Welcome to Clerihan National School


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***Enrolment Now Open for September 2022***

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Clerihan N.S. website. We are delighted to showcase our school news, achievements, learning and fun with you.

Clerihan N.S. is a vibrant Catholic primary school located in South Tipperary. We welcome children of all faith backgrounds to our school community. Our emphasis is on the holistic development of the child as a whole. Our school motto ‘Ní Neart go Cur le Chéile’ – ‘There is No Strength Without Unity’ highlights our commitment to our whole school community and our ideal to ensure our school community works for the benefit of all.

Our school is supported by a fabulous team of professional and enthusiastic teachers and support staff. Our Board of Management and Parents’ Association work hard behind the scenes to support our school also. Our facilities include modern buildings and the latest educational tools that contribute to the development of our pupils.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website. You will find information on our school, its history, organisational and curricular policies as well as our classroom news, learning and fun-filled educational journey.

Upcoming Events

  1. Half Day School Closure- Staff Curriculum Training Day

    June 1 @ 12:10 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. School Closed

    June 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. June Bank Holiday

    June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Half Day

    June 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Summer Holidays

    June 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

School News

Junior Infants September 2022

Junior Infants September 2022

Here is a link to a PowerPoint with all the information needed by our incoming Junior Infants in September 2022: Junior Infants Presentation 2022.pptx Click on the above link and make sure you press the speaker phone symbol on each slide to listen to Ms.Byrne talking...

Junior Infants September 2022

Our New Sensory Garden

Here is a video tour of our new sensory garden. If you have problems opening this video, please click here.

All-Ireland Volleyball Championships

All-Ireland Volleyball Championships

2 teams from 6th Class attended the All-Ireland Volleyball Championships in University of Limerick today. It is a fantastic achievement to get this far and we were very unlucky not to get a few more wins on the day. Both teams tried their hardest and as always were a...

World Book Day

World Book Day

We dressed up as our favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day. We love doing this every year and everyone put in a fantastic effort. Here are some pictures of the characters that were in our school today! [gallery...

Success at the Regional Volleyball Championships!

Success at the Regional Volleyball Championships!

6th Class attended the South-East Volleyball Championship last Thursday and had a very enjoyable day. We had a lot of success on the court too with 2 of our 4 teams qualifying for the All-Ireland finals. We have been working very hard in training for the last month...

About Our School

Clerihan National school is a mainstream co-educational school. The original school was to be found on the Church grounds. This burned down and was replaced in 1944. It was replaced by our new school in 1996.

The village has grown rapidly in the last decade and so has the school!

Our school is now a bustling 10 classroom school with 204 children. We have an administrative principal, ten class teachers, three special education teachers, six special needs assistants and a full-time secretary.

Our school crest shows our identity. We are a Catholic school dedicated to the pursuit of learning and developing the whole child academically, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. Our school motto ‘Ní Neart go Cur le Chéile’ or ‘Strength in Unity’ reflects how we approach everything with team-work and friendship in Clerihan N.S.

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Telephone: 052 6135400    –    Email: officeclerihan@gmail.com