Junior Infants Class

Welcome to Ms. Mary Clayton's Junior Infants Class

Welcome to our classroom!

Here is a copy of the school calendar for 2023/2024:


Our Classroom News!

Easter Events!

How lucky were we to have the Easter Bunny visit us before the holidays!!

We also had an Easter Egg hunt. It was so much fun!!

There was also an Easter Egg raffle. The hampers were kindly donated by Mount Hanover Farms. One hamper was raffled per classroom. Congratulations to the lucky winners!!

Back to School!!!

Looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow!

Staff List 2023/2024:

Junior Infants: Ms Mary Clayton

Senior Infants: Ms Brigid O Donnell

1st/2nd: Ms Lisa Maher

3rd/4th: Mr Padraig McGroggan

5th/6th: Ms Lorraine O’Loughlin

SET: Ms Laura McGinty

SNA: Mrs Mary Kennedy

Secretary: Mrs Jennifer Donoghue

Art and Craft material, photocopying and stationery:                                   €40

Personal Pupil Insurance (24hr cover) **Optional**                                    €9

Payment can be made online through the following portal:


Please ensure payment is made on or before Friday September 22nd 2023

See you all at 8.50am tomorrow!!

✨Parents Association Meeting ✨

There will be a meeting of the Parents Association on Thursday March 2nd at 6pm in the GP Room. All are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the meeting is to organise upcoming fundraising events and also the First Holy Communion Reception.

The Communion Reception will take place after the ceremony (Saturday May 20th) in the GP Room.

Volunteer Parents from Junior Infants to 1st Class are required to help with the Communion Reception (set-up/teas/coffees/goodies/clean-up). It is hoped that the Communion Reception will be an annual event.

School Re-Opening 2022

Looking forward to seeing all our students on Tuesday August 30th at 8.50 am.

Some gentle reminders as we return to school:

  • Our school day is 8.50 am – 2.30 pm. Infant home time is 1.30 pm. Our breaks are 10.40 – 11.00 and 12.30 – 12.50.
  • The children in Junior Infants will go home at 12 noon until Friday September 9th. From Monday September 12th, they will go home at 1.30 pm.
  • Parents are reminded to drop and go in the morning time.
  • The school opens for children at 8.50 am. Official teaching time begins at 9.05 am. Please ensure your child is on time for school. It is important to establish good routines from Day 1!!
  • Please ensure that your child has their books and copies with them on Day 1 (as per booklists issued). All items should be clearly labelled.

Please follow this link to complete school payments for art, craft, photocopying and insurance fees:


Please click on the link below for a copy of our school calendar:

Student Corner

Notes & Reminders

Infant Day:

8:50: Drop Off

1.30: Infant Home Time

General Notes:

Tracksuit to be worn on PE day only

Healthy Eating Policy:

At Scoil Cholmcille, we have a healthy eating policy. The children are encouraged to eat fruit and veg. Sweets, chocolate, biscuits and crisps are not allowed in school.

As Scoil Cholmcille is a NUT FREE SCHOOL, we would ask that parents do not give their children nut products for lunch.

Useful Class Links

English Curriculum and ICT Links

Oral Language:

Letter Stories

Listen and Respond


Starfall Poetry


Starfall Reading


Sky Writer Letters

Class Booklist

Reading Corner

Nothing Found, Stay Tuned Though!

Extra Information

NCCA: National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

General Curriculum Information for Parents

Please click link below to view a podcast, tip sheets and video clips that will tell you about the maths your child will learn in junior and senior infants and give you tips about how you can help your child at home. 


Helping your Child at Home with Maths

Raising Boys Achievement

Encouraging Boys: Five Top tips for getting boys reading by: Gary Wilson