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 234 pupils, 16 full time teachers, 1 part time teacher 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)
Moira McMahon - Deputy Principal & Acting Principal (currently on maternity leave)
Denise O'Connell - Currently on Leave (External Job Share)
Deirdre Kearney - Acting In School Management Team (job sharing with Fidelma Healy Eames)
Annmarie Meehan - Acting In School Management Team - Acting Principal
Elaine Ryan - currently job sharing with Maria Kelly
Eamon Curley - Acting Deputy Principal
Kelly Flannagan - Acting In School Management Team
Stephanie McMackin - currently on Career Break
Maria Kelly - currently job sharing with Elaine Ryan
Róisín Murphy - currently on maternity leave
Niamh Ryan - on Teacher Exchange with Siobhan Clifford
Aislinn Keogh - covering Róisín's maternity leave
Fidelma Healy Eames - job sharing with Deirdre Kearney
Amanda Corry - shared with St Tola's NS, Shannon
Siobhan Clifford - on teacher exchange with Niamh Ryan
Elaine Fitzpatrick - covering Moira's maternity leave
Jacinta Cullen - 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
Margaret Lillis - Special Needs Assistant
Sarah Glenny - School Secretary
Ann Slattery - Cleaner
Joanna Truchel - Cleaner
Seán 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) - Moira McMahon 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