New Entrants- September 2020

Dear Parents of Incoming Junior Infants,

This year life has been very different for everyone at Ard Rí. We cannot hold any of our usual induction activities. We are embracing lots of different ways to both teach and communicate with our community remotely. As we cannot hold our usual meeting for new parents this time of year we have created this video to bring you through the main points of what you need to know for starting school with us in September. I hope you find it helpful.

  • More info on uniform: click here
  • School Calendar 2020/21: click here
  • Here is a really useful document you must read thoroughly: 2020 How can I prepare my son daughter for school- FD
  • If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email:
  • Disclaimer: everything in this video and attached documents depend on government restrictions relating to COVID 19 and is subject to change.
  • We will be in regular contact with you throughout the summer to keep you informed.

Enjoy the show!!






I hope everybody is safe and well.

Over the past few years we developed a program of orientation activities for in-coming pupils at Ard Rí CNS. We always looked forward to welcoming our new pupils to visit the working school in June, we held a one week summer camp in July and we brought the new pupils to school a day early in September so the school would be nice and calm and we have lots of teachers available to support the children and parents. Unfortunately due to COVID 19 restrictions we are unable to reach out to you as we would have before. At this point we are even unsure what reopening in September will look like. We will communicate our plans with you. We are fully aware that starting school is a very special milestone. We will do everything we can to make sure your child’s first day at big school is a memorable and positive experience.

At the moment the school office is closed. You can still contact us be emailing:

There are still some Junior Infant places available at Ard Rí Community NS for September 2020. If you have a friend looking for a school place please recommend us.

Here is some support and advice for you on how you can prepare for your child starting school:

Ard Rí Community NS Support document: 2020 How can I prepare my son daughter for school- FD

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment document: Transition: Moving from Preschool to Primary

Department of Education document: A Guide to the Irish Education System

We know that this is a huge event in the life of every family.

We want your child to be the very best they can be just the same as you do.

Welcome to the Ard Rí Community.