INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:

 

SCHOOL TIMES:

School commences at 9.00 a.m.

Mid-morning break from 10.50 - 11.00 a.m.

Lunch break from 12.30 - 1.00 p.m.  

Infant classes finish at 1.40 p.m.

First to Sixth finish at 2.40 p.m.

 

SCHOOL LUNCHES:

Our school operates a HEALTHY EATING POLICY and junk food is not permitted.  The success of this policy is entirely due to the continuous support of parents.  Whenever possible, we avail of initiatives such as "FOOD DUDES" to complement our classroom practice.

 

SCHOOL REPORTS:

It is the policy of the school to issue written reports to parents once per academic year.  These reports are posted to parents in late June and copies are kept on file in the school.  

 

PARENT / TEACHER MEETINGS:

During the first term of the academic year, we hold our annual parent/teacher meetings.  This provides parents with an informal opportunity to discuss your child's academic progress with the class teacher.  These meetings are usually held in November.

 

SICKNESS:

If your child is sick, he/she should not come to school.  In the event of your child becoming sick during school times, every effort will be made to contact you.  In the unlikely event that we are unable to contact you, we will act in the best interest of the child and medical attention will be sought if deemed necessary.  Please ensure that you specify a family doctor on your "Enrolment Application Form".  

 

GREEN SCHOOL PROGRAMME:

Our school is an enthusiastic supporter of the "Green School Programme" which is organised by An Taisce.  Our five "GREEN FLAGS" are proudly on display at our school roundabout and the values of this programme guide our school ethos.  

Recycling is evident in our daily school routine and our flowerbeds, wooded areas, bird-feeders and organic garden enhance the promotion of our natural environment.  

Each year our fifth class pupils organise and maintain our ORGANIC GARDEN.  The success of this project is due to the partnership that exists between parents, pupils and staff.  

 

THE ARTS:

We have a strong musical ethos in our school and a music teacher visits our school each week.  All pupils from first to sixth class learn the tin whistle and are introduced to a wide variety of musical instruments.  

Children in senior classes are invited to join our school choir.  Both our band and choir perform for parents during the course of the academic year.  

 

Our school has a strong sense of all things theatrical and each year we have several productions ranging from concerts to plays.  Children in various classes have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of performances over the course of their time in school.  Our school band and choir perform at a wide variety of events during the course of the year.  These include concerts in the Westport Coast Hotel and Westport Town Hall Theatre.