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Loughries Primary School, Newtownards
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Attendance

Attendance

It is extremely important that all children attend school regularly and on time to ensure that they are able to make the most of the educational experiences offered here at Loughries Integrated Primary School.

If a child of compulsory school age is registered at a school it is essential that they attend their school regularly and maintain a pattern of good attendance throughout their school career.

Excellent attendance at school is important to allow a child to fulfil their potential.
Below are just some of the key reasons why it is so important children attend school:


 To learn.
 To have fun.
 To make new friends.
 To experience new things in life.
 To develop awareness of other cultures, religion, ethnicity and gender differences.
 To achieve.
 To gain qualifications.
 To develop new skills.
 To build confidence and self-esteem.
 To have the best possible start in life.

FAMILY HOLIDAYS – You can demonstrate your commitment to your child’s education by not taking holidays during term time. Any child or young person who is absent from school due to a holiday will miss out on important learning and will fall behind with their school work.

In each Academic Year there are only a maximum of 190 statutory school days – this allows plenty of time for holidays to be arranged outside term time.

Holidays taken during term time will be categorised as an unauthorised.

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP –

Establish a good routine in the mornings and evenings so your child is prepared for the school day ahead.
Make sure your child goes to school regularly and follows the school rules.
Ensure your child arrives at school on time – not late.
Arrange dental and medical appointments outside school hours when possible.
Always inform the school if your child is absent due to illness.
Take family holidays outside term time.
Talk to your child about school and take an interest in their school work (including homeworks).
Attend parent evenings and school events.
Praise and reward your child’s achievements at school.
Always support school staff in their efforts to control difficult or challenging behaviour.
Discuss any problems or difficulties with the school – staff are there to help and will be supportive.