Parent Info

The school is governed by the Board of Management (B.O.M). The B.O.M consists of two patron nominees, two parent nominees, two teacher nominees and two community nominees. The Parents’ Association plays an important role in the children’s overall education.The school is funded by the Department of Education and Skills (D.E.S.) and operates according to its rules and regulations. The school strives to ensure that all aspects of the revised Primary School Curriculum as laid down by the D.E.S. are taught.

During November 2019, our new Board was nominated and elected. Here is the formation of the school’s Board going forward:

  • Chairperson & Patron’s Nominee – Fr. Dominik Zwierzychowski
  • Secretary to the Board of Management – Conor Dilleen
  • School Staff Nominee – Laoise Kelly
  • Parents Nominee (Father) – David Moore
  • Parents Nominee (Mother) – Gillian Salmon
  • Community Nominee – Peter O’Neill
  • Community Nominee – Anne Browne

All communication and queries regarding operational matters in the school should be addressed to the school principal or class teacher (where appropriate). We would like to remind you that individual Board members do not have responsibility for enquiries of this nature. They are not in a position to discuss internal governance matters due to strict frameworks in place to protect the confidentiality and privacy of our children, families, staff and wider stakeholders.

We are grateful to all of our members for committing their time and expertise to managing and safeguarding our school.


Parents Association 

All are welcome.

Parents Association meetings are held throughout the school year. All parents are welcome to attend and contribute ideas for school fundraising and events. Dates are advertised on the school noticeboard.

Representatives are:
Co-Chairpersons & Secretary: Cheryl Doherty & Ellen Manahan
Co-Treasurers: To be appointed

Since 2015, the Parents Association has raised over €10,000 to refurbish our classrooms. Stylish and practical storage units have been installed. We, as a school, are extremely grateful for all the voluntary work and efforts of all involved.


Admission Procedures

Parents receive an Application Form and an Enrolment Policy outlining the admission procedures in the school when seeking a place in St. Cillian’s N.S.

The parents of children enrolling in the school are invited to meet the class teacher prior to new pupils enrolling in the school.

Please contact us on 01 – 4500440 should you have any enquiries regarding enrolling your child.


School Policies & Plans

School policies and plans cover organisational and curricular areas. Organisational policies will be provided for parents on enrolment of their child while policies and curricular plans are also available on request.

Timetable

School hours are 8:50 to 14:30 for senior children (1st to 6th class). Infants are dismissed at 13:30. A school calendar outlining closures for the school year (September to June) will be available in June.

Punctuality and good attendance are encouraged.

Mid-morning break is 10:30a.m. to 10:40a.m., while lunch is from 12:00p.m. to 12:30p.m.

There is a healthy eating policy in our school (see Health and Safety Policy). Children are encouraged to adhere to this policy. Free packed school lunch is provided daily. Lunch can be selected via an online menu. 


Parents’ Association

St. Cillian’s N.S has an active Parents’ Association. Parents are encouraged to attend Parents’ Association meetings which are held regularly throughout the year.

Uniform

The uniform consists of grey trousers/skirt, blue shirt, navy tie, grey v-neck jumper/cardigan, black shoes.

Tracksuits are worn on P.E. days. This consists of a navy cotton top and bottoms and a blue polo t-shirt.

Crests are worn on all jumpers/cardigans and tracksuit tops.


Communications

Formal parent-teacher meetings take place annually at the end of October/early November. Parents are encouraged at other times to meet the teacher/principal by appointment to discuss any concerns regarding their child.

Parents receive notelets informing them of upcoming events, trips etc.

Parents will receive an end of year school report in late June.