Scoil Náisiúnta Réalt na Mara Réalt na Mara National School

Mill Street, Dundalk, Co Louth, A91 TD3H

(042) 9327230
Principal: Mr Phil McCaul

Realt Na Mara National School Front photo

Letter to Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians

Please see attached letter which was sent out previously but might be useful to read again prior to our return to school next Monday 30th August.

We look forward to welcoming all of our pupils back to school.

Phil McCaul

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Our school operates a system whereby all books (rental/ workbooks) and certain stationery is provided to pupils in September. No books should be purchased outside of school.

Our bills show an accurate breakdown of costs.  This benefits parents as they see what they are getting for their money.  It also benefits the school as it informs us of our budget levels for different areas.  Furthermore it benefits the teachers as they have to make informed and clear choices about what they order.

Despite the rising cost of books we are keeping our book bills as they were for the school year 2019/2020 and 2020/2021.

Book bills for 2021-22 can be paid in full online via the payment facility on our school website:

Click here to pay

Alternatively, payments can be made in cash instalments (or in full) in September through the school office.

Phil McCaul

Please note……

  • P.E is twice weekly. Please wear school tracksuit and runners on P.E days.
  • Please put your child’s name on all of his / her belongings (coat, jumper, art shirt etc.)
  • We encourage healthy eating in school! It would helpful if your child ate some fruit and / or vegetables at break time. Fizzy drinks and crisps are not allowed.
  • As no child likes to be ‘left behind’, please ensure that your child is collected promptly every day.       A note to the class teacher or a phone call to the school will be necessary should you nominate another person to collect your child for any reason.

School Hours - Arrangements for September 2021 will remain as they were prior to the summer holidays:

Junior Infants9.00am – 1.50pm.
Senior Infants8.50am -  1.40pm.
1st /2nd /3rd class8.40am –  2.20pm.
4th/5th / 6th class8.40am –  2.30pm.

Note: New Infants will finish at 12pm for the first two weeks of the school year.

Birthday Invitations: We are not permitted by B.O.M. to hand out invitations during the school day. We also do not allow the sharing of birthday cake as there is a very real risk to pupils with allergies. Please see our Parent/Teacher Communication Policy on our website.