New Junior Infants News

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1st day of school for Junior Infants is 29th August 2018 from 8.40am to 9.40am

There will be lists on the notice-board with your child’s name, teacher and classroom. This is a “see your room, meet your teacher and make new friends session”.  The children will be going home at 9.40am on their first day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475780129264{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Preparation for first day:

Children do not need anything for school the first morning.  Thereafter the children should bring a schoolbag and a light lunch for the 2 weeks.  All materials, books etc are provided by the school in due course.


After the first day:

The school day will be from 8.40am to 12 noon. This is our 2 week introduction to school for our new Junior Infants.

The children will need a healthy lunch and probably a little nap in the afternoon after school. These early days in school are most important for our new pupils and much time will be for the children to get used to their new friends, teacher, procedures and exciting new environment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Change of clothes:

We recommend that each child comes in to school with a change of clothes, including underwear, socks and a pair of tracksuit bottoms.  This is to allow for falls, spillages and other minor little accidents.  Please ensure that all clothes are labelled with your child’s name.


Please try and purchase a schoolbag and lunch box that your child can open and close independently.  Clothes and foot-wear should also be safe and easy for the child to put on and take off independently.


The school tracksuit is optional. Unfortunately these will be soon phased out.  We have limited stock.  They cost €25 each and start from size 22” upwards.  These are available from the school office on the 1st week of school.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475781794776{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]


Parking is not available in the school grounds.  We encourage parents to park in the Town Centre and walk to the school.  This is a short walk that only takes a few minutes.

Walking to school is a great option. Please consider doing so if you live near the school and circumstances permit.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475781794776{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Calendar for school year 2018-19

Tues 28th Aug Staff Planning Day – no pupils in school
Wed 29th  Aug School reopens for all pupils

New Junior Infants in school from:

  • 08.40am to 9.40am on the first day
  • 08.40am to 12noon (this to continue for the first two weeks up to Fri 14th Sept)
Mon 29th Oct to Fri 2nd Nov Mid-term break – school closed for week
Fri 21st Dec School closes 11:40am
Mon 24th Dec – Fri 4th Jan 2019 Christmas holidays
Mon 7th Jan Back to school @ 8.40 am
Mon 18th Feb – Fri 22th  Feb Mid-term break – school closed for week
Fri 15th  & Mon 18th Mar Public holiday for St. Patrick’s Day Extra Day
Fri 12th Apr School closes 11:40am
Mon 15th Apr – Fri 26th Apr Easter holidays
Mon 29th Apr Back to school after Easter holidays
Mon 6th May Public holiday
Mon 31st May & 3rd Jun Public holiday – school closed for two days
Friday 28th June School closes 11:40am Summer Holidays