Child Safeguarding Statement 2018

Our Safeguarding StatementSaint Brigid’s National School is a Primary National School, state-funded by the Department of Education and Skills. The school was established under the patronage of Archdiocese who defines the ethos of the school. We are based on Castleknock, Dublin 15. We provide primary

Anti – Cyber Bullying

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week our 4th , 5th and 6th classes will have talks on Cyber Safety.Saint Brigid’s National School aims to ensure that children are safe and feel safe from bullying, harassment and discrimination. This school is committed to teaching children the knowledge and skills to

School Tour Policy

School tours provide a wonderful and quite often memorable learning experience for children, it is an opportunity for them to not only discover new sights and sounds in an unfamiliar environment, but also develop a flair for investigation, the ability to make decisions, lead a group or sometimes jus

Code of Behaviour Policy

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR One of the primary aims of St. Brigid’s N.S. is that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. All are expected to work towards creating a caring community based on mutual trust and

Code of Behaviour for Pupils

I will take care on my way to and from school.I will be on time for school.I will show respect for all others and myself.I will do my best in school and I won’t waste time.I will listen well and follow instructions.I will do my homework and get it signed.I will bring a note if I am absent, leaving e

Data Protection and Record Keeping

Please note this policy will be updated this term in accordance with new data regulations coming into effect mid 2018Introduction:The Staff and Board of Management of Saint Brigid’s National School formulated this policy. The purpose of the policy is to identify the personal data that is retained by

Uniform Policy

St. Brigid’s N.S. Uniform PolicyThe Uniform from 1st class onwards is:Grey trousers / skirt /pinaforeWine jumper or cardiganGrey shirtBlack, grey or white socks/tightsBlack or brown leather type shoesSchool tieJunior and Senior Infants wear school tracksuits and white polo shirts.Please Note:In wint

Anti Bullying Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy St. Brigid’s N.S Castleknock1. In accordance with the requirements of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 and the code of behaviour guidelines issued by the NEWB, The Board of Management (BOM) of St. Brigid’s Primary School has adopted the following anti-bullying policy within the

Punctuality

“ Be in your line at ten to nine”The first fifteen minutes each morning are busy times in class. Often books are exchanged and homework checked as children and teachers prepare for the day ahead. To minimize early morning disruptions please try to have your child at school in time.We know that some

Absence from School

If a child is unwell they should stay at home and we understand that some children are more prone to illnesses especially in their first year in school. However we ask you to inform the class teacher as to the reason for your child’s absence on their return to school. We are obliged to state absenc

Birthdays

Birthdays are important days in children’s lives and teachers usually mark theses occasions in class with a badge, sticker, birthday hat etc. However parents are asked NEVER to give out invitations in the classroom or anywhere on the school grounds ( or ask their child to do so) Too often in the

Administering Medicines

The aims of this document are:· To create a caring community with the support of pupils, teachers, parents and non-teaching staff · To promote an environment where everyone feels safe and secure. · To set out a procedure for administering medication by staff members under the

Homework Policy

Definition of HomeworkHomework refers to any work or activities assigned to students as an extension of classroom work.There are four types of homework: 1. Practice assignments to reinforce\consolidate acquired skills- learning and written tasks.. 2. Preparation of assignments to help studen

Mobile Phones

We have examined the practice of children bringing mobile phones to school and in line with our recent child safeguarding risk assessment, we have decided NOT to allow any child to bring a mobile phone to school or on school outings. If on an outing there is a significant delay in the children r

Healthy Eating

The aim of this policy is to ensure children eat a healthy, well-balanced lunch, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle. By encouraging healthy eating patterns we educate children for later life. Our aims are:To encourage healthy eating habits.To help children understand the link between a healthy diet

Attendance Policy

Click the banner for more infoAttendance Policy Introduction:While there is a strong tradition of good attendance in our school, changing social habits and patterns require us to monitor attendance and to put strategies in place to counter act poor or irregular attendance.Aims and Objectives:Our aim