Welcome one and all!
On behalf of everyone in our School Community, pupils, Teachers, parents, members of the Board of Management and the Parents Association, I welcome you to our new updated and revamped website. I hope you find it most enjoyable, informative and illuminating.
Developing the whole child in a safe and happy environment is of huge importance to us and underpins our work with your son/daughter in Scoil Áine Naofa. We strive to create a collaborative culture of teaching and learning where every child can reach their full potential and aspire to achieve their optimum level.“Respect for all, respect to all” is the corner stone of our school ethos.
Should you have any queries about our school, please do not hesitate to contact us. This is your website too! Please log on as frequently as possible, so that you can keep up to date with all the activities in Scoil Aine Naofa.
We look forward to an ongoing fruitful collaboration and your continued support in the future.
Our school history
Scoil Áine Naofa was founded in 1980 and is a Mixed Catholic Senior school (3rd - 6th classes) under the patronage of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. Our mission is to create a warm welcoming environment wherein our students can learn and grow to their full potential. Our school motto "Unity is strength" encapsulates how we hope to achieve this. Staff, parents and students working together in partnership, ensures that students of all nationalities and backgrounds are embraced, their needs identified and addressed accordingly.
Code of behaviour and excellence:
Our school reviews its "Code of behaviour and excellence" annually and operates a strict yet fair policy on all matters pertaining to issues with behaviour. Copies of this policy are available to download or from the school office.
Enrolment, classes and subjects taught.
The school operates a strict "Enrolment / Admissions Policy". Copies of this policy are available to download from our website or from the school office. Applications are accepted on official enrolment forms only.
There are currently 19 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Mainstream classes, 2 International Language Support classes, 4 resource classes, 3 learning support classes and 2 English as an additional language classses (EAL).
Subjects taught in each class include: English, Gaeilge, Maths, Religion, History, Geography, Science, Music, Visual Art, Drama, Physical Education and S.P.H.E (Social, Personal and Health Education)
Uniform, Lunches and Homework
Girls wear; blackwatch tartan skirt, navy crested sweater, light blue blouse, school tie and appropriate footwear.
Boys wear; grey trousers, navy crested sweater, light blue shirt, school tie and appropriate footwear.
All students are encouraged to bring healthy lunches to school daily. A list of recommended items are available from the school office.
It is school policy to give homework daily (Mon - Thurs). In exceptional circumstances, homework will be given at weekends. Homework journals should be signed by parents / guardians daily only when work is completed.
Homework time guide:
3rd - 30 minutes
4th - 40 minutes
5th - 50 minutes
6th - 60 minutes
Attendance / Punctuality:
Students are expected to present for class o time daily. all absenses should be notified to the school in writing to enable accurate recording of absences
B.O.M of Scoil Áine Naofa
Chairperson and Patrons’ Rep: David Corcoran
Principal: Pádraic Carney
Patrons’ Rep: Jackie Flanagan
Teachers’ Rep: Joe O’Toole
Mothers’ Rep: Aideen Quinn
Fathers’ Rep: Stephen Jio
Community Rep: Mark Hayes
Community Rep: Wale Kadeba
Schoolbooks and Requisites
The Parent's assosiation operate a "Book Rental Scheme" on behalf of the Board of Management. Places on this scheme are offered in March / April of the year of entry to the school. Please ask at the office for further details.