The school day begins at 8:57am. and ends at 3:55 pm. Monday to Thursday with morning break from 11.05am to 11.20am and lunch break is from 1:20 pm. to 1:55 pm. On Friday the school day is from 8.57am to 1.55pm with morning break from 10:25am to 10:40am and lunch break 12.00 to 12.35pm
All books required by students are available from “First Class Office” located at The Mill Business Park, Ballaghaderreen. It is strongly recommended that parents/guardians of First & Fifth year students visit this bookshop prior to school re-opening to acquire the necessary texts outlined on the book lists. Book lists are available from the school office upon request or from the “First Class Office” and on the College website – www.stnathys.com.
Once you complete your application form please ensure that you save it and record their first 3 subject choice preferences. Parents/guardians will receive an email in June to let you know if their son/daughter received their first 3 preferences. Due to the constraints of timetabling it may happen that a small number of students may not receive all of their first 3 preferences and in such circumstances they will be allocated to a subject in line with their preferences and subject availability.
If they change their mind before the school commences then please email firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the reasons for their change of mind and if it is possible to accommodate this change within the constraints of the timetable we will let you know.
A minimum number of changes may be possible for students who wish to alter their subject choices. Such changes, if possible (and then only with the permission of the Guidance Teacher and the subject teachers concerned), will be accommodated in mid-September. Until that time students are expected to attend the classes assigned to them on their timetable. Under no circumstances can a student change from their specified classes without consultation. Students will only be allowed to move class once they follow the procedure of, completion of a subject change form, signed by parent/guardian, submitted to the Deputy Principal and reviewed by the career guidance teacher. The request will be subject to adherence to these guidelines as well as space being available within the requested class.
The Principal/Deputy Principal/Year Head and teachers are available for a meeting by appointment only. If you wish to request a meeting with any of them, please phone the school office and leave your name as well as the general reason for the meeting. If you have a concern regarding a teacher or school regulation, discuss it first with the teacher concerned. If the matter is not resolved, it should then be referred to the Principal. Parents have a right to refer the issue to the Board of Management if they fail to resolve their problem. There must be a clear understanding by all parties attending a meeting that the purpose of every meeting is to bring about a resolution of issues raised and therefore, every meeting must be conducted in a cordial and courteous climate.
Write a note in the student’s journal and/or submit a note via the app. The student should show the note to the Principal/Deputy Principal and at the main office when signing out.
Phone the office at 094 9860010 as soon as possible and we will get a message to the student. For student welfare reasons it is very important that every student signs out before leaving the school and must be collected by a parent/guardian. The parents/guardians must collect their son / daughter from the school office and not downtown. The school cannot (for legal & insurance reasons) allow a student to leave its grounds unaccompanied.
Reports are available online through the school’s communication platform VSware. Access is through www.stnathys.vsware.ie Usernames are sent to parents/guardians by text. Passwords can be set/reset when logging on with a valid username. Through VSware parents are be kept fully informed on their son/daughters attendance, behaviour and academic progress.
Students who arrive late to school should report to the Main office to be registered as Late. They must be signed in by parent/guardian and/or have a note in the student’s journal explaining why they are late to school. We encourage student to be punctual and to arrive to school by 8.50am to allow time to visit the lockers and arrange their books for the day before class commences at 8.57. Please encourage and support good time keeping with your son/daughter.
The school calendar is available on our school app (iclass) which is available to download from the app store. The app is the main forum of communication between school and home and is updated on a regular basis.
The school contacts parents/guardians through the student journal, by text, phone, email and via the app.