GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS

  • School day is from 9am to 2.40pm.

  • Punctuality is most important.

  • Pupils must be in school at 9am.

There is no supervision provided before school commences and no responsibility is accepted for pupils arriving before that time. Regular attendance at school is crucial if every child is to realise their potential.

All pupils must wear the school uniform to school every day. Under no circumstances should soccer or GAA jerseys be worn to school, not even under the polo shirt or sweatshirt. Branded tracksuits are not allowed. The wearing of earrings and pony-tails is not allowed.

Uniform

Uniform is available from
CHARLES FAY’S, DRAPER, 37 MAIN ST., CAVAN.
TELEPHONE: 049 4332036

Please ensure that your child has a name tag on his/her uniform, coat and other personal property such as school bag, books, copies and lunch box, etc.

School Uniform

  • Turquoise round neck sweat-shirt (with school crest).

  • Red polo shirt for both uniform and P.E. (It is recommended that 2 polo shirts are purchased).

  • Grey trousers (PE uniform to be worn with a pair runners, only on days when your son’s class have swimming, PE, Gymnastics, GAA and Soccer coaching)

Pupil Absences

If your child is absent, you must send a written to the class teacher.
The school attendance is now checked by the National Education Welfare Officer. Families of pupils absent for 20 days or more may receive a home visit from the NEWO who would require explanations for the absences.

Children are not allowed to leave the School premises at any time during the school day unless they bring a written note from their parents stating that they will be collected by the parent or another relation/person named in the note OR they are accompanied by a teacher.

Homework

Homework for the night should be written in his/her homework diary. Parents are asked to check that your child has completed all homework given by the teacher – written work, oral work and reading and to ensure that your child has all they need for the next day in school. Parents should then sign the homework diary.

The recommended average time for homework ranges from:

  • 2nd class 30 minutes

  • 3rd / 4th Class 45minutes

  • 5th / 6th class 60 minutes

Work set for homework will generally have been prepared in class

Remember homework and television do not mix!

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