Special message form our SNA’s

Hello everybody,

Our Special Needs Assistants prepared a special messages to all our pupils and their families. We just want to let you know that we are thinking about you and we miss you all very much. We hope to see you soon again.














































Thinking of all our kiddies and hope your keeping well… missing you all so much… have a lovely summer, stay safe and look forward to being all together again soon!! ❤️❤️ Love, Mary












Confirmation and Ceremony of Light

Bishop Brendan, and several priests around the diocese, will include a special Confirmation message and Ceremony of Light during live-streamed Mass on Pentecost Sunday, 31 May.  Parents are invited to view the Mass with their children, participating in the Ceremony of Light (passing on the baptismal candle).

Bishop Brendan will celebrate Mass in St John’s Cathedral at 12 noon, live-streamed via https://www.churchservices.tv/limerickcathedral
All are welcome to tune into the Cathedral Mass with the bishop.


Mindful Gnats         Mindful Gnats

This app is designed to teach young people simple mindfulness and relaxation skills. During this time of uncertainty it may be a useful support. It can be used to help mindfulness practice when playing the Mindful Gnats desktop game (see www.peskygnats.com for details) or as a stand alone aid to mindful practice. Available also for Android and Apple devices (free).

Virtual Sports Day

Instead of a sports day this year Athea N.S has signed up for the healthykidz Virtual Sports Day. Preparation will begin on Monday the 25th May for virtual sports day on Saturday the 27th of June 2020. If interested you can sign up at https://healthy-kidz.com/roi-pupil-registration/

Once registered you will be emailed a username and password for app which you can download from apple app store or google play store. Any time pupils log activities on app teachers will be able to review on teachers dashboard. If you are interested in taking part you can get more information on the healthy-kidz.com website or in the attached Sports day preparation pack.


See below videos and instructions!


Communication with the teachers.

Dear Parents, please find the attached e-mail addresses of all the teachers. As the school does not have e-mails for all parents you are asked to initially send an e-mail to the teacher of your child by Wednesday the 20th. Please note 6th class may contact Mrs Ahern. Children in need of support may contact Miss Mulvihill, Mrs Leahy (Miss Kearney), Mrs Flaherty (Miss O’Shaughnessy) and Mrs Horgan.  We will contact you in the near future in relation to classes, book lists etc. Please note children will work from the current books when they return in September with a view to revision.

Teacher’s Name e-mail address School year 2019/2020
Mrs. Margaret Watters [email protected] Principal
Miss Maura Mulvihill [email protected] Deputy Principal, Support teacher
Mrs. Margaret Ahern [email protected] 5th/6th class
Mrs. Annemarie Horgan [email protected] Support teacher
Mrs. Michelle Leahy [email protected] Support teacher
Mrs. Donna Nolan [email protected] 1st/2nd class
Miss Marguerite Quilty [email protected] A.S.D. class
Mrs. Jean Allen [email protected] Junior Infants
Miss Emer Prendiville [email protected] Senior Infants/1st class
Mrs. Josephine Balfry [email protected] 3rd/4th class
Mrs. Miriam Flaherty [email protected] Support teacher
Mrs. Patricia McElligott [email protected] 4th/5th class
Support teachers   Early Intervention Class



Green Flag.

It is a pleasure to announce that our school has been awarded third Green Schools Flag. Our theme was WATER. We successfully developed awareness around water conservation and how to manage this important resource at home and at school. We reduced our school water consumption by 15%. Thanks to the green schools committee and all the pupils and staff for their help and dedication. Remember our green code. Turn off the tap, put Athea on the map.


First Holy Communion

Sadly, we have had to postpone the celebration of the First Holy Communion for the moment. We will celebrate together as soon as possible and we are looking forward to gathering together for the very special occasion. Miss Nolan prepared a lovely poster for all the Communion children, just to let them know that we are all thinking of them.

Communion Wishes