Autism Spectrum Classes

St John’s National School has 3 AS classes within the school

Seedlings (Early Intervention) take children from the ages of 3-6 years old 
Acorns (Junior AS class)
Oaks (Senior AS class) which take primary school age children.

Each class has a maximum of 6 pupils with a class teacher and 2 SNA’s

Within the AS classes each pupil will work at their own level and pace and will have their own Individual Educational Plan (IEP) in place.
This IEP is created in conjunction with the class teacher, SNA’s, Principal/Vice Principal and the parents.
If there are any outside agencies working with the child they are also invited to the meetings.

The pupils in the AS class follow an adapted version of the National Curriculum according to their needs.
Emphasis will be placed on teaching them the skills to become independent, social skills and play skills as well as the academic element.

Parents are much more heavily involved in their children’s education in these classes as they know their children best.

For enrolment in these classes please see our enrolment policy.

St. John's National School © 2021

I am writing to you with information on a pop-up style uniform shop that we’re in the process of organising in hopes that you may pass on this information to the parents of your current students before the end of school term.

Last year we were inundated with requests from local parents for second-hand uniforms for all of the local schools, primary and secondary.

There was a lot of running around and gathering/collecting of items and in order to try to alleviate the pressures of last year for all local parents we have organised this appeal to benefit those who may be struggling in our community.

No child should go without.

We are asking for donations of all kinds of uniform items that may be finished with at the end of this school year.

This includes: Skirts, trousers, jumpers, tracksuits, school shoes, shirts, airtex, runners and school bags.

There will be a box left outside at the Project centre in Ballybrack midweek mornings for anyone who wishes to donate items, or if needed they can contact me directly on in order to arrange collection of the items.

All items will be washed, pressed and put onto hangers in which we will then host a shop at the project centre in August (date to be confirmed) where parents can come and take whatever they may need, free of charge, no questions asked.

Any left over uniform items from the event will be donated accordingly back to each relevant school for use as spares for students.


Please note that this is a completely cost free non-profit project.


Thank you in advance for helping us to help the parents and school-going children of the Ballybrack community.

Administration Team

Ma’s Of Ballybrack