Procedures for notification of pupil absences from school


In accordance with the Education Welfare Act, 2000, Section 23 (2)(e) parents must notify the school of a student’s absence and provide the reason for this absence in writing. It is recommended that this note is produced on the student’s return to school. All absence notes are stored in a secure location in the office.

Parents are made aware of the terms of the Education Welfare Act and its implications for schools to report absences that exceed twenty days.

 If a report has to be made to the National Education Welfare Board the standard reporting forms are used.