Preparing for Junior Infants

All Junior Infants should be able to do the following:

  • Button & unbutton their coat and hang it up
  • Be fully toilet-trained and able to use the toilet without help, e.g., flush the toilet, wash and dry their hands
  • Share toys and take turns
  • Tidy up and put away things
  • Open and close all compartments of their school bag
  • Manage their lunch, i.e., open and close lunch box, drinks, sandwich boxes, open yogurt lids, peel their own orange, etc.
  • If the child can not tie shoelaces, choose shoes with velcro fasteners

For more information, please click on our guidelines for parents.