Seo thíos an próiseas clárú do Scoil na nÓg.

The enrolment process for 2017-2018 has commenced and places have been offered to successful applicants. A waiting list is now in place, and places will be offered, in order of priority, should a cancellation arise.

We are now accepting E.O.I forms, Expression Of Interest forms,  two years in advance of your child’s possible commencement in our school. I.e: If your child is in 4th class now, and you would like to express an interest in enrolling him/her for 6th class, you may submit a form confirming same. An enrolment form will then be forwarded to you the year prior to possible commencement.

 

If you have any further queries regarding enrolment, please contact 021-4821116, see link http://gaelachas.com/irish-language-schools/scoil-na-nog/.

The following is our enrolment policy for your perusal.

 

Polasaí Iontrala-Scoil na nÓg

 

Réamhra Ghinearálta

This enrolment policy is being set out in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act (1998).  The Board of Management trusts that by so doing parents will be assisted in relation to enrolment matters.  The chairperson of the Board of Management, Ruairí O Catháin (gníomhach), Gaelachas teoranta, Gleann Maghair,  and the principal teacher, Carmel Uí Chiardha-Bhriain (021) 4821204, will be happy to clarify any further matters arising from the policy.

 

Decisions in relation to applications for enrolment are made by the Board of Management of the school.

 

Eolas Ghinearálta na scoile:

 

Ainm na Scoile:

Scoil na nÓg

Seoladh na scoile:

Gleann Maghair, Co.Chorcaí.

Uimhir Teileafón.:

021 4821204

Creideamh na Scoile:

Caitlicigh

Pátrún na scoile:

Gaelachas Teoranta

Uimhir iomlán na múinteoirí scoile:

3 múinteoirí ranga: an príomhoide, leas príomhoide ‘s cúntóir ranga. Múinteoir tacaíocht foghlamtha amháin.

 

Range of Classes Taught:

Scoil na nÓg is a senior school that accommodates fifth and sixth class pupils only, classes are of mixed gender.

 

 

The school depends on the grants and teacher resources provided by the Department of Education and Science and it operates within the regulations laid down, from time to time, by the Department.  School policy has regard to the resources and funding available.

Classes start at 9.15 a.m and finish at 3.30 p.m.

 

The school follows the curricular programmes prescribed by the Department of Education and Science, which may be amended from time to time, in accordance with Sections 9 and 30 of the Education Act (1998).

 

Within the context and parameters of Department regulations and programmes, the rights of the patron as set out in the Education Act (1998), and the funding and resources available, the school supports the principles of:

  • Inclusiveness, particularly with reference to the enrolment of children with a disability or other special educational need;
  • Equality of access and participation in the school;
  • Parental choice in relation to enrolment; and
  • Respect for diversity of values, beliefs, traditions, languages and ways of life in society.

 

 

Rationale

 

This policy aims to ensure that the appropriate procedures are in place to enable the school

  • To make decisions on all applications in an open and transparent manner consistent with the Ethos, the mission Statement of the school and legislative requirements
  • To make an accurate and appropriate assessment of the capacity of the school to cater for the needs of applicants in the light of the resources available to it and
  • To put in place a framework which will ensure effective and productive relations between students, parents and teachers where a student is admitted to the school

 

Policy Considerations

 

The Board of Management of Scoil an nÓg reserves the right of admission if such admissions contravene Departmental guidelines on class size, etc.

 

The school will not refuse a child on the basis of ethnicity, special education needs, disability, traveler status, refugee status, political or religious beliefs, family or social circumstances, provided the necessary supports are in place in the school.

 

The Board of Management respects parental choice in relation to enrolment, provided the enrolment criteria are fulfilled.

 

The Board of Management of Scoil na nÓg, in its Policy of Admissions/Enrolment, respects the rights of the existing school community and the children already enrolled. Consequently, the Board of Management reserves the right to determine the maximum number of children in each class, bearing in mind:

  • Time of school year
  • Health & Safety Concerns regarding Staff and Children
  • Available classroom space
  • Multi-grade classes
  • Educational needs of the children
  • Presence of children with special needs
  • Department of Education & Science class size directives
  • Appropriate Supports and Resources are available

 

Procedures – Application, Enrolment Criteria & Decision / Appeals

 

  • Failure to fully complete forms may result in refusal to admit a student.
  • Further relevant information may be sought at a later stage
  • In applying the criteria for enrolment, the school will take into account Gender Balance Male / Female and limitations in the size of classes

 

 

Provision of Key Information by Parents

Certain information will be required when children are being enrolled.  A specific enrolment application form will be provided by the Board for this purpose.  Such information will be required to register a child.

