Please see below for some general information about in John the Baptist Community School that will help both you and your son/daughter engage with all aspects of school life.
Information about Teaching and Learning at the school can be seen on the left.
Free Book Applications for 2017-2018
Application forms for the above scheme have been sent to all families who qualified for the scheme last year as well as all incoming First Years.
If your circumstances have changed since last year and you feel you may qualify for the scheme this year an application form can be obtained either by:
Downloading the form by clicking the link below:
Alternatively by phoning the school on 061-383283 on receipt of your postal details a form will be posted to you.
The closing date for submitting Application Forms is Friday, 7th. April.
Log on to www.buseireann.ie for full details on applying for bus ticket. Follow the link for school transport.
Bus Éireann School Transport Office, Roxboro Road, Limerick
Naturally the safety of our students is our first priority. In order to avoid having our students getting on & off buses in busy traffic our campus includes a large bus-bay. This means that students can get to and from the buses without having to cross any roads.
Communication with the School
The Student Journal Is one of the primary means of regular and meaningful communication between teachers, home and the school. The journal provides a conduit to regularly monitor student behaviour, interest, work rate and successes. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are asked to review the school journal weekly, to keep abreast of student progress. The student journal is also the primary means of explaining student absences from school/class.
The school journal is considered at all times to be an official document and should not be in any damaged or graffitied by students.
Progress reports are issued by post, to parents/guardians at key intervals during the school year. These reports help to indicate students academic achievements, behaviour and overall participation in school life. Please ensure that the school has a current address for students and that it is immediately informed of any change in address.
To meet/ contact a teacher:
Please contact the school on +353 (0)61 383283 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Where possible, an appointment will be arranged on your behalf or the teacher in question will return your call as soon as possible. Please note due to the busy nature of the school, it may take a period of time to return your communication but every effort will be made to do so as promptly as possible.
The school website is regularly updated with news and information about events in John the Baptist Community School. It is a vital link to the day to day life of the school and the wider community. It is hoped that as the school continues to grow and prosper, our school website will give all those part of our school community and the wider public a taste of the many facets and activities that mark life in our campus. Please regularly check or website for new news items and updates.
Group text messaging is used to forward important information, including key dates, and pertinent school updates to parents and guardians of students at John the Baptist Community School. Please ensure that the school is furnished with a current active phone number capable of receiving text messages in order to receive such texts.
The School has na official social media presence. Please feel free to follow us/review the following forms:
Twitter – @jtbcstweets
All information and necessary documentation about enrolling at John the Baptist Community School can be obtained by ringing the school at (061) 383283.
Lockers will be assigned to students on payment of €10 rental each (maximum of €25 per family). Booking and assignment will take place on day one of school for each group. Students are expected to keep their locker clean and graffiti free. If a student loses their key, they must pay for it be replaced.
The school uniform is a key element of the school’s image. A full uniform in good repair is expected at all times.
All Students must wear the following uniform in school or when representing the school.
|Dark Grey Shirt (2)||White Blouse (2)|
|School Tie||School Tie|
|V-Necked Navy Jumper (with crest)||V-Necked Navy Jumper (with crest)|
|Mid-grey trousers||Tartan Skirt|
|Dark Leather type shoes||Navy knee socks (2 pairs)|
|Dark Leather type shoes|
Following discussions with the Parent Association, Student Council, Board of Management and Staff a uniform has been introduced for P.E.
P.E. Wear: The PE Uniform and School Jacket will be available from the school (approx €95.00) on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th August 2016, to include Rain/Fleece Jacket (crested in school colours), Navy Pants, T-Shirt, Rugby Shirt.
The school uniform is available from a number of local suppliers and retail establishments. These include:
• Aileen Ryan, Main Street, Ballylanders, Co. Limerick Phone 062-46647
• Shaws, Crescent Shopping Centre Limerick 061-227890
• Morans Charleville 063-21082
• O’Dea Fashions Ltd., Tipperaryodtipp@gmail.com 062-31080
The school PE uniform is available in the school at the beginning of each school year (Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th August 2016) from Loacra Sport. No other sports apparel is acceptable for PE or games periods.
At John the Baptist Community School, we strongly recommend Supervised Study. It is very important for students to develop the habit of study if they are to reach their full potential. Supervised Study is available to Third Year, Fifth Year and Sixth Year students. It provides a valuable opportunity, under the guidance of our experienced teachers, for students to discipline themselves and to concentrate on homework and revision in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The school prides itself in the standard of supervision offered to all who attend. Our supervisors will not tolerate any form of misbehaviour and parents are contacted if students are not making effective use of their time. Parents must contact the school during the school day if students cannot attend study on a given evening.
Supervised Study is currently available for a two hour session from Monday to Friday (inclusive), each week during the school term. Study is divided into two terms: September to December and January to May.
Third Year Study:
Study operates from Monday to Thursday only at a cost of €120.00 per term from 3.45pm to 5.45pm
Fifth and Sixth Year Study:
Students can sign up for four days at a cost of €120.00 or five days at a cost of €150.00 per term.
- Full school rules apply – If a student breaks the rules he/she will lose their place.
- Places are limited so prompt payment is essential.
- Participation in Term 1 does not guarantee a place in Term 2
- Application form and fee (paid in full) must be returned before a place is guaranteed.
- No refunds will be issued.
The voluntary contribution paid by parents helps cover the cost of personal accident insurance cover for every student, photocopying, expenses of minibus, postage, extra curricular activities, drawing paper, journals, etc.
Thank you for your generosity in the past and in order to cover the enormous expense involved it is necessary to ask for a contribution as follows:
€55 per student
€60 per family
A special payment of €300 applies to Transition Year students (€150 if deposit already paid). Expenses may be paid to Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Rafferty or Mr. Bergin and payment will be receipted.