The school’s uniform consists of grey trousers and jumper, black shoes (no runners), grey shirt and school tie and school crest for jumper. The school crest may be purchased in the school bookroom. Boys wear the school tracksuit for PE. No other tracksuit is permitted. All may be obtained from:
Marie’s Fashions T Grant
121 Old County Road, 7/8 Manor street,
Crumlin, Dublin 12 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
Phone/Fax: 453 5220 Phone: 679 1626 or 671 183
The school is supplied on a daily basis with fresh produce of the finest quality.
Lunches are available for each pupil including water, milk, ham, chicken rolls etc. (the chicken provided is Halal)
On Fridays only pupils are allowed to bring in a small treat.
Our school actively encourages healthy eating and lifestyle. Therefore we ask for the support and encouragement of parents/guardians to foster a good food sense in their children when it comes to lunches and snacks. A pupil may bring in his own lunch if he so wishes but there is adequate choice to suit all tastes.
The school also has a Breakfast Clubeach morning from 8.50 a.m. to 9.10 a.m. for its pupils. A boy may get juice, toast and cereal.
After school there is a Homework Club and sandwiches and juice are again provide. No boy need be hungry during his school day!
Homework – Guide and advise is the best motto
It is at times like this that people remember their own experiences growing up concerning homework, exercise or “ecker”. Some of these memories can be good. Other memories may colour or influence how you, as an adult and parent, approach the subject with your child or children. There is no need to become worried or overly concerned.
Homework is an important part of daily school and home life for a pupil. It should be done to the best of the child’s ability. Most homework, if not already completed in the Homework Club, should take no more than 45 minutes for a pupil in senior classes to just 30 minutes for a junior class pupil. This length of time would be for the written element only and more time must be given for reading and oral work such as learning tables or spellings.
This is where many parents/guardians experience some difficulty/worry over the completion of homework. Homework is for the pupils and it is not homework for parents. Monitor what the child is doing but it is his responsibility to complete the work. Don’t take on an extra burden by correcting him too much. Guide and advise is the best motto.
We ask all of the school community to support our Recycling Policy and in so doing reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill and also help reduce our school costs. Dublin City Council charges the school seven euro per bag.
We in Synge Street wish to promote environmental awareness among all our pupils and teachers. We intend to do more recycling of the following:
In order to carry out our aims we need to access green bins from Dublin Corporation. Be selective in what we send out as rubblish, purchase and install a battery container in a prominent position in the school. All the partners are in agreement with this. Children to be encouraged to use copies more sparingly teachers to recycle photocopying paper and we would hope to receive a green flag at a later stage. All lunch rubbish will be taken home by the children.