Junior and Senior Infants 8.50 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.
All other classes 8.50 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.
There are two breaks during the day:
10.30am to 10.45am
12.00pm to 12.30 pm
Mr 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.
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.
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.
Sickness and Absence
Regular 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.