St John's Junior School

The Lake School, Kilkenny City.

News and updates (Updated 23/8/23)

Reopening Information

School reopening - We are  looking forward to meeting everyone and hope you enjoyed the summer break.

School reopens for all pupils on Wednesday 30th June. 

The following are the drop off and collection times 

Junior Infants: 9.30 on Wed 30th and 8.55 from Thursday. Collection at 12.00 until 12th September. Parents of junior infants can bring their child down to the yard and wait with them for the first two weeks.

Senior Infants: 8.55-1.35 

First Class: 8.55 -1.35 (Wed - Fri) and then  8.55 - 2.35 from Monday 4th January 

Second Class: 8.55-2.35 

School Lunches 

Senior Infants, First and Second Class 

School lunches will be available from Monday 4th September, please ensure your child has a lunch for the first three days.

Passwords for school lunches will be sent home before Friday 1st September,  anyone applying for school lunches must register again  and school lunches will be available from Monday 4th September for those who have applied.

Junior Infants 

Please ensure your child has a lunch and drink for the first two weeks.

School lunches will be available from Wednesday 13th September.  A sheet with password details will be sent home before then and parents who are interested can log in and sign up for lunch.

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​St. John's Junior School is situated in Michael St. in St. John's Parish in Kilkenny city. It is one of only 32 schools in the 26 counties which cater exclusively for younger children, i.e Junior Infants to Second class. 

There are presently 200 children on roll, and the staff consists of the principal, Ms Mary O'Neill and sixteen teaching staff. The school shares a Home/School Liaison Teacher with St. John's Senior School, and employs three Special Needs Assistants. The staff also includes a Secretary and a Caretaker. 

In addition to the normal academic programme the school also provides tuition in gymnastics, swimming, choir, violin, recorder, Taekwondo and GAA skills. St John's N.S. is situated in a very scenic area in Kilkenny city, overlooking the River Nore and Kilkenny City Library. The classrooms have panoramic views of Kilkenny Castle, the Tholsel, and St. Marys Cathedral.

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Our Location

We are located on Michael Street, in Kilkenny City (R95 HC03)