Our school, is a happy, caring and secure environment in which each pupil endeavours to reach his/her full potential both socially and academically.  View current or past pupils’ work, photos and videos in our Individual Pupil Archives.

Online Payment Facility

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A secure online payment facility is available here for school bus, book rental, insurance, after-school etc. You can use your credit card or debit card to pay. Card processing is handled by PayPal and you don’t need a PayPal account. No record of your card details is held on our site at any stage.  You must first register here on our website to view the complete list of services that can be paid for online.

School Newsletter & Calendar

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The children enjoy playing chess and draughts.

Booklists (2022-2023)

Junior Infants

Senior Infants

First Class

Second Class

Third Class

Fourth Class

Fifth Class

Sixth Class

Enrolment Form & Policies

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2016 Junior Spider Winners

School Uniform – parents voted to keep a crested (free), school uniform in 2014.

Available from the National Schoolwear Centre in Tuam or Newtown Embroidery, Ballindine. PE is Tuesday (Junior room) and Friday (Junior & Senior room) weather-permitting.

Boys: Maroon V-Neck Crested Jumper, Grey elastic junior trousers, White (polo) shirt with collar.  Boys PE: Maroon Crested sweatshirt, maroon microfibre bottoms.

Girls: Maroon Crested Cardigan, Grey pocket pleat pinafore, White (polo) shirt with collar, Grey knee-high socks or grey tights. Girls PE: Maroon Crested sweatshirt, maroon microfibre bottoms.

2014 Winner - Best School Website.

School Day

School Opens: 8.30am;  Classes commence: 8.50am.

Closing Time: 2.30pm (Junior & Senior Infants – 1.30pm)  Bus Service available.

School Holidays

You can view our school calendar here.

Information for Parents of Incoming Junior Infants

For some useful information as to how you can help your child get ready for school click here.

FÍS Film Winners 2011After-school

An After-school & Homework Club is available daily from 1.30 to 6.30pm as required. The service is also available during school holidays. It is managed by Olivia McDonagh. Olivia is an experienced after-school manager with a Montessori Diploma, High Scope Childcare Certificate and Food/Hygiene certification.  A weekly structured programme is provided including a hot meal for pupils staying after 2.30pm. The completion of homework is also supervised.

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing Lessons are available (subject to demand). For a video and more information click here.

Swimming Classes

Fresh Film Festival Winner 2012Swimming classes are organised for all pupils from First to Sixth class.  Classes take place at Claremorris Swimming pool during school hours for six to seven weeks after Halloween (4th-6th) and in February/March (1st-3rd).

Cumann na mBunscol & Spikeball

The senior children participate in Cumann na mBunscol Mini-Sevens in October and Football competitions in May/June.  They also compete in the Mayo Spikeball league in February.

Health Services Executive

The school accommodates the various Health Screening Schemes available to all national schools from the HSE.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Children in Second Class are prepared for First Confession and First Holy Communion annually. Confirmation takes place every two years.

Parent-Teacher Meetings

It is important that parents are involved in their children’s education. Formal Parent-Teacher meetings are usually held in November but any parent may call, phone or e-mail to make an appointment to discuss any issue relating to their child.

Board of Management 2019 – 2023

Patron’s nominees: Pat Hession (chairperson), Fr. Michael Murphy.

Parents’ representatives: Darren Forde, Elaine Hession, Ivan Jennings, Michelle O’Toole.

Teachers: Pádraig Ó Beirn, Niamh Naughton

The community is extremely grateful to the outgoing Board who oversaw the school extension and upgrade as one of the major projects during their tenure. Their ongoing support is very much appreciated and we can’t thank enough the Board of 2015 – 2019:

Patron’s nominees: PJ Commins (chairperson), Fr. Michael Murphy.

Parents’/Community representatives: Pat Hession, Lorraine Corcoran, Fintan Jennings, Sandie Hession.

Teachers: Pádraig Ó Beirn, Niamh Naughton

Dynamic School

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Just wanted to say that I have looked at your website and am in awe of all the activities, both ICT based & other, that you have going on in the school – the children are privileged to attend such a dynamic school….

by Emer Hoy from Ballinteer Educate Together, Dundrum, Dublin 16