Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh is a mixed school from juniors to sixth with a number of split classes. We strive to create an environment where all pupils are treated with dignity and respect. Our school crest contains the emblems of a book signifying learning and knowledge; a dove representing peace; tongues of fire symbolising strength; and the walls of Limerick which signify pride in our location. The words "Neart, Síocháin agus Foghlaim" (strength, peace and learning) appear beneath the symbols. Our school crest was designed by a former pupil Aidan Ahern while he was in sixth class. Aidan is currently working as a graphic designer.
The school uniform consists of grey pants or skirt and a jumper; blue shirt and a blue tie with a yellow stripe. Tracksuits can be worn on P.E. day consisting of navy pants, navy track suit top and yellow t-
School Opening Hours
School commences at 9.20 and finishes at 2.00pm for junior pupils. First class upwards finish at 3.00 p.m. Lunch break is from 12.30 to 1.00 p.m. If a child is absent from school, we request a written note addressed to the relevant teacher stating the reason for this.
Shared Reading/ Lift Off Literacy/ Guided Reading.
Shared reading between pupil and parent is an activity greatly encouraged in our school. We have a wealth of shared reading material in the junior and middle standard classroooms. It is a very worthwhile activity, the purpose of which is to provide children the opportunity to read in a relaxed and encouraging environment. Parents are encouraged to return any shared reading books that they might find lying around at home. Lift off Literacy is a feature in the junior classes and takes place as a six week block each year. Guided Reading is currently being introduced in the middle and senior classes.
The pupils of Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh are actively involved in activities to help those less fortunate. The Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal is supported each year by our pupils. Over one hundred and eighty shoe boxes left our school last year and were dispatched around the world to make some children's Christmas a little happier.
An annual easter egg raffle is usually organised by sixth class pupils and generates a considerable sum of money which the pupils donate to a number of worthwhile local charites. Unfortunately this was not possible this year.
Our pupils respond to natural disasters abroad and closer to home with fundraising efforts on a regular basis.
Sr. Kathleen who does marvellous work in Tanzania paid us a visit to thank the pupils for their fund raising efforts.