Over 100 Ukrainian pupils have been enrolled in Kilkenny schools as of June 3, the Department of Education has confirmed.
Latest figures show 68 students in local primary schools and 46 in post-primary on Friday.
Nationally, the Department of Education said 6,797 Ukrainian pupils have been enrolled in schools across Ireland to date. Out of that figure, 4,766 of these pupils have been accommodated in primary schools while 2,031 pupils have enrolled in post-primary schools.
To assist with the transition of Ukrainian refugees and their families into Irish schools Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT) continue to operate, hosted by the 16 regional education and training boards around Ireland and staffed by regionally based education support personnel.
The primary role of the REALT is to build on existing regional education support structures and the initial focus will be on assisting families in securing school places. REALT are also supporting schools in the area to meet the needs of these children as they emerge, advising and supporting the Department of Education in developing new capacity where required, and co-ordinating the provision of education services to schools and families across their defined area.
These teams are ensuring that clear, accessible information flows are in place between schools, local education support services and national support structures in relation to people arriving from Ukraine.
Information for parents in Ukrainian and Russian on accessing school places is available on gov.ie/Ukraine.
The Department will continue to publish figures on the enrolment of Ukrainian children each month.
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