St. Michael's College Junior School will hold an Open Evening for prospective parents on Wednesday 5th October 2022 from 7.00pm - 8.30pm.

If you would like to join us on the night (parents only) please reply by email to

On the evening, the Principal, Ms. Lorna Heslin, will give brief presentations, regarding all aspects of the Junior School curriculum and activities available. These presentations will take place at 7.15pm and 8.00pm. If you are interested in classes (Preschool to 2nd Form) we would ask you to attend at 7.15pm and if interested in classes (3rd - 6th Form and Rang lán Ghaeilge) to attend at 8.00pm.

You are free to view the school before or after the presentations.

If you require further information regarding Admissions please contact Dorothy Hanley by email: or on 01-2189440.


In order to apply for a place in the Junior School you need to complete and return an application form which can be downloaded below.

Please note the Preschool application form is the same form as Junior School. One application form will suffice to apply for Preschool/Junior Infants.

The application form must be accompanied with a once off registration fee of €100. Bank details can be forwarded if requested.

This fee covers all applications per family.

Please contact Dorothy Hanley on 01-2189440 or by email: if you require further information regarding admissions to the Preschool or Junior School.

Application Form for Junior School

Click here to download an application form for Junior School.

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: with enquiries regarding Senior School admissions.


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.

If you require further information regarding Rang Lán Ghaeilge please contact Ms. Dorothy Hanley in the Junior School Administration Office on 01-2189440 or at

Enrolment Policy for St. Michael’s College Junior School

Revised September 2019.

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. Students will 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.

School Resources

  • 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 13 class teachers, 1.5 Learning Support teachers, 1 Resource teacher, 3 Classroom Assistants, 2 Special Needs Assistant and 1 part time Chaplain.

Extra- Curricular Activities

The school offers an extensive extra-curricular programme including cultural and sporting pursuits. All extracurricular provision is dependent 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. All parents are invited to an Open Evening in October before the year of entry. Places will be offered in the weeks after this Open Evening. A meeting with the Principal may also take 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.

Application Form

  1. Pupil’s Name, Address, Date of Birth
  2. Names and Addresses of Parents/Guardians
  3. Contact Telephone Numbers in case of emergency
  4. Religion (Baptismal Certificate)
  5. Details of Medical/Psychological history
  6. Previous schools attended and reason for transfer
  7. Special Needs
  8. Two recent school reports
  9. Permission to seek information verbal/ written report from the previous school
  10. Permission to give the Parents’ Association their name, address and telephone numbers
  11. Signed acceptance of the College’s ethos/mission statement and the code of behaviour
  12. Other relevant information

Decision-Making Process

  • 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.
  • If a family turns down a place when it is offered, their date of application for the higher class is the date the offer was turned down and not the date of first application.
Enrolment Criteria

Students must be aged 4 on 1st June 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 ethos of 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.

  1. Boys attending St. Michael’s College Preschool
  2. Brothers of existing students in the (i) Junior School and (ii) in the Senior School
  3. Brothers of past students of the Senior School.
  4. Sons of employees permanently employed in the College’s Junior and Senior schools
  5. Sons of Past Pupils of the Junior and Senior School
  6. Nephews, Grand nephews and sons of cousins to the first degree of Spiritan congregation members.
  7. Nephews of Past Pupils of the Junior and Senior School

Notwithstanding the above, the Board of Management may decide, in very exceptional circumstances or on compassionate grounds, to exercise its discretion to create an additional place or to give higher priority to a particular applicant in order to award him a place.

Special Needs

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. 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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