Category: Junior Infants

Admissions Notice and Applications for Junior Infants September 2021

ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE

in respect of admissions to the 2021/2022 school year

           

Admission Policy and Application Form

A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2021/22 is available as follows: –

To download here Application form 

On request: By emailing divinewordschool@gmail.com or writing to: Divine Word NS School Office, Marley Grange, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 D16FF62

Application forms are also available in the school porch

Please return completed applications along with all relevant documents by dropping into the office, through the post or email completed applications to divinewordschool@gmail.com
Please note anyone entering the school grounds should wear a face mask at all times. 

 

 

PART 1 – Admissions to the 2021/22 school year

 

Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2021/21 school year

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants

 

The school will commence accepting applications for admission on

 

October 5th
The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on

 

Nov 2nd

Oct 26th-30th half term

The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is Nov 23rd
The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is Dec 10th

*Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn

 

Note: the school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.

 

 

 

 

Special Class Application and Decision Dates for admission to the Divine Word NS

The following are the dates applicable for admission to the school’s Special Class which caters for children with [insert details of category/categories of SEN catered for in the class] –

The school will commence accepting applications for admission to the special class on

 

N/A
The school shall cease accepting applications for admission to the special class on

 

N/A
The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application for admission to the special class is

 

N/A
The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is N/A

*Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn

 

 

Number of places being made available in 2021/22

 

The number of places being made available in junior infants is 56
The number of residential places is (boarding schools only) N/A
The number of non-residential places is (boarding schools only) N/A
The number of places being made available in the special class* catering for children with [insert category or categories of SEN catered for in the special class]  is N/A

 

(*Note: If school has a number of classes that cater for different categories of SEN, details of the numbers of places for each SEN class must be provided)

 

 

PART 2 – Admissions to the 2020/21 school year

In respect of the 2020/ 21school

In respect of 2020/21 school year, the total number of applications for admission received by the school was 85

Breakdown of places allocated for the 2020/21 school year:
Number of places available: 53
Number of applications received: 85
Number of Offers made and accepted under each criteria:  

Criterion One: Applications with siblings attending the school— 29places offered, 29 places accepted.

Criterion Two: from the catchment area of the Parish of Marley Grange—25 places offered,19   places accepted.

Criterion Three: Applications from past Pupils of the Divine Word NS—13 places offered,5places accepted

Criterion Four: Applications from outside the catchment area of the Parish of the Divine Word NS- 0 places offered, 0 places accepted

Total number of offers made 53
Number of names placed on waiting list for the school year concerned. zero

 

 

 

 

 

Maths Week 2019

Maths Week 2019

 

The pupils of Divine Word celebrated Maths Week 2019 from 14th – 17th October. We had a fun filled week of activities in all classes from Junior Infants to 6th class.

Mangahigh

Pupils from 1st – 6th competed in the Mangahigh Maths Week Ireland Ninja Challenge. One pupil earned a gold medal for winning 150 Mangahigh points during the challenge. Children can continue to play Mangahigh using their unique passwords by logging onto www.mangahigh.com

 

Coding

Children from 4th-6th attended a Coding workshop where they learnt the basics in Scratch. Scratch is a programming language designed by MIT. Students use Scratch to program their own interactive stories, activities and games.

Halloween Maths Trail

Children from Junior Infants to 6th participated in a Halloween Maths Trail. Clues were left around the grounds of the school and children were given an opportunity to answer age appropriate Maths questions. Our junior infants were busy counting while our senior classes had to use their math’s problem solving skills to answer the questions.

Card Games

Children from 3rd -6th learnt some card games.  Card games are a fun way to develop mathematical thinking and number skills. With a simple deck of traditional cards, you can bring Maths learning with you, anywhere you go: car trips, restaurants, or just relaxing at home!

 

 

 

Puzzles Challenge

Children from 3rd -6th participated to solve puzzles against the clock. There were brainteasers, logic puzzles and Maths riddles. Puzzles are a great way to encourage problem-solving and logical thinking.

Board Games

Our Junior Infants-2nd classes spent the  mornings enjoying traditional board games and other Maths based games  in the hall.

Welcome to our new junior infants
Welcome to our new junior infants

Our new junior infants have settled in well and are making lots of friends.

Junior Infant Booklist 2019

Junior Infants Book List – 2019 – 2020

Gaeilge:       Abair Liom A (Folens)                                                                11.05

Religion:     Grow in Love – Veritas                                                                  9.00

 

English:       

Contribution towards:-

  • language experience materials
  • large and small story, picture and poetry books
  • Jolly Phonics work scheme
  • individual graded reading materials and library books

which your child will take home on loan.                                  9.50

 

English Workbooks                                                                                        

Ready to Write A1 – (Edco)

A Handwriting Book: Introduction to Cursive                                             6.50

 

Maths:          Planet Maths Junior Infants (Folens)                                      11.95

SESE:             Contribution to SESE worksheets and resources                5.00

 

Art & Craft:

Class materials for Art, Social and Environmental studies,

Envelope folders, crayons, glue, paper, copies, pencils and

Scrap book. (Note: As specific types of copies are required

for the various subjects the class teacher will order them.)               25.00

 

Plastic Zip lock folders                                                                                         5.00

 

Computer /Technical/Software Support                                                 10.00

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BOOKS:                                                                                                    €          93.00

 

Optional – Pupil Personal Accident Insurance:                                        7.00

24 hour cover Allianz plc                                                                                                                                                                                                                              _______

TOTAL:   Books + Insurance                                                   €         100.00

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Zero Absences

This morning 73 pupils received a trophy and a certificate for attending school every day this year. Congratulations to all…

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