Planning for the Year Ahead at Scoil Muire gan Smál

The Award Winners: Pupils of Scoil Muire gan Smál proudly displaying their SFI Discover Science and Maths Award just before Christmas with the plaque bearing the name of their school.  Front: Emilka Kujawa and Chloe McElligott. Back from left: Molly Moran, Róisín O’Mahony and Eimear Bradley.
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Schools throughout the world are striving towards normality in these times of uncertainty for teachers, pupils and parents and all involved in the life of local schools.

The beginning of a new year always ushers in a sense of hope with it.

In this year of 2021, a year of commemorations of the uncertainties faced by our grandparents and great-grandparents, our uncertainties pale somewhat by comparison but our sense of hope is greater.

Start of a Hopeful Year

And we are at the starting line of a far more hopeful year than the one we’ve been through.

By way of proof, schools are planning their schedules and laying out their stalls for 2021.

The 2020 appointed Muire gan Smál Primary School Principal Seamus Moynihan is also involved in a schedule building programme for all involved with his school community.

Unveiling his Plans

“In Muire gan Smál, Castleisland, we cater for boys up to first class and girls to sixth class,” said Mr. Moynihan unveiling his plans.

“We operate a preschool with early-starter and we provide a range of after-school activities.

“Our facilities include spacious classrooms, two halls, a stage, iPads for children, interactive whiteboards, a basketball court, a sensory room and garden.

Winners of Excellence Awards

“Our school activities include debating, drama, art and craft classes, choir, swimming, athletics, basketball, badminton, gymnastics and camogie.

“We are the proud winners of Science and Maths Excellence awards. Our school also has three ASD classes.

Inclusive and Caring Environment

“We provide an all-inclusive welcome in a caring environment.

“All our students are involved in the Credit Union Quiz, basketball blitz, Cumann na mBunscol, Active Schools Flag, Amber Flag well-being project and Green Schools Programme.

Inquiries Invited

“We also have a very active and enthusiastic parents’ association,” said Mr. Moynihan as he invited inquiries on enrollment and any other matters of school life at Muire gan Smál. Principal, Seamus Moynihan can be contacted on: Email:

Phone: 066 71 41147 or 086 1383874

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