School Life – General Information
Here in Our Lady of Lourdes all classes begin at 9:00 am each morning.
Break time runs from 10:20 am to 10:35 am each day.
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime runs from 1:15 pm to 2:05 pm and classes end at 3:25 pm.
On Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime runs from 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm and classes end at 3:45 pm.
Students are not permitted to leave school at break time or at lunch time. Any student requesting to leave school throughout the day must provide a note in their school diary from their parent/ guardian. These notes must be signed for by the students Tutor or Year Head. Any student who leaves early throughout the school day must also sign out of school in the school office. Students leaving school throughout the school day must be collected at the school office by a parent/guardian. Any student who arrives late throughout the school day must sign into the school in the office before presenting for class.
Each student is provided with a school diary. It is the responsibility of each student to safeguard their diary. Students are expected to bring this diary to each class. The purpose of the school diary is to keep a record of homework and assignments given. It also serves as a means of communication between the school and parents/guardians. When students are absent or request to leave school through the day, a note from their parent/ guardian must be provided in the appropriate section at the back of students’ school diary. These notes must be signed for by the students Tutor or Year Head. If a student loses their diary, replacement diaries are available from the school office for a fee of €10.
Lockers are provided to each student. Students are allowed to uses their lockers before 9:00 am each morning, at break-time, at lunch time and after school. There is a charge for replacement keys.
Book rental is available in the school. The cost is €100. This covers the majority of students’ books from First year to Third year. This is a once off payment. Students are expected to keep all books in good condition. Parents/Guardians who wish to avail of the book rental scheme can do so at Registration Day.