Annual Admissions & Enrolment

Annual Admissions

Admissions/enrolment will commence on Monday 9th October, see admissions notice below.

Application forms can be submitted by email to secretary@stkiliansjns.ie or principal@stkiliansjns.ie (no screenshots please) or in person at the school between 9am and 10am daily during the timeframe indicated in the admissions notice.

See our Annual Admissions Notice St. Kilian’s JNS 2024-5

See our Admissions Policy St. Kilian’s JNS 2023 .

If you are applying to enrol your child in our ASD class, you can access the application form here Application form ASD class

AdmissionsApplication Form for Enrolment

If you would like to enrol your child in junior infants or another mainstream class in St. Kilian’s Junior School, please fill in the enrolment form and return it to us. Enrolment forms are available from the school or you can download the form here.

Starting School

Enrolment

Enrolment for Junior Infant pupils takes place in the October/November of the school year before the child is due to start.

New parents/guardians moving into our school area should contact the school if they require placement for children in other classes.

Our Handbook for Parents will give you important information about our school.

You can download the application form above and return it to the school.

Before your Child Starts

You should ensure that your child is as independent as possible – physically, emotionally and socially. If pupils can look after these areas they will feel secure and confident and settle in readily. It would help greatly if your child is able to:

  • Button and unbutton a coat and hang it up.
  • Use the toilet without help and manage pants buttons.
  • Manage the schoolbag, lunchbox and drinks beaker
  • Also encourage personal hygiene and cleanliness. Your child should be able to flush the toilet and wash hands independently.
  • Use a tissue when necessary.
  • Share toys and playthings with others and ‘take turns’.
  • Tidy up and put away playthings.
  • Remain contentedly for a few hours in the home of a relation, friend or neighbour. If children have this experience, then separation from parents when they start school will not cause any great anxiety.
  • Wear ‘Velcro’ shoes, Junior Infants cannot manage laces.

Tips for Parents for Starting School

You can download helpful tips for parents with a child starting school here: https://www.into.ie/app/uploads/2019/09/2019_TipsParents_ENG.pdf