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  • Taghmon
    go to school Parents are asked that teachers be made aware of any physical disability allergy etc that their child may have Please check your child s hair regularly for outbreaks of head lice If there is an outbreak of head lice in a class all parents of pupils in that class are informed by note and asked to take immediate action to treat infestation Written notification to the class teacher is necessary if a child is to remain inside at break times Please do not give your child any junk food for lunch Chewing gum is not allowed in school Mobile phones games etc are not allowed in the school Teachers are not insured to administer medication to children If vital medication is needed throughout the school day this must be brought to the attention of the Principal so that administration arrangements can be discussed Health and Safety for the Protection of Children There is an obligation on schools to aim to provide pupils with the highest possible standard of care in order to promote their well being and protect them from harm The Board of Management have appointed the Principal Betty McCague Murphy as the Designated Liaison Person

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    respect for the property of my fellow pupils the school building and grounds Be truthful and honest at all times Bullying I should never bully others I should never allow others to bully me and if it happens I should tell my parents and my teacher Bullying is always unacceptable Taghmon National School is a bully free zone Disapproval of unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with as follows The nature of the behaviour will determine the strategy Reasoning with pupils Reprimand including advice on how to improve Prescribing extra work Communication with Parents Temporary separation from peers and or loss of privileges Referral to Principal Deputy Principal Note to parents Take note of Write out Suspension expulsion in accordance with Rule 130 of the Rules for National Schools as amended by circular 7 88 Procedures The degree of misdemeanours i e minor serious or gross will be judged by the teachers and or Principal based on a common sense approach with regard to the gravity frequency of such misdemeanours as follows Examples of minor misdemeanours Interrupting class work Arriving late for school Running in school building Talking in class line Leaving seat without permission at lunch time Placing unfinished food drink cartons in class bin Leaving litter around school Not wearing correct uniform Being discourteous unmannerly Not completing homework without good reason Not having homework signed by a parent Endangering self fellow pupils in the school yard at break time Examples of steps to be taken by teachers when dealing with minor misdemeanours Verbal reprimand reasoning with pupil repeated misdemeanours 5 minutes standing at wall Noting instance of yard misbehaviour in yard book Examples of steps to be taken when dealing with regular occurrences of minor misdemeanours Phase 1 within the classroom Write story of what happened Or one copy of school rules Or relevant rule to upper limit of 20 times all to be signed by parent Note in homework journal to be signed by parent Temporary separation from peers Sending to another teacher Warning to pupils whose name appears in yard book more than five times in a month Note to parents concerning further misbehaviour in yard Misbehaviour in yard consists of any action that puts the safety of self other pupil at risk Phase 2 Send to D Principal Send to Principal Class teacher meets one both parents Principal D Principal meets one both parents concerning yard behaviour Examples of serious misdemeanours Constantly disruptive in class Telling lies Stealing Damaging other pupil s property Bullying Back answering a teacher Frequenting school premises after school hours without appropriate permission Leaving school premises during school day without appropriate permission Not working to full potential Using unacceptable language Bringing weapons to school Deliberately injuring a fellow pupil Examples of steps to be taken when dealing with serious misdemeanours Send to D Principal Send to Principal Principal sends note in Journal to be signed by parent Principal meets with one both parents Chairperson of Board Of Management informed and parents requested

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  • Taghmon
    be told Use a tissue when necessary Share toys and playthings with others and take turns Tidy up and put away playthings Remain contentedly for a few hours in the home of a relation friend or neighbour If children had this experience then separation from parents when they start school will not cause any great anxiety Wear Velcro shoes Junior Infants cannot manage laces Preparing for the Big Day The child s first day at school is a day to remember for the rest of his her life You can help to make it a really happy one Tell them about school beforehand casually and talk about it as a happy place where there will be a big welcome and they will meet new friends Don t use school or the teacher as a threat If you behave like that for teacher she ll murder you even said light heartedly this can make some children very apprehensive Your child will like to have the new uniform or tracksuit and a new bag when school begins These help them identify more readily with the school and other children Your child s books will be taken up on the first day of school and the teacher will hold on to them until such time as they are needed This minimises books getting lost Please have your child warned of this fact in case they think they will never see the books again All books copies must be marked with your child s name Your child will only feel important if he she has something in the school bag so perhaps you could buy a copy or colouring book which could be used at home The Big Day Coming in When you arrive at the classroom be as casual as you can He

