If a child is absent or has to leave the school during school hours, a written note (in journal) from parent /guardian must be forwarded to the class teacher outlining the reason for the absence.

If a child is absent for 15 days or more the school must inform parents and a Tusla pre-referral form is completed at this stage. This is a statutory obligation that all schools must adhere to.

Should an absence exceed 20 days (regardless of reason) the school are obliged to inform Tusla.
We would encourage parents to communicate with the school principal in relation to any issues that might affect their child’s attendance throughout the year.
It is also important to ensure that your child arrives into school on time and is not collected before 3pm unless there is a valid reason.

School starts at 9:20 each morning and finishes at 3 p.m.
Pupils are not permitted on school grounds before 9:00 in the morning.

St Oliver Plunkett Boys National School
Aghanargit, Moate, Co. Westmeath

T: (090) 648 1862

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