Welcome to
St Aidan's NS Ballintrillick

Email: ballintrillickns@gmail.com
Phone: 071 - 9176665

School Life

St Aidans Ballintrillick NS & some pupils enjoying themselves in garden

Boy & girl playing with bricks at St Aidans NS BallintrillickSchool Times

Junior and Senior Infants 8.50 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.
All other classes 8.50 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.

Breaks
There are two breaks during the day:

10.30am to 10.45am
12.00pm to 12.30 pm

Teachers

Mary Harrison, Principal, teachers & pupils of St Aidans NS Ballintrillick, Sligo in garden

Paul Gallagher, Teacher, St Aidans NS BallintrillickMr Paul Gallagher is taking up a temporary post for the school year 2017-2018 as Ms Lisa Barrins has recently been asked to undertake a position as an Inclusive Education and Gender Specialist with VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) in Uganda for twelve months.

Lisa will return to St. Aidan's NS for September 2018.

Mairead McGill is our Learning Support Resource teacher for the coming year 2017-2018.

Uniform

St Aidan's School in Ballintrillick is a non-uniform school.

Please ensure that all clothes likely to be removed, i.e. jumpers, coats etc., are clearly labelled with your child's name.

We do not recommend trousers with clasps or belts, which may be difficult to open.

Shoes/trainers with Velcro fasteners are easier for the children to manage.

boys playing at St.Aidans NS Ballintrillick   Girls at St Aidans with arm around each other

Healthy Eating

Mary Harrison, Principal St. Aidans NS, with pupils who have made cakes The school encourages healthy eating; a healthy lunchbox includes a piece of food from the first four shelves of the food pyramid. Fizzy drinks are not allowed. We encourage the eating of lots of fruit and vegetables.

Health and Safety

If your child develops any contagious illness such as chicken pox or the measles please keep him/her away from school until the period of contagion is over and inform the teacher immediately so other parents can be alerted.

We recommend that you check your child's hair regularly for head lice.

Pupils at St. Aidans NS Ballintrillick making St. Brigids Crosses & 2nd picture on the computers at school

Sickness and Absence

Pupils at St Aidans practicing CPR on a dummyRegular attendance is crucial to your child's progress. However, children do, from time to time, get sick.

In accordance with the Educational Welfare Act the school has a duty to report any child who has missed twenty days or more in one academic year. The Principal has no discretion in this.

Parents/Guardian are now obliged by law to provide a written explanation on their child's absence to the school.

If your child has a particular health problem e.g. eyesight, hearing, toilet related problem, asthma etc. please inform the school.