Monkstown Park Junior School

Principal's Welcome

Lisa Kenna - School Principal

I am delighted to welcome you to our School website.

Our wonderful Junior School is situated in the heart of Monkstown, Co. Dublin. Located close to Monkstown village and is set within a beautifully enriched and vibrant school campus with acres of green space.

At present, we are continuing to adapt to the ever changing circumstances with the Global Pandemic. Since the announcement of school closures on March 12th 2020, we have endeavoured to ensure our MPJS pupils are offered continued guidance and support with the curriculum. We also want to ensure our pupils' spirits are kept alive and well through peer and teacher interaction online. We are currently using Zoom a video communications app to stay in contact with our class groups daily. It has proven to be very beneficial for all involved and maintain our precious school community. All pupils and teachers are really enjoying their daily interactions and curriculum work online.

Every child that enters through our doors is given the opportunity to grow and develop in a happy, nurturing and supportive environment, that is enhanced with an adundance of learning experiences. Our Junior School caters for boys and girls from Junior Infants to 6th Class. 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 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.

We are extremely lucky to be situated on such a large school campus with access to lots of outdoor space. These are used daily by the pupils to explore the natural outdoor learning environment and be close to nature. Physical activity is vital for each pupil's development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life.

We are proud to say that Monkstown Park Junior School is an 'Active School' there is big emphasis on physical activity and health promotion. We start off our school day with a morning run around the whole school campus. Teachers, pupils and parents partake in this daily event. It has really proven to be the best way to start our school day. We have also seen an increase in attention and memory span amongst our pupils and encourages us all to start the day on a very positive note which in turn, helps facilitate learning in the classroom.

Each pupil within our school is assigned to one of our four long established house teams, this has been a long standing tradition in our school. 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 first-hand what our unique school has to offer.

I look forward to personally welcoming you to our school.
Lisa Kenna
Junior School Principal

May 29
School's out for summer !!
May 29
Great work on Zoom everyone !!
Who would have thought we would be sending the 6th Class boys off "virtually" this year.
Upper Mounttown Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
+353 1 2842564
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