Schedule for new Junior Infants
Starting primary school will be the first big change in the life of your child. Up to this point they have felt safe and secure with you in your home but now they are facing the wider world of classroom and school. This may seem like a big step for someone so small, but most children manage it without any great fuss or stress - and in fact take to it like ducks to water.
Rest assured that we will do everything we can to ensure your child has a smooth transition to primary school. Please trust that we will provide a safe and secure learning environment for all of our new junior infants. The class teachers are so excited to meet the children and we cannot wait to get to know them all - we will have so much fun together!
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs have published a very useful document for Parents of children starting school this year. Please click on the 'Ready for School' button to read it.
Below are three important school policies that you must be familiar with before your child starts school. Please view all of our school policies here.
junior infant book list
We are awaiting information from the Department of Education in relation to the Free Book Scheme. We will send relevant information as soon as we have it.
Our junior infant classrooms
OAK, ASH, WILLOW AND HAZEL
CLICK HERE to see a 360 degree image of a junior infant classroom.
scoil mochua uniform and crest
Have a look at the information on this page in relation to our school uniform and our school crest. We hope you find it both interesting and useful while you prepare your child for school. There are lots of other pages under the tab 'About Our School' for you to browse at your own leisure. Remember, if you have any questions, or require clarification on any of the information you've been given, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
a typical day in junior infants
Click the image below to download the Powerpoint presentation.
The link below will take you to a wonderful Padlet of resources, curated and shared with us by Sarah Mackey, a primary school teacher. All of the information is aimed at parents, to help ease the transition from pre-school to primary school. We think it is fantastic and encourage you all to have a look.
Here is a short video taken in
This is a beautiful outdoor classroom in Scoil Mochua that children will all get to use in the fine weather.
Boys and girls, your teachers will bring you here to read or draw, or just to sit and have some quiet time - you will love it!
Towards the end of the video you will also see the main entrance to the school and our beautiful sculpture.
The sculpture is by a local artist called Jarlath Daly. It depicts a boy and a girl, just like the boys and girls that attend Scoil Mochua. They are each carrying a book in their hands, a symbol of the learning that takes place in our school. The children are playing together, capturing the value we place on happiness and relationships in Scoil Mochua. Together, they are encouraging a bird to fly high, providing support while at the same time enabling it to soar independently. This symbolises the journey the children embark on in Scoil Mochua, from wide-eyed Junior Infants, to mature 6th class children ready for the next chapter in their lives. We provide more than an academic education - we nurture and motivate the children, and instill in them a sense of curiosity. We do this in a happy, caring learning environment.
our school garden
In Scoil Mochua we are so lucky to have this beautiful garden. It is maintained by our gardener, Tom with the help of all the boys and girls in the school. We grow lots of fruit and vegetables here - can you name any of them from the photos? We also have some bird houses and insect hotels! The short video clip below show a Blue Tit that is nesting in one of the bird houses! We can't wait to bring you all here in September.
Resources from the national parents council
Click the link below to view the NPC booklet on transitioning to primary school. This document is packed full of excellent tips and tricks to help you and your child prepare for primary school.
We hope you find it useful.
We hope you find it useful.