St John's Junior School

The Lake School, Kilkenny City.

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Bicycle and Scooter racks

Pupils are welcome to use the bicycle and scooter racks. We would encourage parents to lock their bicycle/scooter. Use of the racks is at owner’s risk, the school cannot take responsibility for any loss. Please ensure you collect bicycle/scooter at the end of the day.

School Lunches

In order to prevent school waste, we would ask that parent’s ring Ann (school secretary) 056 7762888 to cancel school lunch is your child is not eating it. We would also that you check in with your child regularly to change school menu if required. Lunches need to be changed by 3.00pm on Thursday.

Snacks and Fruit

A trolley with snacks and fruit will be left out near the shelter on Fridays, feel free to take some home.

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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)