1. Respect for self, for the health and safety of others and for property is expected from each pupil. The law of the land must be upheld at all times. Appropriate sanctions will be imposed on pupils who breach rules.
2. Muckross Park College is a Catholic school under Dominican Trusteeship. Attendance at religions education classes, at all liturgical celebrations and religious based activities organised by the school is obligatory.
3. Bullying in any form will not be tolerated and will be dealt with very seriously by the school authorities.
4. Pupils are expected to behave in an orderly manner at all times. Disruption of teaching or learning will not be tolerated.
1. Full uniform must be worn every day including coming to and going from school (i.e. black or brown flat comfortable shoes, black or white socks, regulation green skirt, green jumper with school crest, white shirt. Collarless t-shirts, white only, are permitted for additional heat - to be worn inside shirt).
2. Sixth Year pupils wear a regulation black jumper with school crest.
3. Hoodies may not be worn as part of the school uniform at any time during the school day and will be confiscated. No liability is accepted for confiscated items.
4. No obvious make-up, unnatural hair dye or coloured nail varnish is permitted.
5. The only jewellery permitted with the uniform is a watch, one pair of stud/sleeper earrings and one ring. No other jewellery is permitted. Other items of jewellery, if worn, will be confiscated. No liability is accepted for confiscated items.
6. For outdoors, only the official black fleece with the Muckross name or the black hoodie with the Muckross name may be worn. Under no circumstances will pupils be allowed to wear a non uniform jacket and these will be confiscated if worn. Hoodies purchased for school events (e.g. sports / fashion show / tours) are not acceptable as school uniform.
7. PE uniform as per list must be worn for PE classes.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
1. It is illegal to smoke in school. This breach of school rule carries a serious sanction up to and including suspension.
2. Tippex, chewing gum and popcorn are forbidden in school.
3. Pupils may not recreate at any time at the front of the building i.e. bicycle sheds and car park.
PUNCTUALITY AND ATTENDANCE
1. School begins at 8.50 am. Pupils are expected to be at their classroom door at 8.50 am sharp. Pupils must be in time for all classes during the school day.
2. Pupils must have with them the correct books, copies and equipment for each class. Access to lockers is confined to before 8.50am, morning break, lunch time and after school. Pupils must, therefore, organise their class requisites at these times.
3. No pupil may leave the school premises during the school day without permission from one of the following: Form Tutor, Year Head, Deputy Principal or Principal. If a pupil has permission from home to leave the school during the school day she must bring a note from home excusing her at a specific time. A pupil must sign the egress book before leaving the school.
4. Any absence from school for all or part of the day requires a written explanation from home by letter or note in the pupil's journal. If a pupil absents herself from class/school without a note she is deemed to be 'mitching'. This breach of school rule carries a serious sanction which could include suspension.
5. If a pupil is absent for 20 or more days in the school year, her name will be forwarded to the NEWB for their attention.
1. All personal belongings should be kept locked in lockers when not in use. (Mobile phones must be switched off). Any items left on the corridor will be confiscated and put in Lost Property.
2. The use of mobile phones and personal stereos (MP3s, iPODS, Discmans, Walkmans etc.) is not allowed during the school day, i.e. 8.50 am – 3.30 pm. They must not be seen or heard during the school day. Breach of this rule will result in the confiscation of the item for at least one week. Parents/Guardians are advised that all urgent communication for pupils should be directed through the school office.
3. The school does not accept responsibility for any personal property damaged or stolen. Pupils are advised not to bring valuables to school.
4. Bicycles must be securely locked during school hours.
1. Each pupil is supplied with a Homework Journal which must be kept in perfect condition. Non school notes, graffiti or drawings are not permitted.
2. The journal is designed to help pupils organise their work. Details of homework and prescribed study are to be kept in the journal.
3. Pupils should bring their journal to every class. The journal must be available for inspection at all times.
4. Pupils are not allowed to write in another pupil's journal.
5. If there are breaches of discipline indicated by ticks on the pages provided at the back of the journal, the following are the sanctions: 3 or more ticks in one week merits a period of detention.
6. Detention will take place after school on a designated evening during the week. Parents will be notified, in writing, in the journal prior to the detention. Pupils are supervised by a member of staff during detention and work will be assigned.
7. Punctuality: Late attendees may be recorded in this journal. Sanctions: four lates in a calendar month merits detention.
8. Pupils should familiarise themselves with the Code of Discipline, outlined in the journal, to promote acceptable and safe conduct in school.
9. The journal may be used as a means of communication between parents and teachers.