School Life

You will find in this section various information regarding school timetables, school calendars, after-school activities, health, policies and procedures etc…

In primary school, children can be taken in charge from 8.15am to 6pm.

Various activities are possible as part of the after-school programme: sports, music and dance, gardening, personal development, programming…

Daily life at LFI

Primary school site

The French school has been in Foxrock since 1971. The building as it now exists was completed in 1999 and the secondary classes moved to Clonskeagh in 2001.

Calendar and timetable

The school year for the primary school runs from the end of August to the middle of June.
You can view the primary school calendar here.

The school day is from 8.25 am to 2.40pm (12.35 on Wednesdays), with the after-school programme running until 6pm.

Lunch

There are no canteen services available in the primary school, and the children therefore bring a packed lunch – cold or in a thermos flask.

There are two lunch services:

  • 1st service: the five infant classes from 11.30 to 12.15
  • 2nd service: the eight junior classes from 12.15 to 1 o’clock.

The same lunch supervisors are in charge of the same class for the whole year (three per class in Petite Section, two per class from Moyenne Section to CE1 and one per class for Cycle 3).

For each service the children have at least 30 minutes to eat their lunch.

Those who have finished go out first accompanied by one of the supervisory staff. Another supervisor remains in the classroom with the slower ones and comes out with the last pupils.

At the end of the lunch break, i.e. 12.15 (1st service), the teachers collect the children from the yard.

After-school

There is a full programme of after-school care and activities every day from the end of class until 6pm. Some of the activities are run by the school, while others are provided by external organisations renting space within the school. Find out more here.

Parent-teacher communication

Each term, the school reports for the junior classes are made available on-line on ‘Livréval’.

Parents of children in the infant classes will receive their children’s report for the first and third terms by email from ‘Je valide’.

The reports are made available in advance of the parent-teacher meeting days, when there are no classes. These meetings are held twice a year, in December and June. You can of course make an appointment to see your child’s teacher at any time. You will find a list of the teachers’ email addresses in the parents’ space on the website (log-in with username and password required).

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Secondary school site

The secondary school moved from Foxrock to Clonskeagh in 2001. After a long sojourn in prefabs (from 2001 to 2008), the secondary school moved into the new building in October 2008: six classrooms in the new building and two classrooms in the main St. Kilian’s building. LFI and St. Kilian’s also share the use of the laboratories, the gym, the canteen and the outdoor facilities. The documentation centre, situated in the main St. Kilian’s building, has recently been computerised and renovated.

Calendars and timetables

Details of secondary school timetables can be found on Pronote, where we publish information and updates about your child and the school. Access to this information is by use of a username and password, given to your child by his or her year head at the start of the school year.

The dates of school holidays and, where available, exams can be found here.

Lunch

There are no canteen services available in the primary school, and the children therefore bring a packed lunch – cold or in a thermos flask.

After-school

A number of after-school activities are available to pupils in the secondary school. There are three categories: those included in the school fees, those offered by the school at an additional cost and those run in the school by external providers. You can find more details here.

Health

Here we try to deal with some of the questions which arise around health issues.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any particular concerns.
  • Taking medicine: The school is not competent to administer medicine to children, whether it be painkillers, creams or other remedies.  If your child has to take prescription medicines during school time, we need to have the prescription and your written authorisation to administer them.
  • When your child should stay at home: Out of respect for your child’s welfare and for the rest of the school community, you should keep your child at home if he or she is not feeling well.  This is particularly important in the case of contagious diseases, such as conjunctivitis or gastroenteritis.  Your child should be kept at home until he or she is no longer contagious. Children have the right to be sick and, when they are, they have the right to proper rest which the school cannot give them.
  • When your child gets sick in school: The only treatment which the teachers can give, if it is possible, is to separate the child from the others so that he or she can rest. We contact the family who must come and collect the sick child (hence the importance of the telephone number on the pupil information forms).
  • Programme of vaccinations: school health screenings are conducted by public health nurses and area medical officers who are employed by the Health Service Executive (HSE). These screenings are carried out on the school premises and the school is told of the date of the screenings in advance so that parents can be notified and are entitled to be present if they wish. Children’s hearing and vision are examined and, where requested by the parent or deemed necessary, a physical examination may be carried out. Free dental checks are also organised through the school. With the parents’ consent, the 4 in 1 (diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and polio), plus MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine is administered in school when the children are 4 to 5 years old.  Again, the school will be told of the date in advance so that parents’ consent can be sought and parents can be present if they wish.

Policies and procedures

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