Welcome to St. Fintan’s National School, Sutton. This web page is for parents who are new to the school, specifically those with children starting in Junior Infants in September. We do not aim to be all inclusive; the school provide a comprehensive welcome pack which is usually given out at the welcome morning in mid June, however, we thought it would be beneficial for new parents to have access to some of this information at an earlier stage.
The school caters for (in order of priority):
If there is pressure for places in the school, the oldest children will be given priority.
8.50am School Commences
10.15 – 10.30am Morning Break
12.05 – 12.30pm Lunch Break
1.30pm Junior and Senior Infant classes finish
2.30pm All other classes finish
The school does not accept any responsibility for the supervision of children on the premises before 8.50. If it is raining children will be taken directly into their classrooms.
For Junior Infants the parents bring the children to and collect the children from their classroom at 12.00 for the first two weeks. Thereafter the children line in the yard, from which their teacher admits them at 8.50am. Each teacher will let their class know where they should line up.
The teacher will bring out Junior and Senior Infant children to you at school finish.
For the first few days when Junior Infants come to the school they go to the yard at separate times from the rest of the boys and girls. As there are 400 other boys and girls, the yard can be quite an intimidating place, so when they get used to their surroundings and the school, they will have the same break times as everyone else. They have their own section in the yard where they can play in relative safety.
Supervision will be provided in the yard by teachers and at big break by both teachers and parents. Also boys and girls from the sixth class act as prefects and help to look after the Junior Infants when they are in the yard
Jumper / Cardigan Navy blue. Must have school crest.
Trousers / Pinafore / Skirt Navy blue. Trousers must be school trousers
Shirt / T-shirt / Blouse Pale blue. T-shirt must be aertex type.
Tie School tie can be worn with shirt.
Socks / Tights Navy blue or white to be worn with pinafore or skirt.
Tracksuit Red aertex t-shirt only to be worn with school tracksuit.
Shorts Navy blue shorts may be worn in summer time.
Note 1 Crested jumpers and cardigans can be purchased from the official uniform suppliers. Alternatively the school crest can be purchased from the school office for sewing onto jumpers and cardigans.
Note 2 Tracksuit to be worn on PE day or on a day your child has a sport related activity straight after school.
Official Uniform providers: Lynch’s of Marino, Tel: 8375225
It is the policy of the school to assign homework on a regular basis. Generally homework will be given from Monday to Thursday but weekend homework may occasionally be given.
Junior and Senior Infants 5 – 10 mins.
Junior infant classes keep their schoolbooks in the classroom and will bring home their homework each day as needed. This is usual one A4 worksheet in an A4 plastic cover. As the year progresses they may also bring home a word box or books to read. These go back to school each day with the child.
The school will send out a book list in April / May, books and stationery can be ordered through the school. There is also a rental scheme in place for some of the school books.
ST FINTAN’S IS A NUT FREE ZONE. This applies for lunches, school outings and the annual cake sale.
Policies available on the school website include: Discipline, Uniform, Mobile phones, Enrolment and Healthy Eating.
St. Fintan’s are actively involved in promoting Green practices in the school. There is recycling of paper, plastics, stamps and batteries, and water conservation is also encouraged.
The Parent’s Association issue a monthly school newsletter. This keeps us all up to date on what is happening in the school from class projects to fund raising events. These are sent home each month in your child’s homework folder.
Welcome New Parents
- Category: Parents Association