Welcome to Scoil Na Maighdine Mhuire - we are a primary school based in the village of Newmarket on Fergus in Co. Clare.
Scoil Náisiúnta na Maighdine Mhuire was founded in 1959. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2009.
It is a co-educational Catholic school catering for children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. At present there are 241 pupils, 16 full time teachers, 3 part time teachers and 7 Special Needs Assistants. We also have a number of classroom volunteers at our school.
In September 2015, we opened an ASD class.
The staff is made up of:
Ann McMahon - Principal (currently on secondment to PDST)
Mary Rockett - Acting Principal
Denise O'Connell - Currently on Career Break
Deirdre Kearney - In School Management Team (job sharing with Fidelma Healy Eames)
Annmarie Meehan - In School Management Team
Moira McMahon - In School Management Team - Acting Deputy Principal
Elaine Ryan - currently on maternity leave - covered by Aoife Corbett
Stephanie McMackin - currently on Career Break
Avril O'Dea - currently on maternity leave - covered by Áine O'Brien
Niamh Ryan - on Teacher Exchange with Cara McKenna
Fidelma Healy Eames - job sharing with Deirdre Kearney
Amanda Corry - shared with St Tola's NS, Shannon
Jacinta Cullen - Special Needs Assistant
Pauline O'Neill - Special Needs Assistant
Sinead Langzdins - Special Needs Assistant
Colette Kelly - Special Needs Assistant
Caroline Gleeson - Special Needs Assistant
Bernadette Lynch - Special Needs Assistant
Gerardine Halpin - Special Needs Assistant
Denise Collier - Classroom Assistant (voluntary)
Clare Crusaders Occupational Therapist - Jordan Belfour
Speech and Language Therapist - Áine Crowe
Sarah Glenny - School Secretary
Ann Slattery - Cleaner
Sean Slattery - School Caretaker
Déanfaimid iarracht Gaeilge a labhairt.
The school motto is:
'Each One Working for the Good of All.'
Board of Management Message
The Board of Management of the school, in co-operation with the Principal and Staff, are concerned with the education and growth of the whole child through all his/her potentialities - intellectual, social, emotional, physical, religious, moral and cultural.
We endeavour, as far as possible, to make the school central to the community and to form a close liaison between staff and parents with consequent benefit to the child's learning and growth.
Primary School is not only a foundation and preparation for further education and life in general; it is also probably the major part of a child's actual day-to-day life.
Our ultimate aim is to produce a balanced and competent student working to his/her potential who can progress confidently to further education.
The Board is made up of eight people:
2 Parents nominess - Colm Considine and Nicola Earls
2 Community nominees - Damien Hogan and Ros Hogan
2 Members of the Teaching Staff (one of whom is the School Principal) - Mary Rockett and April Ferns
2 Patrons/Diocesan nominees - John Quinlivan and Bernadette Glynn
The school curriculum is geared towards the overall development of the pupils and is based on the requirements of teh Department of Education & Science for Primary schools. Each class timetable includes the following subjects:
- SESE ( Social, Environmental and Scientific Education) - History, Geography and Science
- Social Personal and Health Education
- Religous Education
- Physical Education
- Arts Education - Visual Arts, Music and Drama