Welcome to our website


Just a reminder that our school is used as a polling station – therefore there is no school this Friday.

Also to remind you that Friday 31st May is a school holiday. 


We are delighted to let you know that we have collected all the stickers needed to fill the two posters that Aldi sent in to us so we are in with a chance of winning €50,000 for the primary school’s playing facilities.

Additional prizes include four primary schools (one per province) will win €2,500 worth of training equipment, while each primary school that completes a poster will receive a complimentary set of IRFU water bottles, four Aldi rugby balls and a new Aldi Play Rugby kit bag.

One lucky primary school will also win an exclusive training session with Paul O’Connell and a full set of new school rugby jerseys.

A huge Thank You to everyone for helping us reach our target!


School Calendar 2018 – 2019

Please note 12.30 pm closing times at Easter and Summer breaks


Health Promoting School


Digital Schools Award Winner!


Chill Cleithe N.S.

This is a picture 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 support teacher and a shared resource teacher. Our school was built in 1951. There are 97 pupils enrolled this year. 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 Special Ed teacher. Ms. Jackie Nevin,  part-time Special Ed shared with Clonbonny N.S.

This year we welcome Nicholas Mvula (Nico) to our staff, part-time S.N.A.

We are very lucky also to have teachers who come every week to teach us sports and music.

Niall Kane teaches rugby to pupils from 3rd to 6th classes on Monday afternoons which is great fun.

On Wednesday mornings Patrick Heffernan (past-pupil) teaches us music. We play a wide range of instruments including the tin whistle, accordion, keyboard, guitar and violin.

Alan McCormack comes Wednesday afternoons to teach football. He trains every class.

Paddy Mullally comes to teach basketball.

In the first term of each New Year we have 8 swimming lessons – pupils from 1st to 6th class take part in these sessions.

We have been lucky to have had dance lessons for all pupils for the last 3 years which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


We are lucky to have a large yard with our own basketball court and football pitch. We have levelled 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.

Computer Room

Since we got our new extension we now have a separate computer room. We have 10 computers & 10 laptops and an  Interactive Whiteboard in each classroom which the teachers find are an invaluable source of instruction. We hope you will get a chance to see us show off our skills on our school website. Hopefully as we get better you will see a lot more.

Directions to our school