General Parent Information

clockSchool Timetable:

  • School Begins at 9.20 a.m.
  • School Closes (Infant Classes) 2.00 p.m.
  • All Other Classes  3.00 p.m.

Please be at the School at the appropriate time.

If you are unable to collect your child at the relevant time, please contact the School to make alternative arrangements.

Break Times:

  • First Break: 11.00 a.m. – 11.10 a.m.
  • Lunch Break: 1.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Children play under supervision in the yard at break times. During inclement weather conditions they stay in the classrooms and play games. Children eat their snack/lunch before they leave the classroom. Our Healthy Eating Policy applies to all the School. (See code of Discipline)

Children are not permitted to leave the School grounds during School hours without permission.

Please read the School’s Code of Discipline, anti Bullying Policy and Substance Use Policy. Talk to your child about the contents of these documents. You are required to sign the forms attached to each of these policies when your child starts School.

Parent Teacher Meetings:

Parent Teacher meetings are held annually, if you have any concerns regarding your child, please discuss them with the class teacher.

If you wish to discuss a matter with a teacher, please phone in advance to arrange a suitable time.

School Closures:

A School timetable for each year is issued to all Parents/Guardians at the end of September each year. When the School is to be closed (e.g. for In-service days) Parents/Guardians are normally notified in writing.

In the rare event that we experience severe weather conditions, please listen to Midwest Radio in the morning to find out if the School will be closed.

Please inform the class teacher when your child is absent from School for any reason. The School is legally obliged to inform the Education Welfare officer, if your child is absent from School for a period of 20 days or more, throughout the School year.

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