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The Education Welfare Officer (EWO) for our school can be found below. If you have concerns about sending your child to school, or their level of attendance you can seek support and advice from the EWO.


Education Welfare Officer (Kilkeel Area)

Bernadette O’Callaghan
Mobile: 07823445568

Do I Need To Keep My Child Off School?

Following a child’s absence, the following procedures have been put in place to ensure that the safeguarding of all children remains a high priority at Holy Cross Primary School.  In accordance with our attendance policy, please complete the attached document and return it to school, or email as an attachment, within 5 days. Failure to do so will result in the absence being recorded as unauthorised.  




Holy Cross Primary School Attendance and Punctuality Policy:


If your child is absent you must:

Contact the school office by 9.00am on the first day of absence

Contact the school office each day by 9.00am to inform how your child is

Complete ‘Absence Note’ on the first day your child returns to school.