Enrolment 2017

Enrolment 2017
Fáilte chuig ár suíomh idirlíon na scoile.

Clerihan National school is a mainstream co-educational school. The original school was to be found on the Church grounds. This burned down and was replaced in 1944. It was replaced by our new school in 1996.

The village has grown rapidly in the last decade and so has the school!

Our school is now a bustling 7 classroom school with 196 children. We have an administrative principal, seven class teachers, a Resource teacher, a Learning Support teacher, two special needs assistants and a full-time secretary.
Príomhoide: Mr. Pádraig Fahey
Uimhir Fóin: 0526135400

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Ár bhFoireann

Ár bhFoireann
Pádraig Fahey Príomhoide
Denise Fleming Leas-Phríomhoide
Mary Moore (on career break)
Ann Marie Murphy
Aodan Wrenn
Jane Barrett
Deirdre Healy
Noelle O'Reilly (on maternity leave)
Áine Madden
Tara Tierney
Shane Luby (Temporary)
Séamus Heffernan (Substitute)
Ann-Marie Quigley Shared L.S.
Sarah O'Callaghan Shared L.S.
Valerie Condon S.N.A.
Jenny O'Donnell S.N.A.
Katriona Flannery Rúnaí
Paul Casey Caretaker
Lorraine Browne Cleaner

Board Of Management

Our Board of Management manages the school on behalf of the patron and is accountable to the patron and the Minister. The Board uphold the characteristic spirit of the school and is accountable to the patron for so doing.

Our Board work hard on behalf of all our pupils to ensure Clerihan NS is a thriving place for them to grow, play and learn.

Eamon Maher - Chairperson
Pádraig Fahey - Secretary/Principal
Nicola Maunsell - Treasurer/Community Nominee
Fr. Ailbe O'Bric - Patron's Nominee
Denise Fleming - Teacher's Nominee
Cherry Hally - Parents' Nominee
Shane O'Sullivan - Parents' Nominee
Monica Conway - Community Nominee

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Our School Crest

Our School Crest
Our school crest shows our identity. We are a Catholic school dedicated to the pursuit of learning and developing the whole child academically, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. Our school motto 'Ní Neart go Cur le Chéile' or 'Strength in Unity' reflects how we approach everything with team-work and friendship in Clerihan N.S.

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1916

1916
Our school was visited by members of the Defence Forces to present us with a Tricolour and a copy of the 1916 Proclamation. This was a great commemoration event for our school and and important rememberance of this important part of the history of our nation.

1916

1916
Receiving the Tricolour and Proclamation on behalf of the school.

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1916
Reading the Proclamation for the school.

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1916
Our Staff

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Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Míle buíochas to everyone who donated a shoe box of Christmas gifts for some of the poorest children in the world.

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Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Our Witch Walk 2015

OUR WITCH WALK
Our Trick or Treat for Temple Street took place again this year on Friday 23rd October. We really appreciate the great effort made by all the children and their parents every year for this great cause. Everyone donated €2 a child or €4 a family. We always have a great time dressing up every year and are looking forward to the event again next year.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat
Junior Infants

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat
Senior Infants

Trick or Treat 3

Trick or Treat 3
Rang a hAon

Trick or Treat 4

Trick or Treat 4
Rang a Dó

Trick or Treat 5

Trick or Treat 5
Rang a Trí

trick of Treat 6

trick of Treat 6
Rang a Ceathair

Trick or Treat 7

Trick or Treat 7
Rang a Cúig

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat
Rang a Sé

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PA

PA

The Parents Association

Parent's Association 2016/2017

The Parent's Association work so hard to provide support to our school. Our new Parent's Association are Brian Mordaunt (Chairperson), Claire Conran (Secretary), Maria O'Rourke (Treasurer) and Paula Tobin (P.R.O.)






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Brothers of Charity

Brothers of Charity

Brothers of Charity

Brothers of Charity
5 young people from the Brothers of Charity with Mrs. Condon after a successful cake sale.

Thank you

Míle buíochas to Mark Fraher, Adam Dennehy, Miriam O’ Shea, Anthony Kelly, Mark Flannery and Anthony Davis from the Brothers of Charity, who called to our school with the proceeds they raised from holding a coffee morning in the Community Hall recently.

