In order to maintain an orderly, respectful and secure educational environment for the students and staff of St. Patrick’s N.S. Glencullen, it is essential that all parents and visitors to our buildings be aware of their responsibilities and adheres to the expected code of conduct as set forth in this guide.
This Code of Conduct was drafted in 2016 by St. Patrick’s Parents Association and subsequently reviewed by staff and our Board of Management. It was ratified in June 2016 and will be implemented in September 2016.
Parents are expected to:
Public Conduct on School Property
Schools are a place of work and learning. Certain limits must be set for parents and other individuals who visit our schools and classrooms. All persons on school property or attending a school function shall conduct themselves in a respectful and orderly manner. The Principal or his/her designated person is responsible for all persons in the building and on the grounds. The following rules apply to visitors to the school:
Conduct Prohibited on School Property
No person shall:
Persons in violation of the Code of Conduct
The authorisation of a visitor, to remain on school grounds or at any school function shall be withdrawn and they shall be directed to leave the premises. If they refuse to leave, they shall be subject to ejection by the Gardaí.
The school reserves the right to pursue a civil or criminal legal action against any person violating the code.
Conclusion: Rationale for this Code of Conduct
Our school motto is “Mol an Oige agus Tiocfaidh Sí’ (Praise the child and she/he will grow). We do this by setting the best example possible for our students and as parents/visitors we ask the same of you. By creating a positive, respectful culture, together we are supporting our children on their journey as lifelong learners in a safe, considerate environment. Our school teams show what we can achieve when we all act together, each playing our part and we ask for your help to continue this.
Chairperson of the Board of Management