Tivoli Road, Dun Laoghaire, A96 VF34

Saint Joseph's National School

Tivoli Road

Eircode: A96 VF34

Office: 09:00 - 14:30

Monday to Friday

Principal's Welcome - September 2021

Dear Parents,

We are all delighted to have returned to school.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to everyone in our school community and especially to all the new pupils who started school for the first time in Junior Infants and in the other classes in the school.

It was delightful to see so many happy faces on the first day of our return.

We are looking forward to having a very enjoyable school year.

Pádraic Fay, Principal


Payments for Photocopying / Arts & Craft Materials, Book Rental, etc. may be made directly to the school through the Aladdin Connect App.

Uniforms 2021/22

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 2021/22

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’.

Important messages for all parents

Home / School Communication

Teachers will communicate with parents in a variety of ways:

  1. Phone – Teachers may phone parent(s) if they wish to discuss anything regarding their child in school.
  2. Aladdin Connect – We use the Aladdin Connect app to communicate with individual parents / groups of parents / whole school communication.
  3. Email / SMS Text Message – At times parents may be e-mailed or sent a short text.
  4. COVID-19 / No Face-to-Face Meetings – While COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, teachers are unable to have face-to-face meetings with parents.

Parents who wish to contact a teacher should e-mail office@dunlaoghairens.ie and request a phone call from the teacher. The message will be forwarded to the teacher. The teacher will phone the parent as soon as possible after he / she receives the message.

A note on Aladdin Connect

When a child is enrolled in St. Joseph’s details will be sent to parents explaining how to download and use Aladdin Connect.

Communication with the Parents’ Association

For details on how to make contact with the Parents’ Association please use the ‘Parents’ tab on the navigation bar.

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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