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meet the class teacher?
How do I receive
information from the school?
- Where can I find out about school policies?
- Where can I find out about school holidays?
- Why are crisp-type snacks not allowed?
- Why are fizzy drinks not allowed?
- Who are the members of the Board of Management?
- Who are the members of the Parent's Council?
- Who decides when holidays are taken?
- What is the school uniform?
- What is the Voluntary Contribution?
- When does school begin and finish?
- When are staff meetings held?
- When does my son need a note?
How do I meet the class teacher?
There is a formal parent - teacher meeting every year in November. Parents
may make an appointment to see the class teacher or the Principal at any
mutually convenient time.
How do I receive information from the school?
A newsletter is brought home every month by the boys. The
latest news will also be posted, together with previous newsletters, on the
website on the Newsletter
Where can I find out about school policies?
A selection of school policies can be found on the Website in
Where can I find out about school holidays?
Check it out on the
Why are crisp-type snacks not allowed?
The eating of crisp-type snacks is not a healthy option. As
part of our promotion of Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyles, our pupils are
not allowed to eat crisp-type snacks during school hours.
Why are fizzy drinks not allowed?
Many foods and drinks contain sugar. While our bodies need
some sugar, research is showing that a high sugar intake can lead to
hyperactivity and in the long-term is unhealthy. Fizzy drinks contain a lot of
sugar. This, combined with the acid which is present, can also cause tooth
decay. Boys are encouraged to make healthy choices e.g. water, milk and
unsweetened fruit juices (no added sugar).
Who are the members of the Board of Management?
The BOM members' names may be found on the website in the
Partners & Friends pages.
Who are the members of the Parents' Council?
The members' names are in the
Partners & Friends pages.
Who decides when the school holidays are taken?
Some school closures are set by the Department of Education
and Science and are standardised throughout the country. These are: Halloween
Break, Christmas and Easter Holidays. The mid-term break in February can either
be a two-day or a five-day break. In a school year there will always be some
flexibile days. Consultation in relation to these days, takes place between the
three parish primary schools - The Mercy School (St. John's Rd.), St. John of
God School (The Faythe) and CBS (Primary). School holidays and any other school
closures are ratified by our Board of Management.
What is the school uniform?
The school uniform is a navy pullover, blue shirt and grey trousers. School
crests can be purchased in the Secretary's Office. They cost €5.
What is the Voluntary Contribution?
A voluntary contribution of €30 per family is collected annually by the
Parents' Council. Money collected in the past two school years was used to
enhance the school's computer network.
When does school begin and finish?
School starts at 9.10am and finishes at 2.50pm. There is a short break at
10.45am and a lunch break from 12.45pm to 1.15pm.
When are staff meetings held?
Staff meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month at 1.50pm.
When does my son need a note?
A note is needed in cases of absence, when a boy is late for
school, or for permission to leave the school before the end of the school day.
In general, any special request should be put in writing.