Parent Information 2018/2019

Student support scheme
An annual charge applies to all students who attend Oaklands Community College. This charge helps the school to meet the cost of administration, photocopying, texting, examination answer booklets, locker rental and 24 hour student insurance cover. This charge also covers the cost of the book rental scheme.

Please note that for the Academic Year 2017/18, students in 1st & 5th Year will be required to purchase their own Maths book.

1st Year Active Maths 1
2nd Year Texts and Tests 2 (Higher or Ordinary Level) Most students will already have these books.
3rd Years Will have book from second year
5th Year Ordinary Level Leaving Cert Active Maths 3 second edition (1 book)
5th Year Higher Level Leaving Cert Active Maths 4 (students will have book already)

The success of the scheme is dependent on the co-operation of all involved to ensure that the good condition of books is maintained to allow them to be re-issued a number of times. A condition of participating in the scheme is that students and parents must agree to cover books promptly after receiving them.

Students will return textbooks to the class teacher of each subject area in May of each year, 3rd and 6th year students will return their books after their last examination in June

Each student will sign off on each book returned
Teachers will record the return of all books
All books must be returned in good condition
Any books that are not returned or returned in poor condition must be replaced with a new book at the students’ expense
Class teachers will distribute books to students in September
Students will sign their name after receiving each book

Students are requested to display their name and their teachers name on each textbook

School Book scheme fees should be paid promptly to facilitate the distribution of books.

Student Support Scheme Fees for 2018/2019 are as follows:

Junior & Senior Cycle €140
Family Rates

2 students €220
3 students €250
4 students €280

This charge does not include the cost of Mock Examinations.

The cost for TY students is €250. Further costs may be incurred for tours, day trips, activities etc.

Collecting your son/daughter from the school

The single most important factor in your son/daughters education is their attendance level. All students have a half day on Wednesdays and this is when appointments etc. should be arranged in order to avoid absences.
If for some reason you have to collect your son/daughter for an appointment please make your arrangements before your son/daughter comes into school. The relevant section of the school journal should be completed by you the parent/guardian. The journal has to be presented by your son daughter to Mr Connolly, Mr Murphy or Ms O Shea – who in turn will authorise the collection by signing the journal. The student should make their way to the office at the appropriate time and not be waiting to be called from class.

Please note that your son/daughter has to be released into your care or the care of someone you authorise to act on your behalf. In the event that it is not the parent/guardian collecting the student then the school will contact you by telephone to verify arrangements.
Students cannot leave the school unaccompanied to walk to an appointment or indeed home etc. during the school day.
Students will not be called out from class over the intercom during class time, parents will have to wait until the next break of class.

New rule in relation to school jackets

This year we have introduced a new school jacket. Students have a choice of 3 jackets. These jackets can be worn to class as well. No other jackets will be allowed in the school.
Arrangements have been made to personalise a jacket for 6th yr students and these will be purchased early in new school year.

Students out of uniform

Any student out of uniform should bring a note from home explaining why they are out of uniform and present this to their year head before roll call and obtain a uniform pass.
Uniform passes can only be issued by year heads.