  • Pupil’s name, age and address;
  • Names and addresses of pupil’s parents/guardians;
  • Contact telephone numbers;
  • Contact telephone numbers in case of emergency;
  • Details of any medical conditions which the school should be aware of;
  • Religion;
  • Previous schools attended
  • Any other relevant information (including any such further information as may be prescribed under the Education Welfare Act (2000) or Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act (2004).
  • With reference to submitted medical and / or psychological reports, the school will assess how it can best meet the child’s needs specified in the report(s).Where it is deemed that further resources are required, an application will be made to the DES for same. Failure to inform the school of such resources, and by default disallowing the school from accessing resources within the allowed timeframe would render any application void. In exceptional circumstances, and only where the school is seriously concerned, and ultimately satisfied, that without such additional resources the school would be negligent in not fulfilling the child specialist needs, or that the health, safety and well-being of the child, other schoolchildren or school staff may be jeopardised, a deferred enrolment decision may apply pending DES deliberation / decision.

Proiséas Ionrollú / Enrolment Procedure: Tábhachtach / Important: The following are mandatory eligibility criteria that must be satisfied to qualify for enrolment in Scoil na nÓg.

  • Parents / Guardians must be in favour of education through the medium of Irish and be supportive of this objective.
  • Due respect must be shown for the Catholic Ethos of the school.
  • A commitment of acceptance of, and support for, the school’s behaviour code and all other core school policies.

The Board of Management specifies that any families wishing to enrol a child/children in Scoil na nÓg complete an expression of interest to enrol form two years before the desired enrolment year i.e if you wish to enrol your child for 6th class then you would submit an E.O.I form while he/she is in 4th class. If you wish to enrol a child in 5th class then you would submit an E.O.I form while he/she is in 3rd class.

 

 

Cinneadh/Decision Making

The following decision-making procedures will apply in allocating places for the following school year:

 

Parents should ensure that the names of any prospective students be placed on the school’s Correspondence List as soon as possible. Application Forms will be issued to all those on the correspondence list in the autumn prior to the year of entry. Parents who have difficulty in fully understanding the Entrance Criteria, as outlined below, are welcome to ring the school for a full explanation.

 

Assuming an expression of interest form has been submitted, the following is the order of automatic enrolment in priority;

  1. Children of current or previous staff members.
  2. Sisters and brothers (incl. step-sisters and stepbrothers) of children currently enrolled in the school (this category will also include foster children being cared for by families currently enrolled in the school).
  3. Children of past pupils.
  4. Boarder pupils.
  5. Day-Boarder pupils.

 

 

If these priority categories exceed the available number of places, places will be allocated on a first-drawn basis and the remaining applicants will be afforded priority ranking on an enrolment waiting list as per the order of the draw.

If the total combined number in the aforementioned category does not ‘fill’ the available number of enrolment places, all the remaining applications will be pooled on an equal merit basis and lots drawn for the remaining number of available places based on the date stamp on the expression of interest forms.

All unsuccessful enrolment applicants will be placed on a waiting list as per the order of the draw.

The Board will have regard for relevant Department of Education and Science guidelines in relation to class size and staffing provisions and/or any other relevant requirements concerning accommodation, including physical space and the health and welfare of children.

All children enrolled are expected to comply with and support the school’s Code of Behaviour, as well as the school’s designated policies on curriculum, organisation and management.

 

 

Admission Day/Date

Enrolment will open for each forthcoming year on the 3rd Monday of September, the year preceding enrolment.

 

Evaluation

 

The Board of Management will monitor the implementation of all aspects of the Policy and review and amend the Policy as required, with particular emphasis placed upon

  • Effective management placed on application process
  • Clarity and transparency relating to the process
  • Applicants informed in good time re the status of their application, particularly in the case of refusal to enroll
  • Positive Parental feedback

 

 

 

Monitoring Procedures

 

The implementations of this policy will be monitored by the Board of Management at the appropriate time.  It will also be referred by the Principal for consideration by the full staff at the same time.  The Principal will report to the Board of Management regarding the process of enrolment at the first board meeting each year and regularly thereafter until enrolment is complete.  Where the Principal refuses admission to any applicant, by the authority delegated to him by the Board in line with this policy, any such refusal shall be communicated to the Board at the earliest opportunity.

 

Review Procedure

 

The policy will be reviewed regularly in the light of experience.  It will be reviewed by the full staff and Board of Management every two years.  Any staff member, board member, parent, guardian or student who is unhappy with the content or the implementation of any school policy may request a review at any time and such a request will be dealt with as quickly as possible.  Next review of this policy will occur before or during the school year 2018.

 

 

 

Cuireadh an plean athbhreithnithe seo faoi bhráid an bhoird bhainistíochta Meán Fomhair 2016.

Ghlac an Bord leis an bplean.

Le meas

Carmel Uí Chiardha-Bhriain.

Príomhoide.