Our sixth class visit the Brothers of Charity centre in the village regularly. We do art, gardening, computer skills and lots of other fun activities with the people in the centre. We also do a Spring Clean every April and look forward to the Brothers of Charity table quiz that takes place every year too.

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Active Flag

Active Flag

OUR ACTIVE FLAG

OUR ACTIVE FLAG
Declan Brown came to help us raise our flag. We worked for two hard years to achieve the Active Flag. We are a very active school. We have lots of sports including Gaelic football, hurling, basketball, spikeball, athletics and soccer. We also look forward to our Active Week every year where we get to train under special guest coaches and get to try out lots of different sports we don't normally do in school.

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Green Schools

Green Schools

Green Flag 2007 - 2008

Litter & Waste
We are very conscious of our carbon footprint in our school. We were awarded the European Green Flag for our efforts. Everyday a huge effort is made by all the members of our school community to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Some of the things we do in school are:

Recycle - every class has two bins - one is for paper & plastic materials which can be recycled the other is for non recyclable waste (we try to keep this one as empty as possible)

More on our Green School 2009

Energy
The new focus was then on the theme of Energy. We worked very hard on projects and competitions to help create awareness of how we could conserve energy. We got this flag in 2010.

Water
Our new target was then water. We fitted toilets with water conservation buttons, we have a water butt in school and we have signs on all our taps to remind us to turn them off when we're done. We got this flag in 2012.

Transport
We worked very hard on our transport flag. We did surveys on how we travel to school. We made a huge map of Clerihan to see how we were all travelling to school and where we were travelling from. We also linked up with the Active School flag and started a W.O.W. from the community field to school for a number of weeks. we got fit and helped the environment all at the same time. We got this flag in 2015

Biodiversity
We are hard at work this year on our biodiversity flag. We haven't forgotten the rest and are still working hard to reduce waste, conserve energy and water and are keeping in mind how much we use the car too!

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HPS

HPS
Clerihan N.S. became the latest school in the country to be presented with the Healthy Ireland Health Promoting Schools (HPS) flag. The HPS flag is presented by the HSE to schools as an acknowledgement of their work in improving the health of their school communities. The HPS supports schools to focus on health and wellbeing and involves all members of the school community. Students, staff, parents and guardians are consulted to identify priority health areas. Over a period of around 2 school years, schools develop an action plan to address the health areas identified. Schools are guided to address their priority area under the following evidence based categories: environment (social and physical), curriculum, policies and partnerships. Schools work at their own pace supported by the HSE Health Promotion & Improvement Dept. In each school, a HPS coordinator and HPS team lead out on the progression of health and wellbeing and this work is supported by the school principal, board of management and wider school community. European research has shown many benefits of the HPS - whole school approach to health. Chief among these benefits are increased self-esteem, safer and cleaner school environments, lowered incidences of bullying, a positive approach to health issues, increased parental involvement and better student/teacher relationships to name a few. Clerihan N.S. worked hard in two areas in the past year, physical activity and healthy eating. The school undertook many health initiatives during the HPS process and the children, teachers and entire school community benefitted in a major way. The healthy eating aspects included a Healthy Eating week, food tastings, cookery demonstrations and in-school cooking. Our physical exercise and general fitness improved in a massive way also. A walking school bus, physical exercise challenges for homework, an aerobics routine for home, an exciting Active week and spike ball training for teachers all took place throughout the year in Clerihan N.S. This year we are focusing on Mental Health while not forgetting our physical exercise and healthy eating.

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Gaelbhratach

Gaelbhratach
We are working towards achieving a Gaelbhratach. We had lots of fun last year and are hoping to achieve lots more this year. We have a Tráth na gCéist (table quiz) in the school hall each term. We start and end our assembly as Gaeilge. We have a frása na seachtaine (phrase of the week) every week that we try to use as much as possible. We try to speak Irish at every opportunity. We look forward to Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine every week. You can see each weeks winners on our notice board in school.

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After Schools Club

After Schools Club
We are delighted to offer a Breakfast Club/After Schools club which is on-site in Clerihan N.S. This service is run by Helena Wall. More information can be got by contacting Helena directly or on the facebook page 'Clerihan National School Breakfast Club & After School Service'.
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