Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the middle of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education for all our children in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on their academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help the achieve their advancement.

Attendance

Attendance Policy – A Summary

Punctuality and Attendance Pupils and staff are expected to have good attendance and be on time. The Principal will contact parents/guardians in the event of pupils being consistently late.  Reasons for pupils’ absences must be communicated by parents in writing

The class teacher is asked to:

  • Maintain the school roll-book on paper and online in accordance with procedure.
  • Keep a record of explained and unexplained absences.
  • Note patterns of attendance e.g. missing Mondays & Fridays regularly.
  • Record if a child is taken out of school early, or does not attend for full day.
  • Contact parents in instances where absences are not explained in writing.
  • Encourage pupils to attend regularly and punctually.
  • Inform the principal of concerns s/he may have re attendance of any pupil.
  • Report the total amount of days missed in a year to parents in the end of year reports and at parent teacher meetings.

Notes or records of non attendance duly dated are kept for a period of twelve months. Schools report pupils absent for 20 days or more, or where a principal is concerned about a pupil’s attendance to the NEWB