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Attendance – Term 2 – 2019/2...

Due to Covid 19 School Closures, it was not possible to present attendance certificates as usual at the end of term to pupils with Full Attendance. Instead using our Class Dojo system 61 children (23%), were awarded their certificate for Full Attendance—Term 2 by having it uploaded and approved on their ePortfolio. Attendance records for January and February show an improvement over the figures for previous years. However our March attendance records show a considerable drop over the course of the two weeks, first week we had an average of 90.2%, dropping in the...
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Attendance – Term 1 – 2019/2...

Today in the school, 41 children (15%), were presented with a certificate and prize for Full Attendance—Term 1. However, our overall attendance statistics for December (down from 90.4% last year to 87. 4%) are not as good as anticipated due to the high levels of pupil absences this month, particularly on the three Fridays in December where 44 or 45 pupils were recorded as absent. Class Number of Pupils Third 10 Fourth 11 Fifth 11 Sixth 9 ...
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Every School Day Counts – 20 Day C...

Our school took part in the TESS (Tusla Educational Support Service) Every School Day Counts – 20 Day Challenge during the month of November 2019. You will recall we had  a very successful Poster Competition in October to raise awareness of the importance of attending school every day which had a positive impact on school attendance during November. During assembly this week, 105 pupils were presented with certificates of Full Participation in the Every School Day Counts – 20 Day Challenge and tickets for a small raffle draw whereby 25% of the pupils won a...
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Poster Competition – “Every ...

Heartiest congratulations to all our pupils who took part in the “Every School Day Counts” Poster Competition here in the school last month. Teachers have commented very positively on the discussions and conversations that they observed and heard while pupils were engaged in designing their posters. It is no surprise therefore, to say that the standard of the posters designed and entered by pupils was extremely high. Our HSCL teacher Aine and SCP Project Worker Amy had a very difficult task shortlisting the posters to be considered for the awarding of one prize...
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Attendance 2018/2019 School Year

The school has a Three Year Attendance Plan that aims to improve pupil attendance over the course of the three years 2018 – 2021. We have a number of initiatives in the school to assist with improving attendance – monthly rewards for pupils and classes at assembly, pupil rewards for full attendance each term, text alerts to parents after 5 and 10 days absence and letters from the principal to parents after 15 and 20 days as absence reminders. Our targets for this year were: Improvement of 0.5% on baseline data (overall attendance for the year 2017/2018 which was...