Patrician High School

Patrician High School

Patrician High School Changes From Primary School New New New New New Environment Classmates Teachers Subjects Rules and Regulations

Changes From Primary School New Environment 24 Teaching Classrooms (Teachers Based in rooms) 9 Practical Rooms

Student Lockers 4 Student Toilets 2 Resource Rooms 6 Administrative Offices Gymnasium/ Astro Turf / Canteen Changes From Primary School New Classmates

94 New First Year Pupils 4 Class Groups of 23/24 per class All Class groups mixed ability Class group remains for three Junior Certificate. Some groups will change due to levels and subject choices in second year. Classes reviewed throughout first term. Changes From Primary School New Teachers/Staff 34 Teaching Staff Principal Deputy Principal

3 Special Needs Assistants 3 Ancillary Staff 3 Canteen workers School Chaplain Changes From Primary School New Subjects Core Subjects English Irish Maths Science Geography History

CSPE (Civic, Social and Political Education). Changes From Primary School Optional Subjects Technical Graphics Business Wood Work Art French (3 from 5 subjects to be kept for second year) Changes From Primary School Non Examination Subjects Religious Education

Physical Education Computer Studies SPHE (Social,Personal and Health Education) Changes From Primary School New Rules and Regulations Time Tables and Class Times Moving to and from class rooms Correct books for class Mobile Phones Be on Time for class Remain on school ground at lunchtime for 1st and 2nd Years Using your locker

Communications Teachers Subject Teachers Class Teacher Career Guidance Teacher

Year Head Deputy-Principal Principal Subject Teacher Role: Teach his/her subject Communications:

School reports Phone call Parent-teacher meetings Notes regarding homework etc Class Teacher Role: A subject teacher

Overview (academic and pastoral) Explaining school rules/procedures Communication: School report (overall progress) Parent-teacher meeting Letter or telephone Year Head Role:

Pastoral and Disciplinary Year Group meeting Information regarding school rules Mr Dunne Communication:

Telephone or letter Meets parents by appointment Progress Report on request Mr Dunne Career Guidance Teacher Role: Career and educational counselling interventions Learning and career options Counselling support service across the student population Communication:

Telephone or letter Meets parents by appointment Parent-teacher meeting Ms Cumiskey The Guidance Counsellor is someone you can go to with any problems or issues you might have, for example... Bullyin g Career Choice

Depressio n, anxiety, stress, self harm... Applications to Higher/Further Education and the World of Work Selfimag e

Guidance Counsello rs deal with... Issues with school, home, family and work Subjec t Choice Specific

Bereaveme Learning nt through Difficulti loss or es separation Behaviour al Support Deputy-Principal Role:

Serious pastoral problems Formal disciplinary system Subject choices/Time Table Subject Levels School Policy/Planning Curriculum Planning Communication:

Letter or telephone Meets parents by appointment Mr Rafferty Principal Role:

Overall pastoral care Serious disciplinary problems General school policy Curriculum Provision Staffing Mr Duffy Communication: Letter or telephone

Meets parents by appointment Further Communications Student Diary Notes to and from Parents School Web Site Twitter School Newsletter Produced by class groups/Transition year Text Messages

Notification of Parent Teacher meetings Unplanned School Closures Student Diary School Calendar Study Timetable/Weekly Timetable School Rules and Code of Discipline Notes regarding Absences: Permission to leave school early Explanation of absence Planned absence from school Parent/Teacher Notes Weekly reports (Probation, Progress, Effort)

Student Diary Parent/Guardian Notes: and Notes to and from Comment Forms: Explanation for Absence Parents. Comment forms can be requested by year heads or deputy Principal to

monitor student progress over a number of weeks. School Courses/Subjects Extra-curricular activities Live Twitter Feed School Policies News Updates Easy Pay Guidance and Counselling Parent Association/Board Of Management

Easy Pay Online School Payments. Student ID is Childs PPS Number Can be accessed online through the school website or with your mobile phone. Visa, Visa debit, master card can be used. Can be used to pay School tour, Mock Exam fees, TYP fees, After school study. First year costs: Locker, Diary, PE Kit, Art Kit, Tech Graphics Kit, Calculator, SPHE workbook (total cost 110 euro) Special Education Needs (SEN)

SEN covers both learning support and resource teaching. Educational Psychological reports must be made available to school as soon as possible. To allow appropriate support and actions to be in place as quick as possible. School testing to take place in first two weeks of first term.

Special Education Needs (SEN)

CAT 4 Testing (Cognitive Abilities Test). Tests; Verbal, Quantitative, Non-Verbal, Spatial Ability. School Report; An Assessment Overview, Scores by Group, Analysis of Group scores, Student Profile. Student Report for teachers; Assessment Overview, Example Results, Scores, Profile Summary, Implications for Teaching and Learning. Parents Reports; Summary includes a profile description with written recommendations to help improve parent understanding of their childs learning preferences, with suggestions of how to help them at home. PASS (Pupils Attitudes to Self and School), understanding feeling and concerns of students. SPHE Class. Progress tracking for First year students.

Lunch Time Activities Soccer Handball Table Tennis Computer Club (Mind Craft) Chess Club French Club/History Club Study/Homework Room TYP Mini Company projects Big Brother/little brother New Program for incoming first years (24 students) Monaghan Youth federation to train 5th years to act

as Peer Ministers. Four teachers trained to act as advisers to the 5th year pupils. Groups to meet once a week to discuss any issues with first year pupils. Activities include Cinema afternoon, Quiz, Lunchtime Games, Scavenger Hunt and End of year trip. Big Brother/little brother

Table Quiz Scavenger Hunt Concert Code of Discipline Purpose of Disciplinary Procedures Ensure optimum learning conditions.