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  • Taghmon
    Dress Code School Books Health Safety Code of Discipline About our School History of Taghmon Scoil Mhuire Taghmon was founded in 1844 and was built just beside Taghmon Church It is now situated across the road from the original site The current building was erected in 1965 since then a general purpose room and a classroom have been added We currently have four mainstream classrooms Gallery If my school was

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  • Taghmon
    openness and transparency afforded to the BOM In supporting the work in the school it participates in the development of school plans and policies management of staff resources and buildings support teaching and learning in the school and makes provision for pupil s pastoral welfare and special needs It operates as a cohesive unit in the best interest of all the pupils in our school Role of the Parents Association The parents association in a Taghmon National School work with the principal staff and board of management to build effective co operation and partnership between home and school Chairperson Secretary Treasurer Paula Davitt Terri Greene Gillian Ryan The role of the parent s association is set down in the Education Act 1998 as follows A parents association shall promote the interests of the students in a school in co operation with the board principal teachers and students The Parents Association communicates through the school by sending out newletters The following are some of the activities in which Parents Associations might be involved Organising information social events for new parents to the school Arranging talks on topics of interest to parents e g guest speaker on parenting discipline etc Preparing school handbooks calendars Providing support organisational input to major school events e g communions confirmations debs etc Channelling parents views on school policy issues to the Principal Organising Fund Raising Events for the school Fund Raising Parents Associations are entitled to raise funds for the administration and activities of the association A Parents Association is expected to consult with the school board which includes the Principal about fund raising as the approval of the board is normally needed prior to funds being raised Any funds raised must be used for the purpose for which the money was collected Full accounts should

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  • Taghmon
    Inclusive School closed Monday 8th December Christmas Break School will close on Friday 19th Decemberand will re open on Monday 5th January School closed on Tuesday 6th January Mid Term Break Thursday 19th and Friday 20nd February St Patricks Day Closed on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March Easter Break School will closed on Friday 27th March and will re open Monday 13th April Bank Holiday Monday 4th May Bank

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  • Taghmon
    General Information Religious Formation Taghmon Dress Code School Books Health Safety Code of Discipline Contact Contact and Find Us School Address Scoil Mhuire Taghmon Mullingar Co Westmeath Telephone Number 044 9372301 Fax Number 044 9372301 website www taghmonns ie E mail This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it No Iframes Gallery If my school was a shape it would be a

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  • Taghmon
    accept responsibility for looking after any children after this time All children should enter the school through the main gate or stiles No child is allowed to cross or walk along the front walls of the school Children should use their respective doors when entering or leaving the main building of the school In the case of children travelling by school bus the school has no responsibility for their actions on the bus or for escorting them to and from the bus In the event of a pupil being absent through illness or for any other reason the class teacher should be informed by note on the pupil s return to school If it is anticipated that the absence will be of lengthy duration the class teacher of Principal should be informed by note of telephone as soon as possible Where it is necessary for a pupil to leave school early a note must be sent to the class teacher Parents guardians are asked to call personally to the classroom to collect the child Any person collecting a child on behalf of the parent will only be permitted to take the child if the parent has contacted the school beforehand Please accept that it is only in the interest of the safety of your child that these procedures are in force If sending money into the school for any reason would you please place it in an envelope and put the child s name class and the date on the cover Education Welfare Act 2000 The purpose of the Education Welfare act 2000 is to encourage regular school attendance and participation in education and training for as long as possible It is desirable that every child stays in school and completes the Leaving Certificate Under the Act every child must attend school regularly up to sixteen years of age or complete at least three years education in a post primary school whichever comes later The National Educational Welfare Board NEBW was established to support school attendance and follow up on children who are not attending school regularly As a parent you must let the school know if your child is absent and the reason why It is school policy that reasons must be given in writing The school will notify the National Education Welfare Board if a child is absent for 20 days or more or where the absence gives rise to concern About our School Taghmon Dress Code The highest standard of personal appearance is expected at all times Hair should be neat and tidy No make up allowed We encourage all pupils to wear the standard school uniform for Taghmon National School which comprises White shirt Maroon tie Maroon jumper Grey trousers or skirt It is very important that each child makes a major effort to wear the complete uniform Please try to have the uniform washed at weekends so that the children are not without their uniforms during the week There is a tendency not to wear

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