Under the Education Welfare Act 2002 the school is obliged to inform the Education Welfare Officer of all absences exceeding 20 days during the academic year. Parents must inform the school in writing the reason for their child’s absence from school. Absence notes are found in the back of the school journal. Ringing the school with the reason for absence will not suffice and a written note is requested in all cases of absences.
Please Note, any child arriving to school after 10.30 will be marked absent.
Autormatic texts will be sent to parents at each five day absence ie. once your child has reached five days, ten days, fifteen days etc., you will be notified of this through our Aladdin system.
Our roll is taken at 10.25am daily. If pupils are not in class at 10.25am, they will be marked absent.
The above procedure follows Department of Education regulations re. attendance.