Incoming First year Info

Dates

Click below for important dates and the school calendar for 2020-2021

Book Rental

Click below for information regarding the book lists and book rental.

Uniforms

Click below for information regarding the St VIncent's school uniform 

FAQ

Click the arrow below for a list of our frequently asked questions. 

Video Tour

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we are unable to invite either parents or our new first years into the school in June as usual to take a tour of the building and to discuss procedures, uniforms and so on with us. To help we have created a video tour of the school which you can find below and hopefully all other relevant information will be available to you on this page. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Mairin, our secretary at office@stvincentsd11.ie or Ms McLoughlin, our first year induction co-ordinator at eml@stvincentsd11.ie. 

 

School Uniform

Our Uniform can be purchased at Lynch's in Marino. We have a generic grey shirt and grey trousers which you may purchase anywhere that sells uniforms including major retailers such as Dunnes Stores etc. The Jumper is a blue Jumper with school crest. The tie is also blue with gold stripes. There are school Jackets for sale with our crest however we do not require that your son has one, he may use his own Jacket, however we do not allow this to be on him in the school building. Black shoes are also required and may be purchased in any Shoe shop. We do not have a school tracksuit for PE, your son can bring his own tracksuit with him and change in the changing rooms for PE. Click here for a link to Lynch's.

We have also included a PDF document which can be found in your sons school Journal which he will receive in August as part of the book rental. It can be accessed by clicking here.

 

Book Rental

We operate a book rental scheme at St Vincent's. All information regarding the scheme can be found on our book rental page, which you can find by clicking here!  

If you choose to purchase your own books, you can find the first year booklist here.

The school journal is supplied as part of the book rental scheme, otherwise the cost is 15 Euro. 

 

Key Dates

Our new first years will be welcomed into the school on Wednesday August 27th 2020 at 9am. This will be a short day. Your son will be finished at approximately 10:30. During this day he will have a tour of the building, meet his form teacher and will commence our induction programme, which is run by Ms McLoughlin. He will be given a timetable for the next week outlining the times he will finish. There will be early finishes for the first few days as the induction programme gets underway. 

Our school calendar can be found by clicking here, it will give you the dates during the year when the school will be closed or when parent teacher meetings will be taking place. 

FAQ

 

St. Vincent's Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I purchase the school Uniform?


Uniforms may be purchased from Lynch's of Marino. Their Website is www.lynchschooluniforms.com. The grey shirt and trousers may be purchased from any retailer such as Dunnes Stores etc.




Can my son wear runners instead of shoes?


Runners are acceptable footwear on the condition that they are FULLY black. There must be no colour of any sort or large air bubbles etc.




What class will my son be in?


There will be three first year classes for the 2020/2021 School Year. 1 Tara, 1 Derg and 1 Nore. Your son will learn which class he has been assigned to on August 27th.




Does my son need books and his uniform on August 27th?


Your son will need his uniform on his first day, August 27th. However he will not require his school books. He may bring them in and put them into his locker. However it would be beneficial to have his School Journal on this day aswell as a pen.




How do I arrange a locker for my son?


All first years will be given a locker in their form teacher's classroom on Wednesday August 26th. There is no charge for this, however he will need to bring a small lock with him to secure his locker. A combination lock is better as first years tend to lose their keys during the school year.




When is my son due back to school?


First year will be welcomed into the school on Thursday August 27th 2020 at 9am until 10:30 approx.




My son is quite anxious or there are special cicumstances, is there anyone I can talk to in advance?


You can email the deputy principal at nmc@stvincentsd11.ie and he can pass messages to the form teachers or the schools support staff. We have a very active care team and a lot of supports. See the suports section of our website.




When do I pay for the book rental programme?


Books should be paid for using our online payments system. They should be paid for in advance of the book collection day.




When do I collect my son's book rental books?


All information regarding book rental can be found on our book rental page. Collection for incoming first years is as follows. August 19 2020 1st years- Surnames A-L 9am-2pm August 20 2020 1st years- Surnames M-W 9am-2pm




Is there any help available for purchasing uniforms or renting books.


If you are struggling to pay for new uniforms you may contact Mr Walsh at the school at pw@stvincentsd11.ie and he may have spare uniforms that he can give to you. In relation to the books, please discuss these issues with Mr Whyte at aw@stvincentsd11.ie who will be able to advise you.





St. Vincent's Secondary School, Glasnevin  01-8304375

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