1. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian that a child attends school on each school day(Education and Welfare Act 2000 Section 17) i.e. the whole day including lunch time. Any exceptions to this requirement by law (Education and Welfare Act Section 18)
2. Where the aggregate number of days on which a student is absent from school is in excess of twenty (20) days per school year, the principal teacher is required by law to inform Tusla( Child and Family Agency).