Almost 300 children attend Convent Primary School, Mallow. We are a mainstream school catering for girls from 1st-6th class. In addition, we also cater for special educational needs pupils in our special class and Autism Unit, which comprises of three classes: an Early Intervention Class, a Junior Class and Senior Class.
Our school has a Catholic ethos and is inspired by the Mercy philosophy of education which is “committed to the holistic development and the achievement of the full potential of each student, particularly those who are disadvantaged or marginalised.” Our aim then, and our focus, is to ensure your child develops her/his potential to the full in a happy, secure learning environment. To this end, we nurture an atmosphere of care, respect and joy in the school and in everything we do. We, the Staff, are committed to ongoing whole-school development in collaboration and partnership with our Board of Management, the Parents and the wider community
School Opening Hours:
School opens at 9.00a.m. Pupils are expected to attend school punctually. Although often times it is factors outside their own control that causes children to be late it is important that they are encouraged to be punctual. If children continue to be late the principal will ring parents or organise a meeting with them. Children have access to the school from 8.45a.m and children are supervised until class begins at 9a.m. Children finish school and exit at 2:40pm.
Access to Classrooms:
For 1st class pupils, the first week in their new school can be quite daunting and overwhelming. For this week, you may wish to accompany your child to their classroom door. In an effort to develop confidence and independence, we kindly ask that you child walks from the school door to the classroom door by themselves thereafter.
Contacting your childs teacher:
From time to time you may have concerns about your child that you need to discuss with their class teacher. Teachers are very busy in the morning for the day ahead. Should you need to speak to your childs teacher, please make an appointment through the office 022-42211. Formal parent teacher meetings usually take place in November.
Collecting Children for an Appointment:
In the event that you need to collect your child for an appointment during school hours, please call to the office, where our Secretary will direct you to your child’s classroom. Children will need to be signed out upon departure stating time and reason.
Communication from our school:
We use a variety of media for communicating with parents including letters & notes, Text-a-Parent, Facebook and our school website.
Please ensure that the office has correct contact details for you including email & contact mobile phone number.
Please inform the office if you have recently moved house or have a new phone number.
Office Opening Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 – 10:30
10:45 – 12:30
13:00 – 15:00
9:00 – 10:30
10:45 – 12:30