Frequent communication is of vital importance in developing and nurturing co-operation between home and school. In our school, communication between parents and teachers may take one of the following forms:
- Individual consultation: This occurs where a parent has asked for an appointment with a teacher or has been invited to visit the school to exchange information or to discuss matters of concern. A note to the class teacher requesting such an appointment is always essential. It is also necessary that the purpose of the visit be stated so that teachers may undertake whatever preparation is necessary with regard to information and records.
- Appointment with the Principal: Parents should contact the school secretary at 056 – 7761739 if they wish to meet the Principal. Parents who call to the school without an appointment may be disappointed if the teacher or Principal is not available.
- Parent/teacher meetings for pupils are generally held in November.
- Meetings are held in connection with preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation.
- A meeting is held in April/May of each year with parents of the incoming 2nd class pupils.
In addition to the above forms of home/school links, the following means of communication are also utilised:
- Notes in the pupil’s homework diary.
- School reports are issued at the end of the school year.
- Details of school holidays or early school closures are always communicated in writing.
- A school ‘Nuachtlitir’ is issued on a regular basis.
- There is a parents’ notice board inside the main door and upcoming events are listed.
- The school also operates a yellow and red report card system to inform parents of unacceptable behaviour.
- The school website informs parents on school activities and other events.
- The school operates “Textaparent” to send reminders of important events to parents mobile phones. This is at no cost to the parents.