St Joseph's Convent Primary School | Key Information

School Times

The Nursery operates staggered times in the morning and afternoon. Pupils may be left into school between 8:30AM and 9.00AM, children are supervised until 9:00AM. A morning snack is available and lunch is served between 11.45 and 12.30 p.m.

Primary 1-3

Primary 1 - 3 Start Time End Time
School Time 9:00am 2:00pm
Break Time 10:30am 10:45am
Lunch Time 11:45am 12:30pm

Primary 4-7

Primary 4 - 7 Start Time End Time
School Time 9:00am 3:00pm
Break Time 10:45am 11:00am
Lunch Time 12:30pm 1:15pm

Primary 1 - 3 Notice

  • All pupils should be in attendance 5 – 10 minutes before the bell rings.
  • All pupils should have left the premises by 3.15pm.

Early Years Notice

  • Early Years Club operates Monday – Friday from 2 - 3 for P1 – P3 pupils.
  • Pupils register to stay in the Early Years Club at the beginning of the year.

School Uniform

Girls
Navy Pinafore
White Blouse
Red Cardigan
Red Tie
White or Red Socks/Tights
Navy Coat
Black Shoes
P.E. Tracksuit

All pupils should have a pair of soft shoes for Physical Education and a tracksuit. All articles of clothing including P.E. uniform should be clearly marked with your child’s name.

Boys
Navy Trousers
White Shirt
Red Jumper
Red Tie
Dark Socks
Navy Coat
Black Shoes
P.E. Tracksuit

All pupils should have a pair of soft shoes for Physical Education and a tracksuit. All articles of clothing including P.E. uniform should be clearly marked with your child’s name.

School Transport

There is a bus service from school daily at 3.00 p.m.
One bus travels to the Armagh Road, dropping off at Drumgullion and turning at Carnbane Industrial Estate if pupils need to be dropped at Fairlawns.

The second bus goes to Doran’s Hill, dropping off at Barcroft, Carnagat, Parkhead Crescent and Derrybeg.

If your child wishes to avail of this service, please inform his/her class teacher.
Younger children should have bus money carefully secured with his/her name on it.

Birth/Baptism Certificates

You must bring your child’s birth certificate to school when he/she begins. If he/she was baptised outside the parish you must also bring along his/her baptism certificate.

Telephone Numbers

It is ESSENTIAL that we have a telephone number e.g. home/mobile or a work number to contact a parent in an emergency during school hours. Also please supply the name and number of another contact person in the event of a parent not being contactable.

Medication

Medication will not be administered in school by a teacher. If your child has any illness problems or allergies, please inform his/her class teacher when he/she starts school and a medical plan will be put in place.

School Meals

Children may have a school dinner or bring a packed lunch. Glass bottles are not permitted. We operate a healthy break policy.

School Attendance

It is very important that your child attends school every day. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that this happens. If a child is absent from school for a length of time please send a note of explanation when they return. Attendance weeks are organised each term with a focus on maintaining a high standard of attendance throughout the school.

Term Holidays & Closure

The school will be closed for July and August and for all statutory holidays. Information about other holidays i.e. Mid Term Break, Christmas, Easter, Holy Days and exceptional closures will be sent to parents at the beginning of each year. At the beginning of each school year, parents will be asked to agree arrangements for emergency closure.
 

Contact Numbers

Please advise the school immediately if any contact numbers change so we can update your information.

 

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