1.13: Emergency Closure Policy:

Sonna N.S. strives to provide a child friendly, secure environment catering for the needs of all pupils as far as practicable.

Aims and Objectives:

It may be necessary to close the school at short notice due to any of the following causes:


 In the event of heavy snowfall, the Principal shall consult with the Chairperson of the BOM, as soon as is feasible, and a decision will be made as to whether it is in the interest of all parties to close the school. If it is decided to close the school, all parents will be contacted by the Principal using a text- messaging service. They will also be kept up-to-date regarding the situation through regular text messages.

If the children need to be sent home from school, for any of the above reasons, every effort will be made to contact the parents/guardians, and ensure appropriate arrangements are made for the care of each pupil.
In the event of being unable to make contact with the parents/guardians, or any nominated carers, a teacher will remain with the child until they are collected.

Organisational Plans

Acceptable Use Policy
Litter Control Policy
Administration of Medicine
Loss of Property
Annual School Reports
Parental Communication
Child Protection Policy
Parent Teacher Meetings
Code of Discipline
Policy on Bullying
Commercialism Policy
Principal Teacher
Complaints Procedure
Professional Development
Critical Incident Policy
Retention of Pupils
Custody + Separation Policy
Room Supervision
Dismissal Policy
Duties of Deputy Principal
School Attendance
Emergency Closure Policy
School Tours
Enrolment Policy
Smoke Free Work
Equal Opportunity
Sonna National School
Fire Drill Policy
Special Needs Policy
Sports Day
Healthy Eating Policy
Staff Meetings
Substance Use
Inclusion Policy
Telephone Policy
Internet Use Form
Testing Policy
Language Development