History of School
The current school was opened in June 1959. Prior to that, the school was located in a 2 roomed building opposite Fagan’s public house. It was a very small school with an average attendance of 30 pupils. The population increased considerably in the 1940s primarily due to the Land Commission Act. By the late 40s the average attendance was 109 pupils and 2 teachers. As a result of lobbying by the then local parish priest Fr. Edward O’Flanagan the Department of Education built a new 3 roomed school on the current site. Another 2 classrooms were added in 1992, followed by a gym in 2004.
The staff of the school consist of 4 class teachers, learning support teacher, a resource teacher and ancillary staff.
As well as the curriculum subjects, the children enjoy computers, Irish dancing, Gaelic football, tag rugby, soccer, swimming and gardening.
Our parents and community are very involved in our school, and we pride ourselves on the relationship and support we have from each one of them.
Board of Management
The Board of Management manages the school on behalf of the patron and is accountable to the patron and the Minister. The Board must uphold the characteristic spirit (ethos) of the school and is accountable to the patron for so doing. The principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, including providing guidance and direction to the teachers and other staff of the school and is accountable to the Board for that management.
More information can be found here
Chairperson: Sean Hourihane
The parent association is the structure through which parents in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children. The parent association works with the principal, staff and the board of management to build effective partnership between the home and school. Partnership between the home and school is important because with positive and active partnership the child gets the best that primary education can offer. More detailed information can be found here
The PA was formed over 40 years ago at a time when the school was going through rapid change and expansion. It has been involved with all major fundraising events over the years, and helps organise events and outings. One of the most successful schemes has been the book rental which is now 25 years in operation, which re-uses school books greatly reducing the cost for parents.
Current PA Committee:
Chairperson : Karen Durkan
Secretary: Anju Tracey, Linda Fitzgerald
Treasurer: Siobhán Cosgrove
Thomas Dunne, Enda Quinn & Shane Heraghty.
Find us on Facebook at Moynalvey NS Parents Association
The role of a school chaplain is to provide social, emotional and spiritual support to school communities. They are in the prevention and support business; helping students find a better way to deal with life issues. They provide a listening ear and a caring presence in the school, available for all students, staff and families.
Chaplain: Father David Brennan 046 9557031