Best wishes Ms. Buckley
We bid a fond farewell to Ms. Buckley before the Christmas holidays. She had been our Home School Liaison teacher for over three years. We would like to thank her for everything she did for the girls and their families in St. Philomena's. We really appreciate it Ms. Buckley and we wish you the very best of luck in your retirement.
Art Competition Winners
The girls participated in an art competition organised by Supermacs before Christmas. Well done to all the winners.
R.I.P. Ashling Murphy
The flag outside our school flies at half mast today in memory of Ashling Murphy. May she rest in peace. Our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and the whole school community of Durrow N.S. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
St. Philomena's G.N.S.
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Message from the Principal
I feel humbled and honoured to write this message as the newly appointed principal of St. Philomena’s N.S.
I have been a member of the St. Phil’s staff for the past 14 years and I can honestly say that I have loved every day working in the school. As a Clara woman starting out in a Tullamore school in September 2008, I didn’t quite know how I would be received but I knew instantly that I had landed somewhere very special.
The ethos of St. Philomena’s is grounded in respect, tolerance, openness and honesty and as a staff, we work hard at building relationships with each other, with the pupils and their families.
My aim as principal is to ensure that every child feels valued coming in the school gates in the morning and that more than anything else, every child wants to come to school with us. In our school, Every Child Counts or No Child Counts and I will make it my main aim to foster a commitment to equality of opportunity for every pupil, every day. I will strive for a healthy, positive learning and working environment for the staff and our pupils and to provide a space where well-being will blossom naturally.
guardian(s), you are the primary educators of your child/ren, so please don’t be afraid to come in and talk to us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child/ren. Together, we can do so much more!