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Clonkeen College 1 st Year Parents 2015 - 2016 Information Night Information Night April 20 th 2015.

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1 Clonkeen College 1 st Year Parents Information Night Information Night April 20 th 2015.

2 Edmund Rice Schools Trust Clonkeen College is an ERST school. Clonkeen College is an ERST school. The ERST Charter has 5 key elements. The ERST Charter has 5 key elements. –To nurture faith –To promote partnership in the school –To excel in teaching and learning –To create a caring school community –To promote inspiring leadership.

3 School Day School opens at 8:35 each morning Classes begin at 8:50 each day Classes begin at 8:50 each day Lunch 13:15 – 13:55 Lunch 13:15 – 13:55 –No canteen, provide own lunch. –May go home or stay in school. Classes end at 15:55 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Classes end at 15:55 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Classes end at 13:15 on Wednesday and at 15:15 on Friday Classes end at 13:15 on Wednesday and at 15:15 on Friday

4 Curriculum Irish Irish English English French French Maths Maths Science Science Business Business Geography Geography History History Religion Religion Art Art P.E. P.E. C.S.P.E. C.S.P.E. S.P.H.E. S.P.H.E. Computers Computers

5 Allocation of Classes Allocation of Classes Three class groups. Three class groups. Four science classes. Four science classes. Mixed ability. Mixed ability. Even distribution based on: Even distribution based on:  Assessment tests - academic ability.  Visits to primary schools.  Integration.

6 Books List in folder. List in folder. Prices unavailable. List with prices will be posted when available Prices unavailable. List with prices will be posted when available School scheme – order through school office – date will be on priced booklist. School scheme – order through school office – date will be on priced booklist. Payment with order – cheques payable to Clonkeen College. Payment with order – cheques payable to Clonkeen College. Distributed in September. Distributed in September.

7 Extra Curricular Activities. Sport Sport Drama Drama Debating/Public Speaking Debating/Public Speaking Tours Tours Charitable Activities Music Chess Club

8 Lockers Books for three years - very heavy. Books for three years - very heavy. All students have access to a locker. All students have access to a locker. Cost - €10 rental + €10 lock purchase. Cost - €10 rental + €10 lock purchase. Part of Registration Day (Note in Folder) Part of Registration Day (Note in Folder)

9 Uniform See Page in Folder. See Page in Folder. Black leather shoes – not black runners or similar. Black leather shoes – not black runners or similar. School jacket only – no others. School jacket only – no others. Uniforms on sale Uniforms on sale –10.00 – noon –school hall –Saturday – 8th August.

10 Uniform (cont’d) PLEASE label jackets – otherwise impossible to identify. PLEASE label jackets – otherwise impossible to identify. NOTE - a student not in correct uniform may be sent home. NOTE - a student not in correct uniform may be sent home. Provide a note if there is a problem. Provide a note if there is a problem.

11 Personal Property Bikes – must be locked. Bikes – must be locked. Clothes – name tag. Clothes – name tag. Books – name on cover. Books – name on cover. Money – always keep on person. Money – always keep on person. Mobile phone – See policy. Mobile phone – See policy. Lost Property – Contact the Caretakers. Lost Property – Contact the Caretakers.

12 Start of Year Start date not available at present. Will be posted out with Booklist. Start date not available at present. Will be posted out with Booklist. First Years only – a.m. – p.m.. First Years only – a.m. – p.m.. Induction: Induction: –Meet Prefects. –Photo –School rules –Tour of school Calendar for full School Year will be issued on Registration Day. Calendar for full School Year will be issued on Registration Day.

13 Photographs Records are taken of school events. Records are taken of school events. Photos used on newsletters, prospectus, website, twitter, etc. Photos used on newsletters, prospectus, website, twitter, etc. Exemption form available. Exemption form available.

14 Parent – Teacher Contacts. Journal for day-to-day communication. Journal for day-to-day communication. Parent – Teacher meeting. Parent – Teacher meeting. End of term exam reports. End of term exam reports. Contact school office for personal meeting with teacher or put note in journal. Contact school office for personal meeting with teacher or put note in journal.

15 Notes for school Notes addressed to: Notes addressed to: Lateness/Absence – Tutor. Lateness/Absence – Tutor. Signing out during school day Signing out during school day –Note must be given to school office when signing out.

16 Code of Behaviour An agreed system between whole school community. An agreed system between whole school community. Based on mutual respect. Based on mutual respect.

17 Bullying Policy on website. Policy on website. Mobile phones & social networking sites are possible sources of bullying. Mobile phones & social networking sites are possible sources of bullying. Be aware of signs: Be aware of signs: –Unwilling to go to school. –Loss of interest in things he enjoys. –Depression Tell us. Tell us.

18 Mobile Phones Students can always contact home from school office. Students can always contact home from school office. Mobile phones must be switched off in school buildings at all times. Mobile phones must be switched off in school buildings at all times. Do not phone or text son during class times. Do not phone or text son during class times. Arrangements to leave premises – in school office ONLY – must sign out when leaving & again when returning Arrangements to leave premises – in school office ONLY – must sign out when leaving & again when returning

19 Pastoral Care - Structure Year Head – overall responsibility. Year Head – overall responsibility. Tutor - responsibility for class. Tutor - responsibility for class. Student to staff communication facilitated. Student to staff communication facilitated.

20 Special Education Needs Booklet available at end of hall Booklet available at end of hall

21 Student Council Student voice encouraged since Student voice encouraged since Key to mutual respect between staff & students. Key to mutual respect between staff & students. Facilitates two-way communication. Facilitates two-way communication. Liaises closely with the Parent Council on initiatives. Liaises closely with the Parent Council on initiatives. Ready access to Principal, Deputy Principal & Board of Management. Ready access to Principal, Deputy Principal & Board of Management.

22 New Building 4 general classrooms 4 general classrooms Moderate GLD rooms Moderate GLD rooms 2 lecture rooms, interconnected 2 lecture rooms, interconnected 3 science laboratories 3 science laboratories art room art room home economics room home economics room tech graphics/cad room tech graphics/cad room Library Library P.E. hall P.E. hall

23 Registration Day Compulsory for all students. Compulsory for all students. Wednesday June 17th – 5pm – 8pm Wednesday June 17th – 5pm – 8pm Monday 17 th August - 10am – 2pm Monday 17 th August - 10am – 2pm See enclosed page in folder. See enclosed page in folder. Letter in post in due course Letter in post in due course

24 Voluntary Contribution €400 (€600 for two or more). €400 (€600 for two or more). Payment on Registration Day Payment on Registration Day

25 Tax rebate scheme –Min. contribution of €250 in financial year to qualify. –We claim back tax at applicable rate. –No cost to contributor. –Huge benefit to school.

26 Parent Council AGM held in the first term– date to be advised. AGM held in the first term– date to be advised. Annual subscription of €12. Annual subscription of €12. New members welcome. New members welcome. Essential to positive school environment. Essential to positive school environment.

27 Student Insurance Scheme. Organised by the Parent Council. Organised by the Parent Council. Compulsory for everyone. Compulsory for everyone. Cost €8 Cost €8 24 hour cover for school & other activities. 24 hour cover for school & other activities.

28 AND FINALLY! WE WELCOME YOU AND YOUR SON TO CLONKEEN COLLEGE!


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