Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Admissions Policy - Consultation with Parents


As for all schools in the country, Leckaun National School is obliged to follow the steps set out below.

Parents, pupils and staff are requested to review this draft policy and submit comments or suggested amendments via email to info@leckaunns.ie

The Board of Management will consider these comments and suggested amendments with a view towards approving the policy for sending to the School’s Patron: Monsignor Liam Kelly, Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Kilmore

All submissions will be considered by the Board.

This Admissions policy will replace our current Enrolment policy. 

Introduction to the process

Certain sections of the Education (Admissions to Schools)  Act 2018, relating to the school admission process, commenced on February 1st 2020. The key dates for the preparation and publication of an Admissions policy are set out in the new requirements that apply to admission from September 2021 onwards.

Preparation of a draft admission policy

Section 62(1) of the act require Boards of Management to prepare a draft admission policy following consultation with the Patron, parents of students attending the school and staff.

Catholic schools have to use the template provided by the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association (CPSMA) to prepare a draft admission policy and submit the draft to the patron for approval.

Review of draft admission policy by Patron

The Patron must approve the draft admission policy or approve the draft admission policy subject to modifications.

Where the draft policy is approved subject to modification, the Board of Management will have two weeks within which to make the specified modifications and return to the patron for Patron approval.

The admission policy must be approved by the Patron by 15th September 2020.

Publication of admissions policy

Boards of Management are required to publish the school’s admissions policy on the school website on or after 1st September 2020 and, on written request, make copies available to parents, the Minister for Education of the public.

Draft Admissions Policy Leckaun National School

Friday, April 03, 2020

Goodbye Miss Maguire

Today is Miss Maguire’s last day with us at Leckaun NS. On behalf of the staff and pupils I would like to say thank you to Ms Maguire for all her hard work this year. It has been a pleasure having her in our school this year. Unfortunately we cannot give our thanks in person but hopefully she will come back to see us soon!

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Junior Room

Here is a reminder of some of the activities the pupils in the Junior Room have been up to this year.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

School Transport Applications

Applications for school transport for the new school year are currently open and can be accessed at

Details of the scheme are also on the Bus Eireann website and the Facebook page at

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Instructional Texts

Children created instructional texts for their partner to follow. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Folens Online

Bua na Cainte

Junior & Senior Infants - Bua na Cainte B
1st & 2nd Class - Bua na Cainte 2

Topic - Siopadoireacht

Report Writing

Children worked in groups to research and present a report on an animal of their choice. 

Research work

Group One presenting alligator report. 

Research work

Group 2 presenting gorilla report.

Research work

Group 3 presenting Siberian tiger report. 

Research work

Group 4 presenting panda report. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Project Work

Children chose their own topic to research for their project. They worked together in groups, shared their own knowledge of the topic and researched new information. They then presented their completed project to the class. 

Farming Project

Parke's Castle Project

 France Project 

World War II Project

Croke Park Project