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Attendance and discipline in schools

Reporting child abuse at primary and post primary level
Here, we outline the responsibilities and duties of school management and staff in Ireland in reporting child abuse. Information on the legal protection available and your rights.

School terms in primary and post-primary schools
Christmas, Easter and mid-term breaks are standardised in Irish schools. Information about the length of the school year and holidays at primary and post-primary level.

School discipline
The Education Welfare Act (2000) obliges the Boards of Management of schools to have a code of behaviour about school discipline.

Home School Community Liaison Scheme
The Home School Community Liaison Scheme is targeted at children in Ireland who are at risk of not reaching their educational potential.

School attendance
The law in Ireland sets down a minimum age for leaving school. Information on the rules governing school attendance, rule enforcement and home education rights.

Bullying in schools
Bullying in schools is a serious problem and it is the responsibility of school managements to deal with it.

Language

Gaeilge

Contact Us

If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000. The Phone Service will operate Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm during January 2017. You can also visit your local Citizens Information Centre.