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Communication with the School

Positive home / school relationships are encouraged in order that we can work together for your child to fully benefit from all our school has to offer.

We normally have an ‘open door’ policy which means that parents may see the Principal at any time but due to COVID 19 this has changed.  For the moment, all interaction with staff will be accommodated over the telephone. The following is the procedure to follow:

Email the school (info@ennisns.ie) requesting a call back from a particular member of staff. This message will be passed onto the relevant staff member and they will call you back in due course. (Please don’t expect calls during class time)
The window in the foyer will allow access to the secretary’s office for queries. There is to be no more than 2 people in the foyer at any one time. Please sanitise before you enter the foyer. Please sign the visitor book with your own pen.

Email (info@ennisns.ie) is the preferred option to contact the school and it will be the quickest way to have your query dealt with. If you have to ring the school please let it be for official school business only. If you ring the school and if you get the answering machine please leave a message
and your call will be dealt with accordingly. If your child is absent from school, on his/her return to school, please write a note or use notes
provided regarding absences at the back of school diary and these should be shown to the class teacher. Do not ring the school regarding absences unless it is COVID related or another contagious condition. Your co-operation on this matter would be very much appreciated.

If your child has an appointment, please give adequate prior notice to the class teacher. The child will meet the parent/guardian in the foyer area at the agreed time.

Parent-Teacher meetings typically take place at the end of November. As of now, these will more than likely take place over the telephone. We will assess the situation closer to the time.

Parent Circulars are issued to parents/guardians on a monthly basis to update them on school events. Please keep an eye on your email as they are distributed by this method.

The Text-a-Parent service is used to notify parents by mobile phone of forthcoming school events and of school closings.