About St. John The Baptist National School
St John the Baptist NS was founded in 1880 and resided on Church Lane until relocating to its current location on Connolly Street, in 1980.
The book “St John The Baptist National School Midleton- A History” written in 2008 by Alison O’Keeffe, past pupil, traces the school’s history from its origins as Midleton National School, as it was known then, to recent years.
In 2012 we undertook major renovations and on 22nd November 2013 we officially opened a new 6 classroom extension bringing the total number of classrooms to 8.
During the school day the children enjoy weekly drama class and the school choir, taught by our dedicated visiting specialised teachers. Each class also benefits from the experience of visiting teachers for short periods throughout the year in order to broaden and enhance their educational experience in a real and meaningful manner.
Our Art and Craft programme introduces the children to a variety of traditional and contemporary mediums allowing for greater diversity. Children’s talents in these areas are celebrated and displayed in regular productions and exhibitions.
Exposure to technology in every class provides opportunities for a wider educational experience, using laptops, iPads and our 3D printer.
We are very proud to be a Green School and foster the values associated with this programme among the pupils and staff.
Among the many national initiatives available to primary schools we have involved ourselves in Junior Entrepreneur, Young Scientist, Fís Film Festival and Seachtain na Gaeilge in recent years.
Our School Garden affords us the opportunities to bring teaching and learning to the outdoors and is a space that we all love to work in.
Sport plays an important part in the school’s extra-curricular activities and we are very lucky to have access to wonderful neighbouring facilities (Midleton College astroturf pitch, swimming pool, playing fields).
Many pupils are involved in hockey, tag rugby, soccer, athletics and swimming.
Much of the coaching is done by parents and teachers on a voluntary basis and matches are organised for Saturday mornings.
Weekly cookery classes for sixth class pupils prove to be very popular.
Music classes run by Cork City Music College is our newest after school activity.