We hope that our new website will prove to be of great benefit to parents, pupils and other interested bodies and will give a glimpse of the many and varied activities that our pupils experience during their years in our school.
Some background Information
The Monastery School is an all-boys senior primary school, catering for pupils from second to sixth class. Currently it has 220 pupils on the rolls.
School opens for reception of pupils at 8.40 a.m.
Mission Statement“Do not be discouraged: be sure that the good seed you have planted in the children’s hearts will in time bear fruit” – (Edmund Rice 1814)
Staffing and General Organisation
Principal: Mrs. Mary Donovan.
Deputy Principal: Ms. Caitriona Farrell
Second Class: Ms. Aoife McGrath
Second/Third Class: Ms. Christine McCarthy
Third Class: Mr. John Hennessy
Fourth Class: Ms. Caitriona Farrell
Fourth/Fifth Class: Ms. Mary Long
Fifth Class: Mr. Denis Wade
Fifth/Sixth Class: Ms. Sinead O'Mahony
Sixth Class: Mr. Paudie Reale
Resource/Learning Support Teachers: Ms.Joan O'Meara, Ms. Sinead NiChoiligh, Ms. Jo Browne.
School Secretary: Mrs. Ann Ryan.
Special Needs Assistants: Ms. Mary Hewitt, Mrs. Hannah Madden
Caretaking Staff: Mr. Michael Hanley
Board of Management
Chairperson: Mr. Bob Noonan
Hon. Sec: Ms. Joan O'Meara.
Hon. Treasurer: Mr. Matt Kenny
Patron's Nominee: Fr. J. Beatty
Community Nominee: Ms. Josephine Ryan
Parent's Nominee: Ms. Ruth Kennedy, Mr. Bill Glesson
Principal: Ms. Mary Donovan
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR FOOTBALLERS - u11 "A" Champions, U13 Runners Up and to our U/11 team who narrowly lost out on a County Final Place
The Monastery School is very fortunate to have such an active, interested and hard-working Parents' Council. We are very thankful to them for supplying us with the following textbooks, readers and STEM resources this year.
Our Sixth class have adopted the new Irish Scheme Abair Liom by Folens this year. This new, attractive and interactive series is in line with the new Pimary Language Curriculum and feedback from the pupils and the teacher has been very positive so far . Boys in Rang II received a lovely parcel of 80 books from the Flying Start series this week. We are all eager to get our hands on these new graded readers. Finally, all classes from 3rd to 6th were presented with a STEM project box. This was just in time for Science Week. Over the coming weeks and months, pupils will be given the opportunity to design and make projects that incorporate science, maths and art along with design and technology skills. We will keep you updated on the projects we make. Míle buíochas arís to our Parents' Council for supplying us with these wonderful books and resources.
Our P.E. tracksuit is moving to a generic one comprising of a white polo t-shirt, navy round neck sweat top and plain navy bottoms - microfibre/straight-leg/no cuffs. The boys wear the school tracksuit on days that are timetabled for P.E. and also on days when they are on trips away from the school. We always encourage families to pass on uniforms/tracksuits to younger siblings. Therefore, any of our older crested tracksuits can still be worn for as long as possible.
The Monastery Primary School
Phone: 062 52656