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Junior Infant Welcome Video and Powerpoint May 2023

Starting School

Enrolment for Junior Infants for September 2024

Parents/Guardians who wish to enrol their child in the school must complete an Application Form. These forms are available on this school website or from the school office during normal school opening hours.

Starting school is exciting, but it can also be a nervous time for both child and parent. Our aim in Hollypark is to make the transition into Primary School as smooth as possible for our new pupils.

We host an 'Open Day' where you and your child can come to school, see the classroom, meet some of our teaching staff and let your daughter familiarise herself with the new classroom and school. Your daughter has an opportunity to explore her new environment and engage with some of the classroom activities and potentially make some new friends before the start of school in September. Keep an eye on our website for detail of our Open Day in 2024.  

Starting school can be daunting for some children. New surroundings, new faces and a whole new routine can be quite upsetting. In order to ease the girls gradually into the routine of the school day, we operate a 2 week period of 'short days' finishing school at 11.30am rather than the usual 1.10pm. Parents of new Junior Infants are invited for tea in the Halla on our first day back. This is an ideal opportunity to meet other parents and is kindly organised by our Parents Association. 


In order to promote independence for all children beginning at the earliest stage, we host an "Independence Day" in September. This involves all infants walking into their classrooms on their own.  


The normal school day is outlined below;

Junior Infant School Timetable

  • 8.30 am - School opens & class begins

  • 10.30 - 10.40 - Lunch Break

  • 12.00 - 12.30 - Yard Time

  • 13.10 pm -School day ends for Junior and Senior Infants 


More about us at St. Patricks GNS, Hollypark

  • Circa 510 pupils

  • 22 mainstream classes

  • 5 dedicated learning support/resource teachers

  • 3 streams of Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st Class, 2nd Class, 4th Class & 5th Class2 streams of 3rd Class & 6th Class


Hollypark provides

  • A caring and happy community

  • An open, warm supportive culture that develops your child’s full potential

Our gifted teachers are renowned for

  • Their excellence and dedication

  • Their commitment to their pupils

  • Their energy and enthusiasm

At Hollypark we have excellent facilities and provide a high standard of Education​

  • French teacher from the Lycée Français d’Irlande

  • Vast and varied range of extra curricular activities after school

  • Specialist teachers in P.E.

Choose wisely, 
Choose excellence,
Choose Hollypark! 
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