Presentation Primary School Waterford

A great tradition of education in Waterford since 1798

School Policies

A copy of all policies are available in the Principal’s office and the Parents Room. If you have any queries about any of the policies, please contact the school on info@presentationprimarywaterford.ie

Risk Assessment

In accordance with section 11 of the Children First Act 2015 and with the requirement of Chapter 8 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, the following is the Written Risk Assessment of Presentation Primary School. Read More

Draft Policy on the Safe Use of Photographs and Videos

The following is a draft policy on the safe use of photographs and videos. We welcome any comments, suggestions or recommendations that you may have for this document.

Photographs of the pupils in Presentation Primary School add colour, life and interest to photographs of the school activities and initiatives.  Making use of photographs in school publicity materials can increase pupil motivation and staff morale and help parents and the local community identify and celebrate the school’s achievements. Read More

Enrolment and Admissions Policy


This policy was formulated by the staff of Presentation Primary School in consultation with Parents/Guardians and the Board of Management. Read More

Language Class Management Policy



Children who have been diagnosed with a specific speech and/or language disorder are eligible to be considered for enrolment for the special language classes, set up in mainstream primary schools by the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Health and Children. Read More

Child Safeguarding Statement

Child Safeguarding Statement 

Presentation Primary School is a primary school providing primary education to pupils from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.

In accordance with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 and Tusla Guidance on the preparation of Child Safeguarding Statements, the Board of Management of Presentation Primary School has agreed the Child Safeguarding Statement set out in this document. Read More

Anti Bullying Policy


Children First National Guidance 2017 outlines that bullying can be defined as repeated aggression – whether it be verbal, psychological or physical – that is conducted by an individual or group against others. Read More

Statement of Strategy for School Attendance

Statement of Strategy for School Attendance


Changing social habits and patterns necessitated the updating of the schools attendance policy.  The redrafting was a collaborative school process involving staff and Board of Management, following initial drafting by a representative group.

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Administration of Medicine Policy


This policy is formulated in accordance with guidelines issued by the (Primary Schools’ Managerial Bodies) and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.

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Code of Behaviour

Presentation Primary School aims to provide a happy, secure, friendly, learning environment, where children, parents, teachers, special needs assistants, ancillary staff and Board of Management work in partnership.  Each individual is valued, encouraged and respected for their uniqueness and facilitated to reach their full potential in a positive atmosphere.

This policy was prepared in accordance with Guidelines issued by the National Educational Welfare Board in May 2009. This policy was reviewed and updated in 2010, 2014 and 2019. Read More

Complaints Procedure

Complaints Procedure

Only those complaints about teachers which are written and signed by parents/guardians of pupils may be investigated formally by the Board of Management

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