We are holding a coffee morning in the Parents' Room on Wednesday September 28th at 10.00 a.m. to welcome all our new parents.
Monday, September 26th marks the start of St. Philomena's annual Friendship Week. The girls will take part in a variety of activities throughout the week to help them realise what being a true friend means. They will be encouraged to be kind, considerate and caring towards one another. On Friday, September 30th we will celebrate our School Mass for the beginning of the year at 12.00 p.m. in the Church. The Mass will be based on the theme of Friendship and everyone is most welcome to attend.
On Friday 23rd of September, we will have an Action Day as part of our Green Schools Travel Flag application. It will be an exciting day full of many travel themed activities. All the girls are asked to come to school in fancy dress based on the theme of travel. Looking forward to seeing everyone's creative ideas!
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!