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 2022-2023

Event
Dates
Opening
School Opening: Wednesday 31st of August
Mid-Term
School Closing: Friday 28th of October Re-opening: Monday 7th November
Christmas
School Closing: Wednesday 21st of December Re-opening: Thursday 5th of January
Bank Holiday
Monday 6th February
Mid-Term
Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of February
St Patrick’s Day
Friday 17th of March
Easter
Closing: Friday 31st March Re-opening: Monday 17th April
Bank Holiday
Monday 1st May
Bank Holiday
Monday 5th June
Summer Holidays
Friday 25th June
 

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 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
8:50 – 9:00
Junior and Senior Infant School Day
9:00am – 1:40pm
First Class to Sixth Class School Day
9:00am – 2:40pm
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 8:50am as they will not be supervised.  All pupils must be collected promptly at 1:40pm or 2:40pm each day.  There will be no supervision provided by the school after 2:50pm each day.

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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: Seamus Herron

 

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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.