Category: Principal news

Welcome Back To School
Welcome Back To School


September 2018


Dear Parents & Guardians,

Tá Fáilte Romhaibh ar ais ar Scoil.  Welcome back everyone for another great year at the Good Shepherd National School. On behalf of the staff of the Good Shepherd National School, I am delighted to welcome you to the 2018/2019 school year.

Everyone has settled really well back into routine, are working hard and appear very happy at school.

We extend a very special welcome to all our new children, especially our Junior Infants, and indeed all the other pupils who have joined us for the first time this year. We would also like to wish all our former pupils the very best in their new schools.

I am also delighted to welcome our new members of staff:

  • Heagney (Junior Infants)
  • Doherty (1st Class)
  • O’ Connor (5th Class)
  • SNAs Ms Kelly (1st Class) and Ms. Murray (6th Class)

We hope that all our new staff members feel very welcome here in the Good Shepherd.

In our school we recognise that in order to be successful our children need support from both home and school. As we start the 2018/19 school year, we know you will continue to work with us, so your child can grow in confidence, with a love of learning, and a determination to be the best that they can be. We ask that you continue to guide and support your child’s learning and encourage them to share their school experiences with you.

Go éirí an t-ádh libh ar fad! Beir bua is beannacht,


Yours sincerely,


Órlaith Veale


Message from the Board of Management

Message from the Board of Management
Our school continues to serve the local parish and community in a compelling demonstration of Christian values: love, joy, peace, hope, faith, justice, service and grace. All our pupils develop as capable young people under the influence of loyal and gifted teachers, working in partnership with parents and guardians.
A notable achievement for the school this year was the award of the Yellow Flag in recognition of progress made to bring issues of inter-culturalism, equality and diversity into a whole-school programme. Congratulations to everyone involved.
This year we said goodbye to our long serving school secretary, Ms. Denise English, and
wish her well in retirement. We welcome her replacement, Ms. Chantelle Byrne, who joins us from Notre Dame Junior School.
The Board of Management acknowledges
the contribution of everyone associated with the school this year, especially Principal Órlaith and her staff, the Parents’ Association, and so many volunteers. We wish everyone a happy and safe summer holiday break.
William McAuliffe
Chairman – Board of Management