This is the GOLDEN RULE of St. Paul’s National School.

The following rules are based on this principle of respect for others, so that school can be a place where children and adults can work, learn and play in a safe, healthy and happy environment.

The rules are kept to a minimum and are at all times devised with the health, safety and welfare of the school community in mind.

General Rules
  • Teachers and other staff member are in school to facilitate learning and to ensure good and safe behaviour. Pupils should follow instructions from a member of staff at all times.
  • The behaviour of pupils in school should be respectful to the other children and to the teachers and staff.
  • The language used in school should also be respectful to others, and should be positive in tone and manner.
  • School property and equipment should be treated with respect.
  • The school has a uniform, chosen by the Parents Committee.   Children should wear this while in school.
  • The school has a ‘Healthy Lunches” policy. Children should bring food to school which is in keeping with this policy.
  • Children should not bring certain items to school.  These include:
    1. Any item which may be deemed dangerous to other children
    2. Any expensive item or any item, which would be difficult to replace if, mislaid – e.g. jewellery, expensive toys, Gameboys, cameras, mobile phones etc.
Classroom Rules
  • For children to learn properly the classroom environment should be one which facilitates learning. Any behaviour, which undermines this, is unfair to the other pupils and is not allowed.
  • Within the school buildings children must move and behave in an appropriate and safe manner.
  • Children should present themselves at school with the necessary books and equipment for learning.
Yard Rules
  • Behaviour in the yard should be appropriate and safe at all times.
  • Pupils are not allowed to leave the yard at any time without the express permission of a teacher. Pupils may only enter and leave through the school gates.
  • Running around corners is forbidden in the interests of safety.
  • It is expected that older children will protect and care for other children.
  • Litter must be disposed of in the correct manner.