Attendance & Participation


Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille is an all Irish co-educational primary school established in 1995 under the Patronage of An Foras Patrúnachta. The school caters for the demand for primary education through the medium of Irish in the locality.


To motivate pupils to attend Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille on a regular basis as well as being punctual

To share the responsibility for school attendance among the staff and school community

To make the school community aware of their responsibilities as laid down in the Act.

To recognise those children who could be in danger of developing attendance problems.

To ensure that procedures are in place to promote attendance in a positive manner

To develop as far as possible the home/school links with families who would be at risk of low attendance.

To recognise and remove the obstacles to regular attendance.


The school will ensure that:

The importance of school attendance is promoted throughout the school.

Pupils are registered accurately and efficiently.

Pupil attendance is recorded daily.

Parents or guardians are contacted when reasons for absences are unknown or have not been communicated.

Pupil attendance and lateness is monitored.

School attendance statistics are reported as appropriate to:

The Education Welfare Board.

The Education Welfare Officer

The Board of Management


School is open from 8.50 a.m. and children are required to be in their classrooms at that time. All pupils and teachers are expected to be on time.  The school will contact parents/guardians in the event of pupils being consistently late.  The Principal is obliged under The Act, to report children who are persistently late, to the Education Welfare Board.


All pupils have a responsibility to attend school regularly and punctually.

The pupils should inform class teacher if there is a problem that may lead to their absence.

The pupil is responsible for passing on absence notes from parents to their class teacher.

The pupil is responsible for passing school correspondence to their parents, on the specified day.

The school’s Attendance Policy can be read in it’s entirety by clicking on the link below:

Polasaí Tinrimh & Rannpháirtíocht GTnC