GNS Book Scheme
In recognition of the cost of preparing children and young people for the return to primary school each September Minister for Education Norma Foley T.D. has announced funding to provide free schoolbooks, including workbooks and copybooks, from September 2023.
This scheme will eliminate the cost to parents of providing these resources.
Funding is being provided directly to primary schools and special schools by the Department to implement the scheme and schools will now have responsibility for providing schoolbooks, workbooks and copybooks to all children at the start of the school year.
All schoolbooks will remain the property of the school so that books can be reused in future years. Schoolbooks will be provided on loan to children and young people for the duration of the 2023/24 school year and must be returned to school at the end of the school year.
Parents are requested to remind their children to take care of their books and keep them in good condition during the year. It is not permitted to write on textbooks.
Our online Spellings Programme for 3rd to 6th “Spellings for Me” will also be covered by this scheme.
Junior & Senior Infants
All stationery will be provided for children in school.
Children from 1st and 2nd are to provide their own stationery as follows
Each child should have a pencil case consisting of two rulers (one short ruler 15cm and one long ruler 30cm), pencil (HB), topper, rubber, colours (not markers), a whiteboard marker, glue stick and scissors.
Children from 3rd to 6th are to provide their own stationery as follows
Each child should have a pencil case consisting of two rulers (one short ruler 15cm and one long ruler 30cm), pencil, topper, rubber, colours (not markers), a whiteboard marker, a red and blue pen, tipp-ex mouse, glue stick and scissors.