St. John’s School is a two teacher co-educational school, under the patronage of the Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe. Situated in a residential area in the town of Shannon, it was established in 1961 and serves pupils in the immediate catchment area and from neighbouring villages.
We aim to serve the community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We strive to provide a well ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where pupils irrespective of gender, religion, social background or educational achievement can experience a sense of harmonious development of all aspects of the person.
A recent Whole School Evaluation (Department of Education and Science (DES), November 2006) compliments ‘the warm and supportive ethos of the school, which is underpinned by the collegiality that is in evidence among staff, Board, parents and children’. The Board of Management, elected every four years, is responsible for the direct governance of the school. The Parent Body contributes greatly to the work of the school through the Parent’s Association.
Code of behaviour:
Our Code of Behaviour Policy, which incorporates an Anti-Bullying Policy, creates a positive school climate, enabling all children to behave and learn well.
Home School Links:
Our school acknowledges the key role played by parents in the education process and endeavours to foster the partnership between home and school. Formal parent/teacher meetings are held annually and teachers are available by appointment, to meet parents to discuss their child’s progress as necessary. Informal communication between teacher and parent is continued through the child’s Homework Journal. School news and events are communicated regularly to parents by means of Newsletters.
Due to recent upgrading, the school has an extensively used dedicated computer room, with wireless broadband networking in place. The school also has 3 laptop computers.