Mission Statement

In Glenahulla NS we aim to promote the full and harmonious development of the pupil, including their intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual dimensions. We seek to promote an ethos which is welcoming, open, safe, caring and inclusive.

School Motto

“Oideas agus Scléip faoi Threoir Dé”

Education and fun under God’s guidance”.

Staff 

Teachers                                                                                              

  • Mr. Pádraig Fitzgerald (Principal)                                               
  • Ms. Orlaith Courtney (Deputy Principal)                              
  • Ms. Tara Kelleher                                                                         
  • Ms. Noreen O’Mahony                                                                    
  • Ms. Katie O’Flynn                                                           
  • Ms. Margaret Buckley
  • Ms. Aisling Wallace
  • Ms. Sharon Beirne 

Special Needs Assistants

  • Julie Willers
  • Marian Kearney
  • Denise McEniry
  • Colette Mullins

Board of Management

  • Andrew O’ Regan (Chairperson)
  • Canon Michael Fitzgerald
  • Martin O’ Doherty
  • Ursula McCarthy
  • Willie Ryan
  • Jim Morrison
  • Orlaith Courtney
  • Pádraig Fitzgerald

School Hours

Official Opening Time: 9.00 a.m. (All students)
Official Closing Time: 1.40 p.m. (Infants)
Official Closing Time: 2.40 p.m. (1 – 6 Class)

Morning Assembly

The school hall is open from 8.45am – 9am every morning to facilitate drop off. The school does not open for official instruction until 9am.

On hearing the school bell each child will line up in an orderly fashion in the appropriate place. All Classes will be escorted to their classroom by their class teacher.

After School Supervision

The children are also supervised in the afternoon from 2.40pm – 2.55pm to facilitate collection. We wish to thank all staff as this is voluntary service provided by S.N.A.s and teachers. We also wish to remind parents that outside these times, the children remain unsupervised in the yard.

School Uniform

The children wear the standard uniform or school tracksuit.
Uniform:

  • grey pants/skirt
  • royal blue jumper
  • white shirt
  • blue and grey striped tie
  • black footwear

A school tracksuit is available, and only the school tracksuit can be worn. Glenahulla school track suit available in D.F. Condon’s, Mitchelstown.

  • navy blue bottoms
  • navy blue top with school crest
  • white polo shirt

Please have your child’s uniform labelled. Full school uniform is expected to be worn unless otherwise directed. School tracksuits are to be worn only on PE days and as directed by the class teacher.

Children should wear flat shoes. High heels, flip flops or heelys are not allowed.
In the interest of health and safety jewellery is to be kept to a minimum. (Health and Safety policy)

Leaving School

Junior and Senior Infants will exit through the side door each day at 1.40pm. Ms. Courtney will call each child when she sees the person collecting them and it is their turn to leave. Please inform Ms. Courtney if  there is ever a change in the person collecting your child. On wet days, children may be collected from the front porch.Parents are asked to make sure that their child is collected on time. Children quickly get anxious if they are kept waiting. Parents are asked to give the names of other people who may be collecting their children to the Infant teacher.


Children from 1st to 6th classes are expected to leave the school grounds in an orderly fashion at 2.40 p.m.

Children leaving the school before official closing time must be collected at the school and signed out. 

In the event of a pupil being absent through illness or for any other reason the class teacher should be informed by note on the pupil’s return to school. This is now a legal requirement.

Attendance

Under the School Attendance Act, each child is obliged by law to attend school every day on which the school is in operation unless there is a reasonable excuse for not attending.

If a child is absent for more than 20 days in a school year, the school authorities are obliged to inform the National Education Welfare Board.