Every day counts in a child’s education. We have 183 school days in a year and it is important we do our best to attend each day. At the recent class meetings I have talked with parents about attendance and our responsibility for recording and reporting absences. Please read the information link here: TUSLA guidelines
Our overall school attendance has been improving over the last 3 years. In 2013/2014 attendance was at 93.5% which was a big improvement on the previous year. However, last year there was still 2552 days missed in St. Dominic’s due to pupils being absent. This would be the same as 14 pupils missing school for an entire year!
Our school has a reward system for our pupils. We have prizes for the best attenders. Each pupil who attends every day for a term receives a prize. We also have special prizes for annual attendance.
We have just finished the first month of the year and our attendance has been excellent. Please keep it up. The best class was Mr Looney’s who had 98.7% attendance during September. Well done! I will be up to the class tomorrow with a small prize for the class.