O'Connell Secondary School

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12th June 2024

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We hope this letter finds you and your family happy and healthy. We are pleased to welcome your son back to O’Connell School for the 2024/25 academic year.

The start dates are as follows

Year Group Start Date Times
1st Years Induction Thurs 22nd August 20249:00-11:30
3rd Years, 6th Years & LCA Monday 26th August 2024 9:00-12:15
1st, 2nd & 4th Years Tuesday 27th August 2024 9:00-12:15


All students are asked to pay the enrolment fee/insurance/admin fee/voluntary contribution of €100. This fee can also be paid through the school app or via cash in the school office.

UNIFORM & School Jackets

O’Connell School has a strict school uniform policy. All students are required to wear the following:

FULLY black shoes or runners. No other shoes will be accepted. Students who present without full uniforms will be returned home.

White Shirt, Grey Slacks

School Jumper & Tie 1st 2nd3rd Year wear the BLUE Jumper, TY, 5th, 6th & LCA wear the MAROON Available from the school’s website http://oconnellschool.ie/ or GRANTS, Manor St, Dublin 7.

On PE days students are required to wear the school tracksuit. I have attached a QR Code for a link to the site.

General Information for Parents/Guardians

School Day

School starts at 8:35 a.m. and ends at 3:25 p.m. daily, except for an early finish on Wednesday @12:55p.m.

Students who are absent, late or leave early for medical appointment need to provide a note from a parent or relevant healthcare provider through the school app.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast is available for each student (free of charge). The breakfast club starts at 8:10 a.m. each morning.

School Canteen

All students are provided with a hot meal (free of charge) at 11:20 and a snack at 1:35. No junior cycle students are allowed to leave the premises during the school day. Students who leave the school without permission will be asked to stay at home until I can meet a parent/guardian.

Mobile Phone Policy

We have a strict NO PHONE POLICY in O’Connell School. We ask that you discuss this with your son before he returns to school. If your son insists on using his phone, the phone will be confiscated and sent to the office. Phones will be returned to students at 3:25.

School App

Thank you to all parents who are already using the app. If you are having difficulties downloading the School App please contact Mr. Hobbs on DHBOM@oconnellschool.ie. All communication with the school is carried out through the School App. All payments/permissions and notes to staff can be made through this app.

Contact Number/Address

Please inform the school if you have changed your address or contact number. We need a number for the school app to work. It is vital for communication that we have your most up-to-date details for emergency reasons.

School Phone Number: 01-8748307

Secretary Email: secretary@oconnellschool.ie

I look forward to working closely with you and your son to help him obtain the very best education. Have a fantastic summer. As always if you have any queries please email me at MTBOM@oconnellschool.ie.

Warm Regards



Deputy Principal

School Uniform

Sandra McLeod
School Uniform

Please contact Grants Uniforms Manor St or purchase online through the following link


Grey trousers/ white shirts can be purchased in any store. School jumpers and tie are only available from Grants.

School Tracksuit

Sandra McLeod
School Tracksuit

O Connell School Parents Association and Student Council are pleased to introduce the O Connell School Tracksuit. The tracksuit can be worn all day on PE days only. The rational behind the tracksuit is to save time during PE lessons getting changed, its more hygienic and reduces pressure on parents to purchase named brand. The tracksuit is available through the MFC Sports Website or you can follow the link attacked. There are also numerous options for school Jackets/Puffers. Jackets/Puffers can be worn daily.

Sports Teamwear

Aug 22
1st Years Induction
Aug 26
3rd Years, 6th Years & LCA
Aug 27
1st, 2nd & 4th Years
O'Connell Secondary School,
Richmond St N,
Dublin 1

01 874 8307

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