About Our School
These are pictures of our school. It is situated about 4 miles outside Moate off the main road to Athlone. It is a small country school with 4 main-stream teachers, a shared resource teacher and a shared learning support teacher. Our school was built in 1951. There are 89 pupils in it. Ms. Mary O’ Connell is the principal and she teaches junior and senior infants. Ms. Maureen O’Neill teaches first and second class. Ms. Sheila Martin teaches third and fourth class. Ms. Helga Leslie teaches fifth and sixth class. Mrs. Deirdre Connolly is our Learning Support teacher shared with Tubber N.S . We are very lucky also to have teachers who come every week to teach us sports and music. 3rd to 6th class have rugby on Monday afternoons which is great fun. Alan McCormack comes Wednesday afternoons to teach football. He trains every class . And on Thursday afternoons James O’Donoghue teaches us music. We play a wide range of instruments including the tin whistle, accordion, keyboard, guitar, violin and even the mandolin!
We are lucky to have a large yard with our own basketball court and football pitch. We have leveled our football pitch and are now back playing on it. There is a wooded area at the rear of the school through which flows a stream so we are surrounded by nature. The church is across the road from us and people in our school are given a chance to serve Mass.
Since we got our new extension we now have a separate computer room. We have 10 computers and an Interactive Whiteboard in this room and we hope you will get a chance to see us show off our skills on this website. Hopefully as we get better you will see a lot more. Both senior classrooms (third & fourth and fifth & sixth) have interactive whiteboards installed and the teachers find them an invaluable source of instruction.