As you are aware, the safety of your children is our priority. As a staff, it is our duty to analyse the safety concerns every year and bring in new procedures if deemed appropriate to improve safety standards and remove hazards. Your children may have explained to you our new procedure for lining up in the morning and at break times.
The class lines have been relocated to remove hazards such as walls, window sills and flag poles.
The children practised this on Wednesday morning and are now aware of their new location.
New Morning Procedure
One other area of utmost concern to the staff was the school entry in the morning. Interestingly enough, all classes from senior infants to 6th class were able to identify something that is not ‘safe’ at 9.20am when I visited their rooms to discuss the new procedures. This reinforces the danger that exists, when the children are so aware of it.
Therefore the new morning procedures are as follows:
- At 9.20am when the bell rings all children from 1st to 6th will line up. They will be called in one class at a time.
- Junior and Senior infants will walk in with their parents as normal when the door is opened.
It is important for us to emphasise to you that this new procedure is for health and safety reasons. We pride ourselves in our open door policy and welcoming approach to all parents/guardians. Therefore, if for any reason you wish to speak to your child’s teacher you are still most welcome to make your way in to the school.