Parents

  Introduction   The aim of Boher National School is to provide a Christian, caring, learning environment, which facilitates the nurturing of each pupils full educational potential. The achievement of this aim informs all of the planning processes and activities which occur in our school. Teachers and parents are partners in the children’s education, with co – operation and communication between home and school being vital ingredients in the educational process. We share the same aim i.e. the well being of the children in our care. This prospectus has been produced with the express purpose of sharing information with parents concerning school policies, rules and routines. Boher N.S operates in accordance with the Education Act 1998 and the Rules for National Schools as determined by the Department of Education and Science. We, the Board of Management of Boher National School, hope that each child will have a very enjoyable time in this school and that the information provided will prove to be of major benefit.
  1. The Primary School Curriculum

    The curriculum is presented in six subject areas, some of which are further sub – divided into subjects. These are Language (Gaeilge and English), Mathematics, Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (History, Geography and Science) Arts Education (Visual Arts, Music and ...

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  2. Religious Formation

    Parents have a key role in the religious formation of their children. They asked to follow the Religion programme from the child’s book, and to help with the Religion workbook when it is sent home. The pupils receive the Sacraments ...

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  3. Environmental Awareness and Care

    Care of the environment is a priority in our school. As part of our commitment to the Green Schools Project, we try to keep the school a “Litter Free Zone”. To help achieve this pupils and staff are asked not ...

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  4. Bullying

    Bullying is repeated aggression, either verbal, psychological or physical, conducted by an individual or groups against others. Isolated incidents of aggressive behaviour which should not be condoned, cannot be described as bullying. However when the behaviour is systematic and ongoing, ...

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  5. Code of Discipline

    Principles of Discipline Policy If the school is to achieve a happy, secure environment in which children can develop to their full potential, it is necessary to provide a framework which promotes constructive behaviour and discourages unacceptable behaviour. The aim is ...

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  6. Parental Involvement

      As a Catholic school, we believe that the school is not an isolated unit but a union of many people who come together to give it its life and meaning. The triple partnership of home, school and parish is essential ...

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  7. Enrolment-Admission Policy

    This school Boher N.S. serves the people of the Catholic parish of Ballymore/Boher. It is a parish based school. It is a Catholic school that has been established with the Minister of Education and Science having as its patron Most ...

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  8. Attendance

    Each child, to whom the Education Welfare Act applies (that is, those between the ages of 6 and 15) is obliged by law to attend school every day on which the school is operation unless there is a reasonable excuse ...

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  9. Complaints Procedure

    It is in the interest of pupils, parents and teachers that good relations should exist between home and school. The teachers are willing to discuss any problems which may arise from time to time. With mutual respect and goodwill, most ...

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  10. Home / School Communication

    Frequent communication is of vital importance in developing and nurturing co- operation between home and school. In our school communication between parents and teachers takes the following form; Formal Parent Teacher Meetings These are held during the first term. Individual consultation This ...

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  11. Accident Procedures

    1)      Accidents occur despite supervision. Minor accidents are treated at school. Slight cuts and grazes are normally treated by cleaning with cold water and applying a plaster to the wound. When a dressing has been put on a wound parents ...

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  12. Nourishing Lunches

    Surveys have shown that children’s lunches are often very unhealthy and not adequate nutritionally because they tend to be low in fibre and high in sugar. Parents are encouraged not to give sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks and crisps for lunch. ...

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  13. Health and Safety

    Boher School wishes to promote a healthy lifestyle in the development of the children in the school. Accordingly, the following points are to be noted. 1)      Children who are ill should not be sent to school. 2)      Parents are asked that teachers ...

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  14. School Books

    1)      We are very conscious of the cost of school books and for this reason the different book series in use in the school are changed as rarely as possible. 2)      A limited amount of money is available to the school ...

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  15. Dress Code

    The highest standard of personal appearance is expected at all times. Hair should be neat and tidy. 1)      The school uniform (red jumper / cardigan, navy trousers / skirt / pinafore, white shirt / blouse is worn on all school days ...

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  16. General Notes

    1)      If parents wish their child to go home for lunch, a consent form is required. These forms may be obtained from the class teacher. 2)      In event of a pupil being absent through illness or for any other reason, the ...

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  17. Routines and General Information

    1) School begins at 9.20am. It is important that the children develop the habit of being punctual for school. Children who are in the yard prior to official assembly time are not the responsibility of any member of staff. For ...

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  18. Staffing and Organisation

    The school is organised into 8 classes, consisting of 4 classes in each classroom (depending on numbers). In all subjects the curriculum is matched to cater for children of different abilities, including children with special educational needs.   Staff Principal Teacher: Bernadette Flanagan ...

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  19. Board of Management

    Séan Masterson (Chairperson & Patron’s Rep) Fr.Philip Smith (School Chaplain & Patron’s Rep) Theresa Parker (Treasurer & Parent’s Rep) Billy Killian (Parent’s Rep) Bernadette Flanagan (Secretary & Teacher’s Rep) Olivia Coyne (Teacher’s Rep) Bríd McKenna (Community Rep) Maura Conlon (Community Rep)

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  20. Ethos

    The ethos of the school is that a friendly, relaxed and non – pressurised environment should be created, within which the children can happily perform to the maximum of their abilities. Every pupil will be afforded the opportunity to learn ...

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  21. Mission Statement

    Boher N.S is a co – educational, Catholic, primary school which strives to provide a well – ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed. While Boher ...

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  22. School Charter

    Boher N.S. is a Roman Catholic School established with the Minister for Education and aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil, intellectual, physical. Cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living ...

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