Presentation Secondary School Tralee
Telephone: 066 7122737 

School Roll: 61450C

Partnership with Parents

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  • Introduction

    The school acknowledges the essential role of the family and the natural right of parents as the first and foremost educators of their children.

    However, the educative process for each girl is enriched when there is mutual co-operation between home and school. We welcome the opportunity to discuss a student’s work and general development with her parents, whenever the need may arise.

    The Principal is available to meet with parents by appointment and is always happy to discuss with them any concerns they may have.


    The school uses a variety of communication tools in order to provide parents with on-going essential information including:

    • Student Contact Journal
    • Web texts
    • School web-site
    • Written notices distributed to students
    • Phone calls from Year Heads and/or class teachers
    • Meetings with Year Heads and/or class teachers
    • Meeting with the School Principal/Deputy Principal
    • Christmas and Summer Reports
    • Parent –teacher meetings


    Informal, personal contact occurs frequently through the variety of school activities and meetings which are a regular part of the school calendar.

     NOTE: it is essential that you - the parent - provide up-to-date contact information to the school administrative staff in order that you may be contacted without delay in the event of an emergency arising. This applies particularly to mobile phone numbers.



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  • General Information


    8.30A.M. – 1.15P.M.

    2 00 P.M. -   5.00 P.M.   Monday and Tuesday

    2.15 P.M – 5.00 P.M. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


    These hours may vary slightly from time to time





    First   Bell

    Students prepare all materials required for the first 3 class periods and move to correct classroom for Period 1



    Second   bell


    9.00 –   9.40

    9.40 - 10.20

    10.20 - 11.00



    Class   Periods 1, 2, 3


    11.00 – 11.15


    Students prepare all materials required for Periods 4, 5, 6


    11.15 –   11.55

    11.55- 12.35

    12.35 - 1.15



    Class  periods 4, 5, 6






    1.55 Mon/Tues

    First   Bell

    Students prepare all materials required for the afternoon and move to correct   classroom for Period 7

    2.10 Wed/Thu/Fri

    First Bell 

     Students prepare all materials required for the afternoon and move to correct   classroom for Period 7

    2.00   Mon/Tues

    Second   bell



     2.00 - 2.40

    2.40 - 3.20

    3.20 - 4.00



     Class   Periods 7,8,9

    2.15  Wed/Thurs./Fri

    Second   bell


    2.15 - 2.55

    2.55 - 3.35



    Class   periods 7,8





    • All students must attend at the scheduled times every day:

                      Mon. Tues. 8.55 - 1.15 1.55 - 4.00

                      Wed. Thurs. Fri 8.55 - 1.15 2.10 - 3.35

    • Students are expected to be present each day.
    • Students are expected to maintain high standards of punctuality throughout the day.
    • Students are requested to get into the routine of being at school on time.
    • Students who arrive late disrupt the class and miss important instruction time.
    • When a student is late, the reason for her lateness must be clearly stated on one of the Note to/from Parent/Guardian (Blue colour) (Appendix VI) provided at the back of the student contact journal and presented to the office on entry to the school.
    • The counterfoil of the late note is stamped with the school stamp and must be shown to the subject teacher.
    • The subject teacher will enter the code Late Valid on the E-portal system.
    • When a student does not present a signed Note to/from Parent/Guardian (Blue colour) to the office the subject teacher will enter the code Late on the E-portal system.
    • If a student arrives to school after 9.40 a.m. she must sign the Late Book in the office.
    • Students who sign the late book are entered by the administration staff on the student’s database on Facility Admin as Late if no note is provided or Late Valid if a note is provided to explain their absence.



    • Mobile phones must be switched off and out of sight at all times in the school, including break time and lunchtime.
    • Any student in breach of this rule will be required to hand over her phone with SIM card to a teacher.
    • Parents/Guardians will be notified and the student may reclaim the phone after five school days from the Deputy Principal.
    • It is strictly forbidden to use your mobile phone to take photos, video or audio recordings while on the school premises or during a school - based activity.
    • The school will take a very serious view of a breach of this rule, particularly if there is an invasion of the privacy of others, or if your actions could cause damage to their reputation and/or to the reputation of the school.

    (It is worth noting that, even with friends on social occasions, you should have a person’s permission before taking his/her photo.)


    Students should ONLY be contacted (when absolutely necessary), through the school office and not via their personal mobile phones during school hours. When necessary students can contact home, also through the school office.



    • Parent - teacher meetings are held outside of school hours at various times of the year as outlined in the school calendar.
    • The meetings are usually held in various rooms around the school given the large number of staff members involved the main Assembly hall, classrooms G and T which open off the Assembly hall to the left, as well as the first and second year social areas. There are always staff members available to direct you to the correct location.
    • The purpose of parent - teacher meetings is to provide the opportunity for you to discuss with each teacher your daughter’s progress in a particular subject.
    • Please bring your daughter’s contact Journal with you to parent-teacher meetings.
    • In preparation for the Parent-Teacher Meeting, have a written list of all of your daughter’s teachers, the subjects and the level at which your daughter is taking the different subjects. It is also useful to bring a pen so that you may take down key points of information if necessary.
    • Each teacher has many parents to see, so it is important to be considerate of others, and not to delay unnecessarily.
    • If you feel a more in-depth discussion of a particular matter is necessary, please arrange to make a further appointment to see the teacher/year head

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  • Contact Journal

    As our partners in education, we very much appreciate your cooperation in ensuring the proper use of your daughter’s Contact Journal as outlined below.


    • Each student must contribute €5.00 towards her Contact Journal;
    • Students must place the journal on their school desk at the begining of every class.
    • Students must carry the Journal with them at all times outside of the classroom.
    • Students must record their homework for every class - written and learning - in it every day.
    • Students must record the results of their class tests in the Results Page located at the back of the journal;
    • The Journal is not a personal or social diary; it must be kept clean and in good condition. If lost or defaced, it must be replaced at its full cost of €10;
    • Students must present the Journal to any teacher, on request;
    • Absence notes (red colour) must be completed and handed into the office before 9.00 a.m. on the day of return;
    • Permission to leave the school notes (blue colour) must be completed and handed into the office before 9.00 a.m. on the day in question;
    • On these occasions, parents/guardians are must collect the student and sign her out at the school office;
    • Parents/guardians are requested to bring the Journal with them to parent-teacher meetings;
    • Please sign in the space provided for the verification of your signature;
    • Having read and discussed the School Code of Positive Behaviour with your daughter, please ensure that it is signed by both of you.


    The Contact Journal acts as a very important means of communication between home and school. Please check it regularly and sign it at the end of each week.

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Reflective Thought

" In winter, I plot and plan.

 In spring, I move."

 Henry Rollins



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School Office Hours

8.30 A.M. – 1.15 P.M.

2.00 P.M. - 5.00 P.M. Monday and Tuesday

2.15 P.M – 5.00 P.M. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday