All children who are due to start Junior Infants in Scoil Mhólainge and who have been baptised in the Parish will receive a registration form in the post. This is usually sent out at the beginning of the year in which the child is due to start.
Each year parents/guardians and incoming Junior Infants are invited to casually meet their teacher and fellow classmates in the Junior Infants classroom, which is located at the far end of the school yard next to the playing field.
2018 Meet & Greet ~ Friday June 8th ~ 2.15pm to 2.45pm
All Junior Infants should be able to do the following:
- Button & unbutton their coat and hang it up.
- Be fully toilet trained and able to use the toilet without help, flush the toilet, wash and dry their hands.
- Share toys and take turns.
- Tidy up and put away things.
- Open and close all compartments of their school bag.
- Manage their lunch i.e. open and close lunch box, drinks, sandwich boxes, open yogurt lids, peel their own orange etc.
If the child can not tie shoe laces choose shoes with velcro fasteners.
If they can not manage trouser buttons or zip’s choose elasticated trousers.
Jolly Phonics is how we teach our students to read and write it is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics.
It would be a huge benefit to your child if you could familiarise yourself with Jolly Phonics as it is a big part of their learning in Junior Infants. You can find out more on the jolly phonics website http://jollylearning.co.uk/.
There is also a very useful manual & cd called jolly phonics jolly songs which is available to buy online or in the treasury book store, new ross. This CD has all the songs which we will learn in class and is very handy to have playing in the car or at home, alternatively you can view this song for free on YouTube by searching “Jolly Phonics full song”.
- School starts at 9.20am
- Junior and Senior Infants finish at 2pm
- 1st – 6th Class finish at 3pm
For the month of September Junior Infants finish at 12.30pm as it is important for the pupils to settle into their new environment.
The school doors open at 9.20am. Where children are dropped before this time parents / guardians must be aware that there is no supervision prior to this time. The school is responsible for children during school hours only.
- First break is at 11am.
- Lunch is from 12.30 – 1pm
We promote a healthy eating policy for all our students. All students must bring healthy lunches. No sweets or crisps are allowed. Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are sugar free. Thursday and Friday students are allowed to bring one small bar. We remind parents to be aware of the high sugar content in some types of yoghurt snacks and fruit based drinks. We encourage all students to include fruit and vegetables in their lunches.
For some healthy lunch ideas check out the following websites:
The Uniform consist of:
- Navy Jumper/Cardigan
- Light blue shirt
- Grey trousers / pinafore / skirt
- Red tie
As there is no crest on our school jumpers our uniforms can be purchased locally at Kennedy Draperies New Ross or at other stores such as Penny’s, Dunnes Stores,Marks and Spencers,Debenhams, Next, Tesco’s etc.
The school tracksuit is worn on P.E days which consist of a:
- Navy Hoodie (this can only be bought through the school, parents/guardians will get notification by Anne O’Sullivan in May/June in relation to this)
- Plain navy tracksuit bottoms – no lines or designs
Please label all pupils clothes and belongings with their names.
As a safety measure when dropping or collecting children from school parents/guardians are asked to enter and exit the school yard through the bottom gate.
Parking spaces are limited. Please do not park in the teachers car park or in the bus bay. We encourage all Parents / Guardians to be extra careful when walking their children to and from the car and when manoeuvring their cars.
The book list will be made available and posted to all students during June/July.