The school is required to have a reason for absence in writing for each time your child is absent. Please return one of the absence notes sent to you at the beginning of the year or there is also a copy available on the website.
The school authorities are obliged to notify Tusla if your child has been absent for 20 days in any school year. Tusla may then pursue this matter further, which may include a visit from an Educational Welfare Officer.
In the event of a child being absent through illness or for any other reason, the parents should complete a School Absence Record note on the Child’s return to school. If it is anticipated that the absence will be of a lengthy duration, the class teacher should be informed by note as soon as possible.
When it is necessary for a child to leave school early, a note must be sent to the class teacher. Parents/Guardians are asked to call personally to the classroom to collect the child. Any person collecting a child on behalf of the parent/Guardian should present written authorisation with a telephone contact number.