Our New School

We moved into our New School in 2018 after many years of planning and disappointments. It is a state of the art building designed by our local architect Niamh Kearns and serves as a wonderful platform for educational provision in this Gaeltacht area. She also designed the Naíonra Réalt na Mara building that sits on our school site.

School Times

08.50 – 13.30 Naíonáin
08.50 – 14.30 Rang 1 to Rang 6

We would like to remind parents that the school cannot be responsible for your child outside of these times. Please remember to bring your child to school on time and collect on time too.

The school must have full address and contact phone numbers for every child, and parents should be sure to inform the school if any of these relevant details change. Every parent must nominate a contact person in case of an emergency.

If your child has a medical problem, please inform the class teacher at the beginning of the school year.

School Uniform

New school jumpers are now available with the school crest. A price list is available from the school. The uniform consists of: navy jumper/cardigan, blue shirt/t-shirt, navy trousers/track pants/ navy skirt/check pinafore.

Inform the Teacher

Inform the teacher at the beginning of the school year of any problems that your child may have.


  • Pupils show respect to their teachers and the rest of the school staff.
  • Pupils should show respect to their classmates and the other children in the school.
  • Pupils should respect their books and the school furniture.


Parents/guardians should be sure to check their children’s homework and sign the homework journal each night. They should also pay close attention to the learning homework, such as tables and spellings. A time should be agreed with the child as to when the work will end. The class teacher will be willing to offer guidance regarding how long the homework should take depending on the particular age group.

The aim of homework is to consolidate the work done in the classroom, to instil a sense of self-discipline in the child, to involve parents in their child`s education and to develop good study habits. Parents should ensure that homework is done to a standard in keeping with the work done in class.

How Can Parents Help?

  • Encourage a positive attitude toward homework from the start.
  • Allow the child to undertake his/her homework independently and this will help to build confidence and self-discipline.
  • Agree a suitable time with your child for doing homework, considering the need to play and relax, and have family time.
  • Provide a quiet place, a suitable worktable, free from distractions such as tv.
  • Memorisation such as spellings and tables should be given particular attention.
  • One to one parent and child attention is very beneficial to the child, but it is important not to over help by doing the work.
  • Please put the child’s name on all items of clothing.
  • Please check your child’s hair to prevent the spread of head lice.
  • Please be on time to collect your child from school and if for some reason you cannot be on time please ring the school to let us know.

Children are not allowed to leave the school premises without permission.

Children who show signs of illness should not be sent to school.

Children who are absent for a day or part of a day should bring a written explanation from their parents/guardian on their return.

The school must report to the Department of Education and Science any children with more than 20 absences from school.

Pupils with Disabilities

Our aim is to do our utmost to ensure that pupils who suffer from any disability – physical, mental or a learning disability – welcomed to Scoil na bhForbacha.Our building is accessible to all with physical disabilities.

We firmly believe in equal access to the curriculum as well as equal opportunity to children with physical, mental or learning disabilities. In order to achieve this we liaise with the parents and the Support Bodies to decide on the best programme of study for each individual child. The success of the programme provided is monitored annually and modified as necessary.


We encourage every child to eat a healthy lunch.Lunch suggestions are contained in the Healthy Eating Leaflet circulated at the beginning of the school year.

Children should bring healthy lunches to school. Chewing gum, sweets, biscuits, peanuts and fizzy drinks are not allowed.

Left-over food should be put back in the lunch box and brought home. No food should be left in the classroom bin.

Please Sent a Message to the Teacher

  • If you have been absent.
  • If your homework is not done.
  • If you do not have the correct uniform on.


In the playground, the children have designated areas in which to play.

Bullying will not be tolerated. Any acts of bullying should be reported to a teacher. Children will be encouraged to support each other by revealing any instances of aggression or intimidation.

School staff will respond seriously and immediately to all occurrences of bullying so that the children can feel safe and secure knowing that they can trust those in charge to help.

Positive relationships are encouraged and pupils themselves are enabled as far as possible to resolve minor difficulties.

Rough play or fighting, or any activity that may cause injury is not allowed.

Children should show respect for school property by not littering and not defacing or damaging buildings or furniture.

If a child breaks something he/she should report it immediately.

At times there will be a need to meet with the class teacher to discuss an issue.

Parents/Guardians are requested to make an appointment for a time suitable to both parties.

Teachers and parents are requested to make an appointment for a time that does not diminish the pupil’s tuition time. Issues regarding the pupils must be discussed with the class teacher responsible for his/her class. Matters arising will be investigated by the teacher and appropriate action taken.

Only in cases where this process is not successful can matters be brought to the attention of the Principal. The school policy regarding conflict resolution is based on the agreed procedure by C.P.S.M.A. and I.N.TO.