The school uniform is worn from first class upwards on all school days other than on days of PE lessons. Black or dark shoes should be worn with the uniform. Junior and Senior Infants wear full school tracksuits.
Tracksuits are only to be worn on PE days.
School uniforms can be purchased from Shaws Department Store in Portlaoise. School tracksuits can be purchased from Colgans in Portlaoise.
It depends on the class your child is in but generally there will be a homework journal, arts and crafts, photocopying and book rental charges.
Book List are not given to the classes going into Junior or Senior Infants as books and materials are ordered through the school in September.
If you have an older child book lists are here on this website.
To comply with NEWB regulations we must inform them if a child has missed 20 days or more each year. We make this report twice a year. We send an automatic text to inform you when your child has missed 15 and then 20 and we will write to inform you of the total days missed when we are making our returns to the NEWB. If your child has missed school though illness , or an urgent family reason we will indicate this to the NEWB. For this reason it is important to let the teacher know the reason for any absences.
If you know your child will be late let the teacher know so they are not marked absent. Any child arriving after 10:00 will be marked absent as the DES require attendance to be taken by then. We will do our best to allow for children who are occasionally late.
We prefer not! If it is essential for your child to contact you after school, they may. We advise against any expensive phones being brought to school. The school accepts no responsibility for damages that may occur.