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).