About Us

Scoil Mhuire Lourdes is a full-stream all-girls catholic primary school.  We have approximately 250 on roll.  Our permanent teaching staff totals eleven-nine mainstream class teachers, one learning support teacher and administrative Principal. Currently, we do not have any S.N.As. employed by the D.E.S.

The Curriculum in use comprises the following subjects:-

Language:                  English and Gaeilge

Mathematics

S.E.S.E:                      Social, Environmental & Scientific Education, Science, History and Geography

Arts Education:         Visual Arts, Music, Drama.

Physical Education:

S.P.H.E:                     Social Personal and Health Education, Including  R.S.E and Stay Safe                                        Programme.

Religious Education:- As we are a Catholic School we study the Diocesan Religious Programme in all classes. We recite daily prayers.  We celebrate the various Religious Feasts e.g. Christmas, St. Brigids’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Lent, Easter, month of  May. We assist parents in the preparation of their children for First Penance, First Holy Communion, Confirmation.  Our school is dedicated to our Lady of Lourdes – hence the name – Scoil Mhuire Lourdes.

School Hours:

Infants             9.20 – 2.00 p.m.

1st – 6th                        9.20 – 3.00 p.m.

Lunch            12.45 – 1.15 p.m.

School opening time is 9.05 a.m.  Pupils are not admitted to the grounds/building before this time.

There is only one entrance to the school – through the gate at Mill Street.  We hope that the privacy of the Brigidine Sisters will be respected by all.  The convent grounds are not part of the school environment.

Infants are to be collected in the yard outside their classroom.  Older children can be collected in the yard or at the gate.

Please do not wait for your child inside the school building.

School Uniform:        Bottle green pinafore, jumper/cardigan

White/green socks/tights

Plain grey trousers

P.E. Navy track-suit with school crest

Footwear:

We all recognise the fact that children like to keep up with the latest fashions.  But you are urged to keep safety in mind when purchasing footwear for school.  Each child needs to feel comfortable and free to run about in the yard.  But, often, the type of footwear worn doesn’t allow this.

A change of clothes is required by pupils in Junior and Senior Infants.  These will be kept in school (can be regularly changed).

School/Home Links

We welcome the involvement of parents in their children’s formal education.  Parent Teacher Meetings will take place each year.  If it is considered advantageous, or necessary, the Board of Management may call a general meeting of parents on occasions.  Notice, in writing, of all meetings, will be given at least five days in advance to the children.  We feel that it is essential, for the good of your child and to keep you abreast of modern trends in education, that you attend these meetings.

You may make an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher during the school year if you consider necessary.  Teacher may also seek to meet with you, but you are asked not to make impromptu visits to teacher nor to drop casually into the classroom whenever you choose as the teacher will not be able to meet with you.

School Reports 

Written school reports will be sent to Parents/Guardians at the end of each School Year.

Special Meetings

  • An information meeting is held in June each year for the parents/guardians of the incoming Junior Infants.
  • The children in Second Class are prepared for First Penance and First Communion. To ensure full co-operation in the preparation for the reception of these Sacraments between parents/teachers/priests a number of meetings will be called during the year. Meetings will also be called for parents/guardians of pupils in 6th class who will be undergoing preparation for Confirmation.
  • Other information meetings relating to the curriculum or aspects of education may be held from time to time.