Tivoli Road, Dun Laoghaire, A96 VF34

Saint Joseph's National School

Tivoli Road

Eircode: A96 VF34

Office: 09:00 - 14:30

Monday to Friday

123 456 789


Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Important messages for all parents, for return to school in September 2020

Uniforms and Books

Please scroll down this page to find out how to buy your child’s uniform and books for September 2020.

Payments for Art and Craft materials and book rental

The Board of Management are working on setting up a system that will enable parents to pay for Art and Craft materials and Book Rental through Aladdin Connect. The system should be up and running by mid July 2020. We will keep you updated on progress via emails and texts.

Classes and Teachers for 2020/2021 school year

Details of classes and class teachers will be posted on the website in mid- July 2020.

Communications during July and August 2020

We anticipate that there will be many changes to procedures for our return to school on the 1st September 2020, due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will keep up to date through this website and through Aladdin Connect, emails and texts.

The following link will bring you to an end of school year message from all school staff – https://youtu.be/qMi2yHAe5fM

I wish to take this opportunity to wish everyone in our school community a very happy and enjoyable summer break.

Pádraic Fay, Principal (26/06/2020)

Today with Sarah McInerney

On Monday 15th June four members of our school community were interviewed by Evelyn O’Rourke, RTE journalist and presenter.

The four people interviewed were:

  1. Kala, who is a sixth class pupil in St Joseph’s;
  2. Siobhan, who is Kala’s mum;
  3. Jenny Mannion, 6th class teacher; and
  4. Pádraic Fay, Principal

The interview was broadcast on Thursday 18th June on the Today with Sarah McInerney programme on RTE Radio 1. You can listen to the audio clip below.


We are delighted to announce that we were winners in the Mission Possible Awards 2020 for the Best Programme Activity.

Mission Possible is an initiative of St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services (www.walkinmyshoes.ie) that celebrates schools around the country that work to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for their students.

The judges in the award competition praised St. Joseph’s for the following initiatives introduced to the school and classrooms:

  1. Feelings Charts on desks 2nd – 6th Class
  2. Worry Box in each classroom 1st – 6th Class
  3. Happiness Homework on Monday

Information for Junior Infant Parents – September 2020

Dear parents,

We have included your details on our Aladdin Communications System in St Joseph’s. On Monday 22 June we will send an email to everyone from a no reply email address and a text to everyone from a no reply number. If you do not receive both the email and the text on Monday please contact us at office@dunlaoghairens.ie.

The purpose of the email and text is to check that we have your details correctly entered on our system.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we were unable to have the normal information evening with Junior Infant parents which is usually held in late April annually. Below is a copy of the slides which we normally would normally present at the information evening. Many of you also visited the school on our Open Evening in early March and got an opportunity to see the school.

Also below is a copy of slides from the Parent Association which gives a brief overview of the invaluable work done by the Parent Association in the school.

Please take some time to look at our website, as it gives a good overview of our school.


Uniformity are the sole supplier of our crested jumper and hoodie. All other items, aertex, trousers, skirts, etc., may be bought from any school uniform supplier.

Uniforms may be purchased on-line.

Uniformity are located at Unit B, 3 Rock Road, Sandyford Business Park, County Dublin – Eircode D18 H213 / MAP. Email info@uniformity.ie or phone 01 230 0501.

Book Lists

Our book lists have been put up on the website schoolbookshop.ie / Michael Doherty School Supplies. To buy your child’s / children’s books:

  1. Go to http://www.schoolbookshop.ie/booklists.php
  2. In the ‘School’ drop-down select “St. Josephs School Dun Laoghaire” and click ‘GO >>’
  3. In the ‘Grade’ drop-down select your child’s class and click ‘GO >>’
  4. Scroll down and the list of relevant books will be shown ready to ‘ADD TO CART’.

Outstanding payments to the school for Art & Craft materials or book rental should be made as soon as possible.

St. Joseph's School. Mission Statement.

At St. Joseph’s we will provide a well ordered, caring, stimulating and safe learning environment, where the intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional needs of all the pupils are met in accordance with the revised Primary Curriculum of 1999.

Each individual pupil is challenged to reach his / her potential and is encouraged towards independence and self-fulfilment.

Pupils are taught to care for each other and for the world around us.

We encourage the involvement of the parents through home / school contacts and through their involvement in the Parents’ Association.

We place a high emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills.

The school has a Catholic ethos.

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