St John's Junior School

The Lake School, Kilkenny City.

For emergency Covid-19 related matters only, contact the school outside normal school hours by calling 087 194 8881.

News and updates

From Monday 14th March the following arrangements will be in place and will be reviewed at the end of term

School will open at 8.55 am for all classes. Side gate on street will open at 8.50 and pupils can walk down to yard.

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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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We are located on Michael Street, in Kilkenny City