Scoil Mhuire
 
Scoil Mhuire is a co-educational primary school, catering for children from junior infants to Sixth class. It was established in 1984. The current enrollment is 270 and there is a staff of 11 teachers.

Scoil Mhuire has a strong commitment to a team approach to education. The total community is involved in the process. The community is involved in the process. The school, the parents and the Parish work together to create a healthy, happy progressive learning environment. It is our philosophy that if children are happy, they are open to learning.

The partnership between the various interests to combine to foster such an environment.

Our parents Association is encouraged to get involved in our school. This hardworking body meets monthly to discuss relevant matters. It is active in fundraising with events taking place throughout the year. It is also involved in the development of the school and its facilities.

We in Scoil Mhuire take great pride in our school building and grounds. Our large assembly hall which has recently been refurbished, provides an excellent environment within which the children do PE It is also used for school concerts as well as being available for local groups for Dancing, Gymnastics and Youth Club Activities. The hall is also used for Sunday Mass.

Scoil Mhuire has established a strong tradition on the sporting field particularly in the area of Gaelic Games. The school enters teams in Cumann na mBunscol competitions in Gaelic Football and Hurling. Our football teams have qualified for Primary Schools finals in Croke Park 6 times in the last 5 years. We also hold internal leagues every Spring that cater for boys and girls from 3rd to 6th classes. 90% of the children from these classes take part in these leagues. We also hold basketball leagues for girls in 5th and 6th class. Our children participate annually in the Primary School Sports. All of these activities are team based and we feel that this has to benefit the children in many ways.

Many of our pupils also participate in Speech & Drama, Tap Dancing, Irish Dancing and Ballet classes after school so the choice of activity for boys and girls are very varied.

Scoil Mhuire is very fortunate to be equipped with a state of the art computer room with 15 computers networked and on-line. We have a video conferencing facility and each classroom has an ISDN connection.

We are well served by Secondary Schools in the Lucan area. The majority of our pupils go to Lucan Community College, Colaiste Phadraig or St Joseph's College.

A basic tenet of the philosophy of music education in Scoil Mhuire is that MUSIC IS FOR ALL. Each child, we believe, has music potential and our aim is to help each one achieve this.

To celebrate the school's 10th anniversary, a particular initiative in music education was launched. The staff gave of it's own time to partake in a course which allowed each one of them to offer tuition in recorder playing to his/her own class. As a result, all pupils, in classes from 1st - 6th learn recorder as part of the daily work in the classroom.

This is a project that is going from strength to strength and this year we are establishing a broad-based curriculum in music for the infant classes, where the children are experiencing the elements of music, response to music and musical creativity, incorporating listening, composing and performing activities.

In Scoil Mhuire we foster a regard for discipline and respect for others, but primarily our philosophy is perhaps best summarized in the Irish phrase "Mol an Oige agus tiocfaidh siad", "Praise the Youth and they'll develop".

 

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Henry Thynne,
Principal

Siobhan Bennet
scmhuire@iol.ie

Scoil Mhuire,
Woodview, Lucan
Tel:
+3531 624 0203
Fax:
+3531 624 0203

Website
http://www.scoilmhuire.ie