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Mr. John O’Sullivan, Principal

Welcome from the Principal

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of St. John the Baptist Junior Boys’ National School, better known to our neighbours as Belgrove Junior Boys. The school has a staff complement of 33 including teachers, special needs assistants, secretaries, caretaker and cleaners. We cater for 340 boys ranging in age from 5 to 8 who are enrolled in 12 classrooms comprising junior and senior infants, first and second classes. This year, we will open a special class for pupils who are on the autism spectrum and we are looking forward to this very exciting development.

The original school was established more than 60 years ago and is one of 4 schools on the Belgrove campus. The school is under the patronage of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin and enjoys the support of the Clontarf Parish Pastoral Team when preparing children for sacraments. The School also receives great support and advice from the Education Secretariat of the Archdiocese. 

The closure of the school  on March 12th due to the  Covid  pandemic had a huge impact on our school community and it was a huge disruption to the lives of the children we teach.  

Our school will reopen on  1st September 2020 and the work of getting our school ready has already begun. Over the next few weeks, I will be sending updates and documents to parents advising them of requirements and changes to procedures. We will strive to keep everything as close to normal as possible, but inevitably there will be some changes to routines and practice. We will have more precise details on changes in the near future, and we will also be making specific arrangements for the reception of our new Junior Infant boys and their parents.

Please continue to check Aladdin for updates as this is our preferred mode of communication.

Is mise le meas,

John O’Sullivan