About our school

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Saint Fiachra’s Senior National School opened its doors for the first time on July 1st 1978 and so 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of our first academic year. Mr. Jim Kilty was the first Principal, Mr. Tom Barrett was  Deputy Principal and the remainder of the original staff consisted of Mr. Tom Carey, Ms. Brid Gleeson and Ms. Maura Tansey.

From these humble beginnings of 5 teachers catering for 152 children, we have grown to a staff of 38 teachers catering for some 720 boys and girls from 3rd class to 6th.

The mission of our school is to provide a comprehensive and inclusive education of the highest quality to enable our pupils to reach their potential as citizens of Ireland spiritually, morally, physically and academically.

Our pupils come mainly from the greater Beaumont area and some originated in countries far from these shores. With the proximity of  Beaumont Hospital, the school has welcomed the children of staff members and we cherish the enriching contribution these children make to the fabric of our school.

We are committed to providing a learning environment which is free from discrimination, bullying and harassment for everyone in our school, pupils and adults alike. We value and develop each person’s self-worth and dignity and constantly work to nurture the strengths, talents and potential of all.

We actively promote educational excellence, sporting involvement, personal wellness, environmental awareness and faith development. We are very proud of the extensive range of activities that the pupils and staff engage in such as Gaelic football for boys and girls, hurling and camogie, soccer, athletics (track and field) , cross country, school choir, science exhibitions, Discover Science & Maths Award,  green-flag, active flag, competing in schools quiz competitions, debating, Young Entrepreneur,  etc.

We value and appreciate talent in all its forms and celebrate achievement at all levels.

Staff Photo 2024