Admissions to Scoil Eoin Baiste

October 8, 2020

Applications are now open for places in Junior Infants for September 2021.

Please return you completed “Application for Admission Form” for Junior Infants 2021 to admissions@scoileoinbaiste.com or alternatively, to the school office by the 20th November 2020.

Our Admissions Policy, Annual Admissions Notice and Application for Admission Form can be downloaded below.

Parent Update

September 22, 2020

Please read this important update for all parents, it will give guidance on what to do if your child is unwell or is sent home from school unwell. This update was also sent to all parents via text message today.

As always, the guidance and advice from the Department of Education and the HSE is subject to change as more information comes to light.


Many thanks for your continued patience and cooperation in helping us curb the spread of the virus in our community and ensuring our school is safe for our staff and pupils.

Covid-19 Advice for Parents

September 7, 2020


New Beginnings at School

August 26, 2020

We look forward to welcoming back our pupils, old and new, this week.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We look forward to welcoming all our pupils, parents and staff to school this week and a special welcome to our new Junior Infant pupils.  The past few months have been challenging and difficult for us all, but we are so proud of how our pupils, families and staff dealt with and rose to the challenge.

School will look slightly different when our children return but all these measures are in line with HSE and Department of Education advice and are in place to keep our school as safe as possible for our pupils and staff.  It is so important for all of us that we adhere to these measures so our children and staff can work and learn in a safe environment.

Your patience is requested in these difficult times.  As you are aware, guidance is ever changing so please be prepared for this.  Updates will be provided to families via our school website, text message and email so please ensure the office has correct contact details for you.

In these times, parents/guardians are not permitted on school grounds so if you wish to speak to a staff member regarding any matter, please make an appointment by emailing the office at, scoileoinbaiste@gmail.com or by phoning the office on 042 9331575.

If you do attend a physical meeting in school, you must adhere to strict social distancing guidance, coughing and sneezing etiquette, wear a face covering throughout the time you are in the school and sanitise upon entering and exiting the school.  Contact details will be logged at the reception for all visitors to the school.

Please be fully aware of the symptoms of Covid-19 and do not come to the school if you, or anyone in your house, has been tested for Covid-19 or is displaying symptoms.

Your continued support during these times is greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks,

Roisin Hughes & Staff

Reopening Guidelines for Parents

August 25, 2020

Please read through our reopening procedures carefully. Advice from the HSE and the Department of Education is ever changing so please be prepared that our procedures may need to change over time.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office (042 9331575 or scoileoinbaiste@gmail.com) or our HSCL, Karen (sebhscl@gmail.com or 087 7921493)

Please see the information below which may be of interest to some of our parents as you prepare for children to return to school:

The Genesis Programme are hosting an online workshop with Dr Malie Coyne; Clinical Psychologist and Psychology Lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway, for parents to support their children going back to school.

The workshop takes place on Thursday 27th August 2020. Booking is essential, priority will be given to parents with children attending Primary Schools in Co. Louth as there are limited places available.

Register by sending a private message to the Genesis Programme Facebook page with your name and address of your child’s school or email the details to hugh.doogan@cllp.ie

The Genesis Programme have also developed a Tip Sheet called ‘Parents, Let’s Get Ready for Your Child Starting School’. You can download it at: https://flyingstart.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/starting-school-flyer-.pdf     

Re-opening of Scoil Eoin Baiste

August 20, 2020

We look forward to welcoming all our pupils back to school next week.

We have been working hard behind the scenes creating a plan to make our school as safe as possible for our staff and pupils.

Please see the letter attached below from the Minister of Education, Norma Foley to parents.

Our website will have regular updates about our re-opening plans.


May 18, 2020

2nd class were learning lots of interesting facts about minibeasts this week.  Have a look at some of their creations,

Well done 2nd class! Really creative work!

Maori Masks

May 18, 2020

The pupils in 4th class put their imaginations and artistic skills to the test this week to design and create these amazing Maori Masks.



The Maori people are native to New Zealand.  Maori masks were usually carved from one piece of light, softwood to honour their ancestors.  Why not see what other interesting facts you can find out about the Maori people?

Fun with Irish!

May 14, 2020

The Irish programme we use in school is now available to use online for free while schools remain closed.  This would be a great way to keep practicing simple Irish with your child.  

Here are the instructions to access Bua na Cainte,

  1. www.edcolearning.ie

  2. Click “Login” and use the following details to login: 

    Username: primaryedcobooks

    Password: edco2020

  3. Select “Bua na Cainte 2” for 2nd class.