Our School Commitment
I make a Commitment to take a stand against bullying.
I will treat others with kidness and respect.
I will have Compassion to not be a bully.
And the courage to not be a bystander.
Today was the final day of our Golf lessons with Liam Duggan.
After our ”6 week programme” we developed lots of skills including:
We will continue this training in September 2017.
We wish to inform you that our school has been sanctioned a new classroom, The Early Intervention Class is specifically for children with a diagnosis of Autism in the 3-5 year bracket. This new allocation gives our school a total of 12 Teachers and 7 S.N.A.s
We also wish to inform you that there has been a change to our B.O.M. Fr.Brendan Duggan is to replace Fr .Patrick Bowen as Patrons Nominee.
Parent Teacher Meeting went exceptionally well with the majority of parents attending on the day. For those who could not attend ,please make contact with the teacher through the homework journal.
Shoe box appeal was the best this year in numbers. A huge thank you to all.
Tin whistle classes have begun and will continue over a period of 6 weeks.
Sponsored walk raised a total of €3,050 .This money was greatly appreciated especially as we spent a total of €35,000 this Summer. Projects completed included the lowering of the ceilings in classrooms 4,5,and 6. The replacing of high fencing around the back of the school and the floor and wall tiling of the 12 toilets in the classrooms. This left the school finances completed depleted. Unfortunately, the Dept .Of Education did not contribute towards these expenses.
Dates for the Diary
School is closed on Dec.9th
We will be having our Grandparents Day on Friday 16th December. Mass at 10:30 followed by light refreshments .Your help to make this a special day would be greatly appreciated.
Please note First Communion date has been changed to 13th May.
On Thursday November 19th we will meet with two soldiers in honour of the 1916 centenary. We will later be presented with a flag. We have lots of interesting questions we will ask them when they come. We have also prepared some songs and music to mark the occasion. The youngest and the eldest pupil will then accept the flag.
Look at our Scary Halloween Costumes!
Athea National School is a Catholic Primary School which strives to provide the children of our community with a caring, happy and secure learning environment, a school where each individual is valued, encouraged and respected for their uniqueness and facilitated to reach their full potential.
We are very proud of our high academic standards to which we have always aspired. Our children are given opportunities to experience all aspects of a broad and balanced school curriculum. Our students have been very successful in numerous National competitions such as Discovery Primary Science and Maths, BT Young Scientist Competition, The Junior Entrepreneur Programme, Doodle4Google and Green Flag to mention just a few. We are also very proud of the fact that some of our past pupils are now entering the teaching profession and are returning to our school for their work experience.
Athea National School has seen considerable change in recent years. With a staff of 12 teachers and 6 Special Needs Assistants, it has become one of the largest schools in West Limerick. Athea School is also the only school to have a special class for children with Autism, an Early Intervention Class and a Preschool. We are very proud to be able to provide such a service. The current school population is 159 pupils.
Our Staff & Teachers:
Principal: Mrs. Margaret Watters
Deputy Principal: Ms. Maura Mulvihill
Junior Infants: Ms. Quilty
Senior Infants and First Class: Mrs. Nolan
First and Second Class: Ms. Hayes
Third and Fouth Class: Ms. O’Connell
Fourth and Fifth Class: Mrs. Ahern
Fifth and Sixth Class: Ms. Kearney
Learning Support Teachers: Ms. Prendiville
A.S.D Teacher: Mrs. Horgan
Early intervention Class: Ms. Finucane
Special Needs Assitants
ASD Class: Mrs. Mary O’ Connor & Mrs. Bridget Sheehy
Early Intervention Class: Mrs. Magdalena Landziak
Mainstream: Ms. Amina Bhayat, Mrs. Fiona O’Keeffe & Ms. Dawn Quaid