Admission Notice

Annual Admission Notice in respect of admissions to the 2021/22 school year.

Admission Policy and Application Form

A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2021/2022 school year is available as follows:

Admissions to the 2020 / 2021 school year

Application and decision dates for admission to Rolestown NS in 2021 /2022
The following dates are applicable for admission to Junior infants.

  • The school will commence accepting applications for admissions on 7th January 2021
  • The school shall cease accepting applications for admissions on 29th January 2021
  • Applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by 19th February 2021
  • The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer 5th March 2021
  • Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn.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 admissions policy.

Number of places being made available during the 2020/ 2021 school year

The number of places being made available in Junior Infants is: 54

5th Class: The Famine

5th class have been learning about The Great Irish Famine for the past few weeks. We read “Under the Hawthorn Tree” in English and wrote diary entries from the main character, Eily’s, perspective. We created projects on various aspects of the famine from Coffin Ships to the Workhouse and Famine Memorials. The class created a Famine Village from clay during our art lessons. 

Pupil Insurance

At the beginning of the school year RNS Parents’ Association arranges insurance cover (Brennan Education Personal Accident Scheme) for pupils whose parents/carers wish to avail of it.

The cost this year is €10.10 per pupil (scheme 1, 24 hour cover, optional*).

In order to collect forms and monies in a safe and efficient way members of the PA will take payment from parents over two school drop-offs and one school pick-up in the coming days;

Wednesday 7th October from 08.30 to 09.15 and

Friday 9th October from 08.30 to 09.15 and afternoon from 13.00 to 14.45.

The payment table will be set up at the roundabout at the school (past the main school gates). Consent forms must be filled and signed by every parent/carer availing of the scheme for their child/children. We will have forms at the payment table but please bring your own pen and have exact change (in CASH) only. In order to save time, parents can print the attached form, fill in the details, sign it, and drop it with the payment in the box we will have set up on the day.

Thanks and regards,

Lucy Deering and Claire Mansfield

on behalf of the Parents’ Association, Rolestown National School

*Option 1 – Brennan Education Personal Accident Scheme

24 Hour Cover (optional)

This means students are covered 24 hours a day, not just while at school, during social, domestic and leisure, as well as school activities (It should be noted the scheme does not cover bodily injury resulting from employment other than authorised school work experience programmes).

Full details and benefits can be read at

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