Provide safe, secure environment for students. Develop self-discipline by encouraging students to take responsibility for their own behaviour. Methods

Setting clear boundaries Having predictable consequences Emphasizing behaviour, not personality Encouraging self-evaluation (planning) Encouraging goal-setting (planning) Providing adult support (advocates) Basic School Rules Be On Time.

Be Prepared. Follow Instruction. Participate Fully. School Rules 2016/2017

GENERAL 3. Bullying, intimidation or any form of harassment (physical or verbal) will not be tolerated. (See Anti-Bullying Policy on web-site) 4. Parents/guardians of a student who threatens, bullies or abuses teachers or supervisors (whether physically or verbally) will be asked to remove him immediately. 8. Students who attend or participate in any way in organised fights will be liable to suspension. School Uniform 11. The school uniform is: A plain grey v-neck jumper with crest

Plain grey trousers Black shoes (with no markings) Pale blue shirt (not denim) Dark blue tie (junior) School Uniform 12. If you are not wearing your full uniform you must have a written explanation from a parent/guardian. Students who come to school with incorrect uniforms must report to the teacher in charge and hire missing items. (Trousers cost 5 per day. All other items cost 2 per day.)

A student with a valid excuse, supported by a written note from a parent/guardian, may be excused from the cost of hiring the necessary items. School Uniform 13. For sports classes the school PE uniform must be worn. The PE uniform is available to purchase from the school. It consists of Shorts, T-Shirt, Socks and Carry Bag. General Appearance 14. Hair and fingernails must be kept clean and neat.

Jewellery (including rings, necklaces, bracelets and jewellery requiring body piercing) may not be worn during the school day. Attendance 15. You should have a parent/guardian complete an entry in your Year Planner and Diary if: You have been absent from school You want to leave school during the day e.g. to visit a dentist You are late for school and have a valid reason

Truancy 16.Leaving the school grounds or being absent from classes without permission from school authorities is a serious offence and pupils who break this rule may be subject to suspension. 17. You may not leave the school during class times without first reporting to the Secretary's/Deputy Principals office. Punctuality 18. Classes start at 9.00 in the morning and at 1.45 in the afternoon.

You must be in school at 8.55 in the morning and 1.40 in the afternoon. Students who persistently break this rule may be returned to the care of their parents/guardians. Class Times Morning Classes: 9:00 until 11:00 Break (Three 40 minute classes) Morning Break: 11:00-11:15 1st Year Pupils Morning Break 10:55 until 11:15 Mid morning Classes: 11:15 until 1:05 (One 40 minute class, Two 35 minute classes)

Lunch: 1:05 until 1:45 Afternoon Classes: 1:45 until 3:30 (Three 35 minute classes) Mobile Phones Students must switch off and put away mobile phones on entering the school building. Failure to do so will lead to phones being confiscated. Parents/guardians may arrange to collect them. Students are advised that any misuse of their mobile phone may result in a suspension. Parents are asked to support the schools efforts to protect all our pupils.

Lockers 54. Interfering with lockers is a serious offence. Students who do so will be barred from the lockers for the rest of their time in school. Lockers First year students find it extremely difficult to organise their lockers because of this they tend to keep all of their books in their bags. The not so good The Good

Homework Homework is an essential aspect of school life. (See Homework policy on school website) Designated homework must always be attempted. This may include revision, learning and written work. Where homework has not been attempted due to a legitimate reason parents are asked to provide a note of explanation. Homework should take 30-40 minutes per night before Christmas increasing to 60-90 minutes after Christmas.

Informal Procedures Minor breaches: Class teacher Recorded in journal Lunch Time Detention Repeated breaches: Informal (white) plan Evening Detention Year head Persistent breaches: Year head Contact parents

Formal Procedures Stages 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Subject Progress Report Booking Note Conduct Note Discipline Committee Suspension

Expulsion Subject Progress Report Given by teachers to commend good work. Given to commend positive actions in school. Used to identify areas of concern for teachers. Used to notify parents if effort in a subject area has dropped.

Booking Note Final warning from teacher. Formal written report to Deputy Principal Copy sent to parents/Year Head Deputy Principal discusses problem with student and teacher Parent /Guardian may contact Deputy Principal to discuss.

Conduct Note Formal written report to Deputy Principal. Copy sent to parents/guardian and Year Head. Pupil removed from class/classes involved. Supervised by other teachers while works on formal (Green) Plan for Success. Assisted by Advocate(When required) Returned to class when plan agreed, signed by student and witnessed by parent/guardian. Parent /Guardian may contact Deputy Principal to discuss.

Suspension Removed from all classes Returned to care of parent Draws up formal plan witnessed by parent Re-admitted to class on 12 week probation Probation Period monitored by Year Head/Deputy Principal and Parent/Guardian

Purpose of Disciplinary Procedures Ensure optimum learning conditions. Provide safe, secure environment for students. Develop self-discipline by encouraging students to take responsibility for their own behaviour. First Year Survey (Difficulties)

Finding Rooms Remembering Books and Homework Making new friends Using Locker Tests/Exams Heavy school bag Bigger boys Getting up in the morning First Year Survey (Enjoyed most)

New Subjects New Friends The Craic Sports (PE and school teams) Good Teachers Lunch Time / The Canteen

Moving around to different rooms School Tour

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