Clothes Collection

The Clothes Collection will be held on 17th February, if anyone has clothes please drop them to the school on the 16th February. Please leave them inside the school wall. Thank you 🙂


Today was the final day of our Golf lessons with Liam Duggan.

After our ”6 week programme” we developed lots of skills including:

  • motor skills,
  • social skills,
  • communication skills,
  • cognitive awareness,
  • core life skills such as honesty, integrity and respect,
  • cross curricular activities (numeracy skills & spatial awareness).

We will continue this training in September 2017.

Latest News

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.

1916 Commemoration Preparations

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.

About Athea School

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