The Admissions Process
- The website contains all the information necessary about the school. There is no separate prospectus. Have a good look at it first.
- If you would like to visit the school – during term, contact the office. We also have open days twice a year, usually in November and February. Contact the office to be reminded.
- Read the Admissions Policy 170928
- If you wish to make enrolment enquiries please contact the Primary School Office, to meet the Principal and obtain a registration form
- Refundable Registration Deposit: First time parents pay a registration deposit of €385. This is refunded provided the child is on the school roll on 30th September or if a place is not offered.
JSS has two main sources of finance: DES and voluntary parent contributions (“VPC”).
The current VPC is €3,850 per child per annum.
The VPCs are used to pay for the following:
- more teachers and thus smaller class sizes – in 2017/18 the average class size was 16
- longer days: 08.00 to 14.00 for Junior Infants and 08.00 to 15.00 for everyone else
- hot nutritious vegetarian lunch, break snacks and refreshments
- book, stationery and art supplies
- swimming 10 weeks a year from Junior Infants to 4C
- karate every week from 3C up to 6C
You have to pay for After School, mandatory trips/outings and the uniform.
Every organisation – from a family to a nation – needs rules which regulate its behaviour.
We have five school rules:
1) take care of everyone including yourself
2) give attention and participate fully
3) follow instructions immediately
4) speak truthfully and beautifully
5) take care of everything
We also have a Code of Behaviour which sets out exactly how
we manage behaviour. Please read it carefully. All parents are required to accept the policy in writing.
Special Educational Needs
JSS endeavours to be as inclusive as possible, and subject to its Admissions policy welcomes all children.
Prospective parents need to note that the nature of the current buildings makes wheelchair access impossible. Our policy on Special Educational Needs (SEN) sets out our approach, and we have four Learning Support staff (at September 2015).
Junior Infants Induction
The start of school is recognised as a major transition in the life of a child and here in John Scottus school we want to do everything we can to make that transition smooth and meaningful.
Every year we have an Induction Day for the incoming Junior Infant classes. It is important for children to become comfortable in their new surroundings and to have an opportunity to meet their teacher. These two simple steps can assist children in easing into their new school environment.
This year we are having our Parent Information Evening for Parents who have enrolled their children for September 2019 on Friday 17th May from 7-9pm.
We are having our Junior Infant Induction Afternoon on Friday the 24th May from 1-2:30pm.
Please feel free to download and read our Junior Infants Induction Booklet
A great way to get to know a new environment is to take a peek inside and see what a typical day is like. You may like to show this video to your child before they start school.