Welcome Back!

I hope you enjoyed the summer break.

It was great to see everyone back looking so smart in their school uniforms last Thursday. We’re looking forward to a great year here at Mount Hanover!

Just a few quick notes to start the school year:

  • Uniforms: Children are to wear their school tracksuits on PE days only. If you are unsure of your child’s PE day please contact the class teacher. Full school uniforms must be worn on all other days.
  • Healthy Lunches: Following on from the “Food Dudes: program last school year, please continue to pack a healthy lunch for your child. Fizzy drinks are not allowed in school. A copy of our “Healthy Eating Policy” can be found under the policies tab.
  • Parking Arrangements: The new school car park is a wonderful addition and will continue to help with congestion at school opening and closing times. Priority in the car park is for staff and parents are free to use the excess. Please park with consideration, never block the entrance and always leave the bus bay clear.
  • Art & Craft Fees: The Art and Craft fees are now due. The cost is €40 for each student (Senior Infants -6th Class). Book rental fees are also due at a cost of €15 for the children from 3rd-6th class. Please send in payment ASAP to the class teacher.
  • Garda Vetting: Garda vetting is now mandatory before a person can undertake work with children, including those with access to children who seek employment in parish schools. This mandatory policy also applies to parent volunteers working with children in schools. If you wish to be Garda Vetted please contact Ms. OLoughlin for a Vetting Form.
  • Supervision of Pupils: The school will open to receive pupils at the hour of 9.05 a.m. No responsibility is accepted for pupils arriving before that time. Classes will formally commence each day at 9.30 a.m.
    Classes will end each day at 2.45 p.m. Parents who wish to have their children escorted home should make their own arrangements to have them met at the school gate and the person to escort them should be at the school not later than 2.45 p.m. as the school cannot accept responsibility for looking after the children after that time.