John the Baptist Community School is an established school in Co. Limerick with a proud tradition in the provision of education to a wide catchment area.
The school is under the joint patronage of the Presentation Sisters, the Catholic Archbishop of Cashel and Emly and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.
We offer a broad curriculum which includes Junior Certificate, established Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP). The optional Transition Year (TY) Programme has a very high uptake. A variety of Adult Education Programmes are also provided for the wider community.
Established since 1997 John the Baptist Community School has established strong links with primary schools, local organisations, businesses, sports clubs and third level education colleges.
The spirit of community developed in the school is typified by the real partnership between students, staff, parents, Board of Management and the local community.
We are committed to the holistic, inclusive development and growth of each individual in the school community in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. The school community is proud of its reputation which is a result of the commitment and incredible work of staff, students and parents. The generosity and talents shared by the dedicated, hardworking staff ensure that the educational experience is enriched in the classroom and in extra curricular activities.
The support, cooperation and assistance of parents in all of the activities as well as the behaviour of students attitude to their studies and each other make the school a wonderful place.
The results of the State Examinations confirm what is evident each day in our classrooms. Department of Education & Skills Inspector reports verify the high quality of teaching and learning taking place. We recognise this strength and are aware of the professionalism of our staff in ensuring the highest standard of education and engagement in the school.
After twenty years John the Baptist Community School is still growing and expanding – student numbers are now over one thousand and our facilities have been enhanced with the installation of an Astro-Turf Pitch. Further expansion to the school building is also planned.
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