Welcome to the website of

St John of God Girls National School 

Artane, Dublin 5








A huge THANK YOU to the family of May Dempsey for donating these beautiful Buddy Benches for our school yard in her memory. 

Caoimhe Dempsey, May's grand-daughter, is in Senior Infants. As you can see, they are a huge hit already.


Seachtaine na Gaeilge

Today we had a lovely afternoon listening to some traditional Irish music. A big thank you to John and Nigel.
Well done to our two Irish dancers also.

St. John of God Day

Today we celebrated St. John of God day in our school. All the children in our school learned about him in their classroom. 4th class made a beautiful timeline on the life of St. John of God. 6th class decorated the hall for our prayer service. 1st class lead us in a beautiful prayer service.
Happy St. John of God Day.

World Book Day 2017

We had a wonderful day celebrating World Book Day in our school. Well done to all the girls on their fantastic costumes. We really enjoyed hearing and seeing what characters you were. Check out the World Book Day album to see more photos.



Today we had a lovely Prayer Service for Ash Wednesday followed by our monthly attendance assembly. Well done to all the girls who recieved a certificate for full attendance in the month of February. A special well done to the ladies who have not missed a day in December, January and February.



This year the Active School Flag and operation transformation teamed up together to promote exercise in schools. Our school is an active school flag.

Every school across the country was asked to take part in it.

We did it! 

Check out the album on the homepage for more photos.



Today we had our monthly attendance assembly. We had a great start to 2017. Lots of girls won prizes for full attendance in November, December and January. Well done girls hopefully we will see many more girls getting prizes in February.

Christmas Holidays 2016


Thank you to all who came to see our Nativity Play today. Once again, you came in great numbers. A special well done to the children in 4th class who told the story of Christmas so well. They were beautifully accompanied by the choir and other classes singing Christmas hymns. A lot of hard work went into preparing for today, we really hope you enjoyed the show.


We will close tomorrow (22nd December) for the Christmas holidays. The infants will go home @ 12:05pm and 1st-6th @ 12:15pm. 


Well done to all of the children and their teachers for a great term's work. A special 'thank you' to you, the parents & guardians, who supported us along the way. We are looking forward to picking up where we left off in January. 


Wishing you and yours a very happy and peaceful Christmas with every good wish for 2017.


Today we had the Parents Association Christmas Raffle. Well done to all the winners. We hope you enjoy the prizes. 

We had a special raffle for the girls in our school who sold all their tickets. Well done girls here they are with their prizes.



The author Patricia Murphy had great things to say about our girls! 

Well done 5th Class and Ms. Gerrard. 

You were absolutely brilliant and we are very proud of you!


Listen to the podcast by following the link below.


Prayer Service and Attendance Assembly

Today we had a lovely Prayer service and an attendance assembly. Thank you to the 3rd class on leading us in our first Advent prayer service. Well done to all the girls who had full attendance for the month of November. A special well done to the girls who had full attendance for the three months(September, October and November). We hope you enjoy your special prize.







Family Bingo

Thank you to all who supported our Family Bingo on Sunday. A great day was had by all. Thanks to our wonderful Parents Committee & helpers for organising and ensuring that everything ran so smoothly.