Some parents don’t opt their child out of religion in Junior Infants. There are a number of reasons for this:

There are loads of other reasons, I’m sure, for someone not opting their child out of religion from the beginning but can a parent opt out after enrolling?

The quick answer is “yes.” Anyone is entitled to opt their kid out whenever they want. (The reality of opting out is a different story.) To opt out of religion, all one has to do is tell the school. Different schools will have different policies but the main thing is to make sure to write to the school to inform them that you want your child opted out of faith formation and to ask them how they will accommodate your child during this time.

No school does opting out the same and they range from making absolutely no accommodations to moving the entire timetable of the school around your needs. Usually it’s somewhere in between.

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