Our school starts at 8:35am when the side gate is opened. It is imperative children are not left unsupervised on the premises before 8.35am. The Board of Management can give no undertaking that children will be supervised and cannot accept responsibility. Please be on time as arriving late can be distressing for your child and disruptive to the class that will have begun their day.
The side gates of the school are closed at 8:55am and girls arriving after that must come in through reception and be signed in. Girls who are coming to school after 8:55am are recorded as late.
It is important that children are collected promptly at 1.15pm as they become very anxious if they are left waiting.
No responsibility is accepted for children left on school premises after dismissal time. Please make sure that the school has been given up to date, appropriate emergency contact phone numbers.
Children who are going home early must be collected form reception.The class teacher must be given a written note if there is any change to the collection arrangements for your child.
Parked cars either in the morning or afternoon should not block the entrance gate to the school. Family dogs should not be brought onto the school grounds.
School Entrance and Reception
There are two lunch breaks:
"Little Break" from 10.30- 10:40 and "Big Lunch" from 11.45- 12:15.
The school has a Healthy Lunch Policy. Sweets, chocolate bars, crisps or similar snacks and fizzy drinks are not allowed at school. Products including chocolate spreads should not be sent into school as we have a number of children with allergies to nuts.
Parents receive notification about the E.U milk scheme in September. Glass bottles are not allowed in school.
Corridor and Yard
Children should walk quietly in the corridors, having regard for safety of others.
Banisters must be held on the stairs and children should walk in single file.
Children leaving the classroom for any reason will be sent in pairs for safety.
The yard is supervised at all times by 2 teachers
Rough behaviour is discouraged and directions given by the teachers supervising are to be followed implicitly.
Children must ask permission to use the toilet and only one child at a time will be allowed in.
Children are not allowed to return to their classroom during playtime.
Children will be encouraged to place all litter in the bins provided.
Children always go in pairs when being sent on message from yard.
Requests to remain indoors at yard time should be made only in exceptional circumstances. Such requests must always be in the form of a note to the class teacher.
On the ringing of the bell at the end of the play period children will stand quietly and on a further signal will walk to their line and stand in an orderly fashion until told to return to the classroom by the teacher.
On days of inclement weather, Infants will be supervised in their classrooms, where the teacher will allocate activities. Again, children in the classroom are expected to remain in their seats and work quietly.
What to Wear
The school uniform can be purchased in Lynch's of Philipsburg Avenue.
The school tracksuit and sensible trainers can be worn for P.E. The class Teacher will inform you about P.E days.
Please label all your child's belongings clearly so jumpers and tracksuits are easily identifiable. Your child will also need and apron for art.