Policies

Absence from School

Written on 06/13/2015
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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  absence reasons when making out attendance reports each term  Our school app  and website have forms that can be filled and sent from your phone or you can simply write a note.

If a pupil has missed 15 days the school will inform you by text. At 20 days we are required to inform the National Welfare Board even if the absences are due to illness.

If a child misses 20 days of school , that’s nearly a month  out of 10  months..so those  odd days really  add up and your child’s progress does suffer,

We discourage parents from taking children on extended family holidays  during the school term except in exceptional circumstances. We are not allowed under law to give permission to  a parent take a child out of school for a holiday. If a parent wishes to do so , they need to state this intention in writing.

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