Dear Parents and Guardians/A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,

Child Protection Inspection

Our inspection began at the end of January and finished up at the beginning of this week.  We are really happy with the outcome and appreciate input from parents, Board of Management, pupils and staff.  We are particularly delighted to see how impressed the Inspectors were by the children, praising their emotional intelligence, respect for self and others, understanding of inclusion and sense of belonging.  I am really grateful to all the staff and it is a credit to our teachers that the planning and teaching of SPHE was deemed excellent.  We will keep you posted on the report.  Maith sibh!

Wellbeing Week will take place this year from May 27th-31st.  The aim of this week is to foster positive mental health and wellbeing in our wider school community.

We would love to involve the wider school community in endorsing positive mental health and wellbeing. If any parents are willing to share their skills and talents with us in terms of music, meditation, mindfulness, fitness, healthy eating, art, or any other skill, interest or passion which enhances wellbeing, please get in touch!   If you are interested in coming in, please contact the school with your availability and some details about what you would like to do! Lisa

PTA Table Quiz

Huge thanks once again to Lisa and Alan, expert leads on organising another very successful whole school community event with a great turnout.  It was great fun and raised over €2700.  Thank you to all who attended and to all the organisers.

James from Beccy’s 5th class presenting his latest art project on the Kuiper Belt. The Kuiper Belt lies on the edge of the solar system, away from the warmth of the Sun, containing a vast ring of millions of ice bodies.

Beccy’s 5th class took advantage of the sunny weather this week to do some outdoor painting inspired by Alma Thomas.  Beccy

Camogie & Hurling

The girls played Holy Spirit GNS today in Setanta and the boys played St. Canice’s BNS in Johnstown park also today.


  • Art Day Friday, 7th June 2024


  • School closed Friday, 3rd May 2024
  • Wednesday 22nd May – School will close for staff training on the new Maths Curriculum
  • School Calendar 2024-2025 (click here to view)
  • When dropping or collecting your child early/late to/from school please ensure you close the pedestrian gate securely on your way in and out of the school.

Frása na Seachtaine:

“Féach air seo.” – “Look at this.”

“Tá mé ag féachaint.” – “I am looking.”

Le meas

Róisín Conlon


Upcoming Primary to Secondary Bridge Workshops at The Institute of Education

Teacher, Rebecca is running a series of 4 Saturday workshops in The Institute of Education in the city centre beginning May 18th designed to develop confidence and provide 6th class children with the skills they need for a successful, empowering transition to secondary school. Please see the link and poster attached for details; Rebecca would love to see some of the GETNS community there!