Welcome to Clerihan National School

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. Enrolment September 2020

    January 6 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Parent – Teacher Meetings (Junior Infants)

    February 5 - February 6
  3. Staff Meeting Early Closure

    February 13 @ 1:50 pm
  4. Mid-Term Break

    February 20 - February 21
  5. St. Patrick’s Day Break

    March 16 - March 17

School News

Enrolment 2020

Enrolment 2020

Enrolment is now open for mainstream classes for September 2020. Contact the office for further details.

Christmas Fair and Shows

Christmas Fair and Shows

  Our Christmas Show and Fair will take place on Friday 20th December. Pupils from all classes will be brought by their teachers to the fair from 10am. Pupils may bring money to purchase items from the fair. (suggestion of up to €5). Our Christmas show takes...

Fifth/Sixth Class girls complete their first Duathlon!

Fifth/Sixth Class girls complete their first Duathlon!

Girls from fifth and sixth class visited Thurles on Thursday 14th November to compete in their first duathlon. It was a fantastic event combining a 50m swim and 400m run. Well done to all the girls who took part.

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 7 classroom school with 201 children. We have an administrative principal, seven class teachers, three special education teachers, two 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.

Is maith an scáthán súil charad.

A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

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