Board of Management Annual Report 2016

Board of Management 2015 -2016

Chairperson       –  Mr. Frank Moran

Patron’s Rep      – Ms. Martina Comerford

Secretary             – Ms. Caitriona Hogan

Teacher Rep       – Ms. Margaret Murphy

Parent Reps       – Mr. Declan Kenny

Ms. Fiona Lacey

Community Reps –  Mr. Tom Conway

Ms. Mairead Cullivan

School Ethos

The staff and children of Scoil Maelruain work in tandem with our Parish team to uphold our Catholic ethos. Daily prayers and regular attendance at mass with the children actively participating has deepened our partnership with  Fr. Michael.  Over seventy five  children were confirmed by Bishop Eamonn Walsh on June 10th . Both Bishop Eamonn and Fr. Michael praised the children for their reverent behaviour. The school choir sang beautifully.

Staff and pupils celebrated the Year of Mercy throughout the year.

Summer Works/Buildings

The BOM is in ongoing discussion regarding the Department’s proposed development/expansion of Scoil Maelruain.

Two prefabricated classrooms will be needed to accommodate our growing numbers.

Emergency lighting was installed in the school hall.


There are currently twenty one teachers in Scoil Maelruain – fourteen classroom teachers and seven support teachers. Congratulations to Mr. Moore and Ms. S. Murphy who married during the year. Thanks to Ms. J.O’Reilly  who very kindly afforded Ms. Kennedy the opportunity of completing her diploma by moving into Special Ed.  for the last term.  Best wishes to our super secretary Monica O’Neill  who is leaving us for a position closer to her home. She will be greatly missed by all !!!

Policy Development

The BOM and staff of Scoil Maelruain worked on a new RSE policy which was successfully rolled out this year. The child protection and anti – bullying policy were also reviewed.

Extra Activities

The Board would like to convey its thanks to all the teachers who work so hard and give the children so many opportunities to develop their talents. Congratulations to the quiz teams, hurlers, athletes, basketballers, footballers camogie players choir members and chess players who represented the school so well. Scoil Maelruain is looking forward to raising an  Active Flag .

Centenary Celebrations

Scoil Maelruain Senior celebrated the 1916 commemoration in style. Ms. Dunning’s 104 year old great grandmother was a VIP guest when the Defence Forces presented the proclamation and flag to the school. On Proclamation Day TV3 filmed the raising of our flag and the reading of Scoil Maelruain’s  very own Proclamation.  A large group of  fifth and sixth class children then staged a marvellous play – A Triumph of Sorts telling the story of the 1916 rising. It was a memorable day for all the students and staff of Scoil Maelruain.

Parents’ Association

The BOM of Scoil Maelruain would like to thank the Parents’ Association for their tremendous support and trojan work throughout the year which benefits our pupils.   Thanks in particular for the very generous donation towards Magic of Music which was rolled out to all classes. The PA is actively seeking new members.   A big thank you also to the Lotto Committee !!!

The school will reopen on August 31

School Calendar 2016 – 2017

Scoil Maelruain Senior

School Calendar 2016-2017


School re-opens on Wednesday August 31st at 9.05 a.m.

October Mid-term break

School closes Friday Oct. 27th and reopens on Monday Nov 7th.

Christmas 2016

School closes Thursday Dec 22nd at 12.00 and re-opens on Monday January 9th 2017.

February Mid-term break

School is closed Thursday Feb 23rd and Friday Feb 24th.

St. Patrick’s Day

School is closed on Wednesday March 15th, Thursday March 16th and Friday March 17th.

Easter 2017

School closes on Friday April 7th at 12.00 and re-opens on Monday April 24th at 9.05 a.m.

May 2017

School is closed Monday May 1st.

June 2017

School is closed Friday June 2nd, Monday June 5th and Tuesday June 6th.

Summer holidays: School closes Friday June 30th 2017 at 12.00.

  • If a pupil is absent for twenty days or more, it is mandatory for us to report it to Túsla (National Education Welfare Board).

Ms Carty's 3rd class news!

Our class have been so busy lately. We haven’t even had time to update the school website. Here are some photos of our recent activities and adventures. Some of these include:

-Our free trip to Bloom in the Park as we won an Incredible Edibles competition with Agri Aware.

- Sports Day

-Making our own potato wedges as part of our Incredible Edibles project (YUM!)

- Supporting the Boys in Green with our painted flags and banners

-Games day ( Maths games, board games and PIE FACE!)

-Our school tour to Dublin Zoo

-Outdoor maths using giant clocks

- Barretstown Camp fun afternoon

Have a great summer everyone!!

Sixth Class Awards Ceremony 2016

Well  Done to all  our students in 6th Class on their Graduation. We will miss you all ! Best of Luck in the Future.

5th Class School Tour

On Wednesday 22nd all the 5th classes went on school tour. We went to Malahide park first and played in the playground there. Afterwards we went to Croke park where we had lots of fun. We saw the dressing rooms, the pitch and the stands. We walked along the skyline tour and finally we played in the games room. It was a great day!


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Santry 2016

This year our school was very successful in Santry Sports despite being in a very tough division. After Easter we began preparing  for the competitions.We trained in the mornings and during break times . Everyone involved put in a lot of effort . Well done to all who participated and trained so hard. Keep up the running!

Ireland Colours Day for Barretstown

Ms Carty’s 3rd class would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their generous donations on Wednesday in aid of Barretstown.

We were delighted to raise €406.81 and we were able to present the money to Barretstown when they came to treat us to an afternoon of fun and games on Wednesday. We would also like to thank our classmate, Keelin Galvin and her family, for helping to organise the visit from Barretstown.

As we were all wearing our Ireland gear, we joined  forces with Ms Flood’s 5th class to record our version of the FAI Euros song ‘Hear the Irish Roar’.

Follow the link to see our video!


Active School Morning Activities

Students in 3rd and 4th classes have been enjoying some very active mornings for the last few weeks with some fun activities taking place in the Halla before the school day starts. 3rd class children have been attending weekly “Be Active – Fun Fitness” sessions. With the help of some volunteer parents and teachers, the children complete circuits of fun, active stations. Morning badminton is also taking place with many children from 4th class coming to school early on Tuesday and Thursdays to enjoy a game- check it out for  a fun, active start to your day! Thanks to all the parents and teachers involved.

Active Week Prizegiving

The Active Week prize giving ceremony was held on the last day of Active Week. All teachers chose someone from their class to win a “Active Sportsperson” cup in recognition of their participation and sporting qualities during the week. The winners of the art competition were also announced with the overall prize awarded to Robyn Gillespie for her fantastic Scoil Maelruain Active Flag design. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all the teachers, parents and students for helping out during the week.

Active Week!

25th – 29th April was a very busy week as it was Active Week in Scoil Maelruain Senior. During the week we had lots of special visitors from various sports organisations including Basketball Ireland, Cricket Lenister and Tallaght Martial Arts. All children got the opportunity to take part in a variety of new activities and also listen to a talk on healthy eating. There were different morning activities every day before school so everyone had an active start to their day! A big thank you to all the teachers, students and parents who helped make Active Week a huge success this year!