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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our school website provides essential information in relation to our school. Should you require clarification on any element, please contact the school principal who will be happy to discuss and clarify your queries. These are the answers to many of the questions we are asked frequently. The information was last checked as accurate on 18th February, 2017.

School name: St. Brigid’s N.S.
School address: Trafalgar Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Telephone: 01-287-6113
Fax: 01-201-0000
E-mail address: office@stbgns.ie
Website: www.saintbrigidsgreystones.ie

School hours   9.00 a.m. – 2.40 p.m.

School gates open at 8.50 am.
Supervision begins at 9 a.m.
when the bell rings,
the children line up
and the teacher collects them from the line.

‘Little Break is Fruit Break’.

Morning Break for Junior Classes is from 10.35 until 10.45.
Senior Classes have their break at 10.50 until 11 a.m.

Lunch Break is 12.30 a.m until 1 p.m.

The school day ends
for Junior and Senior Infants at 1.40 p.m.
and at 2.40 for First Class to Sixth.

Please note: Supervision is provided only during official school hours:
9.00 a.m.–1.40 p.m. (for Junior and Senior Infants)
9.00a.m.–2.40 p.m. (for First to Sixth classes).

Pupils are supervised and covered by school insurance only during official school hours and for after-school activities that have been sanctioned by the Board of Management. The Board of Management cannot accept responsibility for children who arrive before the official opening time or who remain on the school premises after the official closing time.

Punctuality

Parents are asked to ensure that their children arrive in the school yard in time for the bell at 9.00 a.m. Children are not permitted to enter the school building before 9 a.m. except on wet mornings (see the information on Wet Day Assembly below). Children are not permitted to go to their classroom until they are accompanied by their teacher.

A note is always required to explain a child’s late arrival. Any child who comes to school after 9.10 a.m. is considered late.
Please collect your child on time as it is unfair to keep children waiting.

Wet Morning Assembly

On wet mornings, children are allowed into the school from 8.50 a.m. However, parents are asked not to come into the school hall as this causes congestion and overcrowding. In the interest of safety, it is very important not to stand in the school entrance area.

Messages

Parents/Guardians who wish to leave a message with a child during the school day are asked to leave it at the secretary’s office so as not to interrupt a class. The secretary and the principal spend a lot of time conveying messages and making phone calls for parents and children because children forgot to give notes from the school to parents.  While we are happy to oblige in an emergency, we do not want to spend undue amounts of time answering the phone or making phone calls as this takes us away from the work we do that ensures the smooth running of the school.

Children can forget what they need for the day. Please help your child to pack his/her school bag and prepare lunch the previous night.

Emergency Contact Information

Parents are asked to give their mobile and work phone numbers and the phone number of another person who can be contacted in an emergency. Please keep school secretary informed of any changes to your address or contact numbers.

When are written notes required?

A written explanation is required from a parent/guardian to explain the following:
A child’s absence from school.
A child’s late arrival to school for any reason, e.g. dental appointment.
If a child has to leave school early for any reason.

A note should be left with the secretary at least one day before your child will be arriving late for school, be leaving early or be out of school for any reason. If a child is to leave school early parents/guardians must collect their child at the secretary’s office where their child must be signed out.

Collection Time

Children must remain on the school premises until dismissal time. Children may not leave the school except with the written request of their parents/guardians and permission of the principal.

Please collect your child on time.
Please wait in the yard for your child to be brought out by their teacher.
Please keep doorways clear.
When you have collected your child, please keep them with you. Children are not allowed to climb on gates/railings, run up and down steps or play in garden/pebbled areas while parents chat
For safety reasons, every child must leave the classroom at dismissal time. Children must not return to their classroom for any reason after their class has been dismissed.
Children should wait for their siblings and friends in the yard. They should not go to different lobbies to meet siblings. We make these requests all for reasons of safety.

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