Mr. Concannon retires

On Friday we held a Zoom assembly and a socially distanced getogether in the school yard to say farewell to Mr. Frank Concannon as he retired after long years of service to St. Joseph´s. Having started here as a class teacher in 1984, Mr. Concannon has in recent years been part of the special education team. Present and past pupils will remember him as the “medals man” on sports evenings, for organising the football league in the VEC grounds and for his successful “Green teams” which raised awarness of environmental issues and achieved seven Green Flags for St. Joseph´s over the last 20 years. He will be missed by all of us and we wish him a long and happy retirement.

New Admission Policy for St Joseph’s BNS


New requirements apply to the enrolment of pupils for the 2021/2022 and subsequent school years.

Applications for Junior Infants 2021 need to be submitted within the dates listed below. If an application was already sent in, you will need to resubmit a new application during the timeframe below.

Our application form for Junior Infants September 2021 will be available from the 2nd of October, 2020.

The new Admission Policy is available here:  link here

St Joseph’s BNS


(Link to document here)

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 2021/2022 is available as follows:

To download from  here

On request: By emailing or writing to:


St Joseph’s BNS

Terenure Rd East

Dublin 6

D06 ED86

 PART 1 – Admissions to the 2021/2022 school year


Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2021/2022 school year:

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants


The school will commence accepting applications for admission on



5th, 2020

The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on



13th, 2020

The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is



30th, 2020

The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is December

7th, 2020


*Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn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


Number of places being made available in 2021/2022


The number of places being made available in junior infants is 54


St Joseph’s BNS had made one offer of school placement for September 2021 which had been accepted prior to the commencement of Section 62 of the Education (Admission to Schools) 2018 on 1 February 2020. The number of those places offered and accepted for junior infants 2021 is:  1


Admission Policy – Announcement

With the commencement of further sections of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018  – new Admission to school requirements apply to the enrolment of pupils for the 2021/2022 and subsequent school years. The school will publish its new Admission Policy approved by the Patron and its Annual Admission Notice on the 21st September, 2020.   This notice will state when the school will commence accepting applications and cease accepting applications.  The notice will also give the date by which applicants will be notified of the decision  and the period in which they must confirm acceptance of admission.   Our application form for Junior Infants September 2021 will be available on our website from the 2nd of October, 2020.

Covid-19 Response Plan- Updated 18th August

In accordance with the ‘Return to Work Safety Protocol’ issued by the Government, all employers are required to prepare a Covid-19 Response Plan. This applies to all BoMs of Primary schools. This version was published by the DES on the 27th July, 2020 and is a live document. It was last updated on the 18th August, 2020. It is to be used as is by all schools. All members of the school community should be made aware of where to read it. School staff are obliged to read it as part of their preparation for returning to work in the school building.     CovidResponsePlanDES

Bakeoff & Biodiversity

We´ve had some great fun with the last two weeks- we had our Active Week, Art week and Biodiversity Week where the local plants and wildlife were explored and many boys have developed gardening green fingers. One boy was missing school so much he made his own school with Lego! Finally we had our bakeoff and Mr. Reale has just announced that Charlie from Ms. Tynan´s class is the winner with his “Social Distancing” Cake!! Well done everyone!

‘Sports Day’ Active Home Week 

Wow, wow, wow what a week of fun and challenges that was!! Massive congratulations to all the boys that took part in our challenges ‘Try and beat the teacher’ and of course to our wonderful teachers who set the challenges.  Check out our Beat the teacher Challenge by clicking on our Active Flag tab  section on the top right hand side of this page. 

Boys, you all did incredibly well. The amount of skill and talent in St Joseph’s is second to none. Everyone who sent in a video or a photo of themselves doing a challenge will be put into a draw for a prize in September. Best of luck to all of you.

Make sure to keep the active levels up over the summer. You are all champions…….next stop ‘The Olympics’!!!