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.
It is a co-educational Catholic school catering for children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. At present there are 192 pupils, 11 full time teachers, 2 part time teachers, 4 Special Needs Assistants and 2 classroom assistants in our school.
The staff is made up of:
Ann McMahon - Principal
Mary Rockett - Deputy Principal
Denise O'Connell - In School Management Team (currently on career break)
Deirdre Kearney (currently on maternity leave) - currently covered by Niamh Ryan
Annmarie Meehan (currently on maternity leave) - currently covered by Diane McNamara
Elaine Ryan (currently on Career Break)
Jacinta Cullen - Special Needs Assistant
Pauline O'Neill - Special Needs Assistant
Anne Gavin - Special Needs Assistant
Una Malone - Special Needs Assistant
Clare Crusaders Occupational Therapist - to be announced
Speech and Language Therapist - to be announced
Ann Slattery - Cleaner / Caretaker
Board of Management Message
The Board is made up of eight people:
2 Parents nominess - Maurice Gough and Carmel Casey
2 Community nominees - Anne Liddy and Joe Bannon
2 Members of the Teaching Staff (one of whom is the School Principal) - Ann McMahon and Moira McMahon
2 Patrons/Diocesan nominees - Mike Willis and Phine Cronin
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:
The Parents' Council
The staff of the school is very fortunate to have a very active, co-operative and supportive Parents' Council. The involvement of the Parents' Council is reflected in the amount of work that has been done around the school. Their generous contributions have enhanced every aspect of school life at Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire.
The role of the Parents' Council is to represent the views of the parents through their parental representatives on the Board of Management. If any new parents should wish to know more about the Parents' Council, they are encouraged to either contact the Chairperson or the Secretary, whose names can be obtained from the school.
Officer roles as elected:
Chairperson: Judith Brassil
Ass Chairperson: Colette Gilbert
Secretary: Tricia Russell
Treasurer: Hilary Gough
Ass Treasurer: Margaret McMahon
PRO: Tríona Marren O'Grady
Class representatives: To be decided...