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A magazine for primary school children

Classmate is a free children’s magazine published by Dublin City Council. The magazine is sent to 38,000 primary schoolchildren in the Dublin City area, four times a year.

Use Classmate to help kids learn

Classmate helps kids aged 4-12 to learn about:

Being Creative

  • Children design their own front cover for each seasonally themed edition of Classmate
  • They send in their film and book reviews, poems and short stories.
  • Prizes are given for the many crosswords, word puzzle competitions and much more

Nature and Environment

  • Child friendly articles on seasonal activities, recycling, litter, the City’s parks and the Green Schools programme

Art and Literature

  • Features on The Reading Tree programme and the MS Readathon and much more through Dublin City Public Libraries
  • Kids can appreciate art through regular articles on paintings from Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane collection

The City Council

  • Issues like road safety, fire safety and waste management are explained in a child friendly way.
  • Kids learn how they can become members of their own council

Comhairle na nÓg (Young People's Council)

  • Information is given on year round events in Dublin City

Use of the Irish Language

  • Gives children the chance to read a variety of topics and to take part in competitions through the medium of Irish.

Read Classmate

Autumn 2017

Classmate Autumn 2017

Summer 2016

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Winter 2015

Classmate Winter 2015

Winter 2014

Classmate Winter 2014

Image of Classmate Spedial Edition 2014 front cover

Special Edition

Image of Classmate Summer 2014 front cover

Summer 2014

Front Cover of Classmate Spring 2014 Edition

Spring 2014

Front Cover of Classmate Winter 2013 Edition

Winter 2013

Front Cover of Classmate Autumn 2013 Edition

Autumn 2013

Front Cover of Classmate Summer 2013 Edition

Summer 2013

Front Cover of Classmate Spring 2013 Edition

Spring 2013

Front Cover of Classmate Winter 2012 Edition

Winter 2012

Front cover of Classmate Autumn 2012 Edition

Autumn 2012

Photo of Summer 2012 edition of Classmate

Summer 2012

Photo of Spring 2012 edition of Classmate

Spring 2012

Photo of Winter 2011 edition of Classmate

Winter 2011

Photo of Autumn 2011 edition of Classmate

Autumn 2011

Photo of Summer 2011 edition of Classmate

Summer 2011

Photo of Spring 2011 edition of Classmate

Spring 2011

Photo of Winter 2010 issue of Classmate

Winter 2010

Photo of Autumn 2010 issue of Classmate

Autumn 2010

Image of Classmate Summer 2010 cover

Summer 2010

Image of Classmate Spring Edition cover

Spring 2010

Image of Calssmate Winter Edition cover

Winter 2009

Image of Classmate Autumn edition cover

Autumn 2009

Image of Summer 09 competition winner

Summer 2009

Image of Spring 09 competition winner

Spring 2009

Image of Winter competition winner

Winter 2008

Autumn 08 Cover

Autumn 2008

  • Download the Autumn 2008 issue of Classmate (PDF 7.0Mb)

An image of the cover art for Classmate magazine

Summer 2008

Image of Spring competition winner

Spring 2008

Image of Winter competition winner

Winter 2007

Image of Winter competition winner

Autumn 2007

Image of Summer competition winner

Summer 2007