pm-12.50pm: Lunch time
13.50pm: Junior/Senior Infants home time
14.50pm: School ends for all pupils
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 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 a bus service to our school each morning and evening. The bus service is run by the schools transport department in conjunction with Bus Eireann. Parents can apply for the school bus at www.buseireann.ie
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.
Communication of general school matters:Information on school community and sporting events, holidays etc. is communicated to parents regularly by text message or school letters. When such communication takes place the eldest child in each family receives the letter in order to avoid duplication. We operate a “Textaparent” system in the school to communicate with parents by text message. Please ensure we have an up to date mobile number so that we can relay messages to you promptly.