Ursuline College Blackrock

Attendance and Punctuality Procedures


Attendance Procedures Re: Notifying School of Student Absences

Parents/Guardians should use the school App to notify the school of their daughter’s absence. The Absentee Form on the App will include the following information:

1)      Student’s name

2)      Class or year group

3)      Expected duration of absence. Please note that dates submitted should only include days when the student is not in school.

4)      Reason for absence

5)      Name and signature of the person reporting the absence.


Please note that absence notifications automatically update the daily school roll and your daughter's school attendance record. Given this, it is essential that accurate and timely notes are submitted for any absence.


Absences & Whole School Events

Whole school events such as the Carol Service, School Masses, School Awards, Sports Days, School Walks etc. are integral to our school ethos and build a strong sense of school community. Attendance at these events is expected. These events are not optional nor are they an opportunity for an early finish to the school day. Permission to leave requests for the day of these events must be made via telephone to the Principal / Deputy Principal. In the event that a parent would like to exempt their daughter from a particular event on religious grounds, the school will accommodate the student with an alternative activity during the time.


Procedures Re: Year Heads Signing Students Out

Scheduled Appointments must be logged via the school App. Permission for a student to leave school during the course of the school day must be provided via the Permission to Leave Form on the school App.


A student who needs to leave school during the day due to illness etc. must:

1)      Seek written permission (in the school journal) from their Year Head (or Principal/Deputy Principal if Year Head is not available) for the school secretary to telephone their Parent/Guardian.

2)      Students present the journal to the school secretary who telephones home requesting that the parent / guardian complete a permission to leave form via the App.

3)      Please note that parents / guardians are required to present at the school office before a student can depart school.

Punctuality Procedures Re: Students arriving late to school

If the parent/guardian is aware that their daughter will be late they should use the school App to notify the school via the Late Note.

Otherwise, students must sign in at reception. Persistent lateness impacts upon the learning of the student and may impact upon the learning of other students in the classroom. 

Parents and Guardians may check their daughter’s attendance and punctuality by logging on to their daughters’ VSWare account. (Instructions for logging onto VSWare can be found on the Parent section of the school website)

Contact Us

Ursuline College Blackrock, Cork, T12HR04

Phone: 021 - 4358012

Email: administration@urscorkb.com

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Opening Hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm

Mr Patrick McBeth

Deputy Principal:
Ms Paula Goggin

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