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Punctuality & Attendance


Our school day begins at 9.10am. We ask parents not to drop their children to the school before 9.00am due to supervision limitations. We encourage all children to be at school and ready for their day before 9.10am. Late arrivals will be monitored for any emerging patterns. If your child is late arriving please communicate the reason to their teacher either verbally or by written note or via the Aladdin Connect app.

Our school day ends at 1.50pm for infants and 2.50pm for the remainder of the pupils. Other activities may be taking place in the school
after this time. We ask parents to endeavour to collect children promptly after their day has ended due again to supervision limitations.

School Attendance

It is vital for life skills training and for your child's success at Scoil Béal Átha Grean that his/her attendance is both regular and punctual. Family holidays should be organised to coincide with school holidays where possible please.

Absences must be explained either verbally or in a written note to your child's teacher or via the Aladdin Connect app. You will receive written notification when your child misses 15 days and in the event of a child being absent for 20 days or more in the course of any one school year, the school must notify Túsla/Educational Welfare Officer as per legislation.

The school also complies with legislation requiring it to pass on information regarding a child's educational progress to her/his new school. Apart from this, all requests for information regarding pupils must be accompanied by written consent from parents.

You will receive advance notice of all school holidays. Please see the school calendar 2022/2023

Please keep your child's class teacher informed of changes in collection routine or persons. We ask also that you keep school office informed of any change in address/contact numbers/emergency contact details or any change in family circumstances. You may also do this via the Aladdin Connect app.

Appointments During The School Day

Children will be supervised by a teacher for 10 minutes before and after school. Please ensure children are dropped and collected on time. We encourage you to let your child walk in from the school gate and for health and safety reasons, to collect them from the gate in the evening.

Any parent wishing to take a child from school during the day for appointments etc. must inform either the relevant class teacher or the school office in advance. This may be done via phone, written note or the Aladdin Connect app.

If the person collecting the child is not the designated person, advance communication should be made to the class teacher either by note or by phone in order to avoid an uncomfortable situation arising. The school can only release a child to a known person. This information is usually furnished to the school as part of the enrolment process. Changes to this arrangement need to be flagged in good time.

Should you wish to speak to a teacher please ring the school secretary to make an appointment to avoid disrupting classes.

Thank you for your continued co-operation.