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Application Forms must be accompanied with a Registration Fee of €100. This is a once off fee and one fee covers all applications per family for Preschool, Junior and Senior School applications. You can download a Junior School application form below. Preschool application form is the same form as Junior School. One application form will suffice to apply for Preschool & Junior Infants.
Application forms for a secondary school place should be made separately to the Senior School. Please contact Kate Buggy on 01-2189400 or by email: email@example.com with enquiries regarding Senior School admissions.
Please contact Dorothy Hanley on 01-2189440 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further information regarding admissions to the Preschool and Junior School.
RANG LAN GHAEILGE - 6TH FORM 2017
Since 2012, St. Michael's College Junior School has offered a Rang Lán Ghaeilge in the Sixth Class. This provision allows boys to learn all subjects (apart from English) through Irish. In addition to the cultural benefits, as 50 % of the Leaving Cert Irish exam will be based on oral and aural work, it is advantageous for pupils to avail of this opportunity before Secondary School. Increasing fluency in a second language also greatly enhances the study of a third language at second level and beyond.
Given the great interest and success of this learning experience, the Junior School will offer a second Rang Lán Ghaeilge in September 2017. If you wish your son to avail of this opportunity or if you require additional information, please contact Ms. Dorothy Hanley in the Junior School Administration Office on 01-2189440 or at email@example.com
Enrolment Policy for St. Michael's College Junior School
Revised May 2013.
This policy is set out in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 1998, in order to assist the Board of Management, parents /guardians of the Junior School in enrolment procedures. The principal of the Junior School will be happy to clarify any further matters arising from the policy.
Section A Ethos and Mission Statement
The school seeks to provide an environment in which the full potential of each student can be developed against a background of Congregation of the Holy Spirit Philosophy of education. Studentswill be encouraged to strive towards excellence in academic sporting cultural, personal and social achievement. The Spiritan philosophy of Education highlights the Religious Education of our pupils as a prime concern. We strive to make our school a place where faith is nurtured within the Roman Catholic tradition and where the needs of those of other faiths are recognised and respected. We see a partnership between parents and students and teachers and patrons as the most effective way of ensuring these goals are attained.
Section B Operating Context
St. Michael's College Junior School operates within the context of the best practice followed by national schools under the control of the Dept. of Education and Skills. The school takes into account the rights of the Patron, as set out in the Education Act as well as the funding and resources available to the college. The school supports the principles of inclusiveness, particularly with reference to the enrolment of children with a disability or other special educational needs including gifted children.
- The school property is provided by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in Ireland. The financial and teaching resources of the school are provided by a combination of fees, voluntary contributions and fund-raising.
- The school operates within the regulations laid down from time to time by the Department of Education and Skills.
- The school follows the curricular programme prescribed by the Department of Education and Skills, which may be amended from time to time, in accordance with Sections 9 and 30 of the Education Act 1998.
- Implementation of the School Plan and school policy must have due regard to resources and funding available.
Section C School Details
Type of School
St Michael's College Junior School is a Roman Catholic school owned by the congregation of the Holy Spirit in Ireland and conducted under the patronage of the des Places Educational Association. (DEA)
The name of the College is St Michael's College Junior School. Contact may be made with the school office by telephone (01) 2189440 or fax (01) 2698862. St. Michael's College Junior School is a fee-paying Catholic school for boys of primary school age. A Board of Management made up of representatives of the patrons, parents and teachers manages the school. The name of the Principal is Ms. L Heslin who also acts as Secretary to the Board of Management. The Deputy Principal is Mrs. D Hogan. The school hours are 8.45a.m. to 3.00p.m.
Resources and Curriculum
The school offers the programme of the primary school curriculum. In addition to the principal, there are 12 class teachers, 1 Learning Support teacher, 1 Resource teacher, 2 Classroom Assistants, 1 Special Needs Assistant and 1 Chaplain.
Extra- Curricular Activities
The school offers an extensive extra-curricular programme including cultural and sporting pursuits. All extracurricular provision is dependant on resources and is subject to demand.
There is an active Parents' Association which operates under its own constitution to support the work of the school.
Section D Procedures
Declaration of Interest Procedures:
Declaration of Interest Forms may be obtained from the College's Administration Office.
Forms must be completed and returned to the principal at the school address. All applicants will receive an acknowledgement. A meeting with the Principal takes place for students deemed to meet the criteria for the available places in the college. Standardised Tests are administered to students upon entry, other than at Junior Infant level.
Fees are due within 30 days of date of invoice.
Provision of Information by Parents.
- Pupil's Name, Address, Date of Birth
- Names and Addresses of Parents/Guardians
- Contact Telephone Numbers in case of emergency
- Religion (Baptismal Certificate)
- Details of Medical/Psychologicalhistory
- Previous schools attended and reason for transfer
- Special Needs
- Two recent school reports
- Permission to seek information verbal/ written report from the previous school
- Permission to give the Parents' Association their name, address and telephone numbers
- Signed acceptance of the College's ethos/mission statement and the code of behaviour
- Other relevant information
Decisions regarding applications/admissions are generally made by School Management in accordance with school policy not later than December of the previous year. Decisions are communicated to applicants within 21 days of the decision being made to enable parents of unsuccessful applicants to make alternative arrangements.
Students must be aged 4 on 1stJune in the Calendar year prior to the child's entry into Junior Infants. (Birth Certificate evidence is required)
It is expected that all prospective students will subscribe to the spirit and ethosof St Michael's College and the Spiritan educational Philosophy.
When the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available, the following are the criteria to be utilised in St Michael's College Junior School. Within these criteria, places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
- Boys attending St. Michael's College Preschool
- Brothers of existing students in the (i) Senior School and (ii) in the Junior School
- Brothers of past students of the Senior School.
- Sons of employees permanently employed in the College's Junior and Senior schools
- Sons of Past Pupils of the Junior and Senior School
- Nephews, Grand nephews and sons of cousins to the first degree of Spiritan congregation members.
Where applicants with Special Needs are eligible to attend St Michael's College Junior School, the school management will request an up to date copy of the applicant's medical/psychological report/Individual Educational Report or an immediate assessment. This is in order to assist the school in establishing educational and training needs of the child relevant to his disability or Special Needs and to profile the support services required. On the basis of the relevant information the college will assess how his needs can be met, and, if further resources are required the Department of Education and Skills may be requested to provide them. The Principal may meet the applicant's parents to discuss the child's needs and the school's capacity to meet them.
Right to Refuse
The School Management reserves the right to refuse admission in certain circumstances.
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