Monkstown Park Junior School

Principal's Welcome

Lisa Kenna - School PrincipalThere has been a Junior School in Monkstown Park since 1950, when the Christian Brothers purchased the grounds to house their expanding Dun Laoghaire school. The School was transferred to the Edmund Rice Schools Trust (ERST) in 2008. Monkstown Park Junior School was established in July 2014, when the former CBC Junior School was transferred from the ERST to a company which was set up to take ownership of the school. Monkstown Park Junior School continues to be an associate member of ERST.

Our school is situated in the heart of Monkstown, Co. Dublin and caters for boys and girls from Junior Infants to 6th Class. We are a member of the Association of Independent Junior Schools (AIJS) and we maintain a strong link with other AIJS schools in Dublin. We regularly participate in events organised by the AIJS throughout the year.

Whilst our fundamental focus is on quality education following the National School Guidelines as set out by the Department of Education and Skills, our core values are centred on developing each pupil as a well-rounded individual.

We are extremely lucky to be situated on such a large school campus with access to some wonderful outdoor spaces. These are used regularly by the children to explore the natural outdoor learning environment and be close to nature. Physical activity is vital for each child's development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life. In Monkstown Park Junior School there is an emphasis on physical activity and health promotion. We start off our school day with a fun run around the whole school campus teachers, pupils and parents partake in this daily event. It has really proven to increase attention and memory span and encourages the pupils to start the day on a very positive note which helps facilitate learning in the classroom.

Each child within our school is assigned to one of our four long established house teams. Pupils from Junior Infants to 6th Class work together on group projects throughout the year to build up points for their house team. There are many events throughout the school year that encourage teamwork in areas such as art competitions, group talent spots, orator competitions and many more.

Monkstown Park Junior School naturally fosters a vibrant and solid school community that works collaboratively with pupils, teachers and parents alike. I would encourage you to arrange a visit so see our school in action, meet with me and the rest of our dedicated teaching team and experience firsthand what our wonderful and unique school has to offer.

I look forward to personally welcoming you to our school.

Lisa Kenna


Nov 11
Science week
Nov 15
Orator Competition
Nov 28
Parent/ Teacher meetings
Dec 06
Speech & Drama Exams
Tree Planting and our carbon footprints
Halloween Festivities, Conker Semi & Bike Safety
Upper Mounttown Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
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