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The school uniform must be worn at all times.
Crested Jumpers and Jackets are available from :
Paul Bourke c/o Toymaster, Ballina.
Non-crested skirts, pinafores, polo shirts, trousers can be purchased from any department store
Please put your child’s name on all their jumpers and jackets as soon as you buy them.
Each child should attend school every day unless exceptional circumstances prevail.
It is important that the school is notified in writing of the reason for any pupil’s absence.
If a child is approaching 20 days absent, parents will be informed in advance. If a pupil is absent for 20 days or more during the school year the NEWB is notified.
School will open to receive pupils at 9.20a.m.
All pupils are to be collected by 3.20p.m.
School cannot accept responsibility for supervision of pupils arriving before school opens or those remaining on school property following closure.
We wish to advise that parents leaving children on school property outside of those times do so at their own risk.
9.30a.m. to 2.00p.m. Junior and Senior Infants
9.30a.m. to 3.10p.m. All Other Classes
Parent/s of Junior and Senior Infant children should
collect their children at the classroom door.
Parent/s of all other classes should collect their children
at the school gate.
Formal Parent Teacher meetings are held in November and June. Parents are very welcome in our school and teachers will always make themselves available to meet you. However, we do ask you to make an appointment through Colette, our School Secretary, when you wish to see any member of staff. An appointment procedure ensures we will be able to give you our full attention.
If there is any issue of concern, parents are earnestly requested to contact the school secretary to make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher.
A school newsletter is issued on a termly basis and is given directly to the pupils. Please make sure that you get to see the newsletter as it contains important information on the school calendar and it details all activities taking place in the school. Please ensure that your child delivers the newsletter to you.
School Web Site
The school web site kilglassns.ie is another important source of information for parents. The website also features the school calendar, the up to date school news and other items of pertinent information. In the event of possible emergency closures e.g. due to inclement weather, we attempt to post information on the website. The website is updated on a weekly basis and is a source of school news and information for parents and children alike.
We recommend that all pupils have a small hand-towel for use in school. Children’s hair should be checked regularly for head-lice. Please notify your child’s class teacher in the event of any health/hygiene issue arising.
We strongly recommend Pupil Personal Accident Insurance which provides 24 hour insurance cover for your son or daughter.
It provides great peace of mind at home or at school.
Pupils are encouraged to eat nutritious food and their lunches should be as healthy as possible. Pupils are provided with fruit daily.
Pupils may receive milk each day. Treats are limited to Fridays.
Written applications must be made to the Board of Management where a parent is requesting medicine to be administered during the school day.
Pupils are requested to behave at all times in a manner that will ensure their own safety and the safety of other pupils. In particular, we remind parents to collect Junior and Senior Infants at the classroom door and all other children at the school gate. Pupils are required to walk at all times in the school corridor.
The key words repeated in our school are respect and responsibility. Each pupil is expected to respect themselves and their fellow pupils, teachers and all property and to behave in a responsible manner.
In doing this we are confident that all pupils will enjoy their time in Kilglass National School and will fulfil their potential in a safe, secure and productive learning environment.
The school calendar for the 2020/2021 academic year is as follows:
Monday 1st September 2020
Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October 2020 (inclusive)
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 to Sunday 10th January 2021 (inclusive)
Mid Term Break
Thursday 18th February & Friday 19th February 2021
St. Patrick’s Day
Wednesday 17th March 2021
Monday 29th March to Friday 9th April 2021 (inclusive)
May Bank Holiday
Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th May 2021
June Bank Holiday
Monday 7th June 2021
School finishes Friday 25th June 2021