HELLO AND WELCOME

to the Mahoonagh National School website

Mahoonagh N.S. is a Roman Catholic Primary School in the village of Castlemahon, situated 5 minutes from the busy town of Newcastle West. The current school opened in 1968 and many changes have taken place since, with the school seeing considerable expansion in the recent past.

 

There are currently 15 teachers working in, and 198 pupils attending, Mahoonagh N.S. under the guidance of Principal Yvonne Condron and Vice-Principal Karen McAuliffe.

Our teaching staff is supported by a hardworking and enthusiastic SNA and Caretaker staff. There are currently 11 classrooms/learning support rooms in the school, spacious playing yards, a school playing field and use of the Community Hall next door, which is a great asset to the school.

 

The school endeavours to cater for all students, to foster the many talents of its pupils and to provide an environment where academic excellence co-exists with the enjoyment of extra-curricular activities and events.

Mahoonagh N.S. has a reputation for putting on a very good show when it comes to our Communion and Confirmation Days at our community church, Grandparents Days or any other school events, like our recent 1916 Commemoration Day for example.

 

We take great pride in this and always enjoy involving our pupils and the local community as much as we can in these events. Mahoonagh N.S. has a long and proud tradition of caring greatly for all of its pupils and strives to continue that tradition well into the future.

STUDENTS

STAFF

CLASSROOMS

SCHOOL

OUR EVENTS

SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

11
Sep

Cycling 2018

School yard
10:00
09/11/2018

Cycling will take place with our fifth class pupils starting Tuesday September 11th with John Clancy for six weeks.

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7
Dec

Bake Sale

Hall next to the School
10:00
December 7, 2018

Bake sale will take place in the hall on December 7th between 10.00am and 2.30pm

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MISSION STATEMENT

OUR VISION AND VALUES

CARE

Mahoonagh National School is a Catholic Primary School which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure learning environment, where everyone is valued, respected and encouraged to do their best.

FULFILLMENT

Mahoonagh National School strives to be a place where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of our pupils are identified and addressed.

RELIGION

While Mahoonagh National School is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also gives due recognition to children of all other religious beliefs and none.

EDUCATION

We aim to provide an appropriate, stimulating and broadly challenging education for all of our pupils. As a community of learners, we recognise the diversity of learning styles, talents and needs among our pupils. We encourage their efforts and celebrate their success, in the belief that this is the key to developing positive attitudes, self-esteem and confidence in our students. Mahoonagh National School supports the principle of inclusion of children with special educational needs.

LANGUAGE

We aim to encourage language learning and the appreciation of languages and their place in our culture and heritage.

PARENTS

Mahoonagh National School encourages the involvement of parents through home-school contacts and through their involvement in the development and growth of the Parents’ Association.

SOCIETY

At Mahoonagh National School we endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community, to encourage the pupils to have respect for themselves, for other people and for property and to develop their sense of personal responsibility. We aim to prepare our pupils for their place in a modern multicultural society by actively promoting equality and by celebrating the diversity we have within our school community.

DEVELOPMENT

We strive to promote, both individually and collectively, the professional and personal development of teachers through staff development programmes.

COMMUNITY

Mahoonagh National School encourages our pupils to have respect for diversity, environmental awareness and appreciation of our community.

RESPECT

Ancillary staff in the school are highly esteemed and respected. It is recognised that their work makes a valued contribution to the process of education.

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OUR NEWS

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1st day of school

Mahoonagh National School are looking forward to welcoming our new Junior Infants on Thursday 29th August. This is a big day for the children as they begin the next phase of their lives!

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Baby chicks

We were so lucky today to have a visit from a local farm showing us some tiny chicks, we even got to hold them in our hands!

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Bebe the pony’s visit!

Meeting with Bebe the donkey was such a pleasant surprise for us recently, we love animals!

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Christmas Shoe Boxes

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Curraghchase field trip

We really enjoyed a trip to Newcastle West recently for our "Green-schools" activity!

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First Holy Communion

We loved our Holy Communion recently getting all dressed up to enjoy a lovely day at Mahoonagh Church.

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Geoff Hunts Visit

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Halloween WOW walk

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Scholastic Book Fair

The children had such a lovely time and are now well stocked up with lots of lovely new books !

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Schools Athletics

Bringing home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals!!

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OUR PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mahoonagh N.S. is a Roman Catholic Primary School in the village of Castlemahon, situated 5 minutes from the busy town of Newcastle West.

(069) 72332

mahoonaghns.ias@eircom.net
    
Castlemahon, Co. Limerick    

SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Mahoonagh NS participates in the following national school programmes.

National Behaviour Support Service

Active School

The Incredible Years

Cumann na mBunscol

Green School

Discover Primary Science and Maths