Introduction

We, the whole-school community of Scoil Chaitríona Baggot Street, work together to create a nurturing, caring and Christian environment, where children are encouraged to enjoy achieving their full potential. We strive to foster a secure and happy environment where a love for learning and excellence is promoted.

All aspects of our Code of Behaviour apply to all members of the school community: the children, parents, guardians, staff, visitors and volunteers. They also apply to any school-led and school–organised off-campus activities where the school accepts full responsibility for the pupils. This Code of Behaviour exists to provide practical guidance for pupils, parents, guardians, staff, visitors and volunteers on behavioural expectations.

 

Principles

This Code of Behaviour offers a framework within which positive behaviour is emphasised. The Board of Management recognises the variety of differences that exist between all of the children enrolled and the need to be tolerant any possible differences.

A high standard of behaviour requires a strong sense of community within the school and a high level of co-operation among all members of the school community.

Every effort will be made to ensure that the code of behaviour is implemented in a reasonable, fair and consistent manner. While some apply directly to children and others require the co-operation and assistance of parents/guardians, all require the complete co-operation of pupils, parents/guardians, staff, visitors and volunteers.

These principles exist:

 

Home – School Communication

Email: info@scoilchaitrionabaggotstreet.ie

Phone: 01-6766132

School Rules

The school rules for all members of our school community include the following:

Here follows some examples of strategies which may be employed in different to promote positive behaviour:

 

Our School Rules:

 

Lining up

When the bell rings the children follow our “3 S’s!” rule.

STOP ON THE FIRST BELL / STROLL WHEN CALLED ON THE SECOND BELL / SILENCE AT ALL TIMES

 

Sanctions

In imposing a sanction on a child, it is important to remember that it is the misbehaviour which is unacceptable and not the child. In the event of misbehaviour, the following provides a list of possible sanctions or strategies to be used. This is not an exhaustive list.

          

 

 Procedures to be followed in the case of repeated minor or a serious misbehaviour:

Exclusion (Suspension and Expulsion) from school (in accordance with Rule 130 of the Rules for National Schools as amended by circular and Education Act 2000).

 

The following steps apply:

Suspension and Expulsion

 

The decision to suspend a pupil will follow from an act of serious/gross misbehaviour such as that:

 

Procedures for Suspension

 

Section 29 Appeal

 

Procedures in respect of Expulsion

The procedures as outlined on pages 83-86 of the Guidelines will be followed:

Complaints Procedure for Parents

Every effort is made by the school to address the issues and concerns of parents as they arise. However if parents have any serious issues or concerns they should follow this procedure:

 

Appeals

 

Attendance

School Uniforms

 

 

Educational Outings

 

 

Punctuality

 

School Timetable

School opens:                                        8:50am

Morning assembly:                            8.55 a.m.

Lessons Finish:

(Junior & Senior infants)                1.35 p.m.

(1st to 6th class)                                   2.35 p.m.

 

 

Healthy Lunch Policy
Personal Property

Record Keeping:

All reports concerning attendance/suspension/expulsion/Section 29 Appeals, are kept on file by the school.

 

It is a condition of attendance at the school that all members of the school community abide by the rules and regulations specified in this Code of Behaviour.    

 

This Code of Behaviour was ratified by the Board of Management on May 28th 2014. A signed copy is available from the office.