Attendance / Illness
illness during the school day
A pupil who shows signs of illness should be kept at home. Requests from parents to allow their child to stay inside during break times cannot be accommodated. Situations may arise where a child may become unwell during the school day. Parents/guardians will be contacted to collect their child from school. It is essential that parents/guardians are available to collect a sick child or, alternatively, nominate an emergency contact who will be available to collect a child in the event of illness/injury. Contact details must be updated in the event that phone numbers/addresses are changed. Regretfully, the school does not have personnel to cater for sick children.
Parents will be advised of any outbreaks of infectious diseases and will be advised in accordance with the HSE Manual for Infectious Diseases in Schools.