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Our Home School Liason officer Máire is at hand to help with any matters you may wish to discuss. For more info click here

Walk on Wednesday (WOW day)
We are encouraging pupils accompanied by their parents to walk to school on Wednesdays. The route will go from Supervalu car park via the footbridge, crossing by the Courthouse at Zebra crossing and again at the Brogan Inn, up Kilbrogan Hill and finally Convent Hill.
Assembly will take place on the pavement near the main door of Supervalu being ready to leave at 8.30 am. Pupils who participate in this walk accompanied by their parents are asked to wear
high visibility vest or armbands. Parental responsibility for one's own child (children) is absolutely essential for the continued safety and success of "WOW" days. (organised by the Parents Association)

We at SPN would appreciate your co-operation in maintaining classroom discipline by leaving your child at the outer door and not accompanying him to the classroom. This helps to make your child more independent. Please wait to collect your child at this point also.
This applies in particular to parents of Junior and Senior Infants.

All visitors must, on entering the school premises, report to the office before proceeding to a classroom or meeting place.

If you are taking your child out of school during the school day you must sign him out in the office.

An appointment should be made if a parent wishes to speak to a teacher. This can be arranged by contacting the office.

Phone calls to teachers of pupils should not be made during class times unless urgent. Messages can be left with our secretary at any time.

Thank you for your co-operation.

School Times
School Opens: 8:45 a.m.

Classes Begin: 9:00 a.m.

Morning Break: 10:45 - 11:00a.m.

Main Lunch Break: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

School Closes:

Junior and Senior Infants: 1:40 p.m.

All other Classes: 2:40 p.m.

School Transport
Children are brought to and from school by private bus companies, eg
Denis McCarthy 086 8724298
Healy's 023 8843420
CIE 021 4506066
Arrangements for transport must be made between parents and the bus company which
serves their area.

School Uniform
Grey pants, blue shirt, and navy pullover
The pullover with school crest is available from Don Murray's, South Main Street, Bandon.
Or alternatively you can buy a plain navy sweatshirt and bring it to the school along with €6.50 and we will get the crest placed on it for you.

Healthy Eating
Healthy eating is provided in the school courtesy of free nutritious lunches for all pupils.
Lunches are supplied by Carambola and lunch menus can be edited at any time by calling 1850812300 or visit their website at www.HELPS.carambola

Recent School Developments
We have refurbished two rooms in the school to be used as a parents' room and a dining room.
We have an extensive library resources in the school.
The school yard looks splendid having been remarked recently for sports activities etc. There are attractive playing areas and a large indoor hall.
Every modern resource is available within the school.
There are over 50 laptops with wireless broadband to enhance children's learning.
There are also 9 interactive whiteboards in the school. Each class from juniors to 6th class has an Interactive Whiteboard as well as one resourse room.
In the area of learning support, the 'Reading Recovery' (individual) and the 'Literacy Lift Off' (group) programmes are available in the school for literacy development. 'Maths for Fun' and 'Maths Recovery' are also available for numeracy development.
Staff at SPN are regularly updating their skillset by partaking in a wide variety of educational courses.

Dates to Remember
First Confession:

First Communion:


Meeting with parents:

Enrolment Ceremony:


Confirmation Practices........

School Calender available here

Check out the boys with our Autumn harvest in the garden ==>

As required under the Croke Park agreement the teachers of SPN have been working 1 extra hour a week. We decided to use this time to allow the school to get maximum benifit from our time. We did this through a variety of meetings and training such as the following:

  • First Steps training in listening & Speaking - Facilitated by Adele Cunningham ( 4 hours)

  • Practical Maths Games training ( 2 hours)

  • Deis Plan Preparation - formulating English & Maths milestones (4 hours)

  • Behavioural Plan ( 1 hour)

  • Researching & introducing Assessment for learning into our school ( 3 hours)

  • Staff Meetings ( 4 hours)

  • Team Meetings / IEP Meetings / Middle Management Meetings (2 hours)

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