Frequently Asked Questions - All

FAQs - All

The purpose of P/T Meetings is to discuss some or all of the following:

  • Academic progress and the programme of work for the year.
  • Social Interaction
  • Behaviour and discipline
  • Homework, Tests and reports.


If you have any questions write them down for yourself in advance as you may not remember them during conversation. If you have any concerns bring them to the teacher’s attention. If any educational terms are used of which you are not quite sure ask for clarification.

If any recommendations are made follow up on them by making contact with the teacher after a couple of weeks to check that all is progressing as it should.

  • Have attractive colourful books in the home.
  • Read him a variety of stories every day. He will get to associate these wonderful tales with books and reading.
  • You must convey to him gradually that books are precious things. They must be minded and handled carefully and put away safely.
  • Look at the pictures with him and talk to him about what they say.
  • Read him nursery rhymes. He will learn them off his own bat. Don’t try to rush him.
  • Above all don’t push him with his early reading. You may turn him against it.

Join the Parents’ Council.

Volunteer when teachers seek assistance with field trips or school outings.
Become involved with the parish at Communion and Confirmation year.

Print an Application Form from the school website or pick one up from outside the school office. Fill it in fully and drop it into the Office. You will need your child’s PPS Number before the Application will be dealt with. You will also need to read the Enrolment Policy.

The closing date for Applications is the 1st of February. Applications are dealt with within 21 days of this date and you will be informed in writing whether you application is successful or not.

If you are offered a place you will be asked to provide a Birth Certificate and proof of address in the form of a utility bill.

Anytime before the 1st of February in the year he/she is due to begin school. A child must be 4 years old by the 31st August in the year they begin.

There is usually a waiting list.

Although Scoil Ide is a school run under Catholic Patronage we have children of all religions and none. It has no bearing on whether a child will be offered a place.

Many non-Catholic children participate in the religion class. If parents prefer, the children will be allowed to do other work during this period. Baptist children receive religious instruction from their Minister on a regular basis during school time. Read the Equality Policy on this site for further details.