Upcoming Events:

School Year 2017/2018

Tuesday 29th August 2017

Training of Peer Mentor       10:00am – 1:00pm

Staff Planning/Meetings       9:30am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, 30th August 2017

1st Year Students and Peer Mentors                 9:30am to 1:00pm

Parents/Guardians of 1st Years                          9:30am to 10:15am

Staff meet Parents                                                 9:30 am to 10:15am

Staff Planning                                                         10:15am to 4:00pm

Thursday 31st August 2017

School Year 2016/2017 Holidays

October Midterm Break: Close on Friday, 27th October 2017. Reopen on Monday, 6th November 2017.

Christmas Holidays: Close on Friday, 22nd December 2017. Reopen on Monday, 8th January 2018.

February Midterm Break: Close on Friday, 9h February 2018. Reopen on Monday, 19th February 2018.

St. Patrick’s Day Holiday: Closed on Monday 19th March 2018.

Easter Holidays: Close on Friday, 23rd March 2018. Reopen on Monday, 9th April 2018.

May Bank Holiday: Closed on Monday 7th May 2018.

Summer Holidays: Closing on Friday, 1st June 2018.

State Exams: Wednesday 6th June 2018

 

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Attendance Policy

Mission statement: Lanesboro Community College  is committed to providing superior services and academic programs that challenge the mind and body, instilling the joy of lifelong learning and responsible citizenship. We recognize every member of our school community as a unique individual, each with the potential to grow academically ,emotionally, spiritually and socially and it is our aim to provide an environment conducive to this development at all times.

Rationale

In keeping with our mission statement our policy aims to support and encourage each student to maintain full attendance in school in order that they makes the most of school life and perform to the best of his / her ability and that we enlist the support of the parents /guardians to this end and offer support to parents to ensure their child attends.

Objectives:

  • Encouraging full attendance where possible
  • Identifying pupils at risk
  • Ensuring that students are made aware of their obligations to attend school under the Child Welfare Act.
  • Ensuring that the school make parents and students aware of the schools obligations with regards to attendance under the Child Welfare Act and the Education Act 2001 and the provisions therein regarding non-attendance.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • All class teachers responsible for keeping their class rolls
  • Attendance officer to keep the school roll to post students absences on staff notice board daily and prepare returns to NEWB
  • School secretary to text parents/guardians of students who are absent and keep a record of students who are late for school and who leave early.
  • Student Support to monitor and intervene in cases where poor attendance or punctuality is in evidence.

 

Policy Content and procedures

  • All class teachers responsible for keeping their class rolls
  • School rolls will be marked each morning at assembly
  • Attendance officer to keep the school roll to post students absences on staff notice board daily and prepare returns to NEWB
  • School secretary to text parents/guardians of students who are absent and keep a record of students who are late for school and who leave early.
  • That parents/guardians are made aware of their obligations to ensure that their child attend school each day. Absences must be covered by parental note or phone call.
  • That each student is aware of the importance of punctuality in the morning and during the school day
  • That students and parents realise that leaving school without permission will not be tolerated and will incur strict sanctions.
  • Full attendance will be encouraged .
  • Parents with concerns about their child’s attendance are encouraged to work with the HSCL to support them.
  • SCP teacher to support those most at risk of ESL
  • Programmes put in place to encourage students to continue to attend, particularly extracurricular activities. Student support and SCP to coordinate this.

Communication with Parents

All 1st year parents are made aware of the Education Welfare Act2000 and its implications

 

Success criteria.

Targeting at risk students, (particularly ESL) and ensuring they attend school.

Improving punctuality

Notes for absences are all accounted for.

Positive parental feedback.

 

Monitored

At the beginning of each school year the operation of there policy is evaluated and reviewed.

Review

This policy is up for review in 2011 as part of our Deis 3 year plan.



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