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PARENTS INFORMATION

This page gives parents and guardians information on our school calendar for the current academic year, our school uniform, school times and the pupil’s book and stationary lists.  As well as the above you will find information on our Parents Association and how they assist the teaching and learning in the school.  Parents of new pupils to the school will find information on various aspects of school life and school drop-offs and pick-up procedures can also be found on this page.

School Calendar 2023-24

Title
Dates
Opening
School Opening: Monday 28th August 2023
Mid-Term
School Closing: Friday 27th of October Re-opening: Monday 6th November 2023
Christmas
School Closing: Friday 22nd of December 2023 Re-opening: Monday 8th of January 2024
Bank Holiday
Monday 5th February 2024
Mid-Term
Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February 2024
School Closed for Teacher Training
Friday 23rd February 2024
St Patrick’s Day
Monday 18th March 2024
Easter
Closing: Friday 22nd March Re-opening: Monday 8th April 2024
Bank Holiday
Friday 3rd May and Monday 6th May 2024
Bank Holiday
Friday 31st May and Monday 3rd June 2024
Summer Holidays
Friday 21st June 2024
School Calendar

School Uniform

Our school uniform is compulsory and must be worn by all pupils in adherence with our Code of Discipline.  It consists of the following:

 

  • Wine V-Neck Jumper with School Crest

  • Dark Grey Shirt

  • Dark Grey Trousers/Skirt or Pinafore

  • Wine socks/tights

  • Black Shoes

  • School Tie with St. Brigid’s Cross on it

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School Uniform
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School Tracksuit

Wine school fleece is optional and can be purchased from Singer.  This is the only item, in addition to the school uniform, which can be worn in class.  Coats can be worn outside or on school outings. 

 

Most of the school uniform can be purchased generically in shops such as Dunnes Stores, Marks and Spencer, etc.  In Cavan, the school uniform can be purchased in Uniformity, Singer or Charlie Fay's also.  The school tie can only be purchased in Uniformity.  The school crest can be put on the v-neck jumper in Singer as can the school name on the sweater.  

  • Wine V-Neck Jumper with School Crest

  • Dark Grey Shirt

  • Dark Grey Trousers/Skirt or Pinafore

  • Wine socks/tights

  • Black Shoes

  • School Tie with St. Brigid’s Cross on it

School Times

Event
Time
School Starts
8:50am
Junior and Senior Infant School Day
8:50am – 1:30pm
First Class to Sixth Class School Day
8:50am – 2:30pm
Break
10:30 – 10:50am
Lunch
12:30 – 12:50pm

On wet days the junior and senior infant pupils can be collected from the nearest entrance door to their classroom.  Pupils must not arrive any earlier than 8:40am unless they are attending the Breakfast Club as they will not be supervised.  All pupils must be collected promptly at 1:30pm or 2:30pm each day.  There will be no supervision provided by the school after 2:40pm each day.

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School Times
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BookLists

All school books are provided free of charge to our pupils. 

The school purchases the books for use by our pupils at 

the beginning of the school term.

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Booklists

Parents Association

Our school has a very active and hard-working Parents Association who work very well with the school to provide the best possible education for our pupils.  Our Parents Association fund each of the following events on an annual basis:-

  • Santa’s Visit to the school – selection boxes for all pupils

  • Cake for the First Communion & Confirmation class

  • School tours (to reduce costs for parents)

  • Accelerated Reading Programme

Every year the Parents Association have their AGM in the school where new members are welcome.  Fundraising events include Cash for Clobber (at Halloween and Easter) and the Annual Sponsored Walk in April.  Over the past ten years the Parents Association have raised money for the following:-

  • School Playground (€10,000)

  • iPads

  • Sensory Room (€3,000)

  • Sensory Garden

  • Bus costs to various events

The current Parents Association committee is:-

Chairperson: Leo Costello

Secretary: Alma Mc Millan

Treasurer: Derek Smith

 

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Parents Assocation
New Pupils
Healthy Eating
Infant Programme

School Drop-Off & Pick Up

All parents/guardians collecting a child from the school must enter via the Alacken Road and exit by Killygarry Motors.  You must drive up the slip road, observing the fact that children may be walking home on this narrow road.  At infant home time parents are asked to park in the set-down area and get out of their car to collect their child.  At 2:40pm parents are asked to remain in their cars and keep moving forward in the set down area to keep the flow of traffic going.  Please see the letter and map attached.

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Policies

The link below will direct you to some of our mandatory school policies.  These policies care in place to ensure the safety and protection of your child but also lay out the rules and regulations governing our school.

Policies

Breakfast & After-School Club

Laochra Academy runs a Breakfast Club in the school from 7:50am to 8:50am with breakfast provided.

They also run an Infant Hour from 1:30pm to 2:30pm each day and an After-School Club from 2:30pm to 6:30pm. 

Parents and Guardians are entitled to receive a subsidy from the National Childcare Scheme to help towards the cost of the above.  

Click the link below to find out more details.

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