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 First Year Info


Click below for important dates and the school calendar for 2024-2025

Book Rental

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


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


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


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 or fully black runners 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. 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 lists

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!  

You can also choose to purchase your own books.

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

Key Dates

Key Dates

Our new first years will be welcomed into the school on Wednesday August 21st 2024 at 8.50am. This will be a short day. Your son will be finished at approximately 10:50. 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. Please check the school calendar for other important dates throughout the year. 

FAQ Our 1st Year Presentation and Frequently Asked Questions can be found  below.

  • When is my son due back to school?
    First Years will be welcomed into the school on Wednesday August 21st 2024 at 8.50am until 10:50 approx.
  • Where do I purchase the school Uniform?
    Uniforms may be purchased from Lynch's of Marino. Their Website is 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 two first year classes for the 2024/2025 School Year. Your son will learn which class he has been assigned to on August 21st.
  • Does my son need books and his uniform on August 21st?
    Your son will need to wear his uniform on his first day, August 21st. His school books will be in his locker. However it would be beneficial to bring a notebook and a pen.
  • My son is quite anxious, is there anyone I can talk to in advance?"
    You can email the deputy principal at 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?
    Because of the Free Schoolbooks scheme your son's books and stationery are now free and will be left in his locker for him. You must pay the locker fee so that your son can have access to his locker. This can be paid via WAY2PAY by the deadline issued in the payment link.
  • When will my son receive book rental books?
    First Year students will receive a combination for their locker on their first day of school which will contain all of their required books. Locker rental fee must be paid before combination code for locker access is given.
  • Is there any help available for purchasing uniforms?
    If you are struggling to pay for new uniforms you may contact Mr. Walsh at the school at and he may have spare uniforms that he can give to you.
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