Ferrybank Boys School St. Mary’s Boys’ National School Ferrybank, Waterford. Phone: 051 - 851399 Fax:051 - 833152 email: ferrybankboys.ias@eircom.net About Us: Ferrybank Boys School  Phone:051 851399   Email: ferrybankboys.ias@eircom.net WELCOME to St. Mary’s Boys’ National School, Ferrybank, Waterford. We are an all boys school based in Ferrybank on the north bank of the River Suir in Waterford city. Our classes go from Junior Infants to 6th Class. The school has an administrative principal, 7 class teachers and 5 Special Education Teachers. St. Mary’s B.N.S. is a Catholic school but the enrolment policy of the school allows for children of other faiths and none to enrol. The work of the school is conducted in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for religious differences. The Board of Management of St. Mary’s B.N.S.  is supported by an active Parents’ Association. Uniform: The school uniform helps children feel that they are part of the school.  It develops self-discipline.  The uniform is available locally from K-Sport which is located in the Industrial Estate (Northern Extension).  A crested tracksuit, green with gold piping, and a crested yellow polo shirt are also available and can be ordered through the school. A full tracksuit should only be worn on P.E. days and at all other times and for all other school activities a full school uniform is expected.  The full school uniform is:  green jumper with crest; green tie; grey shirt; grey pants; black or brown shoes.  A school jacket is also available.  The jacket has the school crest and it is fully reversible.  We would ask you to read carefully and fully understand the school timetable. 9.20a.m. School is officially opened. 12.30p.m. – 1.00p.m. Lunch 2.00p.m. End of Day for Infant Classes 3.00p.m.                            End of Day for remainder of the school. School Timetable: On any school day there are over 200 people on the school premises.  Just like any community, the school has rules to ensure that everything runs smoothly and purposefully.  Our school rules are designed to encourage self-respect and respect for one’s belongings and, equally, respect for others and their property.  A considerable number of the rules concern the safety and well-being of the children while on the school premises.  Many encourage values and attitudes which have a bearing well beyond the school gate, for example, those that refer to punctuality, neatness and consideration.  Parents can be enormously supportive of the school’s endeavours by discussing the rules with their children and helping them understand why they should be observed. The rules of the school can be summarised thus: “All pupils are expected to behave in a responsible manner showing consideration, courtesy and respect at all times”. The most important rules are listed below: In school pupils are expected to: Be kind, courteous and respectful to all. Work in a purposeful manner and to the best of their ability. Be punctual and regular in attendance. Bring to school all items, and only those, which are required for the school day. Wear suitable clothing and footwear on P.E. days. Keep themselves and their belongings neat and clean, and the environment litter and noise free. Have a signed note when absent, late, leaving early, or if homework is incomplete, and have their journal signed every night. At play pupils are expected to: Wear clothes suitable for the prevailing weather conditions. Remain in the designated play-area during break and refrain from climbing on walls, banks, fences, or poles. Play safely, showing consideration for others. Play ballgames only when and where permitted. Refrain from riding bicycles in school grounds. Remember that chewing gum is forbidden on the school premises. School Rules: