St. Nessan’s has a long and proud history in educating the children of the Mungret and Raheen areas. While the school has only been on its present site since the mid 1960s, there is a long tradition of education in the local area stretching back to medieval times.
In the past thirty years, the school has seen phenomenal growth with over 700 pupils attending daily. Despite this growth, we have kept our friendly and welcoming atmosphere and hope that the school is a place where parents, pupils and other members of the community feel comfortable at all times. While we are a Catholic school, we welcome children of all faiths and of no faith. We believe that our school is an integral part of the local community and we pride ourselves on the links that exist between the school and religious, sporting, cultural and neighbourhood groups.
The school has four Junior Infant and four Senior Infant classes with three classes in each of the other strands and has a large teaching staff consisting of Class Teachers, Special Education Needs Teachers and an Administrative Principal and Deputy Principal. This teaching staff is complemented by a team of Special Needs Assistants and our Ancillary Staff.
The school has a very active Parents’ Association elected annually at the A.G.M. in October. The Association holds monthly meetings and is involved in fund raising and the organisation of talks on matters of interest to parents. The Board of Management of the school meets regularly to ensure the smooth running of the school. The Chairperson is Mr. John Murphy and the other members consist of the Principal, an elected teachers’ nominee, two elected parents’ nominees, a patron’s nominee and two community representatives.
The school’s ethos and vision endeavour to foster the spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and cultural development of the pupils in a safe and happy atmosphere. Our motto ‘Mol an Óige agus Tiocfaidh Sí’ guides us as we continue on the historic tradition of education in the Mungret area.