Tips for Parents

We’ve put together a list of some useful tips for parents of children who are new to the school.

For tips on helping your child at school, homework,  and other issues please see the section on Your Child at School

Useful Tips

School bus tickets must be applied for before April each year at www.buseireann.ie/school transport.

Drop Off/Pick Up at the School

The school operates a drop off and pick up system at school gate. In the interest of safety we ask all vehicle owners to adhere to the Drop Off/Pick Up Guidelines.

The drop off area is one way only.  Entry to the drop off area is from the Navan side.  All vehicles must exit on the Wilkinstown side. For the system to work traffic must keep moving.  Parking is NOT PERMITTED in the drop off zone.  Parking is available at the Community Centre.

The inside lane must be kept free for the school bus at 3.00 p.m. Cars should not park in front of the bus at the 3pm pick up.  This will allow the bus to exit quicker and the bus lane can then be used as normal.

Please do not park on the footpath.  Parking on the footpath is illegal and forces pedestrians on to the road.

When dropping off in the morning please drive to the end of the lane before dropping your children off.  Please do not stop before the pedestrian crossing to let your children out of the car.

Drop Off Pick Up Guidelines

Parent/Teacher Meetings

Parent/Teacher meetings are normally held in October or November. Notice is sent out and meetings are booked via Aladdin.

No Uniform Days

The last day of term before Christmas, Easter and the summer holidays is a non-uniform day. Also on these days, the children can bring a toy from home (no electronics) and they don’t need to bring school bags. There are usually some other non-uniform days that the PA run as fundraisers throughout the year.  Notice is sent out through Aladdin in advance of these days.

Book Scheme

The PA operates a book scheme for all of the books, stationery, homework journals and licence fees for online resources that are needed. A book list is normally issued in early June for next school year; this list covers workbooks and stationery requirements to be purchased.

Absence from School

If your child is out sick you should inform the school on the first day of absence and send a follow-up note when your child returns to school. This can be written into the School Homework Diary. You should also notify the school of any contagious illness your child may have or have come into contact with.

Lunches

Healthy school lunches are required during the week. On Friday one small treat is allowed i.e. a small bar. Crisps are not allowed.

Halloween Fundraiser – Witches Walk

For the Witches Walk – children wear the school uniform under their costume.  The Witches Walk is a fundraiser that the PA has run for many years.  The children dress up in Halloween costumes and get friends and relatives to sponsor them for completing a walk on a route close to the school on a designated  day before the Halloween break.  Parents are welcome to accompany their children on the walk (and dress up too if you want!!).

A.G.M.

The Parent’s Association A.G.M., normally takes place in November each year. This is an opportunity for you, as parents, to come forward, join us, and continue the work of the Parent’s Association, helping us to grow and develop, like our children in their school lives.