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.
Updates and quick links
Complete our Return to School Form if you child has been absent from school.
Here is the Family Literacy Homework grid for Literacy Week. Pick and choose from the different activities during the week.
Drop off and collection times and gates. A drop at the gate policy is in place.
Green Gate: On the lane down to the library
Yellow Gate: To the left of the blue door on Michael Street
Extension Gate: To the right of the blue door on Michael Street, gate at the extension building.
Parents will be asked by the Board of Management to complete an online declaration form before their child returns to school.
When children should and should not attend school , latest information from the HSE.
For Covid-19 Policy statement and information please go to our Policies Page.
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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.