Junior & Senior Infant Websites

Here are some of the games that we like to play on our interactive whiteboard. Why not have a try!

Animal Parade

Poetry Pie

What’s the difference?

Fling a Fish

The Hoobs

Picture Match

Number Jacks Dominoes

Flag game

Save the Whale

Machine Game

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Autumn is here!

Junior and Senior Infants have been learning about Autumn. Look at the beautiful Autumn Tree we painted and our cute busy squirrels.

Also we made little hedgehogs from playdough who are happily hibernating on out windowsill!

Our HedgehogsJunior Infants admiring their tree!

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Infant Tour 2010

In June, the infant classes and first class went on their school tour to the Athlone Regional Sports Centre. A great time was had by all. Here are some photos from the day:

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First Day of School

Here are some photos of Ms. O’Connell’s infant classes enjoying their first morning at school:

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New pupils starting school

Starting School

Starting school is a big milestone in the life of a child and we try and make this transition as smooth and easy as possible for both children and parents.

Sometimes parents are unsure whether their child is ready for formal schooling and so we have listed below the most important skills a child should have as they enter Junior Infants.

They should be able to:

  1. Manage their belongings
  • Put on/take off and hang up coat
  • Open & close lunchbox
  • Place books in bag

(Junior Infants workbooks are large therefore a good sized schoolbag is essential).

  1. Share / Take turns
  2. Use toilet independently
  3. Listen attentively for brief periods and follow simple instructions
  4. Play and mix with peers
  5. Communicate well and speak in an audible voice.

Parents can help their child adjust to and flourish in school by:

  1. Showing a positive attitude towards learning
  2. Encouraging them to talk about their work and offering praise and encouragement.
  3. Listening to their child and bringing any worries/difficulties to the attention of the class teacher as early as possible.
  4. Reading to them.

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Floating & Sinking experiment

Here are some photographs of our Infants classes experimenting with different objects to see if they would float or sink when immersed in water.

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Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday is a day much looked forward to by both staff & pupils alike as we have a long tradition of making pancakes on this day and as you can see from the photos it very much a ” hands on” experience and all enjoy the fruits of their labours!

Getting started


Who wants to help??


Second Class pupils enjoying their 4th year of pancakes


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