Welcome to our Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) page

Our HSCL Coordinator is Ms. Lorraine Buckley.

Lorraine is available on Tuesday’s and Friday’s to all the families and students of St John’s National School and endeavours to assist and support those important to our pupils’ educational lives, so together, as a school community, we are able to support the children’s achievements, attendance and participation in all that is good in St. John’s National School.

Lorraine will run a numbers of classes and initiatives this year, including Parent and Child classes such as; Cupcake Classes, Maths for Fun and the Shared Reading programmes.

Lorraine will be running our ‘Every School Day Counts’ attendance campaigns throughout the year in order to promote attendance.

As always, all our parents, grandparents and guardians are very, very welcome to drop in any time. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Feel free to contact Lorraine on 0860123578 at any time


Congratulations to Devin Lacey in 6th class who won the Smyths Voucher for having full attendance during our Attendance Drive in November. 
Well done to all the other students who also had 100% attendance from 11th-29th of November. 
Our next attendance drive will be in February!
Below are some photos of 1st class enjoying a Halloween Cupcake class with their parents and grandparents.
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 loughlinsaira@gmail.com 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